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Visual Arts

College of Fine Arts

  • Foundation Sculpture

    CFA AR 121

    In this course, the students explore extensively the fundamentals of 3D design and construction while cultivating the capacity for visual and critical thinking. The students investigate the structural, compositional and conceptual roles of basic materials. A variety of techniques are used to articulate projects in three dimensions and to address fundamental ideas and issues that define the role of art and design in the community and the society we inhabit. Effective Summer 2024, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, The Individual in Community, Creativity/Innovation. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

    Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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  • Drawing 1

    CFA AR 131

    A four-credit studio course that (in combination with CFA AR 132) is designed to equip students with the formal elements of the language of drawing and the ability to make independent critical decisions about their creative work and the works of others. Students work observationally from still-lifes, the landscape, and the figure using line, shape, and tone as a way to study perception, composition, light, and space. Effective Spring 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Creativity/Innovation. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

    Summer 1 (May 21-June 26)

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  • Drawing and the Figure

    CFA AR 136

    An introduction to the practice of representational and non-representational drawing with the human figure. Focuses on establishing basic formal skills concerning rendering the human form onto the two-dimensional page, and conceptually contextualizing figuration in the history of art. Through working from life and from art historical transcription, students investigate composition, gesture, form, and mark-making in wet, dry and mixed media. Students study work including, but not limited to, the Renaissance masters, the French Academy, Modernist masters, and practitioners of Contemporary figuration. Students employ traditional silver tip drawing techniques, ink, graphite and collage. This course is appropriate for both beginners and more advanced students. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

    Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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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: $3180

    Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

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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: $1590

    Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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  • Introduction to Drawing

    CFA AR 192

    An introductory class for non-majors to explore drawing based on analysis and observation. Study of perception and measuring techniques to create proportion and perspective. Use of line, shape, and value in the context of visual description of still life, figure, and interior. Dry, wet media and collage. No experience required. 2 cr. Tuition: $1590

    Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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  • Photography 1

    CFA AR 243

    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. No previous experience is required, but access to a 35mm camera with manual exposure capability is necessary. Some material costs are expected. 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. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

    Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

    Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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  • Introduction to Printmaking

    CFA AR 251

    Introduces students to the principles and technical applications of relief printmaking with an emphasis on woodcut and monotype. Emphasizes project-based assignments that stress technical and formal concerns, such as image development, color layering, and mark-making. Students explore personal thematic and conceptual concerns as they work independently to develop a unique creative practice and a final portfolio of prints. 2 cr. Tuition: $1590

    Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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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: $3180

    Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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  • Ceramics 1

    CFA AR 470

    Introduction to methods and strategies for using ceramics as a sculptural medium. The course initiates the students to the process, vocabulary, and techniques involved in all the steps of hand-building, glazing, and firing. Students explore traditional and experimental techniques: coiling, slabbing, imprints, molds, extruding, altered throwing, glazing, and staining. The class includes experimentation with surface treatments and initiation to glaze chemistry. Lectures, museum visits, and research on historical and contemporary ceramics sustain the studio work and provide context. 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. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

    Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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  • Digital Photography

    CFA AR 515

    Provides 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. Access to a digital SLR camera is necessary. Some material costs are expected. Effective Fall 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Digital/Multimedia Expression, Creativity/Innovation, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

    Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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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. Effective Summer 1 2023, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning I, Research and Information Literacy, Creativity/Innovation. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

    Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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  • History of Graphic Design

    CFA AR 580

    Prereq: First-Year Writing Seminar (CAS WR 120) or equivalent. A chronological survey of theory and practice of graphic design from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Through slide lecture, reading assignments, discussion and a studio project, students actively investigate how graphic design responded to and influenced the social, political, and technological context. Emphasis is on European and American design histories, in addition to major movements in Russia and the East. Comparative and symbiotic relationships between graphic design and other visual arts and design disciplines such as architecture and industrial design are analyzed. Effective Fall 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Writing-Intensive Course. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

    Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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College of Communication

  • Photography Fundamentals

    COM CO 305

    Open to all students. Introduces students to traditional shooting and editing skills using a DSLR. Students can also use a smart phone and cloud-based editing to cover photo assignments. The course covers camera operation, image processing, image tagging, caption writing, and publishing. Assignments are processed in black and white during the first half of the course; color is introduced later. Students learn the basics of file management and creating a photo portfolio. Effective Fall 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Digital/Multimedia Expression, Creativity/Innovation. 4 cr. Tuition: $3180

    Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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