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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 22, 2018
Academic Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDAD301 Design Works at MassArt 3 cr.

Design Works is a multi-disciplinary critique and seminar class in current design/build topics. Invited experts in the design and research field provide background as well as project information, design briefs, and demonstrate skills in developing essential design tools. The class centers around a real project exercise based upon the actual needs of an educational, corporate, or community partner. Typical topics may include a range of interior and building design interventions- for example, a shared public space for the proposed new residence hall at the college, or a similar collective space. Semester to include field trips, student presentations of design projects including plans, sections, elevations, renderings and partial construction drawings of investigations. These projects may include modular details, kit of part construction, energy and sustainable design characteristics, analysis of precedent, daylighting and lighting principles, use of color, materials and assembly, furniture, and product design.

Prerequisites: Open to Freshmen with Permission of Instructor

Departmental Elective