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 Course Title:   Three Dimensional Design

 Title Abbreviation:   3D Design

 Department:    ART

 Course #:    112

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

An intermediate studio course continuing the study of the fundamental elements of visual communication in three dimensional space. Emphasis will be placed on form, plane, shape, mass and texture through both additive and subtractive processes.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Required for certificate, Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
UW 123
WSU 102

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the development of three dimensional form in the visual arts.
  2. Apply the principles and elements of design including form, plane, mass, space and texture to a three dimensional format.
  3. Create three dimentional works through the processes of modeling, carving and fabrication.
  4. Critically analyze their work using the vocabulary of the discipline.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

Course Contents

  1. Using research, lecture and/or seminars students will learn about the development of three dimensional design.
  2. Using lectures and/or seminars, groupwork and studio projects, students will learn to apply the principles and elements of design to a three dimensional format.
  3. Using studio projects that focus on the processes of modeling, carving and fabrication, students will demontrate their skills creating design in a three dimensional format.
  4. Using notebooks, self assessments and formal critique sessions, students will demonstrate their ability to analyze their work using the language of the discipline.