Topics in 3D
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Fine Arts
Course Number: PUFA 3230
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics in 3D offers a focused investigation into a single topic. The topic can be focused on specific techniques or materials, allow for hybrid practices and context-driven strategies, or take on more expansive themes. The topics class will allow students to explore the respective areas in more focus and depth through research-based studio work. It continues to contextualize student practice within the history of 3D media. Reading in this class is seen as an integral part of student’s studio practice. Topics in fall 2013 include the following:
Recycle, Rethink: Recycling is defined as processing used materials into new products. In this course students will make art with repurposed materials and will draw inspiration from the landscape and ideas around the culture of recycling such as sorting, transferring, exchanging, and reusing. This class will explore new approaches to materials, look at means of processing, and continuing to build fabrication skills. Students will also learn about recycled materials and services available to them in New York City. Class projects, lectures and excursions, will be focused on the earth, cycles, recycled materials, processing and fabrication.
In the Public Realm: This course explores public art projects in New York City and abroad, and will bridge the relationship between students' individual studio practices and the public at large. In addition to taking field trips to visit both permanent and temporary projects, students will learn how to create proposals for their own site-specific public art projects in one of the Five Boroughs. These proposals will consist of project descriptions, digital and analog model making, and preparing a budget. Students will be encouraged to submit their proposals to a public art organization, such as the Public Art Fund and Creative Time. Final projects will be reviewed by a public art professional currently working in the field.
Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors; others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1 and at least two of the following: PUFA 2220 Intro to 2D, PUFA 2230 Intro to 3D, or PUFA 2240 Intro to 4D.
Open to Undergraduate students.
Open to Fine Arts students.
Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.