ALERT

For the Spring of 2021, the BAC is at Risk Level 2. Stay tuned to the latest updates on the COVID-19 policies and resources for the BAC community.

Skip to Header Skip to main content Skip to footer

Continuing Education Courses

Through the Continuing Education program, you can enroll in individual or multiple courses in digital design, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies as either a non-degree or certificate student.

How to Register for Courses

Register online via Self-Service, our online registration portal. New students should create an account within the portal. All returning students should have login information. Questions regarding login credentials may be directed to the BAC's Help Desk at help@the-bac.edu or 617.585.0191. 

Self-Service Guides:

Register by completing and returning the CE Course Registration Form. This form can be submitted via email to ce@the-bac.edu or in-person at the Student Services Suite (basement level accessed by elevator only) at 951 Boylston Street, Boston.

Find Current Courses

For the most up-to-date information and course availability, search the online catalog on Self-Service.

DME2022 - Photoshop: Digital Imaging and Editing I

This course is an introduction to digital image editing using Adobe PhotoShop. Discussions will begin with basic techniques such as using the toolbox, making and saving selections, photo retouching, applying color, adding text, and using layers. Students will then move into layers, masks, copying and pasting, and digital montages. Exercises in class will be complemented by group discussions of completed assignments. [1.5 Credits]

Section

Dates

Format

Day

Time

Tuition

AC

June 7 - July 31 

Online

Monday

7:15–10:15pm EST

$960

DME2032 - Autodesk Revit: 2D and 3D Representation

The Autodesk(r) Revit(r) parametric building modeler is a powerful building design and documentation system for architects, design-build teams, and other building industry professionals. In a parametric building model, every drawing sheet, every 2D and 3D view, and every schedule is a direct representation of information from the same underlying building database. Autodesk Revit offers substantial productivity, quality, and business benefits to designers seeking to improve how they use information technology to do their work. [3 Credits]

*ASYC means that this class will not have scheduled meeting times.

Section

Dates

Format

Day

Time

Tuition

1ZC

June 7 - July 31

Online

ASYC*

--

$1,920

DME2034 - Rhino 1: 3D Design CBE*

*This class is taught in the self-paced, CBE (competency-based format). Email ce@the-bac.edu for more information.

Rhino is among the most influential software to emerge in the community of academic and professional architectural practice. Due to its efficiency and economy of performance, it is currently in use by numerous design firms small and large. With roots in marine engineering, the target output is digital model construction. The relative strength of Rhino lies in its close command-line relationship with the AutoCAD interface widely in use in the architectural and design industry. This allows the flattened world of two-dimensional construction drawings to be realized in three-dimensional form. Utilizing a minimal number of guide poly-lines, students will construct digital models that range from relatively simple to complex. The mathematical concepts of lofting, sweeping, cutting, splitting, and Boolean operations will be addressed as well as methods of curve construction such as slicing, sectioning, and continuous contours.   [1.5 Credits]

*ASYC means that this class will not have scheduled meeting times.

Section

Dates

Format

Day

Time

Tuition

1ZC

June 7 - July 31

Online

ASYC*

--

$960

DME2042 - AutoCAD 1: 2D Drafting CBE*

*This class is taught in the self-paced, CBE (competency-based education) format. Email ce@the-bac.edu for more information.

This course in computer-aided drafting introduces the basic concepts and operation of AutoCAD, emphasizing two-dimensional computer-aided drafting concepts, conventions and documentation production. The course provides hands-on instruction in AutoCAD. 
Students will have to complete weekly assignments, which will require approximately three hours of work to be completed outside of class, plus short readings. The course instruction and learning resources will be presented in Windows only. Students may elect to use either Mac or Windows versions of the software to complete course work. [1.5 Credits]

**ASYC means that this class will not have scheduled meeting times.

Section

Dates

Format

Day

Time

Tuition

1ZC

June 7 - July 31

Online

ASYC*

--

$960

DME2063 - Autodesk Revit I: Building Information Modeling CBE*

*Course is taught in self-paced, CBE (competency-based education) format. Email ce@the-bac.edu for more information.

