Visual Arts

  • CFA AR 587: Information Design
    This course explores ways of graphically structuring information. Students will learn process, organize and ultimately symbolize and visualize complex and quantitative information. Focus is on information graphics that reveal multiple hierarchies of data, through which new relationships are made visible. Representation (determining an appropriate form language for an idea) and narrative structure (main organizing principle) are the frameworks that will be studied in order to create precise, clear, legible and efficient communication. Open to undergraduate and graduate graphic design students. 2 cr.
  • CFA AR 593: Design Lab
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • CFA AR 601: Grad Typography
  • CFA AR 621: Site-spec. Art
    This graduate level elective will be interdisciplinary and open to students in all majors, both in the Visual Arts program and all other schools in the university. The course aims to instruct students in the professional practice of making site-specific art commissions for public and private clients. The students will gain professional skills in the development of a site-specific work of art that will require the utilization of a variety of media, an interdisciplinary approach and team work. Students will also learn how to work and negotiate with prospective clients who wish to contract site-specific art for particular settings and architectural environments. Credit amount varies.
  • CFA AR 681: Web Design
    This course addresses the principles, problems, and applications of web design. HTML and CSS will be taught, giving the students the ability to control the design and presentation of online information in its most basic form. Emphasis is on content, usability, site architecture, navigation and interactivity.1st and 2nd semester.
  • CFA AR 747: Advanced Printmaking (Variable credit)
    This course offers intensive professional study in printmaking techniques to students who wish to focus on the print as they expand their personal visual statement, through workshop practice, critique and the refinement of critical thinking. Students may also add basic techniques to their vocabulary. Experimentation is encouraged while students develop technical skill and independent problem solving through print. In addition to demonstrations and hands-on guidance, the opportunity to combine printing applications and experimental media will be an option, as well as the opportunity to print at large scale. The class will be introduced to contemporary artists engaged in print practice through presentations, field trips to exhibitions and visiting artists.
  • CFA AR 765: Practicum K-9
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • CFA AR 766: Practicum 5-12
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • CFA AR 767: Clinical Practicum in Art Education (4 credits, graduate students only; spring semester)
    Graduate students collaborate with the Head of Art Teacher and Museum Education to identify a cooperating teacher in a Boston metropolitan area school or gain permission to return to either fall student teaching placement for an additional sixteen weeks of practicum experience teaching in studio classroom settings. Students negotiate teaching responsibilities, to include one grade level or course, with both their cooperating and supervising teachers, and accept full responsibilities for teaching. One lesson is also taught to students in the grade/course both preceding and following the grade or course for which the student teacher has accepted full teaching responsibilities. 600 clock hours is a general range for school attendance; the student teacher is usually fully responsible for studio teaching 300/600 hours.
  • CFA AR 821: Graduate Sculpture 1
    Concentration on the development of a personal mode of sculptural expression. Students will work on an individual body of work and research materials and their practical application.
  • CFA AR 822: Graduate Sculpture 1
    A continuation of CFA AR821. Concentration on the development of a personal mode of sculptural expression. Students will work on an individual body of work and research materials and their practical application.
  • CFA AR 823: Graduate Sculpture 2
    Further concentration on developing a personal direction in sculpture. Students will work to prepare an individual body of work in preparation for the thesis exhibition at the end of the year.
  • CFA AR 824: Graduate Sculpture 2
    A continuation of CFA AR823. Further concentration on developing a personal direction in sculpture. Students will work to prepare an individual body of work in preparation for the thesis exhibition at the end of the year.
  • CFA AR 841: Graduate Painting 1
    Intensified professional study; emphasis on an original contemporary statement; picture structure and interpretation of concepts, forms, and symbols in today's art. 3 cr, each semester.
  • CFA AR 842: Graduate Painting 1
    A continuation of CFA AR841. Intensified professional study; emphasis on an original contemporary statement; picture structure and interpretation of concepts, forms, and symbols in today's art. 3cr, each semester.
  • CFA AR 843: Grad Sem/Disc 1
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • CFA AR 844: Grad Sem&Dis 1
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • CFA AR 845: Grad Sem/Disc 2
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • 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. 3 cr, each semester.