Course detail

Workshop - Spatial Composition

FSI-YZ1Acad. year: 2017/2018

The subject deals with basics of industrial design from the perspective of shapes. Practical workshops on general topics serve as an introduction to 3D creative work. Composition studies emphasize the volume and relationship of content and form. Clay (both industrial plasticine and pottery clay) is used for the modelling.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The subject allows students to gain basic knowledge for creation and analysis of 3D objects. Getting acquainted with basic techniques and instruments for creation of composition studies from industrial plasticine and pottery clay.

Prerequisites

Elementary knowledge of perspective, drawing of basic geometric bodies is a prerequisite. Basic orientation in art and design history is important. Any experience with 3D works is an advantage.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

WONG, Wucius. Principles of Form and Design. New York: John Wiley, 1993. ISBN 0-471-28552-8.
WONG, Wucius. Principles of Form and Design. New York: John Wiley, 1993. ISBN 0-471-28552-8.
PELCL, Jiří. Design: od myšlenky k realizaci = from idea to realization. V Praze: Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze, c2012. ISBN 978-80-86863-45-0. (CS)
PIPES, Alan. Foundations of Art + Design. Second edition. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-1-85669-578-7.
TERSTIEGE, Gerrit, ed. The Making of Design: From the First Model to the Final Product. 2009. Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag. ISBN 978-3-0346-0089-7.
LIDWELL, William, Kritina HOLDEN a Jill BUTLER. Universal Principles of Design. Gloucester: Rockport Publishers, 2003. ISBN 1-59253-007-9.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Creative work in ateliers.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit requirements: attendance in lessons, meeting assigned projects deadlines, oral presentation of projects.
Resulting evaluation consists of evaluations on projects. In total it will be possible to aquire 100 points.
Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale.
If some of the projects are awarded less than half of the maximum pts., final evaluation of the course is F "failed".
According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. . If some of the projects are awarded less than 50 pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed". The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim of the subject is to get students acquainted with the basics of building volume, form and creative 3D activity. This is in practice developed on 3D composition studies. The aim is to develop creative potential in students.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

labs and studios

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Assigning 1st task /composition studies on general theme/, theme analysis, drawing sketches
2. Drawing sketches, three-dimensional sketches
3. 3D sketches, model creation
4. Making the model, work on a poster
5. Evaluation of 1st task /analysis of strengths and weaknesses in individual works/, assigning 2nd task /composition studies on general theme/, theme analysis
6. Drawing sketches, three-dimensional sketches
7. 3D sketches, model creation
8. Making the model, work on a poster
9. Evaluation of 2nd task /analysis of strengths and weaknesses in individual works/, assigning 3rd task /composition studies on general theme/, theme analysis
10. Drawing sketches, three-dimensional sketches
11. 3D sketches, model creation
12. Making the model, work on a poster
13. Evaluation of 3rd task /analysis of strengths and weaknesses in individual works/, analysis of the whole semester