As of Monday, March 23, all classes will be taught remotely through the end of the semester. Read the full update. Summer 2020 online classes are now available for registration. We will be adding more regularly, so keep checking for updates. It is our hope to have the entire Summer 2020 class schedule available for registration in early to mid April.

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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

05/23

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

06/19

Faculty

Jennifer Cole

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

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Eating and the Environment focuses on the impact that our daily food purchases and consumption make on the environment and our health.  In the class, we will examine major themes related to both industrialized and sustainable agriculture, including: soil resources and pollution; water and air pollution; pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers; … Read more

Start Date

05/23

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

06/19

Faculty

Jennifer Cole

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

register

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

05/26

Meeting Day

End Date

07/10

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

Credits

1.5

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This course explores and builds skills for visualizing and presenting information to the public in a clear, concise, and attractive way for both print and interactive media. The focus is on addressing user centered systems of information with an emphasis on organization, navigation, and management. This course is suitable for … Read more

Start Date

05/26

Meeting Day

Tue and 2 Thu

End Date

07/21

Faculty

Sarah Friedman

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Through the study of some of the representative works from World Literature we will take a panoramic look at the development of Civilization from its earliest beginnings. Through creation myths, stories of epic battles, and stories of love, we will learn more about who we are as part of the … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/15

Faculty

Michael Hamburger

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

3

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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

06/01

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/15

Faculty

Josh Cohen

Time

2pm–5pm

Credits

3

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This course includes an introduction to the laws of linear perspective, an exploration of how three-dimensional reality is depicted on a two-dimensional surface. Additional course content includes tools of the trade, various techniques for producing technical illustrations, informational art and instructional illustrations in sequential series.

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Mon and Wed

End Date

07/22

Faculty

John Roman

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

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Discover the synergy between Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign with course work based on a real-life project. Each program is approached as a specialized tool: Illustrator for digital illustrations and web graphics; Photoshop for editing images and creating special effects for web, broadcast, or print design; InDesign as a desktop … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Wed and Fri evenings

End Date

07/10

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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How might advertising be Art? How is art ideology? This online seminar course will share journal assignments and respond to each other during one class time and meet as a class for discussion via video conference once each week through “Google Meet.” Students will use critical thinking strategies to study advertising and … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/17

Faculty

Richard Murphy

Time

Credits

3

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NYC’s skyscraper skyline is an image of economic glory across the world, on billboards in Bombay and Stockholm. Students in this course will explore how ‘The City’ functions as a storyboard in comics and animation, examine the aesthetics of monumental Manhattan in regards to both the sublime and the futuristic, … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Ezra Shales

Time

Credits

3

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This is a survey introduction to the Feldenkrais Method, Butoh, Body-Mind Centering and Laban movement analysis for artmaking. The course format will include daily lectures, embodied movement lessons, digital media workshops, studio time, and weekly critiques. Somatic practice – or the development of internal bodily awareness – is an increasingly common … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

End Date

06/18

Faculty

Helen Singh-Miller

Time

12 noon–5pm

Credits

3

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What makes a children’s book a classic? We’ll find out as we read, analyze, and enjoy the best of the field–fantasies from Peter Pan to Harry Potter, realistic novels from Anne of Green Gables to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and stories falling somewhere in between, like The Secret Garden. Though our emphasis will be on … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/16

Faculty

Lin Haire-Sargeant

Time

1pm–4pm

Credits

3

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Through a series of collaborative and individual exercises, students explore the entire process of making a book, including inspiration for initial ideas, writing effective stories, character development, sequential flow, constructing the book, and researching potential markets. All course lectures and exercises apply to children’s books, graphic novels, animations and other … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Alex Gerasev

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Digital Illustration is an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator with a focus on building digital images. We will explore useful techniques in these software programs specifically geared to visual communication in the form of illustration. Through the use of scanners, drawing tablets, digital cameras and traditional mediums, we will … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tuesday and Thursday

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Jordan Awan

Time

8:30am–12:30pm

Credits

3

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For students who want an intensive day-long studio experience that provides individual instruction. Students work within a continuum from realism to abstraction, and formal concerns are emphasized and tied to personal expression. Includes use of the model. Class critiques, slide talks and field trips enrich the painting experience. Some painting … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Sharon Dunn

Time

Credits

6

register

For students who want an intensive day-long studio experience that provides individual instruction. Students work within a continuum from realism to abstraction, and formal concerns are emphasized and tied to personal expression. Includes use of the model. Class critiques, slide talks and field trips enrich the painting experience. Some painting … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Sharon Dunn

Time

9am–6pm

Credits

6

register

For students who want an intensive day-long studio experience that provides individual instruction. Students work within a continuum from realism to abstraction, and formal concerns are emphasized and tied to personal expression. Includes use of the model. Class critiques, slide talks and field trips enrich the painting experience. Some painting … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and The

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Sharon Dunn

Time

9am–6pm

Credits

6

register

A study of how the basic laws of physics and astronomical observations lead to an understanding of the universe as a whole.

