Visual Arts

  • 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: Art Curric Plan
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • 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. 3 cr, each semester.
  • 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. 3 cr, each semester.
  • 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 988: Continuing Study Certification