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ART403: Advanced Projects in 3-D Design

This course offers the opportunity to further investigate 3-D studio projects in industrial and apparel design, 3-D printing, product prototypes, and sculptural models, and then integrates these te

This course offers the opportunity to further investigate 3-D studio projects in industrial and apparel design, 3-D printing, product prototypes, and sculptural models, and then integrates these technologies and processes into a dynamic studio practice. Students pursue a self-directed intensive that explores a specific theme or topic, thoughtfully informed by in-depth critiques, professional explorations and functional design forms, and culminating in a final pop-up exhibit. In addition to the 3-D studio, through collaboration in the Academy design lab, students have the unique opportunity to design and print objects using cutting-edge technologies including 3-D printers, power tools, and laser cutters. Throughout the term, a strong emphasis is placed on process and personal vision, and students serve as peer critics, working side-by-side as part of a dynamic design team. The relationship between form and function and the visualization of concepts are fundamental. Process sketches, preliminary models and patterns, notebooks, aesthetic emphasis, creativity, and independent goal setting are vital to the strength of the final products. Students learn entrepreneurial skills and teamwork in an energetic, rigorous studio atmosphere.