Digital design and fabrication constitute a truly disruptive innovation, transforming design and manufacturing processes as a 21st century equivalent of the steam engine in the 18th century and of the innovation of perspective in the Renaissance. It is fast becoming a preferred tool in many fields.
Cooper Union’s courses and Certificate in Digital Fabrication offer artists, engineers, architects, designers, and makers of every type the chance to add skills in digital interfaces and two- and three-dimensional fabrication, a growing requirement in today’s competitive professional and creative environment. Participants gain hands-on experience with 3-D printers, CNC milling machines and laser and plasma cutters. Participants may take individual courses or earn a Certificate in Digital Fabrication by taking five courses including the three first level courses and two advanced level courses. Participants who can demonstrate mastery of the material in one or more of the basic courses may be excused in favor of additional advanced level courses.
In this 8-week course, students will learn to create animation using a variety of 3D modeling software applications. Students will learn various techniques to animate their designs, as well as several post-production skills.
This course introduces participants to one of the most powerful elements of the digital fabrication revolution: CNC milling with state-of-the artmachinery and software. Participants are introduced to Mastercam, asuite of powerful CAD-based tools designed for NC programming.
This course is designed for designers and makers of all types: architects, engineers, designers, artists and hobbyists. The focus will be drawing, modelling and building three dimensional digital and physical forms.
The Certificate Director, Professor Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, is widely known for integrating theory and experimental practice. A recognized scholar and professor in the fields of art, architecture, computation and theory, Lorenzo-Eiroa worked on several ground breaking publications, including Life in:formation, which he co-edited for the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture 2010 conference at The Cooper Union and Architecture In Formation (Routledge 2013).
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