The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston fall 2010 continuing education has released its coursework schedule which includes film and animation programs. Though primarily known for its studio art classes and programs, the SMFA also offers other classes related to more modern visual arts.
Mondays, an Introduction to Filmmaking class will be taught by Gregory Mahoney and will include lessons on basic shooting and editing techniques from a beginner’s perspective. Students will use primarily Super-8mm film for their projects.
On Thursdays, a Stop Motion Animation class will be taught by Joseph Kolbe, and will focus on puppet and object animation, and will include discussions and exercises on set-building and lighting them to scale.
Both of these classes are 2 credit courses, which can be applied towards and SMFA BA degree. All students enrolled in continuing education classes are eligible to submit work to juried exhibitions that are held throughout the year at the school. A fall open house will be held on November 12, from 1-3PM, where students may talk to faculty and staff regarding their work and path of study, and receive feedback on their work during a portfolio review.