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Tufts Credit:
       1.0 course credits is equal to 4 semester hours at other institutions
       0.5 course credits is equal to 2 semester hours at other institutions
Course Numbers:
        0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
        0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
        0200 & Up: strictly graduate

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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 Students will be encouraged to identify sources of inspiration and historical reference for their work, explore materials, and ways of translating from models to finished pieces.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

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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
Credit Value: 0.5          Call Number:      50553

Audit Enroll Option: Yes                           
Status: Cancelled


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