Courses

Fine Arts

Spring 2019

Prerequisites:

ADF-S102 and ADF-S166

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Investigates how shifts in scale alter our perception of space. We live in a world of great contrasts in scale: hand held screens can download Google earth and nanotechnologies can change the lives of entire continents. Since evolving technologies have alter our understanding of our environment, artists need to incorporate this new knowledge to the art of Drawing. This figure-based course uses descriptive observation as the starting point for addressing visual invention. Working from a model, traditional techniques are combined with digital imaging and sequential genres such as graphic novels to develop an expanded experimental palette.

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

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.

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

Graphic Design

Spring 2019

Prerequisites:

ADG S201 and ADG S219

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This advanced course focuses on the translation of the historical knowledge and hand skills learned in Basic Typography into a digital format. Students will learn how to produce quality typography, as well as experiment with and explore letterform design and manipulation.

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

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

Prerequisites:

ADG S206 and ADG S219

Credits:

3.00

Description:

A continuation of the skills learned in Graphic Design I, involving projects that are broader in scope, more in-depth, and address societal issues.

Section A
M/W 9:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Kitz, K
Tuition: $1856

Section B
M/W 3:15 – 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Daly, R
Tuition: $1856

Prerequisites:

ADG S219 OR instructor approval

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Enter the world of motion design and learn how to make movies that incorporate image, type and video. This class will focus on learning to create moving graphics that are geared toward being broadcast on television, web or film. Students will create time-based works such as title sequences, ads, and videos that they art direct. In the very near future, motion design will be a necessary skill for designers to compete in the marketplace. Motion design can be applied to many areas of graphic design from on-screen presentation to environmental design. During the class, students will build their motion design portfolio that will give them an edge above conventional print and web designers.

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

Prerequisites:

ADG S213 or Instructors permission

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course is intended as a continuation of the experience gained in Web Design I. The objective of the course is the development of advanced conceptual skills such as prototyping, usability testing, interactive philosophy, accessibility, project and content management. Students will further develop their professional multimedia skills by working with HMTL, XHMTL, CSS and other industry-standard tools. JavaScript will be discussed and we will use Flash for animation and video. Current techniques for distributions on mobile devices will be explored. Software that will be used during the class will include Dreamweaver, Flash, and other professional level software tools.

Section AE
T/TH 6 – 8:40 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856

Section A
T/TH 9:25 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Schwartz, K
Tuition: $1856

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

Prerequisites:

ADG S201, ADG S206, and ADG S219

Credits:

3.00

Description:

In this course, students meet community needs by engaging in service-learning outside the classroom. This course is designed to further explore software applications for specific and experimental effects. It aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to choose the appropriate software application and to execute the desired design, focusing on the design itself rather than on the limitations of computer programs. The course also focuses on solving the technical and production problems when preparing artwork electronically for printing. Software applications include Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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

Prerequisites:

ADG S202 and ADG S207

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course explores the issues of contemporary branding used to identify, establish and promote the business community. Specific emphasis will be placed on the analysis and development of corporate identity systems including the development of logotypes, stationery, signage systems, marketing collateral/advertising/direct mail campaign development, environmental graphics and websites.

Section A
M/W 12:15 2:55 p.m
Instructor: Bianco, P
Tuition: $1856

Interior Design

Spring 2019

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.

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

Prerequisites:

Intended for majors only

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Students will study the visual qualities, technical characteristics and applications of the common materials and finishes used in interior installations. These materials include floor coverings, wall coverings, textiles, ceiling and sustainable materials. Related fire, health and safety codes, as well as maintenance and life cycle costs, will be discussed. Class material will be presented in the form of lectures, guest speakers and a tour of the Boston Design Center. Students will learn to analyze, select and specify materials and finishes for the appropriate applications, write specifications, and prepare a resource notebook.

Section A
W 3:15 – 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Clarke, K
Tuition: $1656

Section B
M 3:15 – 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Clarke, K
Tuition: $1656

Prerequisites:

Prior drafting or CAD experience recommended

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course introduces students to the art and technology of lighting and explores the use of lighting as a design element in the interior environment. Class material will be presented as a series of lectures, readings and demonstrations. Students will learn to analyze interior lighting installations, calculate lighting levels for interiors, select appropriate light fixtures and prepare a lighting plan based on one of their studio projects.

Section AE
M 6:15 – 8:55 p.m.
Instructor: Abtahi, S
Tuition: $1656

Section BE
W 6:15 – 8:55 p.m.
Instructor: Hackett, N
Tuition: $1656

Prerequisites:

ADI 242

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course studies mechanical, electrical, and plumbing technology and systems commonly employed in residential and commercial interiors. It will introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and basic components of these fields of engineering. This will enable students to integrate these building systems in their design work and communicate ideas effectively with project engineers and contractors. The course will include commonly used heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing piping and fixtures, fire sprinklers, electrical supply and distribution, smoke detection and fire alarm systems. Related mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes will also be discussed.

