The Boston Architectural College (BAC ) is proud to announce our new partnership and collaboration with the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA). The BAC offers online professional development courses that can be applied toward the ICAA's Certificate in Classical Architecture.
Students in the certificate program will complete an 8 day intensive in NYC at the ICAA national office; intensives are offered in summer and winter. There, students learn the principles of classical design (both the technical and artistic dimensions) along with drafting and drawing skills. Both are important for practicing in the classical tradition.
The BAC is providing a variety of non-credit, elective courses that complement and complete the requirements for the ICAA certificate. Courses offered in Spring 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
- Schedule: March 24-May 4, 2014
- 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: Domiane Forte
- Fee: $300
- Duration: 6 Weeks
- Schedule: March 31-May 10, 2014
- Credits: ICAA Credits 12.0; AUA LUs 12
- PDV4004 1ZC: The Theory of Proportion
This class provides an overview of the concept of proportion as a design tool in traditional architecture. Topics include: the concept of Pythagorean and Platonic numerical philosophy, the relation of number to beauty, the derivation of the ancient musical octave, a discussion of the Golden Section, and the connection of these ideas to the numerical-geometrical canons of classical architecture. This study of proportion will be introduced via online lectures, reading assignments and topic discussion boards.
- Instructor: Steve Bass
- Fee: $150
- Duration: 3 Weeks
- Schedule: April 28-May 17. 2014
- Credits: ICAA Credits 6.0; AIA LUs 6
While these courses are designed for ICAA members who are pursuing the ICAA Certificate in Classical Architecture, all members of the design community are welcome! AIA credits will be available.