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Special Topics in Sculpture: Process Practicum - Making Sculpture in the Era of Digital Fabrication

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Process Practicum - Making Sculpture in the Era of Digital Fabrication. This course will combine digital fabrication/rapid prototyping practices with traditional sculpture and art practices. The course will have three main projects, which will utilize the laser cutter and 3D printers along with traditional practices, such as mold making, woodworking and metal fabrication. Students will learn to use software to design digitally fabricated components, such as illustrator (for use with the laser cutter) and Fusion 360 (for use with the 3D printer). Through lectures, readings, discussions, and critiques, the class will focus on how students can develop advanced sculptural forms, concepts, and research inquiries while incorporating new skills and further refining existing ones. Students are billed a materials fee. Prerequisites: Art 20D, 20H, 23, 28, 29, 37, 40, 120, 121, 122, 124, 125, 129, 172, 180B, 183, or 188; and two non-sculpture/intermedia public art lower-division studios (Art 15-38 or CMPS 25, or CMPM 25). Restricted to art majors. Offered in alternate academic years. May be repeated for credit.