Ensure you submit the following documents when               applying:
 

  1. Application form: only online applications will be accepted.
     

  2. Application fee proof of payment.
     

  3. Official transcripts: first year students should               submit their high school diploma (or proof of GED). Transfer students should submit their transcripts with proof of sufficient credits to transfer.
     

  4. Letter of recommendation: please submit a letter from an art teacher and/or mentor in a relevant field detailing your progress in past years and explaining why you would be a good fit for Bolden.

Application Documents

    As a student enrolling in an arts program, you will need       to submit your artwork for assessment. This is made up       of 3 parts as follows:
 

  1. Submit 3 pieces of work you have created in the past, as part of your portfolio (photographs of originals are deemed submissible). These must be 100% original pieces created by you and for you. Pieces that are not your intellectual property, i.e. not created by you, created only in part by you, created by you but with intellectual property rights held by someone else, are not submissible.
     

  2. Prepare a new piece of art around the theme of change. This may be created in any form of media you see fit, such as painting, interactive display, computer graphics, etc. You need only submit a photograph. Support your work with a 500-word essay explaining your idea, and 3 photographs of you in the process of creating your artwork (both you and the artwork must be in full and obvious view of the camera).
     

  3. The Bolden Academy of Art & Design is an environment that encourages the free spirit of artists, breeds multicultural acceptance and is known for its revolutionary and sometimes challenging alumni who pave the way for artists of the future. Write a 1000-word essay detailing why, and in what way, you would fit into this environment.

Artistic Assessment

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Curriculum

To complete this degree and receive a certificate of completion, you will need to amass 120 credits through your 4 years of study. You will also need a 2.0 grade average (cumulative) and a letter of positive conduct from your Head of Department. You can transfer a maximum of 75 credits from another learning institution (must be internationally recognized).

VISUAL EDITING
SPRING SEMESTER

Miriam Martin, Professor

Boris “Boss” Lodes, Professor

HISTORY OF CINEMA
WINTER SEMESTER

Jeremy Birnbaum, Professor

Jose Rodriguez, Associate Professor

PATTERN DRAWING
SUMMER SEMESTER

L Oscar Mendez, Guest Professor

Maria Marques da Silva, Professor

SCREENWRITING
FALL SEMESTER

Martin Malke, Professor

Jonathan Bergman, Professor

SEWING & DRAPING
SPRING SEMESTER

Mary Beth Bellevue, Associate Professor

Anatoli Economides, Associate Professor

FASHION HISTORY
WINTER SEMESTER

Jenna Aprecene, Professor

Gina Louise Lee, Associate Professor

FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN
FALL SEMESTER

Murray Rolander, Associate Professor

K Joy Phelan, Associate Professor

GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
SUMMER SEMESTER

Michelle Saint-Lougre, Associate Professor

Stefano Agliazzoti, Professor

DIGITAL GRAPHICS WITH ILLUSTRATOR
SPRING SEMESTER

Leda B da Silva, Associate Professor

Claudio Prospero, Professor

PRINCIPLES OF MODERN DESIGN
WINTER SEMESTER

Jerry Ben, Associate Professor

Mario Marguiles, Professor

GEOMETRIC DRAWING
FALL SEMESTER

Lenny Larson, Visiting Professor

Vikram Maharaj, Associate Professor

CULTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL INTERVENTION
SUMMER SEMESTER

Millie Brown, Associate Professor

Ken Boisy, Teaching Assistant

ARCHITECTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
SPRING SEMESTER

Mary Michaels, Professor

Kerry Lee Meentz, Associate Professor

ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTATION
WINTER SEMESTER

Rory M. Lodge, Associate Professor

Sun Yin Mee, Visiting Professor

DESIGN ESSENTIALS
SUMMER SEMESTER

Hannah Bloom, Associate Professor

Debbie Richards, Teaching Assistant

DESIGN METHODOLOGY
SPRING SEMESTER

Keren Marx, Professor

Rochelle Lin-Rodriguez, Associate Professor

ELEMENTS OF SPACE AND SURFACE
FALL SEMESTER

Kevin Anderson, Associate Professor

Francine Jones, Associate Professor

FILMMAKING
FALL SEMESTER

Shira Ron, Associate Professor

Janet Phelan, Associate Professor

MOTION DESIGN
WINTER SEMESTER

Jenny Lee, Professor

Min Sung Pan, Teaching Assistant

DIGITAL TOOLS FOR ART
SPRING SEMESTER

Brigitte Manzer, Associate Professor

Hilary Kossman, Teaching Assistant

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
SUMMER SEMESTER

Herman Robinson, Professor

Sheryl Mclane, Associate Professor

PRINT DESIGN WITH INDESIGN
WINTER SEMESTER

Susan Parker, Associate Professor

Charlene Michaels, Associate Professor

INTRO TO WEB DESIGN
FALL SEMESTER

Stanley Ferreira, Associate Professor

Charlie McGowan, Associate Professor

TYPOGRAPHY
SUMMER SEMESTER

Allen Ozur, Guest Professor

Kelly-Kay Markman, Associate Professor

COLOR THEORY
FALL SEMESTER

Jayden Ferreira, Associate Professor

Maurice Freund, Professor

HISTORY OF DESIGN
WINTER SEMESTER

Kay Marques da Silva, Professor

Dev Govender, Professor

DRAWING/IMAGING
SPRING SEMESTER

Ken Lee Park, Associate Professor

Ming Sun Yung, Teaching Assistant

COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN
SUMMER SEMESTER

Jenna McPherson, Professor

Mario Vitelli, Professor

INTRODUCTION TO 3D PRINTING
FALL SEMESTER

Ken Planchett, Associate Professor

Anne-Marie McPhee, Teaching Assistant

DIGITAL MODELING
WINTER SEMESTER

Betty Goldberg, Associate Professor

Mahindra Patel, Professor

ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIES
SPRING SEMESTER

June Vanessa Suarez, Professor

Roxy Manson, Associate Professor

DIGITAL IMAGING WITH PHOTOSHOP
SUMMER SEMESTER

Matthew Hudgens, Professor

Karen Young, Teaching Assistant

This program explores the basics of graphic and industrial design, as well as the design process. Learn everything from basics lines and shapes, to composition and the value of content in this immersive course.

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