Course Title: 3D Printing for Creatives: How to use new technology to make things in a multi-disciplinary setting

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: 3D Printing for Creatives: How to use new technology to make things in a multi-disciplinary setting

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP1037

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013

GRAP1037

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Malte Wagenfeld

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5327

Course Coordinator Email: malte.wagenfeld@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre-requisites or prior knowledge required.


Course Description

This course explores the potential of digital production (or making) methods for artists and designers. The course will introduce you to a range of current and emerging technologies, including additive manufacturing (3D printing), 3D scanning, laser cutting and CNC machines. You will investigate how these technologies can be best used for your art and design practice. You will look at the DIY culture surrounding this emergent field and the collaboration of online maker communities and entrepreneurs.

This course offers you the opportunity to choose from a range of potential projects to tailor the course toward your disciplinary practice and objectives.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

• Recognise and differentiate between the various digital making technologies and their uses.
• Make original objects using digital production methods.
• Engage and collaborate with and contribute to open source digital production and related creative arts communities as an ongoing learning tool.



Overview of Learning Activities

A range of tutorials, hands-on workshops and demonstrations will introduce you to a range of current and emerging technologies, including additive manufacturing (3D printing), 3D scanning, laser cutters and CNC machines. You will explore technology as a process of creation and inquiry. A series of projects will empower you to design with and for digital making technologies and enable you to critically discern between the various technology options. You will be able to tailor the main project outcome toward your art or design practice.

You will also engage with an online network to contribute to the growing body of knowledge about digital making technologies and document and critically reflect upon that process.


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources include open source technologies and access. RMIT University will also provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment.

A selected range of supplies are available, as well as support from technical staff. You will also have access to a wide range of online and hardcopy resources through RMIT University Library.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course. Assessment will be based on tutorial and workshop activities and on the design and production of an object using digital making technologies.
You will be required to document and critically reflect upon your process, method and learning.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The student charter https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your lecturers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/assessment-policy