Course Title: 3D Printed Objects

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: 3D Printed Objects

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3473

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Kirsten Haydon

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2430

Course Coordinator Email: kirsten.haydon@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

In this course you will explore and experience a range of materials and processes using digital manufacturing techniques and CAD modelling software to build jewellery and objects. Digital manufacturing processes covered will include laser cutting, object printing, and thermojet wax printing. CAD modelling will focus on learning basic to advanced rhino software, introduction to parametric modelling and the use of Magics RP software. You will develop strategies for the integration of digital manufactured objects into the building of 3 dimensional forms. You will explore conceptual, perceptual, formal and aesthetic concerns in the rapid prototyping of jewellery and objects and reflect on these in relation to your own practice.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • find creative solutions to constraints and challenges in a fine art context
  • develop a critically reflective arts practice, in order to continually develop, change and plan for a future that is both informed and improved by arts practice
  • engage in autonomous and continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production
  • form, develop and implement a vision and philosophy of art as a profession, contributing to the positive development of culture in both local and international contexts


Learning Outcomes

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

  • competently use tools to explore digital manufacturing techniques and CAD modelling software
  • produce a range of work which uses digital manufacturing techniques and CAD modelling software to explore your professional and creative growth and refinement of your work
  • explore digital manufacturing utilising a range of art, craft and design based processes
  • critically reflect on your own work and the work of others with an emphasis on digital manufacturing and modeling techniques and processes
  • identify and apply specific occupational, health and safety measures when making works using digital manufacturing techniques and hand making processes


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage with technology as a process of creation and enquiry. You will learn to use technologies in ways that compliment and inform your studio specialisation by making art works. You will also employ analytical, technical and interpretative processes to critically evaluate the use of technologies for creative practice using a range of reflective learning tools.
Through workshops, demonstrations, seminars, lectures and group discussions you will engage in a range of learning activities that explore technologies, tools and processes such as the hand made, digital, electronic, mechanical & workshop equipment & processes, and hardware & software. You will also explore safe working practices, industry standards and extend your knowledge, language and vocabulary of technology.
You will receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations and tutorials. This feedback will help you to track how your learning is progressing against the specified learning outcomes and capabilities for this course.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment specific to your studio area. 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.
RMIT University is in close proximity to a broad range of galleries and cultural venues which you will be expected to visit as part of your course. Professional studio specific workshops, labs and suppliers are also readily accessible.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development against the program capabilities. The work resulting from your studio practice will be presented for assessment. It may consist of a range of works and/or presentation that either respond to a project outline or are self-directed and will be assessed by academic staff.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
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 Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment