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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 21, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

3DSC310 Intro to Kinetic Art 3 cr.

This course is intended for object-makers, to introduce motion into their sculpture. An overview on the history of kinetic art is provided to inspire a richness of conceptual thinking. The course is directed toward a final project of the student’s design, which may be sculpture, installation, performance, costume, robotics, toys, etc. Issues covered include: mechanism design and troubleshooting; hand cranks; ratchets; solenoids; motors; drive systems; and, basic steelworking techniques aimed at building safe and reliable kinetic art.

Prerequisites: 3DSC253, 3DSC264 or instructor’s permission

Hybrid Studio/Critique