Boston University is conducting all courses remotely for the duration of Summer Term 2020. No in-person meetings will be held. Courses will meet remotely according to the meeting schedule posted here and on the Link. Please note that meeting times listed are local Boston time zone, EDT.

We are committed to providing a vibrant and robust remote learning experience, and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the resources and guidelines we are providing for all students this summer.

Resources for Remote Learning

 

Visual Arts

College of Fine Arts

  • Introduction to Drawing

    CFA AR 133

    For students with little or no experience in drawing. Introduction to basic problems of expressing volume, space, and light; emphasis on use of line, proportion, and tone. More experienced students may draw from portrait head and figure. 2 cr. Tuition: $1440

    Summer 1 (May 20-July 1)

    Summer 2 (July 7-August 13)

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  • Foundation Painting

    CFA AR 141

    A studio course that emphasizes two-dimensional composition and direct painting in oil. Exercises in representing still life, interior, and portrait introduce basic principles of drawing, composition, and color interaction. Exercises in color mixing, preparing supports, and caring for tools and equipment introduce technical and craft considerations. Individual and group critiques, presentations, and occasional assigned readings complement regular studio class meetings. 4 cr. Tuition: $2880

    Summer 2 (July 6-August 13)

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  • Introduction to Painting

    CFA AR 143

    For students with little or no experience in painting. Work in oil technique to study problems of design, form in space, and color. 2 cr. Tuition: $1440

    Summer 1 (May 21-June 30)

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  • Drawing 1

    CFA AR 235

    Prereq: (CFA AR 133) or equivalent. Students draw the world around them: landscape, still life, concentrating on the figure and self-portraiture. Emphasis on continued technical development and particularly on articulating the human form and the space in which it exists. Students consider how to choose subject matter in relation to personal interests and the artist's intent. Experimentation with different materials and techniques. (Accommodations will be made for students with varying degrees of experience.) 2 cr. Tuition: $1440

    Summer 2 (July 7-August 13)

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  • Graphic Design Elective

    CFA AR 389

    Covers the basic principles of design, composition, and form making. These topics are investigated holistically, beginning with their historical origination, contemporary application, and finally in the context of individual practice. Projects and class meetings are structured to help develop a design process and critique skills. The goal is to provide a rigorous understanding of the foundational principles and skills that serve as a strong base for all future design course work and practice. Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite is helpful; software will not be taught. Laptop required. Materials and printing costs are extra. 4 cr. Tuition: $2880

    Summer 1 (May 20-July 1)

    Summer 2 (July 6-August 12)

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  • Photography 1

    CFA AR 415

    Students learn to properly expose, develop and print black and white 35mm film. Lectures introduce historical and contemporary photographic practices. Students have weekly assignments and should be prepared to develop their own ideas. The integration of historical, conceptual and technical skills broadens experience with the medium and allows students to gain an appreciation for photography as a fine art. In this course, students gain skills and experience not only in making photographs, but also in the analysis and critique of photographic imagery. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Oral and/or Signed Communication, Creativity/Innovation. No previous experience is required, but access to a 35mm camera with manual exposure capability is necessary. Material costs are extra. 4 cr. Tuition: $2880

    Summer 1 (May 20-July 1)

    Summer 2 (July 6-August 12)

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  • Advanced Drawing

    CFA AR 431

    Students draw the world around them: landscape, still life, concentrating on the figure and self-portraiture. Emphasis on continued technical development. Students consider how to choose subject matter in relation to personal interests and the artist's intent. Students study how varied subjects, methods, and materials can be harnessed for personal expression. 2 cr. Tuition: $1440

    Summer 2 (July 7-August 13)

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  • Digital Photography

    CFA AR 515

    Throughout this course students gain a basic technical and conceptual understanding of the medium of photography. Students learn the basics of RAW image capture using a 35mm DSLR camera, non-destructive image file management, input and output resolution management, establishment of a digital workflow, adjustment and editing in Adobe Photoshop, and high-end archival inkjet printing. Lectures also introduce historical and contemporary photographic practices. Students have weekly photographing and printing assignments, and should be prepared to develop their own ideas. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Digital/Multimedia Expression, Critical Thinking. Access to a digital SLR camera is necessary. Material costs are extra. 4 cr. Tuition: $2880

    Summer 2 (July 6-August 12)

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  • Business of Information Design

    CFA AR 524

    A hybrid lecture and studio course that explores presenting information visually. Students learn to process, organize, symbolize, and structure complex quantitative information. The coordinated business aspect of the course addresses how data visualization drives effective business decisions. Graphics are designed and evaluated from a visual and strategic point of view. 4 cr. Tuition: $2880

    Summer 1 (May 21-June 30)

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