Fall 2018 Courses

Fine Arts

  • ADFA-S204 Sculptural Thinking

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADF-S152

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Art is not just visual. Artists also think with their hands", understanding that engagement with the physical world is vital to the creative process, and often gives rise to unexpected and fruitful ideas. In this course, students will explore traditional and experimental sculptural processes in a spirit of directed play", focusing on both intuitive and critical responses to materials.

Section A
M/W 12:15 - 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856 

  • ADFA-S241 Advanced Painting

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S123.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Surveys the medium of painting as a mode of expression that embraces representation, abstraction and collage. Engages concepts and techniques of 20th and 21st century artistic practice. Students develop an individual approach to non-objective and objective painted space. Open-ended assignments, lectures, critiques and discussions will clarify and refine work. Substantial independent studio time allows students to focus on work that responds to contemporary issues in painting.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

Section A
F 10:15 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Instructor: Brown, L.
Tuition: $1856

  • ADFA-S251 Printmaking Studio

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Surveys the techniques and studio practice of contemporary printmaking techniques. Etching, Linocut, Transfers, Lithography and Screen Printing are incorporated in a fast-moving course focused on personal expression. Studio work utilizes non-toxic materials and a studio practice centered on creativity and sustainability. Topics include Portfolio development, experimentation and printed editions.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

Section A
M/W 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Thurston, R.
Tuition: $1856 

  • ADFA-S344 Advanced Drawing Issues

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADFA-S272;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An exploration of contemporary drawing with an emphasis on experimentation and personal growth. Traditional and non-traditional materials are employed in a rigorous studio environment. Topics include radical scale, drawing and installation and the ongoing conversation between ephemera and permanence in drawing.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

Section A
M/W 9:10 - 11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Thurston, R.
Tuition: $1856 

Foundation, Art, & Art History

  • ADF-S101 Foundation Drawing I

    Prerequisites:

    Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course concentrates on the traditional techniques of observational drawing. Fundamental principles and elements of drawing are introduced in structured lessons and exercises, which are supplemented by additional outside assignments. Foundation Drawing I stresses the development of visual skills as well as the broad use of drawing concepts, vocabulary, techniques and variety of materials.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

Section A
M/W 9:10-11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Anderson, I.
Tuition: $1856

Section B
M/W 9:10-11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Brown, L.
Tuition: $1856

Section C
M/W 3:15-5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Nichter, S.
Tuition: $1856

  • ADF-S102 Foundation Drawing II

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S101; Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will refine the basic visual skills developed in Foundation Drawing I (ADF S101). The elements of color and mixed media are introduced to expand technical possibilities, while more intensive work with the nude human figure provides exposure to gesture, structure and complex form. As students begin to develop a more sophisticated and personal approach, issues of expression and interpretation will be investigated, focusing on personal style and expression.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section A
T/TH 9:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Martin, L.
Tuition: $1856

  • ADF-S152 3-Dimensional Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S166; Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on the fundamental elements of three-dimensional form. Line, plane and volume will be explored as students develop visual analysis and critical thinking skills in the round. The role of scale, proportion, structure, surface, light and display will be addressed, as students create forms that activate space and engage the viewer. The course will proceed from work with simple forms and techniques to more challenging and comprehensive problems addressing both additive and subtractive methods.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section A
F 10:15 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Instructor: Novick, S.
Tuition: $1856

  • ADF-S166 2D/Color

    Prerequisites:

    Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This is an introductory-level course in the basic concepts and practices of two-dimensional design and color theory. The study of color and design is supportive of all studio disciplines and is vital to the understanding of all visual media. This course features an intensive, hands-on approach to color and design as students create, modify and master the three dimensions of color (hue, value, and strength) plus the principles of design(line, shape, value, composition and image). This in-depth study is essential and underlies all of the visual arts as they are practiced today. An understanding of color and design influences all artists' decisions, affecting the look, meaning and use of visual phenomena.