Start Date

06/03

Meeting Day

Wed and Fri

End Date

07/22

Faculty

Dr. Hossein Alizadeh, TBA

Time

Wed, 6-9pm–Fri, 10am-1pm

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

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Anahit Ter-Stepanian

Time

Online–Online

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

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

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In this course, we analyze several individual practices and group movements from 1945 to the present. Instead of adhering to the distilled summaries of a textbook, we engage art of this period at less of a remove. Students come to comprehend the difficulty and subjectivity involved in formulating a history … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Online–Online

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

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Elaine Mawhinney

Time

Online–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

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Michael Pak

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

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This course is a hands-on, novel exploration of the integration of science, nature, and art. Through scientific methodology and art-making in the field, we will conduct research on ecological, behavioral, and morphological aspects of flora and fauna in their natural habitats. We will take an unconventional approach by creatively combining … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Monday - Friday

End Date

06/19

Faculty

Saúl Nava

Time

9:45am–2pm

Credits

3

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This course is a condensed and comprehensive introduction to the history of Western art from prehistorical times to the twenty-first century. The basic purpose of the course is three-fold: to examine a selection of the most significant monuments of creative endeavor which constitute the canon of Western art; to contextualize … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

06/25

Faculty

David Nolta

Time

11am–2:30pm

Credits

3

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Despair and defiance are at the heart of many great works of art, literature, and philosophy. From the beginning of time, the human spirit has tended toward revolt, toward self-affirmation in the face of any attempt by outside forces to define or dominate it.  Human beings demand to be free, … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Karla Odenwald

Time

Credits

3

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The works of literature, visual art, music, and dance that we designate as Modernist often arrest us with startling form and innovative aesthetics.  Frequently in the early part of the 20th century, genres and mediums locate their experimental languages by looking to and borrowing from other arts. With attention to … Read more

Start Date

06/09

Meeting Day

Tuesday and Thursday

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Jennie-Rebecca Falcetta

Time

9am–12noon

Credits

3

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What is placemaking? If you’ve ever worked on a community art project, thought about how to make your streets safer, or wondered about how cities can be improved by better design, you’ve been involved in placemaking. It is a process that has gone on since the beginning of human society … Read more

Start Date

06/15

Meeting Day

End Date

06/26

Faculty

Max Grinnell

Time

Credits

3

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This course treats the evolution of film music from silent movies until the present.  It introduces students to musical syntax, the aesthetics of film music, and the means by which composers synchronize music and script to convey mood and render action vivid. Working chronologically, the course explores the increasing importance … Read more

Start Date

06/15

Meeting Day

Mon-Thu

End Date

06/25

Faculty

Paul Bempéchat

Time

1pm–4:30pm

Credits

3

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“Modernism” comprises images, objects, acts, performances, and so on that derive from an artist’s experimentation with the inherent properties of a given medium. Art after modernism (sometimes called “postmodern”) tends to expand upon the technical, material, and intellectual foundations of modernism while also investigating identity and personal narrative; political ambiguity … Read more

Start Date

06/22

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/07

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

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In this class, we will analyze selected contemporary artworks around the city of Boston by testing out the claims about those pieces found in recent art-historical writing. Throughout the semester, students determine where these essays are most and least useful for thinking about their firsthand experience of contemporary art. Close … Read more

Start Date

07/06

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

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This course proposes to trace the mirroring of American history through the evolution of its authentic genre, the Broadway Musical.  Descended from its “rebel” English ancestors, the ballad (John Gay, the beggar’s Opera) 1728) and operetta (Gilbert and Sullivan in the 19th century), its composers cater to popular rather than … Read more

Start Date

07/06

Meeting Day

End Date

07/17

Faculty

Paul Bempéchat

Time

1pm–5pm

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

07/06

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Timothy Correll

Time

Online–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

07/13

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/21

Faculty

Timothy Correll

Time

Online–Online

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

07/13

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/28

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

Credits

1.5

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Time-based work is an important element of contemporary fine art and design and is fundamental to all art and design studio majors. Working in a wide range of media, students are introduced to basic concepts of art and design in time. Students will develop an understanding of temporal concerns across … Read more

Start Date

08/17

Meeting Day

Monday-Friday

End Date

08/28

Faculty

Jane Marsching

Time

9am–6pm

Credits

3

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