This course prepare students to edit video footage that may be used in a number of contexts, including commercials, documentaries, television shows and films. It also includes instruction in screenwriting, sound, directing, and post-production. All video products created in this course are subject to critical analysis by both students and lecturers, allowing for improvement at all points of the course progression.
Miriam Martin, Professor
Boris “Boss” Lodes, Professor
HISTORY OF CINEMA
Track the progress of cinema from the 1920s to now, and learn how the techniques have changed over the years. In this course, you’ll have the chance to analyze the historical, social and cultural contexts of films, and understand how events have influenced what has been created for the big screen. Plus, you will be exposed to some of the most interesting changes that have occurred since the beginning of film.
Jeremy Birnbaum, Professor
Jose Rodriguez, Associate Professor
Learn to draw patterns for all sizes in this comprehensive course. In collaboration with the School of Fashion Design in downtown Boston, you will have the chance to find out how to create patterns for all body shapes and with all types of materials, including pants and skirts, dresses and jackets, and much more.
L Oscar Mendez, Guest Professor
Maria Marques da Silva, Professor
This program has been developed not only with writers in mind, but also taking into account the needs of directors, actors, set staff and more. Learn the fundamentals of creating a script from plotting out the characters and locations to creating scenarios in which the characters interact in various ways. Ideal for writing for the big screen, television and more.
Martin Malke, Professor
Jonathan Bergman, Professor
SEWING & DRAPING
This fundamental course provides all of the basics you need to know about draping garments and then sewing them. Draping is one of the most important parts of the sewing process and being able to pin garments in the correct way plays a vital role in the end product. This course teaches it all from the draping on dress form to final product.
Mary Beth Bellevue, Associate Professor
Anatoli Economides, Associate Professor
Starting in the 12th Century, this course outlines some of the major fashion influences from around the world, in particular Europe. This course examines biggest icons from fashion history and critically evaluates how their style, choice of color and textile have created works of art in fashion. This course then progresses into modern fashion design, and even talks through the influence of reality shows in fashion.
Jenna Aprecene, Professor
Gina Louise Lee, Associate Professor
FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN
Graphic design as a practice has become more important in our culture. And through visual examples, this course will teach you its fundamental principles including image making, typography, composition, working with color and shape and much more. There will be many opportunities through the length of this program for you to use theoretical knowledge in practice.
Murray Rolander, Associate Professor
K Joy Phelan, Associate Professor
GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Our Global Industrial Design program prepares students for the world of design, where seemingly contradictory forces make it difficult to understand the impact that globality has on design. This program has all of the basic industrial terms from around the world covered, and you’ll also learn how to apply the theory you learn to more practical skills that can be used in the US context and around the world.
Michelle Saint-Lougre, Associate Professor
Stefano Agliazzoti, Professor
DIGITAL GRAPHICS WITH ILLUSTRATOR
In this course, you will learn to create high quality illustrations, logos, and other custom artwork. The course introduces you to the Pen tool, and you’ll discover how to transform shapes and add color to drawn objects. You’ll also use layers to organize your artwork, and explore the options for exporting Illustrator files.
Leda B da Silva, Associate Professor
Claudio Prospero, Professor
PRINCIPLES OF MODERN DESIGN
This program teaches an awareness of the elements and principles in design which are used in all visual design fields, including architecture, interior design, graphic design, industrial design, web design, and fine art. These design principles govern appropriate scale and proportion and even the degree of harmony and balance between elements, and are ideal to learn by those who wish to enter the field of interior or architectural design.
Jerry Ben, Associate Professor
Mario Marguiles, Professor
Learn how to create geometric patterns, exploring the repeating lines, shapes and the relation between points, lines, and shapes. Learn how to transform pencil sketches into symmetrical vector line drawing, and the process behind it, as well as a range of tips on coming up with the initial pattern design and specific techniques and shortcuts to create a symmetrical vector design in Adobe Illustrator.
Lenny Larson, Visiting Professor
Vikram Maharaj, Associate Professor
CULTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL INTERVENTION
In this program, you will have the opportunity to learn about 20th and 21st Century architecture and how it relates to technology in multiple forms. Besides the understanding of the organizational basis of society and systems-based paradigms for societal, industrial and governmental organization, you will also be made aware of the relationships between parts of architecture and the cultures that created them.
Millie Brown, Associate Professor
Ken Boisy, Teaching Assistant
ARCHITECTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
This course provides a foundation to the design of the environment from the scale of the object, to the building to the larger territory. You’ll have the opportunity to study urbanism and landscape in the context of the larger influence of the arts and sciences. Through lectures and design exercises, you will also have the chance to establish a reference for understanding the discipline of architecture and environmental design.
Mary Michaels, Professor
Kerry Lee Meentz, Associate Professor
On completion of this course, you will have the skills to use computational techniques in architecture, while understanding and predicting the consequences of your design actions. This will be through computational processes, which you will also use to integrate your predictions into the design process, and carry out self-sufficient research into new methods and processes in this field.
Rory M. Lodge, Associate Professor
Sun Yin Mee, Visiting Professor
Students in this program will learn the essential skills and practices that designers use to create detailed design solutions. You will develop your own ability to identify opportunities for design, meet the needs of users and create & communicate new design solutions. You will also learn how to use this knowledge in application in the real world.
Hannah Bloom, Associate Professor
Debbie Richards, Teaching Assistant
This program is ideal for students who want to research and learn all aspects of the design process from the basis of drawing and imaging to how filmmaking and animation are used in the modern content. During the length of this program, you will have the opportunity to apply critical thinking and theory to practical outcomes.
Keren Marx, Professor
Rochelle Lin-Rodriguez, Associate Professor
ELEMENTS OF SPACE AND SURFACE
This course covers a wide range of space and surface related theory and practice, including how 3D objects occupy positive and negative space, the 2D versus 3D dimensional art and planning spheres and more. During the length of the course and afterwards, you will have all of the skills you need to create works that understand the realms of perspective, planning and how elements fit into their natural and man-made environments.
Kevin Anderson, Associate Professor
Francine Jones, Associate Professor
This course has been specially designed for those who want to acquire specialized knowledge of all the technical skills that are used in filmmaking, such as cinematography, production and more. The aim is to help you become a holistic visual communicator with the skills to understand colors, lighting, placement in the background and foreground, and more. This course offers both a practical and theoretical component.
Shira Ron, Associate Professor
Janet Phelan, Associate Professor
Motion graphics is a comprehensive program that allows you to use graphic design and audiovisuals to create a variety of media. This builds the skills you’ll need to work in a range of creative industries, such as graphic design, advertising, animation, broadcasting, multimedia, games or film.
Jenny Lee, Professor
Min Sung Pan, Teaching Assistant
DIGITAL TOOLS FOR ART
During the length of this course, you will learn how to use software to process and alter existing pictures and for creating and drawing. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in practical and continuous exercises with various work tools, as well as understanding the logical employment of various commands and tools.
Brigitte Manzer, Associate Professor
Hilary Kossman, Teaching Assistant
This field deals with the manner in which messages are visually transmitted and how information goes from the 3D realm to the brain and is translated into emotion. The course will cover the creation of visual stimuli to cause conscious reactions, as well as unconscious reactions to various stimuli. Based on the principles of stimulation, this course is ideal for those who wish to understand the impact of visual stimuli on culture, society and the world.
Herman Robinson, Professor
Sheryl Mclane, Associate Professor
PRINT DESIGN WITH INDESIGN
This program is ideal for anyone who wants to learn this powerful layout and design program. Starting with the basics, this program teaches you how to use Adobe InDesign to create print and digital ready documents that are ready to be published. Geared for those who want to enter the world of print, this course allows for the building of critical thinking skills as well as real world skills.
Susan Parker, Associate Professor
Charlene Michaels, Associate Professor
INTRO TO WEB DESIGN
This comprehensive introduction to building websites gives you everything you need to learn topics such as logical design principles, visual design, usability, accessibility, file management, HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, and commercial web hosts and services. You’ll also have the opportunity to build websites for real clients, in order to understand the important role that client feedback plays.
Stanley Ferreira, Associate Professor
Charlie McGowan, Associate Professor
Learn the art of manipulating visual language to enrich and control its meaning. Typography is rich in rules, conventions, and esoteric terminology, but is at the same time, an exciting space for invention and expression. In this program, we will study, name, and measure the characteristics of letterforms, dive into the historical, cultural, and aesthetic histories of typefaces and discuss conventions and best practices in type.
Allen Ozur, Guest Professor
Kelly-Kay Markman, Associate Professor
A must for all those interested in the fields of graphic design, art, photography and all those involved in the visual arts, this program covers all aspects of color and light perception such as hue, lightness and chroma, brightness and saturation, visual perception of colour, mixing paints, and additive and subtractive colour mixing.
Jayden Ferreira, Associate Professor
Maurice Freund, Professor
HISTORY OF DESIGN
Featuring leading international guest lecturers, this course covers the full range of histories of architecture and interiors, fashion, textiles, furniture, product and industrial design, ceramics, metalwork, glass, prints, drawings, and digital media. A special module is also included to cover modern cultural design and the creative structures of modern design.
Kay Marques da Silva, Professor
Dev Govender, Professor
This course is an introduction to how meaning is constructed and communicated through visual images. You’ll explore visual organization and composition, and develop sensitivity to both representational and abstract form. Through discussion and critique, you’ll have the opportunity to communicate ideas about your projects and to understand work in historical and cultural context.
Ken Lee Park, Associate Professor
Ming Sun Yung, Teaching Assistant
COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN
This course is a way for students to learn visual problem solving and interactivity along with online creativity. It introduces students to various interactive tools along with their design rationales and algorithms, such as enhancements to graphical user interfaces, authoring tools for 2D drawings and 3D animations, and interactive computer-aided design systems. The course features live demonstrations and assignments to provide the insights and skills to design and implement tools to solve common design problems.
Jenna McPherson, Professor
Mario Vitelli, Professor
INTRODUCTION TO 3D PRINTING
This class will uncover the core processes 3D printing and break down the process to make it as simplified as possible. You will be taught the implications of 3D printing for the future of design and manufacturing, and be prepared for in those fields. Along with practical 3D printing experience, you will be taught how to use a critical eye to understand the technology’s advantages and limitations.
Ken Planchett, Associate Professor
Anne-Marie McPhee, Teaching Assistant
In this course, students will be given the opportunity to learn three-dimensional composition of modules, basic form and volume principles, and form-based (three-dimensional) operational and ordering strategies. A big focus is the relationships between form and space with basic ingredients such as planes, surfaces, masses, and volumes. You will have the opportunity to produce physical and digital working models of your module studies as well as generating plan and section drawing types.
Betty Goldberg, Associate Professor
Mahindra Patel, Professor
ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIES
This program draws on the analytical and practical modes of inquiry, recognizing the increasing importance of design in the 21st century. You’ll have the opportunity to acquire a critical understanding of design and its complex intersections with the present and future, along with the skills to consider design as a cross-disciplinary endeavor. You’ll also be taught the value of social change through design.
June Vanessa Suarez, Professor
Roxy Manson, Associate Professor
DIGITAL IMAGING WITH PHOTOSHOP
This course teaches you how to use Photoshop software through immediate practical engagement. You will learn efficient, productive and professional digital imaging along with the skills you need to research, analyse and critique visual art and design mediums, and apply theoretical insights to the development of your own personal creative goals. Through the length of the course, you will participate in discourse, creative experimentation and have the chance to engage with a global community of creative practice.
Matthew Hudgens, Professor
Karen Young, Teaching Assistant