Digital Media courses

ADGM 1200 Digital Media I: Digital Drawing and Visualization
Digital Media I: Digital Drawing and Visualization
An introductory course to digital visualization techniques with a focus on graphic representation, 2D drawing, digital photography, and graphic design for portfolio development. Students will be introduced to graphic software such as Photoshop, illustrator, and InDesign in order to develop technical and visual proficiencies to be integrated into the architectural design process.
Co-requisites: Integrated with DSGN 1200.
credit hours: 2

ADGM 3100 Digital Media II: Introduction to CAD/Spatial Modeling
Digital Media II: Introduction to CAD/Spatial Modeling
An introductory course to 3D digital media concepts and techniques with a focus on the fundamental aspects of the Computer Aided Design process. Framed by a general introduction to digital media theory, students will gain fluency in a variety of software applications for the purpose of expanding the architectural design process. Specific emphasis is placed on the role of the computer as a tool for analysis, spatial investigation, and representation. Basic 3D modeling software such as AutoCad, Form.z and Rhino, will constitute the majority of course content.
Co-requisites: Integrated with DSGN 2100.
credit hours: 3

ADGM 3200 Digital Media III: Advanced Modeling and Digital Design Techniques
Digital Media III: Advanced Modeling and Digital Design Techniques
Moving beyond the notion of digital media as mere representation, this course seeks to engage 3D digital tools as generative processes in design. The course will be structured around three main components: technical skills, theoretical context, and design methodology. Through processes such as hybridization and emergence, students will develop design techniques while integrating practical notions of structure, skin, and perforation. Students will expand their knowledge of spatial modeling in digital media, and learn to render, animate, and create technical drawings through Form.z, Rhino and Maya. The course will also focus on contemporary architectural practices and their use of digital tools and techniques through the investigation of critical case studies.
Co-requisites: Integrated with DSGN 2200.
credit hours: 3

ADGM 4100 Digital Media IV: Digital Fabrication
Digital Media IV: Digital Fabrication
An introductory course to digital fabrication technologies such as 3D printing, CNC milling and laser cutting. Students will learn about the relationship between detail design and new technologies for modeling, prototype development and fabrication.
Co-requisites: Integrated with DSGN 3200.
credit hours: 3

ADGM 6100 Advanced Digital Media
Advanced Digital Media
An advanced digital media course focusing on parametric geometry modeling and advanced animation techniques. The course will introduce both 2D and 3D form generation methodology as a way of exploring a co-authored design process. Contemporary digital theory will frame various investigations into issues of complexity, iteration, patterning and surface modulation.
credit hours: 3

ADGM 6110 Advanced Techniques in Digital Representation
Advanced Techniques in Digital Representation
The class will explore various methods for organizing 3D model information and extracting and producing clear 2D data/drawings from the 3D database. The course will involve constructing and presenting geometrically complex 3 dimensional models and the transformation of these models into construction and fabrication drawings. Students will be expected to already have ACAD and 3d modeling skills. The class will be a combination of lab work, class lectures, and presentations.
Pre-requistites: 3100 Digital Media I or 3200 Digital Media II or equivalent computer drawing and modeling skills: 2D: ACAD; 3D: RHINO, Maya or For
credit hours: 3

ADGM 6200 Advanced Digital Fabrication
Advanced Digital Fabrication
This course is devoted to the design and fabrication of a structure/space using digital fabrication technologies such as 3D printing, CNC milling and laser cutting. The course will focus on the design, development of construction of a full scale prototype using digital techniques for analysis and fabrication, focusing on the transition between computer modeling and its materialization.
credit hours: 3

ADGM 6300 Theories in Digital Media
Theories in Digital Media
This course is devoted to the reading and analysis of key theoretical and critical texts of the recent past related to digital media and information age technology. The focus of the course is the conceptual and formal ideas associated with computation, their application and development.
credit hours: 3