Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The student will be able to use 3D graphics software to create models suitable for realizing with 3D printing and laser cutter techniques.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 13.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Andrew Best-Dunkley, Satu-Minna Suorajärvi

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Andrew Best-Dunkley, Satu-Minna Suorajärvi

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students will be introduced to 3D graphics softwares such as Blender, Rhino and Grasshopper. They will learn basic methods for creating and modelling objects suitable for producing actual sculptures using 3D printing and laser cutter techniques. Students will be guided through a series of hands-on exercises that highlight 3d-modeling and they will be introduced to the same techniques as sculptors and architectural offices apply such as Tony Cragg, Nick Ervinck and Zaha Hadid.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Individual and small group discussion and critique. Active participation in classwork. Successful completion of own project.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    81 hours / 3op (Afternoon class 48 hours + independent working)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Provided in class

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Basic computer skills

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