Just add WiFi! Take the MassArt experience home with online and hybrid courses in liberal arts and art history.

Learn to understand digital concepts and build patches (self-contained programs) using Cycling 74’s Max from the ground up, while designing a portfolio of sound controllers, sequencers, synthesizers, samplers, and a wide array of sound processors, all of which can be used in live performance. Patches will reflect your own interests, tastes, … Read more

Start Date

05/28

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/12

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

-–Online

Credits

1.5

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This course is a geologic and environmental treatment of the materials artists use. Students will investigate how materials are obtained from Earth, how they are mined and processed, what the sustainability impacts are, how much energy is involved, what human health and environmental impacts occur from using these materials, and … Read more

Start Date

06/03

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

End Date

06/14

Faculty

Jennifer Cole

Time

10am–2:30pm

Credits

3

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Students explore the cultural and artistic responses to the major modern, social and, political revolutions between the end of the 18th and 20th centuries. The focus is on rarely covered artistic responses to political, social, and religious revolutions of the 20th century. Historical, political, philosophical currents and their impact on … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Anahit Ter-Stepanian

Time

on–line

Credits

3

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What is Sound Art? Imagine mind-bending sound pieces created with a piano filled with nails/bolts/nuts/screws, a floor tiled with LPs, a secret tone playing underneath a grate in New York City for 30 years, or nothing but the echo of a space. The course will provide a solid knowledge of … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

on–line

Credits

3

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This course focuses on the study of the stories a society cannot forget. These timeless stories have endured throughout the ages because of something within that is changeless and part of the human condition. From ancient texts to contemporary literary works, this course explores some of these major mythological themes … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Elaine Mawhinney

Time

-–Online

Credits

3

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An introduction to various genres of folklore and the methods of studying them. Students learn about how folklore exists or existed as a dynamic part of everyday life -aesthetically, behaviorally, politically, socially, and more. We consider such diverse forms of expressions as Indonesian Cinderella tales, Italian American festivals, Irish supernatural … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Tim Correll

Time

-–Online

Credits

3

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This course revolves around the great themes of existentialism, often grouped together as “the human condition.” Through the works of philosophers, fiction writers, and artists, we will be introduced to the existentialist universe, a place populated with human beings who are suddenly and absolutely confronted with the responsibility of creating … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Karla Odenwald

Time

-–Online

Credits

3

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Exploring changing conceptions of the individual in modern society. Topics include gender, race, ethnicity, and ideas concerning society, culture, work, and leisure. Readings are selected from psychology, sociology, Buddhism, existentialism, linguistics, anthropology, and popular literature. While we focus on the experiences in and of the modern West (including the implications … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Michael Pak

Time

-–Online

Credits

3

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This course will explore the transition from modernist thought as exemplified by the Abstract Expressionist movement to such postmodern notions of appropriation, parody, and fragmentation as they manifest themselves in the art of the 1970s and beyond. We will focus on such concepts and genres as minimalism, performance, video, installation … Read more

Start Date

06/24

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/09

Faculty

Paula Carabell

Time

-–Online

Credits

3

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Drawing on scholarship from the disciplines of history, art history, anthropology, and folklore, we consider the role of cloth in human experience. We will examine the use of traditional textiles in a range of historical and cultural contexts, with an emphasis on exploring social and symbolic functions as they relate … Read more

Start Date

06/24

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/09

Faculty

Tim Correll

Time

-–Online

Credits

3

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Instead of squinting at small images in an overpriced textbook or on an overpriced digital screen, in this course we opt to understand the history, theory, and criticism of recent art based on firsthand experience of actual works around the city of Boston. One big upside will be how this … Read more

Start Date

06/24

Meeting Day

Online and 3 Saturdays

End Date

08/09

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Online/off site–

Credits

3

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This is an advanced sound course utilizing Cycling 74’s Max (MaxMSPJitter). Topics will include algorithmic composition, generative music, advanced sequencing, live sampling, granular synthesis, tracking amplitude and frequency, effects using fast Fourier transform (pitch shift, vocoder), mapping MIDI to MSP, creating MIDI and OSC interfaces, and basic color processing and … Read more

Start Date

07/15

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/30

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

on–line

Credits

1.5

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