Classes

Credits

3D Digital 4

3

This course is an overview of 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, composition, depth, detailing, color, rendering and printing. Students learn fundamental 3D modeling skills towards understanding automotive surfaces, lighting principles for defining shape and space, integrating the 3D workflow into the design process and creating compelling presentations that highlight the story and essence of the design concept.

Course number: TRAN-241
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-201, Transportation Studio 3A

3D Digital 5

3

Using Advanced Alias as a starting point, the course includes Bunkspeed HyperShot/HyperDrive + RTT DeltaGen for rendering, Autodesk Maya for animating, and Adobe AfterEffects for creating video presentations for final presentations. This class concentrates on Alias modeling techniques as used in the transportation design industry, in particular automotive interiors and exteriors surfacing. Demonstrations will outline build techniques and structuring models for later rendering and animation work.

Course number: TRAN-341
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-241, 3D Digital 4

3D Fundamentals 1

3

3D Fundamentals 1 IDF-103 (3 hours per week, 14 weeks) Introduction to the Art Center Technical Skills model shop and 3 dimensional design development (model making). Instruction includes shop safety, types of materials, power equipment and hand tool usage, fabrication skills, mold making, casting, detailing and finishing. While creative solutions are always valued at Art Center this class emphasizes hand skills, proper and safe process and accuracy.

Course number: IDFN-102
Prerequisite: n/a

3D Fundamentals 2

3

3D Fundamentals 2 Based on the foundation knowledge from 3D Fundamentals-1, you will experience design and fabrication projects using stock materials and standard shop methods. Fabrication planning and time management skills will be reinforced for your successful completion of this course. An introduction to the industrial clay medium and techniques will provide you with a basic knowledge of the clay model making process and a foundation to create and develop clay models of your designs. This course will explore basic principals of form development while reinforcing your understanding of 2D to 3D design translation, presented in a finished, painted hard model.

Course number: IDFN-152
Prerequisite: Take IDFN-102, 3D Fundamentals 1

3D Physical 4

This hands-on class accompanies the Auto 4: Exterior class and provides students with instruction by professional modelers on building clay models for their automotive designs. Tools and techniques for carving clay and foam will be discussed and students will receive individual assistance with their models. Students will gain competency in model making that they can then apply in future studio courses.

Course number: TRAN-242
Prerequisite: TRAN-251 Transportation Studio 4A Take IDFN-152, 3D Fundamentals 2

3rd Term Review

0

This course is required for 3rd term Transportation Design students. Student work is evaluated by the department chair and faculty to determine if the student is ready to continue moving forward in their studies.

Course number: TRAN-200
Prerequisite: TRAN-201 Transportation Studio 3A IDFN-161 Design Process 2

5th Term Review

0

This course is required for 5th term Transportation Design students. Student work is evaluated by the department chair and faculty to determine if the student is ready to continue moving forward in their studies.

Course number: TRAN-300
Prerequisite: TRAN-301, Transportation Studio 5A or TRAN-302, TRAN-251 Transportation Studio 4A Transportation Studio 5B

7th Term Review

0

This course is required for 7th term Transportation Design students. Student work is evaluated by the department chair and faculty to determine if the student is ready to continue moving forward in their studies.

Course number: TRAN-400
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-353, Transportation Design 6 Take TRAN-404, Auto Product Planning

Auto Product Planning

3

The purpose of this class is to better prepare students for careers in automotive design by exposing them to the basic marketing and product planning principals used to define and justify future automotive concepts.

Course number: TRAN-404
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-400, 7th Term Review Take TRAN-353, Transportation Design 6

DM: Safe Water Chile

Designing real world solutions to empower Chile's poorest families, in partnership with the humanitarian organization Un Techo Para Chile. Students will travel to Santiago, Chile over summer break for two weeks of intensive field research. The studio will focus on products and environmental interventions to help slum-dwellers transport, store, efficiently use, conserve and re-use water in their daily lives. Student innovators will design and fabricate extremely low-cost, ingenious prototypes that have the potential for real world implementation. This project affords students the unique challenge to design interventions which act locally to create life-changing opportunities and break cycles of poverty that have endured for hundreds of years. Host department: Environmental Design. Faculty: Dan Gottlieb, Penny Herscovitch (Environmental)

Course number: TDS-308
Prerequisite: n/a

Design Process 1

3

This class will prepare students to think about, analyze, and then to describe three-dimensional form and space. Students will be required to observe and discuss the many diverse categories of form and space. In coordination with their Viscom classes, students will practice describing and conceptualizing various forms and spaces through two-dimensional representation.

