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Classical Architecture




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    Fall 2014 registration is now open! You can explore courses here

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    The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is proud to announce our new partnership and collaboration with the  Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA), with the introduction of a series of workshops that will be of interest to the general public, working professionals and students alike.

    A variety of online, non-credit, professional development workshops and seminars will provide continuing education students with a working knowledge of architectural classicism as a practical discipline. Participants will learn how to identify the elements of the classical vocabulary and to draw, render, and design with them to form an understanding of the basic theoretical tenets on which the classical tradition is founded.

    All seminars are taught by experts in their field. They are "asynchronous", allowing students from across all time zones to participate as their schedules permit, with online class discussions and completion of coursework.

    Courses offered in Fall 2014 are as follows:

    • PDV4001 1ZC: Introduction to Classical Architecture 
      This course introduces students to the 2,500 year old Western Classical Architecture tradition: its sources in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and development through Medieval, Renaissance and Enlightenment periods. The vocabulary of classical architectural elements, forms and composition will be introduced via online lectures, reading assignments and topic discussion boards.
      • Instructor: Erik Evens
      • Fee: $300
      • Duration: 6 Weeks
      • Credits: ICAA Credits 12.0; AIA LUs 12
    • PDV4003 1ZC: Understanding the Classical Orders/Classical Moldings
      This course provides an introduction to the five classical orders: the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite types. The course explores their development in classical Greece and Rome, and as the primary compositional elements of classical architecture throughout subsequent centuries. The course also provides an overview of the geometry and terminology of classical moldings, the smallest classical parts, from which all of the more complex classical elements and forms are composed. This exploration of the orders and moldings will be provided via online lectures, reading assignments and topic discussion boards.
      • Instructor: Michael Mesko
      • Fee: $300
      • Duration: 6 Weeks
      • Credits: ICAA Credits 12.0; AUA LUs 12
    • Geometry for the Practitioner
      This accessible course is intended for both practitioners and students of architecture, design, and the fine arts. The course covers the basics of geometry, and is designed to enhance both hand drafting and digital design skills, as well as field sketching. With an emphasis on traditional design and proportioning systems, this class provides an essential foundation.
      • Instructor: Domiane Forte
      • Fee: $300
      • Duration: 6 Weeks
      • Credits: ICAA Credits 12.0; AIA LUs 12
    This coursework also provides elective credits for the ICAA's Certificate in Classical Architecture. Please contact the ICAA directly [insert a link for the ICAA] for information regarding their certificate program of study.