Experimenting with Materials
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Introduction to technologies, materials and processes used in 3-dimensional design disciplines. Emphasis includes the application of both physical and digital explorative methods relevant to the discovery of design attributes in material properties and aesthetic meaning.
Students who pass this course should be able to:
1: Apply critical and creative thinking to the exploration of material qualities through experimental processes
2: Analyse their material explorations in relation to their application within design
3: Synthesise material exploration and analysis in relation to specific design contexts using analogue and digital processes
4: Communicate idea generation, development and synthesis using appropriate design vocabulary and compositional strategies visually, verbally and in writing
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.