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May 1, 2017 by Siobhan Rigg (srigg)
CFN 1091 : First-Year Studio 1: Form and Materials
Mon, 01 May 2017 08:01:57 GMT
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:56:32 GMT
Catalog Pages referencing this course
Corcoran First-Year Foundation (CFN)
Programs referencing this course
DMD-BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Digital Media Design
FA-BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Fine Arts
FAP-BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Fine Art Photography
GD-BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Field of Graphic Design
PJ-BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Photojournalism
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
Long Course Title
First-Year Studio 1: Form and Materials
Short Course Title
Studio 1: Form and Materials
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Comprehensive studio course providing a broad experience with the tools and materials of traditional and conceptual sculptural practices in art and design; develops students’ ability to think, perceive, visualize, design, and build in three dimensions and explore questions of space, place, site, presentation, and context. Required for all first-year BFA majors.
Topics to be covered by this course
● The use of a wide variety of shop tools for constructing 3 dimensional objects
● An exploration of the materiality of a wide variety of substances used in the construction of 3 dimensional objects
● The principles of positive and negative space, surface and form for the design of 3 dimensional objects in real space
● An introduction to the historical and contemporary practice of sculpture
● Generating project ideas from research and lived experience
● Basic digital fabrication of 3 dimensional form
● Prototyping as problem solving
● Presentation and installation of resolved works of art
● The principles of constructive critique
Uploaded a Course Syllabus
CFN1091 Form and Material Sample Syllabus.docx
Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
There is a resemblance to introductory drawing courses (CFA 1092 and FA 1201) however, this course is part one of the four course foundations sequence intended primarily for BFA majors and serious BA majors in their first year of study. The level is more intensive than the media specific introductory studio courses and coordinates with CFN 1090, 1092, and 1093.
Change made to grading scale as requested by the committee
Course two in a proposed four-course foundations sequence. The mission of the First Year Studio program is to provide an intellectually and artistically rigorous studio-based foundation in the core aspects of art and design relevant to all of the disciplines. The four course sequence seeks to foster in students an enthusiasm for the hard work of making and a grounding in skills that will serve as a basis for their study. Finally, the First Year studios seek to establish connections between students across majors and create a platform for the sharing of ideas and practices across the School.
FALL: CFN 1090 Drawing and Surface CFN 1091 Form and Materials
SPRING: CFN 1092 Time and Light CFN 1092 Interaction
Course Reviewer Comments
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:09:56 GMT
Rollback: request of the department