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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
     
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here.
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

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Methods & Materials I/II

Methods & Materials I/II
PRDS385/386

 

Courses are divided into two sections each related to the corresponding Design Studio areas of hard-goods design and soft-goods.  In the hard-goods course emphasis is on developing a basic understanding of mechanisms and the relationship between internal components, structure, form, and how multiple parts are integrated into the final product.  The soft-goods course introduces the basics of sewing, pattern drafting, draping and other fabrication processes, materials, trends and markets.  In both courses consideration is given to the relationship between design solutions and issues related to manufacturing feasibility, product cost, product performance, utility, sustainability and marketability. Students are required to take one semester of each studio.

Co-requisites: PRDS300/301 Design Studio III/IV