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All courses on this list are open to Alumni. Community members are eligible to take the courses listed below that are offered on the campus nearest to them. For information about eligibility, please visit our Community Audit page.

The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate


  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
  • Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department.

This schedule is subject to change.

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Title:   Digital Techniques: Laser-Cut Jewelry      

Course Number:      SCP 001901
Campus: Boston-Fenway   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

Throughout history, ornament has served to convey meaning as well as offer decoration to objects. Using ornamentation as a starting point, this class explores laser cutting and 3D printing techniques to create sculptural objects and jewelry with contemporary decorative elements. Assignments will be given that help students learn to create 2D and 3D drawings using Rhino, a powerful computer graphics and 3D modeling program. Design ideas will then be laser cut from a variety of materials or 3D printed in plastic or a resin that can be cast in metal at a local casting company. Students will be encouraged to identify sources of inspiration and historical reference for their work, explore materials, and ways of translating from models to finished pieces. Computer technology will allow for new experiments in ornament and help to create detail that would be difficult, if not impossible, to create entirely by hand. This course is open to students of all levels and disciplines.
-This course has a materials fee of $50
-Class includes a scheduled one-hour break  
-Please see http://www.smfa.edu/continuing-education for a supply list for this course

Registration Information

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Instructor: Dept. Staff

Offered in: Other session
Class Dates: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Thursday, Jun 22, 2017
Day(s): TBA           Times: TBA                     
Status: Cancelled


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