Courses

Drawing is a form of visual communication. Experiment in different media including pen, pencil, and markers to develop a broad range of skills and an understanding of two- and three-point perspective drawing for Product and Spatial Design. Study composition and basic rendering techniques that help create a sense of light and atmosphere, making your drawings vibrant and dynamic. Examine geometric and amorphic forms, ideation through freehand sketching techniques, presentation techniques, and technical drawing/drafting. Students will present their drawings and build their portfolios. The last three classes will provide an introduction to digital drawing.


February 25, 2023 to May 6, 2023, Pratt Studios
February 25, 2023 to May 6, 2023, Online
Learn to apply the design process to turn your next creative project into a unique and market-ready product idea. Exercises will include analyzing current products; brainstorming, identifying unmet needs in the market, articulating the product identity through branding, and sustainable materials research.


March 6, 2023 to May 8, 2023, Pratt Studios
March 6, 2023 to May 8, 2023, Online
Learn to create your own 3D models in this hands-on course. Understand 3D space and viewport directions. Learn effective modeling techniques and strategies, multiple surface tools, drafting, rendering and 3D modeling while completing projects toward a portfolio. This course is applicable across all design industries and disciplines.


March 6, 2023 to May 10, 2023, Engineering Building
March 6, 2023 to May 8, 2023, Online
Learn to build virtual 3D models of parts and assemblies using Solidworks (parametric CAD software). Topics include: learning the interface, communicating design intent, building parts and assemblies using solid features, producing 2D drawings from Solidworks models, 2D and 3D sketch tools, associative relationships and parametric constraints, and basic rendering. NOTE: Students can opt to replace the Solidworks course requirement with the XIND-112-01 Rhino: CAD for Product and Spatial Design course.


March 6, 2023 to May 8, 2023, Online