ART HISTORY AND THEORY
*ART150 Art History: Cave Art to Medieval (4)
Surveys development of art from cave painting through early Renaissance. Includes Western painting, sculpture and architecture as well as parallel non-Western developments.
*ART151 Art History: Renaissance to Modern (4)
Continues overview of developments in Western painting, sculpture, architecture and craft from Early Renaissance to 20th century as well as parallel non-Western developments.
*ART152 American Art History as Cultural Encounter (4)
Investigates conversation between many cultures and styles that have taken American art from its emergence in the Americas about five thousand years ago, to its position in the European art world during colonial and post-colonial times, to final recognition of America as a modern global art leader. (Offered online May–Summer term only.)
ART345 Liturgy and Image: Art for Worship (4)
Explores unique function of liturgical art, examining ways art has been used in the church in the past and considering contemporary examples. Students work collaboratively with local church congregation or with A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel to create art for use in worship that expresses the life of the community. Prerequisite: ART102 or 110, major or permission of instructor. Lab fee. (Alternate years.)
ART402 Art and Vocation (4)
Prepares seniors for spring thesis or internship and explores theoretical components of vocation as it relates to calling, talent and career. Practical components of entering the job market (resume writing, networking, resources, occupational options) are discussed. Prerequisite: senior art major or permission of instructor.
ART410 Modern Art Seminar (4)
Introduces major trends, theories and move-ments in 20th-century art (Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Minimalism, etc.); Modernism and Postmodernism discussed within Western contexts while addressing non-Western influences. Open to nonmajors.
DRAWING / PRINTMAKING
ART102 Drawing I (4)
Emphasizes observational drawing, employing variety of drawing materials, methods and subjects. Technical and expressive approaches employing Western and non-Western traditions explored as means to cultivate perceptual ability and conceptual thinking. Foundational drawing skills developed through study and effective use of line, value, mass, composition and spatial organization. Prerequisite: major or permission of instructor or departmental chair. Spring semester section open to nonmajors. Lab fee.
ART202 Life Drawing (4)
Drawing from human figure; studies in anatomy; continuous use of live model; daily exercises and long-range projects. Prerequisite: major, ART102 or permission of instructor. Model fee.
ART215 Introduction to Printmaking (4)
Explores printmaking media; brief lectures/demonstrations and guidance on individual projects. Techniques include linoleum prints, woodcuts, monotypes, drypoint and engraving. Students explore process of developing individual thematic approach. Prerequisite: ART102 or 110, major or permission of instructor. Lab fee.
ART315 Intaglio Printmaking (4)
Introduces range of intaglio techniques including hard and soft ground etching, drypoint and aquatint. Students explore process of developing individual thematic approach. Prerequisite: ART102 or 110, major or permission of instructor. ART215 not a prerequisite. Lab fee.
ART401 Experimental Drawing: Abstraction (4)
Advanced-level drawing class extending beyond traditional boundaries to explore two-dimensional surface through use of metaphoric visual language. Variety of papers, pigments, drawing tools (traditional and contemporary) and adhesives used. Larger scale works encouraged. Prerequisite: ART102 and ART202 or permission of instructor. Lab fee.
DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY
ART110 Design I: Principles of Design (4)
Foundational study of essential principles of design. Students explore compositional elements of picture plane: balance, emphasis and focal point. Begins with tonal studies in black, white and gray, then continues with intensive study of principles in color: hue, value, temperature and intensity. Prerequisite: major or permission of instructor. Lab fee.
ART270 Design II: Process and Application (4)
Explores elements of design in more detailed way through study of both Western and non-Western design. Students create visual identity, employ typography and explore relationship between typographic elements and image. Computer-based class primarily using Adobe Illustrator. Prerequisite: ART110, major or permission of instructor. Lab fee.
ART370 Design III: Studio Practicum (4)
Students engage a "live" client and work through extended project spanning length of class. By working within set framework/time line students create work, interact with clients, and potentially see production of work through to print/posting. Course relies heavily on class critique and study of history of design. Computer-based class using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and/or InDesign software. Prerequisite: ART270, major or permission of instructor. Lab fee. (Alternate years.)
ART470 Design IV: Design For Web and Screen (4)
Applies design principles and experiences in ART270 to web and screen environments. Explores design nuances and best practices for screen application of graphic design, planning and story boarding. Assignments touch on website and application design for both desktop (monitor and laptops) and mobile (tablet and phone) devices. Computer-based using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Prerequisite: ART270, major or permission of instructor. Lab fee. (Alternate years.)
ART220 Photography I: Darkroom (4)
Introduces fundamentals of cameras, lighting, composition, basics of processing and printing black and white film, and use of photography as medium of communication and artistic expression. Prerequisite: major or permission of instructor. Lab fee.
ART320 Photography II: Digital (4)
Continues ART220. Emphasizes development of personal photography portfolio; explores landscape, portrait and experimental/digital techniques. Prerequisite: major or permission of instructor. Lab fee.
