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: 05.09.2022 - 11.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Satu-Minna Suorajärvi, Denise Ziegler

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : Finnish

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students. Maximum amount of participants is 15 students.

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    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: