ALL COURSES
COURSE NAME
PROGRAM
SEMESTER OFFERED
LECTURER
VISUAL EDITING

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.

SPRING SEMESTER

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.

WINTER SEMESTER

Jeremy Birnbaum, Professor

Jose Rodriguez, Associate Professor

PATTERN DRAWING

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.

SUMMER SEMESTER

L Oscar Mendez, Guest Professor

Maria Marques da Silva, Professor

SCREENWRITING

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.

FALL SEMESTER

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.

SPRING SEMESTER

Mary Beth Bellevue, Associate Professor

Anatoli Economides, Associate Professor

FASHION HISTORY

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.

WINTER SEMESTER

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.

FALL SEMESTER

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.

SUMMER SEMESTER

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.

SPRING SEMESTER

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.

WINTER SEMESTER

Jerry Ben, Associate Professor

Mario Marguiles, Professor

GEOMETRIC DRAWING

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.

FALL SEMESTER

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.

SUMMER SEMESTER

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.

SPRING SEMESTER

Mary Michaels, Professor

Kerry Lee Meentz, Associate Professor

ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTATION

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.

WINTER SEMESTER

Rory M. Lodge, Associate Professor

Sun Yin Mee, Visiting Professor

DESIGN ESSENTIALS

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.

SUMMER SEMESTER

Hannah Bloom, Associate Professor

Debbie Richards, Teaching Assistant

DESIGN METHODOLOGY

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.

SPRING SEMESTER

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.

FALL SEMESTER

Kevin Anderson, Associate Professor

Francine Jones, Associate Professor

FILMMAKING

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.

FALL SEMESTER

Shira Ron, Associate Professor

Janet Phelan, Associate Professor

MOTION DESIGN

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.

WINTER SEMESTER

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.

SPRING SEMESTER

Brigitte Manzer, Associate Professor

Hilary Kossman, Teaching Assistant

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

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.

SUMMER SEMESTER

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.

WINTER SEMESTER

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.

FALL SEMESTER

Stanley Ferreira, Associate Professor

Charlie McGowan, Associate Professor

TYPOGRAPHY

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.

SUMMER SEMESTER

Allen Ozur, Guest Professor

Kelly-Kay Markman, Associate Professor

COLOR THEORY

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.

FALL SEMESTER

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.

WINTER SEMESTER

Kay Marques da Silva, Professor

Dev Govender, Professor

DRAWING/IMAGING

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.

SPRING SEMESTER

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.

SUMMER SEMESTER

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.

FALL SEMESTER

Ken Planchett, Associate Professor

Anne-Marie McPhee, Teaching Assistant

DIGITAL MODELING

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.

WINTER SEMESTER

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.

SPRING SEMESTER

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.

SUMMER SEMESTER

Matthew Hudgens, Professor

Karen Young, Teaching Assistant