Art and Design Foundation Studies

Foundation Studies Minor

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Minor Requirements: 6 courses, 18 credits

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:

Observational drawing is a fundamental way of understanding and communicating visual experience. This course stresses the development and mastery of traditional drawing skills concepts and vocabulary and employs a variety of techniques and materials. Fundamental principles are introduced in structured lessons and exercises which are supplemented by related outside assignments. Subject matter may include still life portraiture and the clothed and unclothed human figure.

Prerequisites:

ADF-S101 or Instructor approval; 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 clothed and unclothed 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 and varied subject matter will be explored focusing on personal style and expression.

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:

An understanding of form is critical to the development of the professional artist or designer. This course focuses on the hands-on use of line plane and volume in space. The role of scale proportion structure surface light and display are addressed as students create objects that activate space and engage the viewer. The course proceeds from work with simple forms and techniques to more challenging and comprehensive problems that employ a variety of media and approaches.

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:

The study of color and design is supportive of every studio discipline and is vital to the understanding of all visual media. This course emphasizes the basic concepts and practices of two-dimensional design and color theory. Students employ an intensive hands-on approach as they explore and master the elements of design (including line shape and value) and the three fundamental properties of color (hue value and strength). These skills are used in the construction of formally cohesive compositions the development of arresting images and the communication of visual ideas.

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 builds on the Integrated Studio I experience: synthesizing fundamental visual ideas. IS II investigates the construction documentation and transformation of volumetric form environmental space and time. Projects will explore narrative strategies and the creation of immersive experiences. Students will develop critical and analytical skills while employing a range of traditional and digital media as they explore the creative boundaries of the classroom studio the city of Boston and virtual space.

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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 cross-disciplinary course will integrate the ideas and practices of two-dimensional design color and drawing. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the creative process exploring concepts and developing research skills. Students will undertake individual and collaborative projects in three spaces; the studio classroom the digital world and the city at large.

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 understand 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. Prior drafting Raster and Vector graphic experience recommended.

Note: this minor is not available to BFA candidates and Studio Art majors.

Residency Requirement Policy: in the College of Arts and Sciences, a two-course (8 credit) residency requirement must be satisfied for completion of a minor and a four-course (16 credit) residency requirement must be satisfied for the completion of a major.

Minor Programs Policy: a student declaring a minor may use no more than two courses from a major or double major combination to fulfill the requirements for the minor. No more than one course from one minor may count toward the fulfillment of a second minor. Students may not minor in a subject in which they are also completing a major. For more information, see the Minor Programs section of the CAS Degree Requirements page.

Foundation Courses

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:

Observational drawing is a fundamental way of understanding and communicating visual experience. This course stresses the development and mastery of traditional drawing skills concepts and vocabulary and employs a variety of techniques and materials. Fundamental principles are introduced in structured lessons and exercises which are supplemented by related outside assignments. Subject matter may include still life portraiture and the clothed and unclothed human figure.

Prerequisites:

ADF-S101 or Instructor approval; 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 clothed and unclothed 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 and varied subject matter will be explored focusing on personal style and expression.

Credits:

2.00

Description:

Explore investigate and savor Boston's rich variety of visual art and design with Professor Brown New England School of Art & Design Program Director and practicing multi-media artist as your guide. Visit museums galleries and artists' studios and meet professional designers in their work spaces. Exercise your own creativity too with fun cell phone photo tours of the Boston waterfront and the Italian North End and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. Throughout the course you will create a visual journal in collage to record your own unique experiences in Boston's world of art and design. A studio fee of $40 applies. This course does not fulfill core requirements.

Prerequisites:

ADF-S101 and ADF-S166

Credits:

3.00

Description:

In this introductory course students will learn to accurately perceive relationships of shape form color and value and to translate that information through the medium of paint. In a series of in-class and outside projects on canvas prepared paper and panel students will explore various approaches to the use of acrylic and oil paint. Emphasis will be placed on the development of disciplined technical skills as well as the exploration of painting's potential as a medium of communication and creative visual expression.

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:

An understanding of form is critical to the development of the professional artist or designer. This course focuses on the hands-on use of line plane and volume in space. The role of scale proportion structure surface light and display are addressed as students create objects that activate space and engage the viewer. The course proceeds from work with simple forms and techniques to more challenging and comprehensive problems that employ a variety of media and approaches.

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:

Digital visual image generation and modification especially when combined with traditional hand techniques are essential skills for artists and designers of the 21st century. This course introduces techniques of image capture manipulation and output. Weekly and longer-length assignments will address creative and innovative idea generation using these approaches.

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:

The study of color and design is supportive of every studio discipline and is vital to the understanding of all visual media. This course emphasizes the basic concepts and practices of two-dimensional design and color theory. Students employ an intensive hands-on approach as they explore and master the elements of design (including line shape and value) and the three fundamental properties of color (hue value and strength). These skills are used in the construction of formally cohesive compositions the development of arresting images and the communication of visual ideas.

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 cross-disciplinary course will integrate the ideas and practices of two-dimensional design color and drawing. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the creative process exploring concepts and developing research skills. Students will undertake individual and collaborative projects in three spaces; the studio classroom the digital world and the city at large.

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 builds on the Integrated Studio I experience: synthesizing fundamental visual ideas. IS II investigates the construction documentation and transformation of volumetric form environmental space and time. Projects will explore narrative strategies and the creation of immersive experiences. Students will develop critical and analytical skills while employing a range of traditional and digital media as they explore the creative boundaries of the classroom studio the city of Boston and virtual space.