This course will offer an introduction to creating and managing a BIM (Building Information Model) using Autodesk Revit. It will also facilitate in the greater understanding of Building Information Modeling as it pertains to the industry as a whole. Using Revit as a tool, the course will teach the fundamentals needed to effectively produce and manage a "working" BIM, in terms of design and constructability. The course will also teach some finer points of the program and how they can be used to develop the BIM further. Please note: Revit requires the Windows Operating System to run; students will need to have access to Windows in order to use Revit. [1.5 Credits]

**ASYC means that this class will not have scheduled meeting times.

Section

Dates

Format

Day

Time

Tuition

1ZC

June 7 - July 31

Online

ASYC*

--

$960

ART2003 - Freehand Drawing

This course uses exercises in still life and figure drawing to expose students to various ways of seeing and of engaging the world through visual representation. Students learn to draw form, objects, and human bodies in their surroundings. Explorations include positive and negative space, edges and contours, and the effects of light and shadow. Students are expected to maintain and develop a sketchbook by drawing from observation at least once a day. Media used might include pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and pastels. [3 Credits]

Section

Dates

Format

Day

Time

Tuition

AC

June 7 - July 31

Online

Mon/Weds

7:15-10:15pm EST 

$1,920

DME2009 - On-Site Photography

This course is intended for designers and other interested individuals to learn, explore and understand the uses, issues and problems of photography in the field. Students will explore photography as a means of documenting and explaining the built environment. Projects may include photographing historic buildings with public and private, interior and exterior spaces. Special techniques such as panoramas and time-lapse photography could be explored for conveying space, flow, and time. Some class meetings will involve field trips and local travel will be necessary to complete photography assignments. [1.5 Credits]

Section

Dates

Format

Day

Time

Tuition

AC

June 7 - July 31

Online

Monday

4-7 pm EST 

$960

TSM2007 - Materials and Methods

In this introductory course students develop an understanding of basic construction materials and assemblies, including foundations, walls, roofs, doors and windows, water protection, and finishes. Through a series of drafting exercises coordinated with the technical matter being presented, students will learn the basics of hard-line technical drawing. Selecting and detailing interior finish materials, including flooring, wallcoverings, ceilings and textiles will be explored. The objective is to enable a student to design more effectively through the understanding of material technology and the process of construction of interior space. [3 Credits]

*ASYC means that this class will not have scheduled meeting times.

Section

Dates

Format

Day/Time

Tuition

AC

June 7 - July 31

Online

ASYC*

$1,920

TSM2015 - Interiors Lighting

Interiors Lighting presents the principles and methods of designing for natural and artificial lighting as an integral component of the built environment. In its interaction with color, materials, textures, space and form, light plays an essential role in shaping experience. Topics covered include: perception, the design process, light sources, fixture selection, color, documentation, codes, calculations, controls, and day lighting. [3 Credits]

Section

Dates

Format

Day

Time

Tuition

AC

June 7 - July 31

Online

Tues/Thurs

4-7PM EST

$1,920

TSM2016 - Color Theory for Interiors

Color Theory for Interiors introduces the student to principles, theories and systems for the application of color in the built environment. This course is concerned with understanding the interaction of color with materials, texture, light, and form. It includes an exploration of the physical and perceptual nature of color and the physiological, psychological and emotional impact of color. Color will be considered as an essential element of the design process, and as an effective communication tool in design ideation and presentations. Two and three dimensional exercises and projects will demonstrate the various aspects of color theory and application. [3 Credits]

Section

Dates

Format

Day

Time

Tuition

AC

June 7 - July 31

Online

Mon/Weds

4-7PM EST

$1,920

INT1001 - Interiors Studio 1*

*Open to Interior Design Certificate Students. Email ce@the-bac.edu for registration information.

