Fall 2020 continuing education classes are being taught remotely. Studio classes have live remote meetings. Basic requirements to take a class are an internet connection, computer, and an internet linked camera (like a cell phone). Most classes will be hosted through Zoom or MassArt Moonami. For specific course requirements, contact the CE office at ce@massart.edu or your instructor. Fall classes are still being added--check again soon.

Liberal Arts courses are designed to provide context, insight, and fresh perspectives for students pursuing the arts. Topics include writing, literature and film criticism, study of social sciences, natural science and mathematics.

This course looks at the development of Asian cinema through the lens of three of the most important national film industries: India, Japan, and China. How do the films from these countries reflect diverse but interrelated cultural traditions? How is the cinematic representation of these traditions shaped by a dialogue … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Michael Hamburger

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

The course explores the art and composition of the graphic novel and examines its many sub-genres, from superhero tales to memoirs to manga. The textbook is Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics. Other texts include Watchmen, Contract With God, Sandman, Maus, and Persepolis. For the final project, students create and make preliminary sketches for an original graphic novel.

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Joshua Cohen

Time

3pm–6pm

Credits

3

This course will focus on the interplay of folk and sacred music and idioms, language and dialect, and regionalist and nationalist literature in the evolution of 19th-century musical regionalist and nationalist expression. The confluence of history and geography, the significance of minority-language rights and expression, with the development of human … Read more

Start Date

09/10

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Paul Bempéchat

Time

7pm–10pm

Credits

3

How can we live a more fulfilled and meaningful life, especially during these challenging times? What can we do to feel less stressed or anxious? What are some strategies to flourish and live life to the fullest? This course will examine psychology as it relates to the human potential for … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Christine Vitale

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

3

This course focuses on the diverse traditions of supernatural and horror literature in different cultures. The course gives particular attention to the social, cultural and “spiritual” traditions of different nations as expressed through their “dark tales.” We will also think and write about the themes, forms, conventions, and styles that … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

None

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Karla Odenwald

Time

Credits

3

Climate change impacts us all. The media bombards us daily with the effects, policy, and financial aspects of this phenomenon. Few students and lay persons however, understand completely the basic science of climate change. In this course, you will learn about the difference between climate change, the greenhouse effect, and … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

None

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Jennifer Cole

Time

None–

Credits

3

Through an examination of iconic movies, this course will study problems of immigration, race relations, and assimilation of minorities in the American melting pot; among them will be “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “Crossing Delancey,” and “El Norte.” One film will be viewed in class each week, accompanied by analyses … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Paul Bempéchat

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching implications for our culture and economy. In two multi-disciplinary courses, Transforming Boston and Art Design and Economies we’ll consider the long term impacts of this crisis and the role of artists in shaping a post-COVID world. An exploration of key concepts from urban planning, … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Kenlyn Jones, Max Grinnell

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3