STUDIO PRACTICE I
COLOUR ANALYSIS IN 3D DESIGN
Understanding the importance of colour and pattern in design through freehand drawing applications, where students gain fundamental knowledge in observational drawing skills. A study of colour theories, standards, systems and their applications to design production. Included will be a study of applications in 2D and 3D using both additive and subtractive colour concepts and study of perceptual effects.
Investigation and analysis of traditional and contemporary Western and Asian Art & Design movements and their impact on 21st Century Contemporary Design.
STUDIO PRACTICE II
DESIGN DRAFTING AND RENDERING
To further expand drawing skills and knowledge through the use of technical drawing and perspective marker rendering, therefore providing a wider visual vocabulary, which can be applied to 3D Design.
An analysis of specific 20th Century Design movements and their impact on specific areas of 3D Design in the 21st Century, paying particular attention to Consumer Products, Jewellery, Furniture and Glass.
COMMUNICATION IN DESIGN
Understanding the importance of professionalism through presentation and communication skills, inculcating a sense of self-worth through confidence building techniques in a corporate presentation environment.
STUDIO PRACTICE III
To introduce students to the importance and relevance of anthropometrical and ergonomic data and the important interaction between the human element and the objects that surround us. This includes understanding the psychology of consumer behaviour and identifying user needs through analysing the role of the consumer in a contemporary and historical context by examining economic, social, commercial and gender topics.
MATERIALS AND PROCESSES
An introduction to specific materials and their applications. Basic workshop health and safety procedures and an exposure to and investigation of particular materials and processes to encourage a wider knowledge base of material selection.
An introduction to SolidWorks and CosmosWorks software and their applications relating to the design of 3D objects.
Studio Practice IV
Electrical Product Design
ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS (ARCS)
This course prepares students in Communication and Research skills. The three main areas of focus are: Research and Analysis, Academic Writing Skills and Academic Presentation Skills.
CRITICAL OBJECT ANALYSIS
An investigation of form and functional systems through analysis and understanding of given 'systems' versus aesthetic forms for specific products.
Studio Practice V
Understanding the importance of professional practice including the areas of: project management, intellectual property, client management, and documentation procedures.
An introduction to 3D rendering through the application of 3D Studio Max software and techniques to maximize product presentation.
Studio Practice VI
Analysis and investigation of a range of manufacturing process through visits to industry will broaden knowledge and understanding of the constraints of specific material and its application within 3D Design.
MAJOR DESIGN PROJECT
This final project will be self-proposed - arising from previous projects undertaken throughout the year - and developed through to pre-production stage, under the supervision and guidance of the studio lecturer.
An opportunity to experience 'hands on' professional practice, through an attachment with a mentor within industry in the student's chosen area of specialism.