Course number: IDFN-111
Prerequisite: n/a

Design Process 2

3

This class serves as the foundation of your industrial Design career at Art Center and your future careers in the industry 150 regardless of your specific major. We will be focusing on the PROCESS of creating meaningful products and will produce a design package for a handheld SPOTLIGHT that will fit a specific interior automotive environment and target market. The processes and techniques that you learn in this class ill apply to the Industrial Design project that you will have in the future 150 whether you are designing products, vehicles, environments, information, systems, or strategy.

Course number: IDFN-161
Prerequisite: Take IDFN-111, Design Process 1

Design Workshop

The Design Workshop is a periodic workshop for Transportation Design students seeking individualized assistance with their exterior design work. Taught by faculty in Transportation Design, this workshop is open to all students in the department and is offered as needed.

Course number: TRAN-004
Prerequisite: n/a

Exeriential Training

Course number: TRAN-591
Prerequisite: n/a

Experiential Training

Course number: TRAN-491
Prerequisite: n/a

Experimental Process & Form

3

Are you getting the sense that recent car designs are lacking originality and that even the sketches are starting to all look the same? If so, come join us on a journey pursuing a discovery of new techniques, fresh styles and creative process' in automotive concept and design development in both 2D and 3D. Sign up for this fun studio lab focused on seeking out beauty and experimental creativity. Free yourself from the fear of failure and find your own, unique flair. Push your talent and challenge the limits of your skills.

Course number: TRAN-342
Prerequisite: n/a

Guided Study

Course number: TRAN-396
Prerequisite: n/a

Guided Study

Course number: TRAN-496
Prerequisite: n/a

Hyundai Genesis Experience

3

Brief: Hyundai is sponsoring a TDS project this Summer focused on their new luxury brand - Genesis. Explore the use of advertising and environments to build equity in the brand and enable consumers to build a relationship with Genesis in a new way that challenges the traditional dealership model. This project is open to students in all majors with a focus on Transportation Design, Advertising, Graphic Design, and Environmental Design.

Course number: TDS-422
Prerequisite: n/a

Inside Out

3

The focus of this advanced level studio is on human-centric aspect of Automotive design, including experiential perspectives of diverse usage scenarios and mobility eco-system. This course will examine all legacy practice of traditional methodology that exists in transportation design, and infuse essential requirements of future automotive and post-automotive design topics such as autonomous levels, user interface, automation of services and aesthetics, bringing all pre-requisite coursework fundamentals and propelling them to innovative and relevant advanced product concepts.

Course number: TRAN-345
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-302, Transportation Studio 5B

Int Design/Vehicle Arch Wksp

The Interior Design and Vehicle Architecture Workshop is a periodic workshop for Transportation Design students seeking individualized assistance with their interior design and vehicle architecture work. Taught by faculty in Transportation Design, this workshop is open to all students in the department and is offered as needed.

Course number: TRAN-003
Prerequisite: n/a

Intermediate Marine Design

3

This course builds upon skills and knowledge gained from the pre-requisite Introduction to Marine Design class. Each student, through the work on his/her own project and the reviews of the works of others, will gain enough experience to decide whether a future career in this field would be a smart decision. Final results should result in solid internship portfolio material. Instructors will lecture on the following topics, each at a more sophisticated level than the pre-requisite Introduction to Marine Design class: History and types of boats, markets for boats, trends in boat design, hull lines and lofting, rules and regulations, weights and balance, criteria for good boats, materials and processes, propulsion, interiors, layouts, ergonomics. Students will be expected to create several boat design proposals, which will be narrowed down and refined with instructor mentoring for a final design presentation at the end of the term.

Course number: TRAN-232
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-231, Intro to Marine Design

Intro to Marine Design

3

This introduction to marine design class will give students an overview of industrial design as it applies to watercraft, specifically boats. Guest lecturers with expertise designing yachts, sport boats and other types of watercraft will be actively involved with the class. In addition to weekly design assignments, students will be assigned a final boat design project.