ART210 Introduction to Painting (4)
Introduces oil painting methods and materials. Projects include still life, self-portrait, compositional studies, Introductory figure painting. Prerequisites: major, ART102 and/or permission of instructor. Lab fee.
ART310 Figure Painting (4)
Perceptually based course with emphasis on human form. Building on principles from Painting I, class focuses on color and directed light to create space and form using live model, both nude and clothed. Prerequisite: major, ART210 or permission of instructor. Model fee.
ART430 Advanced Painting (4)
For upper-level art majors with concentration in painting. Explores and extends personal visual language and promotes greater sophistication of painting technique and theory. May be taken in conjunction with ART400 Senior Thesis. Prerequisites: ART210, 310 and/or permission of instructor. Lab fee.
ART440 Painting: The Figure in Context (4)
Pre-thesis studio painting course exploring use of human figure in narrative, social commentary, religious iconography and other contexts. Prerequisites: senior standing, or junior standing with permission of instructor. Model fee.
ART225 Clay Sculpture (4)
Hands-on course to develop skills in three-dimensional thinking and gain working knowledge of sculptural properties of clay. Both additive and subtractive processes of construction used. Conceptual focus on mass, volume, concavity, convexity and overall interaction of form in space, along with proportion, detail and surface texture. Works completed using a combination of various techniques including firing, painting and glazing. Prerequisite: major or permission of instructor or department chair. Lab fee.
ART325 Stone Sculpture: Carving (4)
Introduces methods of carving stone "in the round" and in relief. Subtractive methods of carving employed while incorporating elements of sculptural form, including mass/space relationships, volume, surface planes, transitional forms and textural variety. Students use traditional and power tools with varieties of alabaster and limestone. Representational and nonrepresentational imagery from both Western and non-Western traditions encouraged. Prerequisite: major or permission of instructor. Lab fee.
ART435 Figurative Sculpture (4)
Focuses on working directly from model in clay with intent to cast a work within the semester. Procedures dealing with proportion, making molds (rubber molds, waste molds) and expression covered. Prerequisite: ART225 or permission of instructor. Lab fee.
ART445 Advanced Sculpture: Wood and Marble (4)
Greater sophistication of sculptural thinking and scale incorporated with advanced carving methods and tools. Both traditional tools and power tools such as pneumatic hammers, die grinders and chain saws employed with emphasis on craftsmanship and safety. Works carved in varieties of wood and marble while exploring wide range of imagery and conceptual approaches. Prerequisite: major, ART225 or permission of instructor. Lab fee. (Alternate years.)
*FNA112 Arts in Concert (4)
Studies representative works from visual, theatrical and musical arts; important works from all major periods and genres; role of arts in culture; basic principles of artistic expression and response.
*BUS215 Arts in the City (4)
Explores role of arts in urban culture and basic principles of aesthetic creativity and critique, with special attention to use of Christian paradigms to interpret and create art. Surveys artistic expression and response within metropolitan context, ranging from downtown cultural centers to diverse ethnic neighborhoods. Attention to content, craft and style of multicultural religious and secular urban artistic expression. Includes field trips to venues throughout City of Boston. Meets every other Saturday.
*ORV214 Cultural History of the Renaissance (4)
ORV310 Painting Studio at Orvieto (4)
ORV325 Stone Carving in Italy (4)
ORV370, 371, 372 Special Topics: Studio Art (4)
ORV382, 384, 386 Special Topics in Art History and Theory (4)
ART350 Anatomy for the Artist (4)
Intensive study of structure and proportion of human figure, skeletal and muscular systems and their operation, to better equip students for figurative works; memorization and drawing of each part and its relationship to the figure as a whole. Prerequisite: major, ART102 or permission of instructor. Lab fee.
ART367 Illustration (4)
Illustration is visual art created in dialog with the written word. Students work with self-selected texts and create imagery using variety of media (gold-leaf, printmaking and painting techniques) and approaches (abstraction, collage, figurative imagery). Projects may also include service projects for the community. Prerequisite: ART202. Lab fee. (Alternate years.)
ART371 Selected Topics (4)
Examines areas of visual art not regularly taught. Emphasizes developing advanced studio disciplines and preparing individualized portfolio. Students may enroll more than once if topic is different. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Lab fee.
ART381 Independent Study (2 or 4)
Students coordinate unique or advanced independent projects with a faculty member and work throughout the semester toward a final project or exhibition. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
ART400 Senior Thesis (4)
Senior majors who select this option choose a specific medium and with a faculty mentor's guidance develop a body of work and a personal artistic direction culminating in a gallery exhibit their final semester. Prerequisite: senior art major, ART402, or permission of instructor. Lab fee.
ART425 Art Internship (2-6)
Combines academic study and on-the-job work experience. Must be prearranged and approved by instructor and registrar, and by department chair for Design Concentration. Prerequisite: minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA.