Courses

The Architectural Mediums Primer 1 is a two-week intensive studio workshop environment for incoming M. Arch students to prepare for future design studios at the GAUD. There are no prerequisites for this course and it is intended to facilitate a smooth transition for students of all levels and abilities. Throughout the two weeks, students will work through a series of exercises toward an architectural product. Taught by GAUD faculty, the course introduces computational and representational tools, as well as methods for outputting physical models, using fabrication techniques. This course is for enrolled first semester Master of Architecture students who are strongly encouraged to take this course prior to commencing their Fall semester.


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This course is a mandatory 2-week intensive studio workshop environment for incoming M.Arch (AS) students. The work is intended to give students intermediate to advanced instruction in mixed media and includes concepts from Arch 611/Arch 612. The course is taught by GAUD faculty. Projects are geared toward developing both technical skills and architectural concepts in design theory to prepare students to integrate with third-semester studios.


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This graduate preparatory course is reserved for incoming M.S. ARCH and M.S. AUD students. It is offered as a two-week intensive studio workshop in August. This course will provide the digital tools needed to explore, generate and articulate projects toward a series of experimental mediums in preparation for the Fall Studio Sequence. Taught by GAUD faculty, the course introduces computational and representational tools, as well as methods for outputting physical models, using fabrication techniques. Offered in the summer only.


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This course is designed for those seeking to develop drawing skills and complete drawings toward an interior design portfolio intended to be submitted for admission into the graduate interior design program of choice. Taking this course does not guarantee admission into Pratt Institute's Graduate Interior Design Program. Offered in the Summer only. This course is offered asynchronously, based on two sessions per week for 5 weeks.


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Drawing is a form of visual communication. Experiment in different media including pen, pencil, markers, and pastels to develop a broad range of skills and an understanding of two- and three-point perspectives. 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.


October 9, 2021 to December 18, 2021, Online
October 9, 2021 to December 11, 2021, Steuben Hall
This noncredit summer course is a preparatory course for students (withoutprevious fine art or design experience) entering into Pratt's Graduate InteriorDesign Foundation's Year in the fall. The class introduces fundamentals of artand design through a series of exercises that develop basic analog and digitalskills used in the process of designing and documenting the builtenvironment. The class will address the ability to visualize and communicatein both 2D and 3D formats, using a variety of media and tools common to thepractice. Offered in the summer only. This course is offered asynchronously,based on two sessions per week for 5 weeks.


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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.


October 12, 2021 to December 14, 2021, 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.


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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.


October 13, 2021 to December 15, 2021, 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.


September 28, 2021 to November 30, 2021, 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. No prior experience with Solidworks or other CAD modeling is required. Note: This course is part of the Furniture Design certificate program.


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This course is for aspiring and practicing product, fashion, and environmental designers who need to render their designs/CAD models realistically. Students will learn how to use all functions and features of the KeyShot software to create compelling rendered images of their designs. This course will cover materials, textures, lighting, and photorealism in KeyShot and will help students to develop a useful 3D visualization workflow. Previous experience in KeyShot is not required.


November 9, 2021 to December 14, 2021, Online
This course is for aspiring and practicing product, fashion, and environmental designers who need to render their designs/CAD models realistically. Students will learn how to use all functions and features of the KeyShot software to create compelling rendered images of their designs.


October 5, 2021 to November 4, 2021, Online