Section AE
W 6:15 – 8:55 p.m.
Instructor: MacRitchie, B
Tuition: $1656

Prerequisites:

Take ADF-S101 ADI-S108 OR ADI-S205;

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Interior Design Communications teaches students how drawing media, observational drawing, perspective theory, color and design graphics can be integrated into the designer's process. In addition to exploring contrast, accent, reflection, shade and shadow, the course underscores the importance of freehand sketching as a tool to foster intellectual inquiry and convey design concepts to a wider audience. The course introduces students to manual and digital methods for composing work for conceptual expression, technical drawing presentation, and portfolio purposes.

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

Section BE
T/TH 6 – 8:40 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856

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.

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

Prerequisites:

ADI S201 AND ADF S102

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course addresses residential interior environments on a large scale. Students will develop client contact and programming skills. Emphasis will be placed on residential precedents, design process, human factors, accessibility, building codes, diagramming, spatial organization, detailing, presentation techniques, furnishings, finishes and lighting.

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

Section B
T/TH 3:05 p.m – 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Hassan, J
Tuition: $1856

Credits:

3.00

Description:

In this course, students will explore how physiological and psychological factors inform the design of space. Students participate in a series of design challenges that explore topics such as anthropometrics, ergonomics, and proxemics. The seven principles of universal design will be examined through a sequence of "charrette" exercises. Students will solicit input from User-Experts and employ a more inclusive design process to develop equitable design solutions. In doing so, culture, gender, age, and physical ability will be identified as catalysts for creativity and innovation.

Section A
M/W 12:15 – 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Solley, S
Tuition: $1856

Section B
M/W 12:15 – 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Zerhusen, P
Tuition: $1856

Prerequisites:

ADI S201, ADI S264

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course introduces students to the design process as it applies to furniture, addressing furniture ergonomics, materials, construction techniques, manufacturing and design. Students will research selected topics, and design seating, work/service pieces and cabinetry. Emphasis will be placed on furniture precedents, research, design process, human factors, accessibility, detailing, documentation and presentation techniques.

Section A
F 10:15 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Instructor: Ghiseline, E
Tuition: $1856

Section B
F 10:15 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Instructor: Solley, S
Tuition: $1856

Prerequisites:

ADI S202, ADI 223, ADI S110

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This studio focuses on adaptive re-use and renovation of commercial interiors with attention given to historical buildings in the Boston area. Emphasis on creative problem-solving methods and a philosophical approach to medium- and large-scale hospitality and retail design projects. Students will be required to incorporate the skills and knowledge gained throughout their studies to create a comprehensive project, including presentation drawings, models, material and furniture boards, and a set of construction documents and specifications.

Section A
M/W 9:05 – 11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Regrut, L
Tuition: $1856

Summer 2019

Prerequisites:

Take ADF-S101 ADI-S108 OR ADI-S205;

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Interior Design Communications teaches students how drawing media, observational drawing, perspective theory, color and design graphics can be integrated into the designer's process. In addition to exploring contrast, accent, reflection, shade and shadow, the course underscores the importance of freehand sketching as a tool to foster intellectual inquiry and convey design concepts to a wider audience. The course introduces students to manual and digital methods for composing work for conceptual expression, technical drawing presentation, and portfolio purposes.

Section A
T/TH 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856

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.

Section A
M/W 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856

Foundation, Art, & Art History

Spring 2019

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.

Section A
M/W 3:15 – 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Martin, L
Tuition: $1856

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 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.

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

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

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

Section D
T/TH 3:05 – 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Martin, L
Tuition: $1856

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.

Section A
M/W 9:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Novick, S
Tuition: $1856

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

Section C
F 10:15 a.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Instructor: Novick, S
Tuition: $1856

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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, white chalk, ink and collage. Subject matter includes still-lives, landscapes/cityscapes, portraiture and live clothed models. This course is appropriate for beginners as well as more advanced students. Individual attention is given to students at various levels of ability, allowing students to progress at their own pace.

Section A
T 1:40 – 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856

Section A
TH 1:40 – 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856

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. Students work with acrylic paint and various painting mediums. Creative work is encouraged in a relaxed atmosphere where individual attention is given to students at various levels of ability.

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.

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

Section B
M 4:30 – 7:10 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $2208

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.

Section A
T/TH 10:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Cramer, C
Tuition: $2208

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

Summer 2019

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 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.

Section A
M/W 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856

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.

Section A
T/TH 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1856