Study 3-D Design at a Top New York Art School: PrattMWP
A cornerstone of any fine art and design education is the study of the basic elements of 3-D design. Foundations courses FDC 157 & 158: 3-Dimensional Design I and II (3 credits each) introduce students to the materials, techniques, and ideas that comprise the three-dimensional world of "made" things. And, of course, natural forms are also considered.
The basic abstract components (line, plane, mass, and space) are examined and explored through assignments and research. A three-dimensional sensibility is progressively developed when the basic components are manipulated by the effective use of direction, balance, axis, orientation, and relationship – in other words, organization (composition). The aesthetic consideration of materials and tools in this context adds to the expressive equation of three-dimensional study. The process may begin with concept, material, or observation; it continues by way of lectures, demonstrations, critical analysis, and class discussion until each project is crafted to completion.
This course helps to build some of the most important art school Foundations that will allow students to translate the ideas in their hearts and minds to tangible, real-world media.