Undergraduate Course: Paper Engineering as a basis for 3D studies (LLLA07046)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course explores the structural potential of paper as a basic sheet material through the use of simple processes to create complex geometric structures as a creative practice.
Initial paper manipulation studies will identify an individual approach through exploration, repetition, and the use of scale and the choice of paper types to create a cohesive body of work. These in turn can be used as proposals for 3D design in the form of jewellery, textiles or ceramics or to create architectural or interior spaces for animation.
Emphasis is placed on heightening awareness and application of non-precious, transient materials within the design process.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
Explore the manipulation of paper and surface to provide a basis to develop 3D form.
explore the effects of repetition, scale, material and construction methods on 3D form and structures
Create a coherent body of art and design works which have exploited a range of paper construction and manipulation techniques.
|Recommended HAGA, KAZUO, 2008, Origamics : mathematical explorations through paper folding, Hackensack NJ: Hackensack|
JACKSON, P., 1994, Origami: a complete step-by-step guide. Chancellor Press
NEWMAN, THELMA R., 1973, Paper as art and craft : the complete book of the history and processes of the paper arts, New York: Crown Publishing
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Ability to deploy 3D design and construction techniques
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of paper engineering within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Mr Benjamin McNab
Tel: (0131 6)51 4832