Experience Art, Music and Theater in Boston

Creativity and artistic expression abound in Beantown!

MAY 30 - JUNE 30, 2017

This five-week, 3-credit course aims to deepen students’ appreciation for art by exposing them to an array of art forms in Boston’s vibrant cultural arts scene. Through a combination of in-person meetings and online activities, students will be introduced to principles of art and design, to the creative process, and to the philosophy of art. And with Boston as a “classroom”, co-curricular activities to exhibited art as well as to live performances and events will expose students to artworks from a range of periods, past to contemporary, and a range of forms, including visual art, theater, film, music, and more.

During the program, students will practice attention and reflection, hallmarks of Jesuit education, to explore art’s capacity to stir, fascinate, and broaden us. The course will immerse students in art and provide them both with the opportunity to increase their self-knowledge and empathy through aesthetic experiences and with the theoretical framework and disciplinary vocabulary to engage with art on a whole new level.

Course Number:  ADFA 220001

Course runs from May 30 - June 30 with components online

To register, please visit the Summer Session Page.

For more information on the course content and activities, please contact faculty lead Dustin Lee Rutledge at dustin.rutledge@bc.edu

Program Costs:

Tuition is $2412 and students should budget approximately $200 to cover the cost of entrance fees.

Tuition is 1/2 price if taken as a non-credit course.

This course may fulfill a Woods College elective requirment. Contact your advisor for details.

This course may also be taken for no credit.

Detailed Schedule:

Tues. 5/30: Course website opens

Fri. 6/2: VISUAL ART 

  • Online activity due before event/performance
  • SoWA First Fridays | Visit (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Sun. 6/4: THEATER

  • Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (Boston) | Ripcord staged by the Huntington Theatre Co. (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Tues. 6/6: Class (6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.)

Wed. 6/7: VISUAL ART

Fri. 6/9: FILM

  • Online activity due before event/performance
  • Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline) | Obit  (showtime TDB)

Sun. 6/11: DANCE

  • The Dance Complex (Central Sq., Cambridge)| aMaSSit Showcase (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) 

Tues. 6/13: Class (6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.)

Wed. 6/14 | MUSIC

Fri. 6/16: MUSIC

  •  Online activity due before event/performance
  • Symphony Hall (Boston) | Sondheim on Sondheim (7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

Sun. 6/18 | VISUAL ART      

Tues. 6/20: Class (6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.)

Tues. 6/27: Final Exam (6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.)

Fri. 6/30: Project due