ARTS1103 Three-Dimensional Foundations
Credit Hours: 3 semester hours
Three-Dimensional Foundations is an introduction to the basic principles, processes, and materials of three-dimensional design. This is a Foundations class and is required for all BFA majors. Students will explore form, space, and structure through the use of design elements; line, shape, composition, mass, volume, surface, scale, and proportion.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of this course are as follows:
Acquire technical skill in the use of materials.
Demonstrate an understanding of visual language through the use of formal elements (shape, volume, surface, scale, mass, proportion).
Articulate a visual and verbal understanding of formal and conceptual aspects of three-dimensional work.
Development of critical evaluative and interpretative skills in response to art.
Demonstrate personal investment in the process and completion of the work.
Note that this list is best seen as an example of what may be needed. The specific materials may change depending on the faculty teaching the course.
Duco cement or Quick Grip
Aleen’s Tacky Glue
Balsa Wood (1/8 x 1/8 or ¼ x ¼ square sticks)
Clay working tools