Course number: TRAN-231
Prerequisite: n/a

OAS Centennial Campaign

The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world's oldest regional platform for political dialogue and collective action in the Americas, actively promoting values of peace, democracy and justice throughout North, Central, and South America, and is celebrating its centennial in 2010 with a year-long series of cultural events and communications. This TDS studio, led by a team of graphic design, film and motion graphics faculty will focus on the branding of the centennial for broad public dissemination internationally, and will explore digital, motion and print vehicles that will capture this important moment in the organization's history with a contemporary appeal. Students will conceie an integrated multi-media campaign for the OAS Centennial that will receive extensive international visibility in next year's celebration. Petitons approved by GPK dept

Course number: TDS-309
Prerequisite: n/a

P&G Sustainable Hair Care

Create a sustainable vision for hair care. Restrictions: Graphic Design, Advertising, Product Design, Environmental Design; upper term students only by petition

Course number: TDS-310
Prerequisite: n/a

Personal Mobility Design Alt

This elective class focuses on the design of products which offer alternative forms of personal transportation to the automobile. Students who have serious interest in the design of motorcycles, scooters, power-sports and recreational vehicles or taking an innovative approach to solving human mobility in more efficient, sustainable ways should consider this class.

Course number: TRAN-346
Prerequisite: n/a

Portfolio and Presentation

3

In this course students will learn about preparing a professional level portfolio and be coached in presentation skills. These skills will then be applied as the students submit their portfolios and apply for internships, scholarship review, 5th term review, and other opportunities. Topics covered: the practice of keeping a continually updated portfolio; key components of a professional portfolio; print and digital formats (websites, Behance, etc.); interview and presentation practice Projects will include creation of a print and digital portfolio and a personal website. Open elective.

Course number: TRAN-326
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-251,Transportation Studio 4A

Rhino Modeling

Rhino workshop that supports IDFN-161 Design Process 2. Zero credits. Co-requisite: IDFN-161

Course number: IDFN-141
Prerequisite: Take IDFN-161

Second Nature

3

Untamed, artificial, nurturing, destructive, endangered. How we see nature is always framed by culture; at some distance, as second nature to ourselves. This TDS examines all cultural representations of nature: the history of painted landscapes, photography, cinema, video art, design including architecture, and poetry and literature. The physical form of landscape will be considered as well, especially when it is culturally manipulated, as we find in gardens, earth works and sculpture. We will go on field trips to to study the local landscape, as a source of history and inspiration. The environment, economics, race, gender and sexuality will provide multiple lenses through which we view the horizon. We will additionally consider our own "wildness," however that may manifest. This class is a five hour studio TDS with an embedded H&S component. We will have lectures, seminar discussions, screenings, field trips and class critiques of student work. All departments and disciplines are accepted. Projects can be in any media. Participants will produce art or design projects for the class, including a midterm, a class exhibition, and a final. There will be readings for each topic, and short papers directed towards opening up discussions. Active participation in all class discussions is a substantial requirement towards the overall grade.

Course number: TDS-320
Prerequisite: Take HCRT-320

Sell It

0

HELP, sell the effort. A workshop to examine ways to better present ones work & self in studio & beyond. Starting with a question, 30 seconds to answer, what is the concept? Work then employs different means to tell the story improving the presentation technique & getting the point across with confidence, selling it.

Course number: PRD-004
Prerequisite: n/a

Senior Studio

1

This 1-credit course provides students the opportunity to get input on various personal projects from the department chair and faculty.

Course number: TRAN-480
Prerequisite: n/a

Sketch Help Workshop

Sketch Help is a weekly drop-in workshop for Transportation Design students seeking individualized assistance with their drawing and rendering technique. Taught by upper term students in Transportation Design, this free workshop is open to all students in the department to attend as many weeks as desired.

Course number: TRAN-002
Prerequisite: n/a

Studio Independent Study

Course number: TRAN-395
Prerequisite: Must be 5th term or higher

Studio Independent Study

1

Course number: TRAN-495
Prerequisite: Must be 5th term or higher

Study Models (TRN)

3

This course serves as a foundation to provide students with the skills and abilities to quickly translate two dimensional (2-D) image concepts into three dimensional (3-D) physical study model concepts. The model exercises will focus on the disciplines of Transportation, Product and Entertainment Design. The class will focus on the use of basic tools, materials and various construction techniques that will allow them to manifest several examples of study models at various levels of difficulty. The "Art Center Standard" of model craftsmanship will be established in this course.

Course number: IDFN-122
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: Avery Dennison

This studio will explore the future of space-saving organization systems for the Office Products division as well as the future of consumer experiences for the Retail Information Services division of Avery Dennison.

