UCLA Design | Media Arts



Download a PDF of the syllabus with deadlines, schedule, and assignments here.

ASSIGNMENT DEADLINES

10/2 Plans for Polygons Project (posted to blog)
10/11 Documentation of Polygons Project posted to blog
10/11 Plans for Curved Surfaces Project (posted to blog)
10/23 Documentation of Curved Surfaces Project posted to blog
10/23 Sketches for Finished Boolean Operation Project (posted to blog)
10/25 Final / illustrator plans for Boolean Operations project  
11/6 Documentation of Boolean Operation Project posted to blog
11/6 3D model (posted to blog)
11/8 Draft I - Group Plans for Yuckyminster Gumdrops - macro form and connector sketches
11/9 Draft II - final Plans for Yuckyminster Gumdrops - both macro structure and micro forms
11/20 Presentation of 2 Plans for Final Project (presented and posted to blog)
12/14 Documentation of Final Project posted to blog
Sometime between 12/7 - 12/12- shoot room documentation session

PROJECT DEADLINES

10/9 (2:00) Polygons
10/18 Curved Surfaces
11/1 (2:00) Boolean Operations
11/15 (by 4:00) “Yuckyminster Gumdrops” (group project)
12/6 (2:00) Final Project - Interactive Object


ARTIST PRESENTATION DATES - SIGN UP

These are 4-8 minute research presentations on an artist of your choice. What are they doing, how are they making it, what does it mean, what is significant about this work in a social, historical, and art context? What do you think about the work or artist or how might it inspire you to think differently about your own work. These will take place every week, sometimes twice a week. I recommend choosing an artist from the reference page, but you may choose someone off the list if you want. Choose 1-4 works by the artist and discuss in depth with images.

10/4 Ariel
10/9 Wenrui
10/11 Randy
10/16 Tina
10/18 Dario
10/23 Kyron
10/25 Michael
10/30 Christina
11/6 Floria
11/8 Roxana
11/13 Cayden
11/20 Arden
11/27 Andrew
11/29 Madux

LOGGING SHOP HOURS

As part of your daily / weekly assignments, you will be asked to log the amount of time you spend in the shop. There will be a Form class log book kept at the front of the shop. Please notate the time you enter and the time you leave. The number of expected weekly hours based are suggested in the assignments each day. You are expected to make valuable use of your shop access.

COURSE SCHEDULE

This schedule is subject to changes. It will be updated online and I will notify you of dramatic differences in class and, if necessary, via reminder emails.

WEEK 0

9/27
Introductions and Expectations
Shop safety training begins

WEEK 1

10/2
Due: Plans, prototypes, and pieces for Polygons Project
Review Polygons Plans - discuss / demo construction methods
Shop training continued

10/4
Shop training and demos continued, work time on Polygons project

WEEK 2

10/9
Due: Polygons Project
In class project review / critique
Lecture: on cubes, curved surfaces, and next project

10/11
Due: Documentation of Polygons project to the blog
Due: Plans for Curved Surfaces Project - review as a group
Curved surface construction techniques and demos, work time on project

WEEK 3

10/16
Work time on Curved Surface Project
Due at 3:30 - Curved Surface Project
Critique, intro to Boolean Operations Project

10/18
Due: Documentation of Curved Surface Project
Due: Plans for Boolean Operations Project - plans should be posted to blog
Finishing / Painting Demo day

WEEK 4

10/23
Due: Finished / painted polygon or curved surface
Primitives Arrangement game, Boolean Operations, Intro to Illustrator and Laser cutter demo, work time

10/25
Due: Documentation of finished form posted to the blog
Due: Illustrator plans for Boolean Operations project
Illustrator, CNC software, and CNC demos
Work time for Boolean Operations project

WEEK 5

10/30
Work day for Boolean Operations project

11/1
Due: Boolean Operations project
Critique
3D modeling introductions

WEEK 6

11/6
Due: Documentation of Boolean Operations project posted to the blog
Due: 3D model assignment - screen shot posted to the blog
3D modeling demos continued, History of 3D modeling, intro to group project 3, groups and materials assigned

11/8
Due: Group Plans for “Yuckyminster Gumdrops” macro structure
Individual sketches / drafts / models for micro “Gumdrop” Vertex Hardware Forms
Group and Individual Work time for “Yuckyminster Gumdrops” Project

WEEK 7

11/13
Work time for “Yuckyminster Gumdrops” Project

11/15
Due at end of class: Yuckyminster Gumdrops group project
Work time for “Yuckyminster Gumdrops” Project

WEEK 8

11/20
Due: 2 Plans for Final Project (presented and posted to blog)
Presentations, Interactive Objects in art and design, work time and individual discussion

WEEK 9

11/ 27
Work time final projects

11/29
Work time final projects

WEEK 10

12/4
Work time final projects

12/6
Due: Final Project
Final Critique

Sometime between 12/7 - 12/12- scheduled shootroom for documentation help

Due by 12/14 - Excellent documentation of your final project (stills and optional video posted to the blog) with title and description!