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

Section A
T/TH 3:05-5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Novick, S. 
Tuition: $1856

Section B
T/TH 3:05-5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Nichter, S. 
Tuition: $1856

Section C
F 10:15 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Instructor: Martin, L. 
Tuition: $1856

  • ART-S209 Introduction to Drawing and Mixed Media

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of drawing using both traditional and experimental techniques. Media includes pencil, charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, image-transfer, and collage. This course is appropriate for beginners as well as more advanced students. Individual attention is given to students at various levels of ability and allows students to progress at their own pace. The lessons will be supplemented by lectures and visits to museums and galleries. Please note: This is a 3-credit studio course.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

Section A
T 1:40-2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Anderson, I.
Tuition: $1856

  • ART-S211 Introduction to Painting

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This introductory course is designed to encourage students with little or no knowledge of the use of various painting processes. The basic elements of painting are introduced in exercises enhanced by demonstrations and gallery visits. Students can choose to work with various painting mediums including oil, acrylic, or watercolor. Creative work is encouraged in a relaxed atmosphere where individual attention is given to students at various levels of ability. Please note: This is a 3-credit studio course.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

Section A
TH 1:40-2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Martin, L.
Tuition: $1856

  • ARH-101 Art History I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys the art of Western civilization from prehistoric caves to medieval cathedrals. Considers works from the Ancient Near East, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Byzantine Era, the Romanesque Period, and the Gothic Period in their historical contexts. Introduces students to formal analysis, iconography, and critical thinking.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section A
M/W 1:40-2:55 p.m.
Instructor: McGrath, T. 
Tuition: $2208

Section B
F 1:15-3:55 p.m.
Instructor: Alberts, L. 
Tuition: $2208

  • ARH-102 Art History II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys the art of Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present. Considers work of painting, sculpture, and architecture from periods such as the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Abstract Impressionism, and Post-Modernism in their historical contexts. Introduces students to formal analysis, iconography, and critical thinking.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section A
T/TH 1:40-2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Cramer, C. 
Tuition: $2208

Section AE
TH 4:30-7:10 p.m.
Instructor: Cramer, C.
Tuition: $2208

Graphic Design

  • ADG-S201 Basic Typography

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S151 OR ADF S166

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will introduce students to the creative use of typography in the design process and will provide them with the skills and knowledge necessary to design with type.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

Section A
M/W 12:15 - 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Golly, L.
Tuition: $1856  

Section B
M/W 12:15 - 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856  

  • ADG-S204 Design Beyond Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on the multi-disciplinary nature of the graphic design profession and the designer as a visual communicator, critical thinker and problem solver. Students will be exposed to a series of outside topics to which they will apply design solutions, mirroring the range of fields in which designers today are employed.

Section AE
M/W 6:15 - 8:55 p.m.
Instructor: Pastina, T.
Tuition: $1856

  • ADG-S206 Graphic Design I

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S151 OR ADF S166

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Emphasizing the creative process from thumbnail to comprehensive, the course will also introduce the student to the language, tools, and techniques of the professional graphic designer. Attention will be paid to conceptualization, production and presentation in solving design problems. This course will expose students to a series of assignments designed to show step-by-step problem solving from observation and research, to the incorporation of these findings into the design of communication vehicles.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

Section A
T/TH 9:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Fuchel, J.
Tuition: $1856

Section B
T/TH 9:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856

  • ADG-S213 Web Design I

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S219

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will introduce basic web site design and creation skills to students in order to prepare them for more advanced study in Web Design II. The class will use a variety of industry standard software to design and create basic working websites. Students will learn HTML, XHTML and CSS. Javascript, Flash and Action Scripting will be discussed and presented as supplemental tools. Information architecture, wire frames, interface design, user experience and web page layouts will be explored. The history, societal context and future of new media will be discussed throughout the semester.

