National Park Service Museum Poster and Mural by Professor John Roman

Technical Illustration


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Tower 613

End Date


Meeting Day

Mondays & Wednesdays



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. Note: This is not a beginning illustration course. If you are not a MassArt students, you should have basic illustration skills or junior level experience or permission of instructor.

MassArt BFA studenets:
Prerequisites: CDIL205, CDIL208, CDIL211, CDIL214, CDIL215, CDIL216

This class meets in person on campus.

Holidays – No class meeting
May 27: Memorial Day (Mon)
June 19: Juneteenth holiday (Wed)
July 3: Independence Day (Wed)

Class will meet in person in the Tower Building, Rm 613 on the following Mondays:
May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15
Class will meet in ZOOM on the following dates:
May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 26, 10, 17.

Note: This class has prerequisites and is not a beginner class.
MassArt BFA prerequisites are listed with the course description.  Students not enrolled in MassArt may enroll in this class and should have the experience of students entering their junior year of art school. Permission of instructor recommended for non-matriculated  MassArt students.  Please contact if you wish to contact the instructor.

John Roman is an illustrator specializing in illustrated maps, architectural art and technical drawings. He is a graduate of Suffolk University’s New England School of Art and Design and has been teaching perspective drawing in the Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s undergraduate program since 1993. He is a member of the American Society of … Read more