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: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2756

City Campus

Postgraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Frank Feltham

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email

Course Coordinator Email: frank.feltham@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Please email

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


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

 Course Learning Outcomes


 Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:   • Develop techniques for transferring analogue content into the digital realm and develop original digital content ready for digital making. • 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

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.