SRJC Course Outlines

12/10/2023 9:09:09 AMART 5 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 5Title:  3 DIMENSIONL DESIGN  
Full Title:  Three Dimensional Design
Last Reviewed:10/26/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled4.005 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  08 - May Be Taken for a Total of 6 Units
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
Untitled document
A problem solving approach to spatial organization.  Experimental use of paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, wire, string and found objects. Problems designed to encourage personal growth through individual solutions.


Recommended Preparation:
Basic interest in art.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A problem solving experience in spatial organization & materials. Aesthetics & function will be considered integral to the design process. Investigation of the three dimensional model as a visualizing tool.  A required Core course for the Fine Arts Certificate.  Accepted for transfer to the UC & CSU systems.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Basic interest in art.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:08 - May Be Taken for a Total of 6 Units


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2019
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1990
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: ARTS 101 3-D Foundations SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ART5

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
Untitled document
1.  Explore the real, non illusory nature of 3D form.
2.  Become proficient in making working models of ideas.
3.  Design and build forms which satisfy conceptual and material limit-
4.  Develop a working vocabulary of 3D form and understand their meanings.
5.  Employ creative thinking skills and exercise decision making skills
   inherent to the arts.
6.  Develop visual perception skills to recognize plan, volume, texture
   and organizational systems.
7.  Practice aesthetic criticism and analysis by participating in class

Topics and Scope
Untitled document
1.  Investigate form found in natural, sculptural and industrial objects.
2.  Produce a series of 3D models as studies of form and function.
3.  Assess form for economy of materials and strength of visual effect.
4.  Apply knowledge of form to specific problems involving conceptual and
   material limits.

Untitled document
Various form building exercises which explore major principles of form
function including:
1.  Paper as a structural material.
2.  Cardboard used as a modelmaking material for natural and architec-
   tural form.
3.  Human scale as a factor in functional form.
4.  Primitive form and its relationship to geometric design.
5.  Fabrication and joinery as important details of form.
6.  Kinetics and optics.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
80 - 100%
A portfolio of completed work will be major basis for course grade. Other factors: attendance, effort, growth and class participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
Untitled document
Principle of Three Dimensional Design by W. Wong
The Art of 3D Design, by L. Wolchonok

Print PDF