Course number: TDS-315
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: INDY Racing League

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in its first Funded Educational Project (FEP) at Art Center, will challenge students to imagine the future of the Indy Racing League (IRL). Students will have the opportunity to design a hallmark IndyCar for the future IRL and be asked to consider a variety of facets in the world of racing, from entertainment at the track and beyond to issues of sustainability. This transdisciplinary studio will engage experts in racing, engineering, fuel technology, etc. as advisors to help students gain a more intimate view of the driving experience and the possibilities for future technology. Ultimately, the design solutions should provide a preview of the overall, unique racing experience for an Indy Racing League fan in the year 2017 and position the new IndyCar as the core element.

Course number: TDS-347
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: Narrative

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Course number: TDS-341
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: Wrap

This trans-disciplinary studio will have the challenging task of producing a magazine as it's sole project. The content will be entirely independent and student driven. The magazine will ultimately be printed and given away at the Design conference, and all student work will be credited. There will also be an important online component of this project. While this class is open primarily to Graphic Design and Illustration majors, other disciplines are welcome. (Admission upon application.) Pre-requisite: Permission of the department for GD.

Course number: TDS-325
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:Case Stdy InSocial Change

Course number: TDS-311
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:Criticl Issues in Paintng

Painting is painting and there is no other medium that maintains such an important place in visual culture & human history. Investigate contemporay practices& current trends in local, national & global approaches to painting. Develop own work & participate in group critiques & classroom discus- sions.

Course number: TDS-340
Prerequisite: Take HUM-324

TDS:Mobile Health Outrch Clnc

Assist PCI, an international nonprofit based in San Diego with the roll-out of a new program for a health van that serves as a Mobile Health Care Clinic targeting high-risk communities in need of health care services and health education in Tijuana, Mexico. You will be proposing communication strategies on how to promote these services in the community as well as solutions to the vehicle146s functionality and operation. Designmatters will facilitate the studio team146s interface with PCI representatives and guest experts including healthcare personnel and will provide research and background on the target population, which will primarily include women and children. This studio will also include a funded field-trip to Tijuana and immersion in the field in order to assess and understand the needs of these communities. This is a unique opportunity to apply innovative design in support of health care access and community empowerment south of the border with outcomes of the studio to be implemented in the community by PCI and its partners.

Course number: TDS-327
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:Redefing Chryslr Expernce

This spring Art Center College of Design and Chrysler will work together to develop a future vision for the "Chrysler Brand Culture". We will dive into the historic brand values of this leading company and craft an inventive and visionary Chrysler Experience. We will be developing a fresh look into the user connection on all levels. We will be looking at what a Showroom Experience can be in the twenty first century and define directions for where the opportunities are to develop an even stronger Chrysler Culture for the future. Our project will investigate the opportunities for defining not only the showroom experience, but traveling exhibitions, retail, merchandizing, co-branding and over-all brand direction development. Lead by Environmental design, with students from Graphics, Product, Advertizing and Environmental Design, we will explore, investigate, develop and define the new "Chrysler-Culture Experience.

Course number: TDS-314
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:South Wing - 2030

The Province of South Holland has begun to redefine itself as a network of urban nodes defined by a common focus on knowledge industries, regional and global transport, and cultural treasures. Recently, the province has begun to focus on its most densely populated area, the "South Wing," which includes the city and port of Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands and the second largest port in the world, the Hague, the national capital, and Delft and Leiden, both historic city centers. After preliminary studies, the Province of South Holland has begun to make strategic proposals for how to brand the "South Wing." Working with a special design atelier within the Province of South Holland, the studio will conduct research on and make strategic branding proposals for the "South Wing" and how it might develop to the year 2030. We will focus on knowledge industries, regional and global transport, and cultural treasures, and on the cities of Rotterdam, the Hague and Delft. We will use scenario planning as our basic methodological research tool and make strategic proposals in the form of scenarios. These scenarios can take the form of websites, storyboards, animations, or small booklets. Ultimately, they will be published as part of the research for the Provincial Branding Study. In addition, we plan to publish a booklet here in the US.