Section AE
T/TH 6 - 8:40 p.m.
Instructor: Kery, P.
Tuition: $1856

  • ADG-S214 Illustration for Designers

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S102

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the skills necessary for meeting clients illustration needs in a variety of media appropriate to their context. Emphasis will be placed on developing the ability to draw real objects and real people while advancing a personal style. Students' development of visual research and photo reference, thumbnailing and rendering skills for a presentation of ideas and concepts while designing the proper environment for their illustration will be required.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

Section A
M/W 9:10 - 11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856

  • ADG-S219 Computer Applications in Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course students will learn the major software applications used by graphic designers, such as Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Through a series of problems, students will learn how and when to use specific software to produce their solutions and prepare portfolio-quality design.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

Section A
M/W 9:10 - 11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Fuchel, J.
Tuition: $1856

Section B 
M/W 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Fuchel, J.
Tuition: $1856   

  • ADG-224 History of Graphic Design

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The first part of the course will focus on the history of graphic design from prehistoric times to the Industrial Revolution, including the origins of graphic communications in the ancient world, the development of the alphabet and early printing and typography. The second portion will concentrate on the period from the late 19th century to the present, and will include the Arts and Crafts Movement, the various-isms and their influence on modern art, the Bauhaus and International Style, and contemporary visual systems and image making.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

Section A
F 1:15 - 3:55 p.m.
Instructor: Bianco, P.
Tuition: $2208  

  • ADG-S334 Publication Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S202 and ADG S207 and ADG S219 or Instructor's Consent.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will focus on the skills necessary to create publications such as books, magazines, annual reports and catalogs. The goals of this course are three-fold: to further enhance the understanding of typography in regard to publications, to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to design publications for either a print or digital environment, and to integrate the students' own art and/or photography in their work.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

Section A
T/TH 3:05 - 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Golly, L.
Tuition: $1856

  • ADG-S344 Graphic Design III

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S202, ADG S207, and ADG S219

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This continuation of Graphic Design I and II (ADG S206, 207) will concentrate on increasing sophistication in creative problem-solving abilities. Students will also develop an understanding of prepress terms and operations and the impact of technology on those operations. It will also provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enable students to make appropriate prepress decisions regarding more complex projects. Senior status preferred.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

Section A
T/TH 9:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856 

  • ADG-S373 UX/UI Design

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor consent required

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    UX, User Experience explores the process of enhanced customer satisfaction and loyalty through user-centered interactive design. Data research, prototyping, testing and project implementation are covered. Design-field best practices are employed including typography, composition, and color theory to prepare students for their professional futures.

Section AE
M/W 6:15 - 8:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856 

Interior Design

  • ADI-01 Introduction to Interior Design & Decoration

    Credits:

    2.00

    Description:

    This elective course is designed to aid students in determining whether to pursue a career in interior design and decorating. Through both lectures and studio work, students will be shown basic drafting and graphic communication techniques used in presentation of visual ideas, as well as various elements of interior composition, such as space planning, color, furniture, finish and material selection. The final project will be suitable for inclusion in a portfolio. Normally offered each semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section AE
M 6:15 - 8:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1104

  • ADI-S107 Spatial Graphics

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students will employ a range of computer programs used in the design industry. Exercises will introduce students to Building Information Modeling, vector graphics and raster file formats. 2D and 3D compositional and graphic principles will also be explored in order that students better understanding the importance of file hierarchies and the efficient organization of digital workflow. Import and Export functions will to enable students to work between applications in order to integrate images, drawings and vector graphics into their design presentations. Vector graphics will also be employed to generate 3D artifacts using digital fabrication tools.

Section A
M/W 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856 

Section B
M/W 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856 

  • ADI-S110 Digital Orthographics

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will provide students with an understanding of orthographic principles and their importance to spatial thinking and design communication. Students will produce manual drawings in order to manipulate scale. Students will employ Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software to create measured architectural plans, elevations and sections. The course will introduce students to file management skills and develop proficiency in using cloud based resources. Students will employ virtual workspaces to conduct work in, and out of class. Vector graphic software will also be used to compose work, manipulate technical drawings and illustrate plans and sections for portfolio use.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section A
M/W 12:15 - 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856

Section B
M/W 12:15 - 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856 

  • ADI-S201 Interior Design Studio I

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADF-S152 and ADI-S110; Take ADI-S106 or ADI-S205; Take ADF-S143 or ADF-S166

