Courses

Fine Arts

Fall 2019

Prerequisites:

Take ADF-S152

Credits:

3

Description:

"Art is not just visual. Artists also ""think with their hands""\"

Section A
T 9:25 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Hepp, M.
Tuition: $1916

Credits:

3

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 3:15 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Thurston, R.
Tuition: $1916

Foundation, Art, & Art History

Fall 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

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 9:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Martin, L.
Tuition: $1916

Section B
M/W 9:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Anderson, I.
Tuition: $1916

Section C
M/W 3:15 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Brown, L.
Tuition: $1916

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

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
T/TH 3:05 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Brown, L.
Tuition: $1916

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

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 12:15 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Novick, S.
Tuition: $1916

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 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Martin, L.
Tuition: $1916

Section B
T/TH 3:05 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Nichter, S.
Tuition: $1916

Section C
F 10:15 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Instructor: Novick, S.
Tuition: $1916

Credits:

4

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 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: McGrath, T.
Tuition: $2288

Section B
T 4:30 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.
Instructor: Bromberg, S.
Tuition: $2288

Credits:

4

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
W 4:30 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $2288

Section B
F 1:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $2288

Credits:

3

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 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Anderson, I.
Tuition: $1916

Credits:

3

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.

Section A
TH 1:40 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Anderson, I.
Tuition: $1916

Graphic Design

Credits:

4

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.

Section A
F 1:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $2288

Prerequisites:

ADF-S166

Credits:

3

Description:

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

Section A
M/W 12:15 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Golly, L.
Tuition: $1916

Section B
M/W 3:15 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Golly, L
Tuition: $1916

Credits:

3

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
T/TH 6:00 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1916

Prerequisites:

ADF-S166

Credits:

3

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.

Section A
M/W 12:15 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Daly, R.
Tuition: $1916

Section B
T/TH 3:05 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1916

Prerequisites:

ADG S219

Credits:

3

Description:

This course will introduce basic digital communication design skills to students in order to prepare them for more advanced study. The class will use a variety of industry standard software to structure digital content and understand how to communicate digitally. Information architecture, wire frames, interface design, user experience and web page layouts will be explored. The history, societal context and future of emerging media will be discussed.

Section AE
M/W 6:15 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1916

Prerequisites:

ADF S102

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces the skills necessary for meeting client's 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 will be challenged to engage in visual research, thumbnailing and rendering, in order to present their ideas and concepts for their illustrations.

Section A
T/TH 9:25 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1916

Credits:

3

Description:

In this course students will learn the industry-standard software applications used by graphic designers. Through a series of technical and design problems, students will learn how and when to use specific software to produce their solutions and prepare portfolio-quality design.

Section A
M/W 9:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Fuchel, J.
Tuition: $1916

Section B
M/W 3:15 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Fuchel, J.
Tuition: $1916

Prerequisites:

ADG S206 and ADG S219

Credits:

3

Description:

Integrated Advertising will provide instruction towards creatively translating marketing needs into innovative and effective advertising solutions through a series of challenging projects. Students will learn skills applicable to the advertising industry by focusing on creative executions across multiple-media applications including print, direct mail, collateral, outdoor, online and social media. There will be emphases on idea generation and campaign development with the goal of message communication through the balance of various elements including page design, copywriting, typography, illustration, photography and visual effects. The history of advertising from the early 20th century to the ever-changing complexity of today's digital landscape will be studied.

Section AE
T/TH 6:00 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1916

Prerequisites:

ADG S202, ADG S207, and ADG S219

Credits:

3

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.

Section A
T/TH 3:05 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Kitz, K.
Tuition: $1916

Prerequisites:

ADG S213 or Instructor Permission Laptop with software Adobe Xd &/or Sketch installed required

Credits:

3

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 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1916

Interior Design

Fall 2019

Credits:

2

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 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1144

Credits:

4

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 4:30 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.
Instructor: Clarke, K.
Tuition: $2288

Prerequisites:

Taken concurrently with ADI S201

Credits:

3

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 Art History 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.

Section A
T/TH 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Instructor: Brus, M.
Tuition: $1716

Prerequisites:

ADI-S110

Credits:

3

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.

Section A
W 9:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Brus, M.
Tuition: $1716

Prerequisites:

ADI-S101 and ADI-S110

Credits:

3

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. Design comprises of a series of iterative steps where ideas, of increasing complexity, are conveyed with an increasing variety of visual tools. This course therefore introduces students to the techniques that designers employ in the process of creating interior spaces. Rather than merely illustrative devices, the course reveals how designers use drawings as tools. Like any tool, design communication requires practice and frequent application. The goal therefore, is to introduce a series of techniques that may be exercised in subsequent courses in order to convey ideas in studio and in design presentations.

Section A
F 10:15 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Instructor: Solley, S.
Tuition: $1916

Credits:

3

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.

Section A
M/W 3:15 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Ghiseline, E.
Tuition: $1916

Section B
M/W 3:15 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1916

Credits:

3

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 12:15 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1916

Section B
M/W 12:15 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1916

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.

Section A
T/TH 9:25 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Brus, M.
Tuition: $1916

Section B
T/TH 9:25 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Clarke, K.
Tuition: $1916

Prerequisites:

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

Credits:

3

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."

Section A
T/TH 3:05 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Carella, S.
Tuition: $1916

Section B
T/TH 3:05 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1916

Prerequisites:

ADI-S202 and ADI-S264

Credits:

3

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.

Section A
T/TH 3:05 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Hackett, N.
Tuition: $1916

Prerequisites:

ADI-S202 and ADI-S264

Credits:

3

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.

Section A
T/TH 9:25 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Carella, S.
Tuition: $1916