Course number: TDS-344
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-323
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-313
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-346
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-321
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-345
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-303
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-305
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-312
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-322
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-317
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-343
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-302
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-328
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-326
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-324
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-307
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-349
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-304
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-306
Prerequisite: n/a

Transportation Des Internship

3

Course number: TRAN-390
Prerequisite: n/a

Transportation Des Internship

3

Course number: TRAN-490
Prerequisite: n/a

Transportation Design 6

3

This studio course is the home for sponsored projects focused on transportation design. Working with the faculty and representatives from the sponsoring companies, students will begin with a design brief, conduct in-depth research, ideation, and conclude with a design solution that is represented in 2-dimensional artwork, a digital model and/or physical model. The nature of the design brief will change from term to term, dependent upon the desires of the sponsoring company.

Course number: TRAN-353
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-300, 5th Term Review and TRAN-301, Transportation Studio 5A or TRAN-302, Transportation Studio 5B

Transportation Design 7

3

In this senior level studio course, students will continue to build upon the skills and concepts developed in earlier studio courses. Under the guidance and direction of senior faculty, students will have the opportunity to participate in sponsored projects and also pursue independent projects. Students will be responsible for developing a design brief and proposal defining the type of project to be worked on for the term. The course is focused on either exterior or interior design. Vehicle types can cover all modes of transportation, ranging from mainstream automotive all the way out to new categories of vehicle types with specific usage modes. The project flow begins with the design brief, research phase, ideation of several different directions. At mid-term, there is a single design directions selected and then fully rendered for final approval. After approval of the 2D process, it is followed by the development of a 3D model.

Course number: TRAN-403
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-353, Transportation Design 6

Transportation Internship

3

Course number: TRAN-590
Prerequisite: n/a

Transportation Internship

3

Course number: TRAN-690
Prerequisite: n/a

Transportation Studio 3A

3

This course will provide students with an expanded introduction to the transportation design field through an engagement of the basic design processes universally implemented throughout the automotive industry. Students will come to understand the process of concept development: from concept creation to sketch exploration to design refinement and final proposal; schedule/timeline implications to final presentation, concept clarification and craftsmanship; reason and purpose behind inspiration image: image history + technology; image dissection; and translation to concept. They will also understand basic design criteria: brand image + buyer to concept; human relation to package + vehicle architecture; 2D fundamentals: sketch + rendering; perspective; light source; basic reflection + color shift; and presentation layout: brand, buyer/user, concept, package, ideation, styling refinements and final design

Course number: TRAN-201
Prerequisite: IDFN-161 Design Process 2 TRAN-200, 3rd Term Review

Transportation Studio 3B

3

This course covers the basics of automotive interior design. Students will come to understand the interaction between customer, concept, and design (packages, interior and exterior); basics of automotive interior design - function, styling, color and materials; research of target customer and brand; and organize the research and design proposal into a high-quality visual and oral presentation.

Course number: TRAN-202
Prerequisite: IDFN-161 Design Process 2 TRAN-201, Transportation Studio 3A

Transportation Studio 4A

3

This course will challenge the students' imagination and abilities to propose a future scenario depicting an evolution of vehicular design that addresses their projected user needs in a future timeframe. Focus will be placed on storytelling, concept investigation and legitimate design development. Students will build a 1/5th scale model using industrial modeling clay, tools and techniques. The physical model will be the subject for learning ergonomics, design theory and concept development resulting in a finished, painted presentation model with related 2D support work. This is a studio course where professional standards are reinforced. The class is supported with a mandatory weekly clay modeling workshop.

Course number: TRAN-251
Prerequisite: TRAN-252, Transportation Studio 4B TRAN-200 3rd Term Review Take TRAN-251L, Transportation Studio 4A Lab TRAN-201 Transportation Studio 3A HWRI-101, Writing Studio: Intensive or HWRI-102, Writing Studio

Transportation Studio 4A Lab

0

This hands-on lab accompanies the Auto 4: Exterior class and provides students with instruction by professional modelers on building clay models for their automotive designs. Tools and techniques for carving clay and foam will be discussed and students will receive individual assistance with their models. Students will gain competency in model making that they can then apply in future studio courses.

Course number: TRAN-251L
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-251, Transportation Studio 4A

Transportation Studio 4B

3

This course builds on the basics of automotive interior design already established and goes further into story development put towards designing end-user experience. Students will be divided into teams for the overall 'big picture' story development and individually provide their own slice of the concept design.