Interiors Studio 1 is the first project-based studio designing environments for the experience of the inhabitants of interior space. Course participants will frame a series of interiors problems in the process language of definition, goals, objectives and performance criteria, enabling the application of creative methods for problem solving. Examples of problem-framing and process tools from practice will be introduced. The elements and principles of design will be explored in terms of the materials, volumes and systems specific to interior space. [3 Credits]

Section

Dates

Format

Day

Time

Tuition

AC

June 7 - July 31

Online

Tues/Thurs

4-7PM EST

$1,920

HTC2018 - Case Studies in Interiors and Furniture

This seminar course uses readings and projects to explore the emergence of interior design as a distinct form of professional practice. Starting from the gradual separation of interior and furniture design from architectural practice in the mid-nineteenth century, students will research the evolution of the discipline in relation to social and technological concerns such as sustainability, globalization, and the profession's emphasis on human factors. Theories and projects that have defined the scope and methods of interior design, particularly since the early 20th century, will be examined in context. [3 Credits]

*ASYC means that this class will not have scheduled meeting times.

Section

Dates

Format

Day/Time

Tuition

1ZC

June 7 - July 31

Online

ASYC*

$1,920

SUS2007 - Sustainable Design As a Way of Thinking

This course traces the history of the sustainable design movement then introduces its primary tenets using the LEED Rating System as the organizing structure. Readings in the course are drawn largely from Environmental Building News. Online discussions are designed to acquaint the students with the language, philosophy, and principles of sustainable design. This course examines the underlying principles of sustainability and design. The class focuses on environmental sustainability and thought processes that can help professionals design a more sustainable world. Major aspects of environmental building that will be addressed include energy efficiency, building materials, indoor environmental quality and land use. Ways of evaluating the sustainability of the built environment are discussed including the LEED™ rating system. [1.5 Credits]

*ASYC means that this class will not have scheduled meeting times.

Section

Dates

Format

Day/Time

Tuition

1ZC

June 7 - July 31

Online

ASYC*

$960

SUS2018 - The Zero-Energy Home: What, How and If

As fuel prices and global energy security fluctuate, strategies for designing zero energy homes need to be investigated. A Zero Energy Home is currently a goal and ever present in the media, but not yet accomplished at the level of our technical potential. We will explore the various definitions of Zero Energy and understand the implications of the term within several contexts: bioregional, local, and site constrained. The various energy loads being counted towards the absolute of Zero will be explained, as well as the design opportunities to reduce them.  The occupant's behavior and habits in the home are critical to the successful energy outcome, and feedback opportunities and data from case studies will be presented and examined. Metrics of consumption, peak load, and annual use will be presented and compared. The principles of orientation, thermal envelope, renewable energy systems that produce (positive), as well as mechanical, electrical and ventilation systems that consume (negative) will be explained and investigated for both case studies and theoretical projects for exploration. [1.5 Credits]

*ASYC means that this class will not have scheduled meeting times.

Section

Dates

Format

Day/Time

Tuition

1ZC

June 7 - July 31

Online

ASYC*

$960

SUS2032 - Lighting Design for Sustainability and Health

This course will examine the techniques and benefits of daylighting in terms of occupants' well being and productivity, potential improvements in energy efficiency, and its effects on building form. For daylighting, the relative advantages and disadvantages of toplighting versus sidelighting and the best approaches to the design of both will be covered. The course will also examine the latest approaches to the design of efficient electric lighting both inside and outside of buildings. The plusses and minuses of different kinds of lamps and fixtures along with issues of efficiency, light quality, longevity and disposal will be considered. [1.5 Credits]

*ASYC means that this class will not have scheduled meeting times.

Section

Dates

Format

Day/Time

Tuition

1ZC

June 7 - July 31

Online

ASYC*

$960

Important Dates

April 5–June 11, 2021
Summer 2020 Registration for all CE students 

June 7–July 31, 2021
Summer 2021 Semester

Need Assistance?

617.585.0135