Space, Form and Materials I

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Space, Form and Materials I

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study

    Visual Communications

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    Introduction to basic concepts and skills of three-dimensional design. Conception and construction of simple to increasingly complex three-dimensional forms. In-depth critiques requiring student participation and evaluation of each student’s own and others’ projects according to principles learned in class.

    Course Objectives:

    • Demonstrate acquired manual/technical skills including measuring, cutting, forming, gluing, drawing and general sensitivity to craftsmanship.
    • Work safely and efficiently in a workshop environment, understanding proper use of basic hand tools.
    • Transform linear and planar materials into progressively more complex threedimensional forms.
    • Analyze and discuss three-dimensional forms with instructor and peers using appropriate terminology and with attention to unity, proportion, rhythm, visual movement, repetition, anomaly, accent, harmony, balance, economy, gravity and scale.
    • Engage in a design problem-solving process, including brainstorming, sketching, research, refinement of form and concept, production of maquettes, presentation and critique of finished work.
    • Use the method of orthographic drawing to understand and represent threedimensional form.
    • Create form using a system of serial planes and demonstrate ability to perceive and represent cross-section.

    Teaching Methods:

    • Lecture
    • Workshop demonstration
    • Group discussion and critique session
    • Self-study

    Teaching Media:

    • Supplementary handouts
    • Presentation of images
    • Visual references

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