Experimenting with Materials

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Experimenting with Materials

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Introduction to technologies, materials and processes used in 3-dimensional design disciplines. Emphasis includes the application of both physical and digital explorative methods relevant to the discovery of design attributes in material properties and aesthetic meaning.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:
    1: Apply critical and creative thinking to the exploration of material qualities through experimental processes
    2: Analyse their material explorations in relation to their application within design
    3: Synthesise material exploration and analysis in relation to specific design contexts using analogue and digital processes
    4: Communicate idea generation, development and synthesis using appropriate design vocabulary and compositional strategies visually, verbally and in writing

    Assessment
    Project 1-15%
    Project 2-20%
    Project 3-25%
    Weekly Experiments-20%
    Studio Experiments-10%
    Lecture Quizzes-10%

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