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ART203: 3D Design: Tech + Form + Fashion

This course offers innovative studio projects in 3-D design, architecture, industrial design, fashion and apparel.

This course offers innovative studio projects in 3-D design, architecture, industrial design, fashion and apparel. The relationship between form and function, the visualization of concepts, process sketches, preliminary models and patterns, and product prototyping are fundamental aspects of each studio project. Students learn three-dimensional rendering and building techniques and construct functional artworks using a variety of tools and materials including industrial sewing machines, hand-building tools, cardboard, fabric, wire, metal, found objects, plastic and wood. Collaboration in the Academy's design lab offers students the unique opportunity to design and print objects using cutting-edge technologies including 3-D printers, power tools and laser cutters. Process, creativity and growth are emphasized throughout the term. Projects include shoe modeling, architectural 3-D font design, and bag and apparel design. The term concludes with a final critique of student work and process sketchbooks. The rich variety of materials and creative, challenging projects offered in this course give students the opportunity to create unique and thoughtfully designed art objects. In lieu of textbooks, there is a materials fee of $180.