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This studio introduces students to basic design principles, design theory and concept development. Emphasis will be placed on design process, problem solving, spatial organization, anthropometrics, universal design awareness, and presentation techniques. Students will be given a series of projects of increasing complexity, utilizing and building upon the skills developed in the Foundation courses. Students will be expected to produce process diagrams, plans, elevations, models, and finish boards.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section A
T/TH 9:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Brus, M.
Tuition: $1856

Section A
T/TH 9:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Regrut, L.
Tuition: $1856

  • ADI-223 History of Furniture & Architecture

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course provides students with the skills to critically analyze historic styles and examine the impact they have had on design. Emphasis will be placed on chronological periods, from antiquity to the 21st century. By examining visual characteristics of each time period, the course reveals how geography, culture and societal values have shaped furniture and architecture for centuries. The course also introduces terminology germane to a study of contemporary furniture and architecture styles. Using the city of Boston as a reference point, students will explore issues of preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use in order to identify how the region's design landscape is adapting to environmental and social demands.

Section AE
W 6:15 - 8:55 p.m.
Instructor: Dion, M.
Tuition: $2208 

  • ADI-234 History & Theory of Interior Architecture

    Prerequisites:

    Taken concurrently with ADI S201

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the important individuals, ideas and issues that have shaped the direction of contemporary interior design practice in the twentieth century, building upon the historical foundation established by the Ideas of Western Art and History of Furniture and Architecture classes. Intermixing lectures and readings with visits to important local buildings, it discusses the influences of culture, technology, fashion and media upon the work and thinking of the first generation of modern designers, as well as emerging social, moral and environmental imperatives that will form the basis of future practice; cultural identity, interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability and universal design.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

Section A
T/TH 8 - 9:15 a.m.
Instructor: Brus, M.
Tuition: $1656 

  • ADI-242 Interior Codes & Construction

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: ADI S110 or S510.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines various interior construction assemblies of non-load-bearing walls, load-bearing walls, floors, stairs, elevators, fireplaces, ceilings, doors, interior windows, frames, millwork and fire-related construction. Emphasis will be placed on building codes including state, BOCA, Underwriters Laboratory, ASTM, state and federal accessibility codes and construction materials. Students will also be introduced to basic structural concepts and characteristics of structural materials.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section AE
TH 6-8:40 p.m.
Instructor: Brus, M.
Tuition: $1656 

  • ADI-S264 Advanced Interior Design Communication

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADI-S106 and ADI-S110 (Required) Take ADF-S101 (Recommended)

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    As a continuation of the Interior Design Communication course, students will develop proficiency in communicating aspects of the design process. These process skills include digital wireframe modeling and manual drawings enhanced by digital tools. Students will employ three-dimensional rendering software to enhance perspectives and create walk-through visualizations of their digital models. Movie editing software will be used to create multimedia presentations and students will learn to employ a variety of media formats for presenting their work.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section A
T/TH 3:05 - 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Carella, S.
Tuition: $1856

Section B
T/TH 3:05 - 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Kaltchev, K.
Tuition: $1856

  • ADI-S303 Contract Design Studio I

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S102, ADI S201, ADI 242, ADI 244, ADI S264

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This commercial design studio focuses on the design of work environments. Students will develop programming and space planning skills unique to these environments through a series of small- to medium-sized projects. Emphasis will be placed on commercial precedents, programming, design process, human factors, building codes, ADA, spatial organization, detailing, presentation techniques, office furniture systems, equipment, finishes, and lighting.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section A
T/TH 3:05 - 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Ghiseline, E.
Tuition: $1856

Section B
T/TH 3:05 - 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856

  • ADI-S372 Construction Documents

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S110 AND ADI S201

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Building on the curriculum of Orthogonal Drawing, this course will explore in more detail the features of CAD and BIM software. Programs will be used as tools to draft, organize, and produce a set of construction documents. Students will complete a full set of contract documents.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section A
M/W 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Carella, S.
Tuition: $1856

Section A
M/W 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856