VRTS104C: Three-Dimensional Design

Credits 3 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 3 Lecture Hours 2
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Introduces the technical and conceptual elements for the organization and development of 3-D structures. Beginning projects will address the basic elements needed to explore a variety of approaches relating to form and space, then move to more complex issues involving the relationships between form and function.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the design process by creating unique solutions to complex 3D design problems.
  • Recognize and apply 3D design principles.
  • Understand materials and construction techniques and how to use tools correctly and safely.
  • Understand the plastic properties of clay and plaster including how to mix plaster correctly, make molds, and use positive casting techniques, direct carving, and additive and subtractive modeling techniques.
  • Understand cross sectional analysis of organic and mathematical forms, the enlargement process, slice form pop up kinetic design, and planal analysis of complex organic forms.