DDF205. Computer Aided Design I. 3 Credits.

Introduces 3D computer aided design and drawing, rapid manufacturing. Students become acquainted with the virtual spaces of CAD software and NURBS geometry with the intent to output tangible objects through 3D printing. COURSE FEE.

Prerequisites:

  • Math Placement Level with a score of 3 or MAT 153 with a minimum grade of C or MAT 053 with a minimum grade of C

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate

DDF210. Computer Aided Design II. 3 Credits.

This course furthers knowledge learned from DDF205, developing as advanced understanding of NURBS surfacing along with introducing organic modeling and mesh sculpting. Further application of 3D visualization technologies and advanced manufacturing will be emphasized. COURSE FEE.

Prerequisites:

  • DDF 205 with a minimum grade of C or ARS 337 with a minimum grade of C

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate

DDF220. Introduction to Computational Media. 3 Credits.

This course serves as an introduction for programming for the digital arts in a visual context. Students will be guided through an introduction to the fundamentals of programming (variables, conditionals, loops and iteration). Further exploration will build on these fundamentals of programming to explore software-based 3D modeling. COURSE FEE.

Prerequisites:

  • DDF 205 with a minimum grade of C and DDF 210 with a minimum grade of C

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate

DDF293. Dgtl Dsgn & Fab Selected Topic. 0 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.

DDF305. Material Studies. 3 Credits.

Inherent in the build world are materials and systems designed to aid the human condition. When designing for rapid manufacture and function the products that we use every day depend on material choices when considering mechanical properties and physical advantages. Through making and theory-based lectures this course will explore materials situated within the advanced manufacturing and 3D printing domains. COURSE FEE.

Prerequisites:

  • DDF 205 with a minimum grade of C and DDF 210 with a minimum grade of C

DDF310. Making Things Move. 3 Credits.

Making Things Move is the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) and computer technologies into the synergic design of computer controlled electro-mechanical systems. The instructors approach to this course will be project-based. COURSE FEE.

Prerequisites:

  • DDF 205 with a minimum grade of C and DDF 210 with a minimum grade of C and DDF 220 with a minimum grade of C and DDF 305 with a minimum grade of C

DDF320. Design Intents. 3 Credits.

This course introduces collaborative team research and interdisciplinary practices that approach real world challenges. Tenets of design practices include being human-centeredness, prototype-driven, and mindful of process. Topics include design processes/innovation methodologies, need finding, human factors, visualization, rapid prototyping, team dynamics, storytelling, and project leadership. COURSE FEE.

Prerequisites:

  • DDF 205 with a minimum grade of C and DDF 210 with a minimum grade of C and DDF 310 with a minimum grade of C

DDF393. Dgtl Dsgn & Fab Selected Topic. 1-12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.

DDF495. Indep Study Digital Design Fab. 1-12 Credits.