" This is an intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directorial concept. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in basic costume construction, including drafting and draping, provide tools for students to produce final projects."
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" This course will guide graduate students through the process of using rapid prototyping and CAD/CAM devices in a studio environment. The class has a theoretical focus on machine use within the process of design. Each student is expected to have completed one graduate level of design computing with a full understanding of solid modeling in CAD. Students are also expected to have completed at least one graduate design studio."
Engineering Design provides learning opportunities for students interested in preparing for careers in the design and production of visual communications. Students plan, prepare, and interpret drawings and models through traditional drafting or computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) techniques.
Prologue: All too often current “CAD” text books concentrate too much on the software and not enough on the basic fundamental principles that are required to create a working industrial drawing. More and more college freshman enter the post-secondary arena knowing one or more cad software packages. A skilled instructor can rapidly get a group of students up to speed on whatever software package that is being used at that institution. However, over the last 25 years it has been my experience that many students only know the software…and not what to do with it. Now, this is not the fault of the technology education teachers in the secondary school system. They are most likely trained with a Charles Prosser philosophy that students leave high school with a set of skills grounded in meeting the needs of industry. However, since very few technology education teachers have actually spent any time in industry as a draftsman, designers, or engineers…the product they produce only knows “some” of what is required to be successful in the post-secondary arena. Make no mistake, this is not something done intentionally…it is simply the way “the American Education System” works. This document and the material contained within is being created to assist in both secondary and post-secondary educators who lack either the educational component of how to facilitate the required material…or more importantly, what that required material is.
This course introduces computer-aided design (CAD) software. Students develop an understanding of the commands needed to produce a two-dimensional drawing. Topics include drawing setup, geometry creating, editing functions, layer techniques, dimensioning, model and paper space, title block creation, and plotting a completed drawing. Other related topics include multi-view drawings, selection and arrangement of orthographic views, section and auxiliary views, and isometric and oblique drawings. Students gain proficiency in the operation of a PC-based CAD system and a functional understanding of basic computer-aided drafting techniques.
"This class will be constructed as a lecture-discussion, the purpose being to engage important theoretical issues while simultaneously studying their continuing historical significance. To enhance discussion, three debates will be held in class. Each student will be required to participate in one of these debates. Each student will also be required to write three short papers. Class participation is essential and will be factored into the final grade.The course will portray the history of theory neither as the history of architectural theory exclusively, nor as a series of prepackaged static pronouncements, but as part of a broader set of issues with an active history that must be continually probed and queried. The sequence of topics will not be absolutely predetermined, but some of the primary issues that will be addressed are: pedagogy, professionalism, nature, modernity and the Enlightenment. Classroom discussions and debates are intended to demonstrate differences of opinion and enhance awareness of the consequences that these differences had in specific historical contexts."
Students practice the ability to produce clear, complete, accurate and detailed design drawings through an engineering design challenge. Using only the specified materials, teams are challenged to draw a design for a wind-powered car. Then, they trade engineering drawings with another group and attempt to construct the model cars in order to determine how successfully the original design intentions were communicated through sketches, dimensions and instructions.