Course number: TRAN-252
Prerequisite: TRAN-202, Transportation Studio 3B TRAN-251 Transportation Studio 4A HWRI-101, Writing Studio: Intensive or HWRI-102, Writing Studio

Transportation Studio 5A

3

This course builds upon the skills and concepts developed in Transportation Studio 4A. Focus will be placed on storytelling, concept investigation and legitimate design development. Students will build a 1/5th scale model using industrial modeling clay, tools and techniques. The physical model will be the subject for learning ergonomics, design theory and concept development resulting in a finished, painted presentation model with related 2D support work. This is a studio course where professional standards are reinforced.

Course number: TRAN-301
Prerequisite: TRAN-251 Transportation Studio 4A TRAN-300 5th Term Review

Transportation Studio 5B

3

This course focuses on portfolio development and refining skills needed to successfully secure internship opportunities. Students will learn the process of creating a portfolio in printed and digital formats, utilizing web sites, and establishing a dynamic portfolio that continually represents the best of their strengths and accomplishments.

Course number: TRAN-302
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-252, Transportation Studio 4B TAKE TRAN-300, 5th Term Review

Transportation Studio 8A

3

This combined senior studio (8A and 8B) is project oriented and requires the creative application of all learned skills in order to present a professional level result to the transportation industry that reflects positively on the student and the college. Students will apply all accumulated learned skills to insure this project result will be the priority project and personal best, setting high personal expectations and a clear project problem to solve. A quality presentation of design research, process & a 3-D proof of concept are required for the final. For graduating students, this will be the highest order of achievement reached prior to entry into the professional ranks.

Course number: TRAN-451
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-400, 7th Term Review Take TRAN-452, Transportation Studio 8B

Transportation Studio 8B

3

This combined senior studio (8A and 8B) is project oriented and requires the creative application of all learned skills in order to present a professional level result to the transportation industry that reflects positively on the student and the college. Students will apply all accumulated learned skills to insure this project result will be the priority project and personal best, setting high personal expectations and a clear project problem to solve. A quality presentation of design research, process & a 3-D proof of concept are required for the final. For graduating students, this will be the highest order of achievement reached prior to entry into the professional ranks.

Course number: TRAN-452
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-451, Transportation Studio 8A Take TRAN-400, 7th Term Review

Vehicle Architecture

2

This course is about the architecture of diverse forms of vehicles, with emphasis on automobiles. Topics include dimensions, human packaging, general layout of components, structure and proportions. H-Point is used as the text for the course.

Course number: TRAN-212
Prerequisite: Take IDFN-161; Design Process 2

Vehicle Technology 3

2

This course introduces students to the fundamental components and systems of the automobile, including such areas as engine and powertrain, wheels, color and trim, fuels and emissions, lighting, engineering and manufacturing fundamentals. Course lectures are augmented with field trips to local manufacturing facilities.

Course number: TRAN-211
Prerequisite: n/a

Vehicle Technology 4

2

This course will introduce students to the various means of fabricating automotive components, covering such processes as thermoforming, fiberglass and machining.

Course number: TRAN-261
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-211, Vehicle Technology 3

Viscom Fundamentals 1

3

This course emphasizes methods of illustrating design concepts clearly and correctly, and of describing them to others in the same manner. Extensive and indispensable information is presented on techniques, correct usage of required tools, and how appropriate sketches and renderings can greatly enhance the communication levels in realistic working design environments, formal presentation, and interactions with modeling teams.

Course number: IDFN-101
Prerequisite: n/a

Viscom Fundamentals 2

3

Following Viscomm Fundamentals 1, this course emphasizes methods of illustrating design concepts clearly and correctly, and of describing them to others in the same manner. Extensive and indispensable information is presented on techniques, correct usage of required tools, and how appropriate sketches and renderings can greatly enhance the communication levels in realistic working design environments, formal presentation, and interactions with modeling teams.

Course number: IDFN-151
Prerequisite: Take IDFN-101, Viscomm Fundamentals 1

Viscomm Fundamentals 3

3

The class deals with the various levels of sketching from quick ideation to more finished colored sketch renderings. The emphasis is on not only coming up with new ideas and concepts but introduces new techniques and media. The student is given detailed assignments to help them improve their visual techniques. There is also a lot of emphasis placed on getting them to express their ideas verbally as well during the critiques and working in class.

Course number: TRAN-221
Prerequisite: Take IDFN-151, Viscom Fundamentals 2

Viscomm Fundamentals 4

3

This course focuses on descriptive automotive sketching while drawing with line economy, sketch composition, color and contrast. This course brings together all the skills and media from the foundation Viscom classes and then applies them to the skill of design visualization. Particular emphasis is placed on color renderings with vellum and markers.

