Courses

  • CFA AR 845: Painting Seminar and Discussion 2
    Prereq: CFA AR 843, 844. Discussion and execution of original projects; various aesthetic problems concerning the contemporary artist. 2 cr, each semester.
  • CFA AR 846: Painting Seminar and Discussion 2
    Discussion and execution of original projects; various aesthetic problems concerning the contemporary artist. 2 cr, each semester.
  • CFA AR 847: Graduate Painting 2
    Continuation of Graduate Painting 1; emphasizes the work to be presented as the student's exhibit thesis. This group of paintings is developed in individual consultation with the graduate faculty and is presented in a major exhibit at the end of the second year of graduate study.
  • CFA AR 848: Graduate Painting 2
    Continuation of Graduate Painting 1; emphasizes the work to be presented as the student's exhibit thesis. This group of paintings is developed in individual consultation with the graduate faculty and is presented in a major exhibit at the end of the second year of graduate study. 3 cr, each semester.
  • CFA AR 861: Pro/Seminar (2 credits; spring semester)
    Art education student teachers witness faculty and guests who address their areas of expertise, and engage a learning community comprised of peers and professionals in meaningful, substantive dialogue. Students demonstrate the value of engaging in constructive conversations with people of differing opinions; show the commitment of BU, the College of Fine Arts, the School of Visual Arts, and the Department of Art Teacher and Museum Education to the life of the mind of those in the art community; and invite the larger community to see the results of studio teaching and learning. Graduate students in the studio teaching program take this course in conjunction with CFA AR 767 and undergraduate art education majors take this course in conjunction with CFA AR 365/366.
  • CFA AR 864: Elementary Methods of Art Education (4 credits; fall semester)
    From the kinesthetic experiences of rhythmic movement experienced by very young children to the development of individual symbol systems to develop a personal artistic language, this course provides an introduction to the methodology of teaching art to children in grades pre K-8. It aims to help students develop a personal philosophy of teaching and to translate evidence and theory into strategies that support children's learning in the visual arts. Topics of study include the artistic development of children in relation to cognitive, emotional, linguistic, and social growth; approaches to studio pedagogy and general communication skills; and lesson planning that addresses voluntary and mandated national, state, and local district curriculum standards. Drawing in the Galleries is a pre-practicum Saturday program offered one or two times during the fall by the Department of Art Teacher and Museum Education. Students who are taking this course engage K-8 grade level learners from Boston metropolitan area elementary schools in producing art work that is thematically aligned with current exhibitions in University galleries.
  • CFA AR 865: Pre-K-12 Visual Arts Curriculum Design and Writing
    Graduate students produce an illustrated thematic curriculum that covers Pre-K-12 studio studies in the visual arts for one year including a unit/lessons for the preceding and following course or year. Attention is given to generating a rationale for the curriculum, developing a teaching philosophy, describing district demographics, addressing 21st century skills, providing adaptations for both gifted and special needs students, etc. Accommodations are made to adapt course requirements for undergraduate art education majors. This course is taken in conjunction with student teaching and clinical practicums.
  • CFA AR 866: Secondary Methods of Art Education (4 credits; spring semester)
    This course is designed to acquaint the learner with the role of an art educator in the secondary setting. Art content and concepts are used to teach the ways in which the design of studio learning experiences can enhance students' artistic, creative, and aesthetic development. The cognitive, socio-cultural, and physical characteristics of pre-adolescent and adolescent learners that impact sound instructional methodology and planning as perceived by the school, the student(s), and the teacher are considered.
  • CFA AR 881: Graduate Graphic Design 1
    Comprehensive exercises in graphic design leading to the solution of advanced visual problems through a structured curriculum of both theoretical and practical studies. In addition to computer-aided graphic design, traditional methods, such as letterpress and photography are emphasized. The program is conceived to enable graduates to function in a constantly changing and expanding field.
  • CFA AR 882: Graduate Graphic Design 1
    A continuation of CFA AR 881. Comprehensive exercises in graphic design leading to the solution of advanced visual problems through a structured curriculum of both theoretical and practical studies. In addition to computer-aided graphic design, traditional methods, such as letterpress and photography are emphasized. The program is conceived to enable graduates to function in a constantly changing and expanding field. 3 cr, each semester.
  • CFA AR 883: Graduate Graphic Design 2
    A continuation of Graduate Graphic Design 1, emphasizing the thesis-an advanced and extensive individual project proposed by the student in consultation with the graphic design faculty. The thesis project is explored in depth and presented in a major exhibit at the end of the second year. Independent contact with faculty members is stressed.
  • CFA AR 884: Graduate Graphic Design 2
    A continuation of CFA AR 883. Emphasizes the thesis - an advanced and extensive individual project proposed by the student in consultation with the graphic design faculty. The thesis project is explored in depth and presented in a major exhibit at the end of the second year. Independent contact with faculty members is stressed. Offered each semester. 3.0 credits.
  • CFA AR 890: Masters Research Project
    The purpose of the Master's Research Project is to demonstrate the research, scholarly writing skills and acquired knowledge necessary for the advanced professional degree. This project will provide students with an opportunity to utilize the information gained in graduate study to connect learning and theory to best practice. Students will focus on choosing a topic specifically applied to applied/action research. The final product will include the following components: a review of relevant literature, an appropriate research design, a methodology that defines techniques for data gathering, analysis of findings, conclusions and developing implications and suggestions for future research, as well as implementation of the results of the study in the classroom.
  • CFA ME 203: Introduction to Music Learning and Teaching
    Development of a personal orientation to music teaching and learning through course readings, discussions, observations of varied music teaching contexts, and peer teaching experiences. Critical exploration of contemporary music education practices includes an exploration of music teacher identity and an overview of the historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological foundations of music education. Open to all students majoring in music at CFA or CAS. 2 credits.
  • CFA ME 261: Jazz 1: Performance & Context
    Open to non-music majors and music majors for elective credit with advisor approval. Introduction to the American musical art form through recordings, videos, discussion, concerts and workshops; also an introduction to the role of jazz in education. 2 cr.
  • CFA ME 305: Elementary General Music Methods
    Philosophy and goals of the general music program from kindergarten through grade 9. Techniques and experiences employed to implement the development of musical concepts and skills; activities and teaching materials related to the musical development of the child. 3cr.
  • CFA ME 307: Secondary General Music Methods
    Philosophical foundations and objectives of music programs in grades 5 through 12. Development of teaching materials and presentation of representative lessons; techniques of analysis and evaluation 2cr.
  • CFA ME 405: Choral Methods
    Survey and analysis of music for large and small ensembles including boys' and girls' glee clubs, mixed chorus, and choir of all levels of performance. Emphasis is placed on conducting and teaching music of the various style periods. 2.0 credits.
  • CFA ME 410: Practicum Seminar
    Required for undergraduate and graduate Music Education students registered for Practicum. First semester seminar topics will include development of an educational philosophy, resume preparation, job interviewing, and classroom behavior management. Second semester seminar topics include a refresher on job interviewing, assessment, public and parental relations, and music program advocacy. Case study sessions will help seniors analyze complicated classroom situations. Students will be guided through the teacher licensure process and readied for entry into the music education job market. 0 cr. 2 semesters.
  • CFA ME 411: Practicum 1 K-5
    Pre-K-5. Supervised student teaching in grades K-5, weekly seminar, individual conferences with University supervisor. Six weeks; minimum 150 hours required. 4 cr. each semester.