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.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 02.09.2024 - 10.10.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Students will be introduced to 3D graphics softwares such as Blender. They will learn basic methods for creating and modelling objects suitable for producing actual sculptures using 3D printing. 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 Xavier Veilhan.

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 (contact teaching 48 hours + 33 h independent working / time to think)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Provided in class

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I
    2025-2026 Autumn I


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

    Priority order in corse regisrtation: 1. Students in Sculpture minor 2. ARTS students

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

    After the registration has closed, SISU conducts a raffle to allocate all the seats while considering the possible prioritisation order stated above. If there are more registrants than available seats, ten (10) students from the remaining applicants are drawn and placed on a waiting list in numerical order. On the first day of the course, these students may check for available seats in case of no-shows. Any available seats are then filled in numerical order. Students on the waiting list will receive an email containing details about the registration status, once the registration period has closed.