Course number: TRAN-271
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-221, Viscomm Fundamentals 3

Viscomm Fundamentals 5

3

This course focuses on the development of sophisticated rendering techniques that utilize fundamentals taught in previous terms. Emphasis is on the portrayal of vehicles and automobiles in their natural environment. Work includes ideation sketches with vellum and marker, canson sketch renderings and work with Photoshop.

Course number: TRAN-321
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-271, Viscomm Fundamentals 4

Viscomm Fundamentals 6

3

This course focuses on the development of sophisticated rendering techniques that utilize fundamentals taught in previous terms. The emphasis of this course is use of 100% digital medium/tools for ideation sketch development, renderings and final presentation material. The subject matter is focused on exterior and interior designs in the form of three mini-projects as rendering exercises. Transportation subject matter can overlap projects in concurrent class designs.

Course number: TRAN-371
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-321; Viscomm Fundamentals 5

Viscomm Fundamentals 7

3

The focus of this advanced level workshop is on creating a range of 2-D images, from concept sketches to presentation quality renderings, using various media. This course brings together the concepts and skills learned during the previous six courses of Viscom Fundamentals. The main objective of this class is on producing highly communicative and informative images and formats pertaining to individual design proposals. However, it will include any subject matter and/or techniques deemed beneficial.

Course number: TRAN-421
Prerequisite: Take TRAN-371, Viscomm Fundamentals 6

Viscomm Workshop

0

Viscomm Workshop is a periodic workshop for Transportation Design students seeking individualized assistance with their Viscomm Fundamentals courses. Taught by faculty in Transportation Design, this workshop is open to all students in the department and is offered as needed.

Course number: TRAN-001
Prerequisite: n/a

Way Things Work (ENT,PRD)

2

It is important for I.D. students to have an intuitive understanding of how products function in various ways in order that design solutions be intelligent. For this class each student is required to select a product which is then taken apart,the constituents analyzed,information recorded, and then it is reassembled. The wide range of products examined provides useful information and understanding of things from motors to materials. Deliverables consist of a notebook of research material, sketches and notes of the process plus one large exploded view drawing of the product that was examined. Making Things Work It is one thing to have an idea and it is quite another to make it work. Students in this class are assigned a goal, governed by a set of rules, that require building a device to accomplish it. Deliverables are a built thing and a notebook of sketches Illustrating the thought process.

Course number: IDFN-131
Prerequisite: Take IDFN-102, 3D Fundamentals 1

Way Things Work (IXD,TRN)

3

It is important for I.D. students to have an intuitive understanding of how products function in various ways in order that design solutions be intelligent. For this class each student is required to select a product which is then taken apart,the constituents analyzed,information recorded, and then it is reassembled. The wide range of products examined provides useful information and understanding of things from motors to materials. Deliverables consist of a notebook of research material, sketches and notes of the process plus one large exploded view drawing of the product that was examined. Making Things Work It is one thing to have an idea and it is quite another to make it work. Students in this class are assigned a goal, governed by a set of rules, that require building a device to accomplish it. Deliverables are a built thing and a notebook of sketches Illustrating the thought process.

Course number: IDFN-132
Prerequisite: n/a

Yacht & Boat Design Wrkshp Adv

3

The third level course in the marine design series will emphasize the application of real world design constraints to students' conceptual work. The goals are to mature and refine students' design work and prepare the students for the challenges they will face in dealing with the rigors of real world marine design. The students will be exposed to more of the industry standards and practices that challenge yacht designers today. Students will be expected to meet project management-style deadlines and produce professional deliverables. There will be more emphasis on 3D modeling and preparing the students' designs for presentations and portfolio inclusion.

Course number: TRAN-331
Prerequisite: TRAN-232

Yacht Interiors 1

This class will introduce the student to the unique design challenges of a bespoke marine interior. Each student will work on developing an exclusive interior for a given large yacht through the term, taking the project from concept theme sketches to rendered model. Topics to be covered in this course include: approaches in problem solving, space utilization, habitation and accommodation requirements, materials for the marine environment, furniture and appliances, ambient and artificial lighting, manufacturing and build processes, customer identification and branding analysis, and staging the boat. The outcome of this course will be a portfolio-worthy presentation of a custom megayacht interior with detailed living and entertainment spaces.

Course number: TRAN-431
Prerequisite: n/a