Design Communication

Career Paths

  • 3D Visualization
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Apparel Designer
  • Architect
  • Automotive Designer
  • CADD Drafter
  • Character Designer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Contractor
  • Environmental Designer
  • Facilities Planner
  • Fashion Designer
  • Footwear Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Urban Designer

The unique course of study, designed and taught by a local architect, has been developed specifically for students considering any of the many diverse career opportunities as a design professional. The classroom/lab environment is the model of a professional design studio and represents the most current technology in equipment and resources.

The studio accommodates students at their own computer and drawing workstation where they access their electronic portfolio, work assignments, the internet and share information through the local network. The lab includes an extensive design periodical, reference and career exploration library, a modeling and reprographics area and spaces for student presentation and project exhibition.

The curriculum is a reflection of the design process from problem definition to conceptualization and presentation to documentation and prototyping. Students are offered realistic learning experiences for the exploration and development of professional design skills relevant to a diversity of design disciplines including architecture, mechanical engineering, industrial design and civil engineering. Within these design contexts, students develop competency through the integration of traditional and advanced technology methods for the communication of design including sketching, technical drawing, rendering and modeling as well as digital imaging, CADD and Boundary Representation solid parametric modeling required of today's designers and students of design.

Through active engagement, students can acquire the technical skills and creative techniques necessary to compete and succeed in the pursuit of an exciting and rewarding career in design. Portfolio creation and college planning is valuable to students applying to post-secondary design schools.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Algebra I (B or better)

Geometry

Equipment:

Local Server & Network

Wacom Cintiq 21" Tablet Monitors

HP Z620 Workstations

Apple MacBook Pros, iPads

ZCorp Z650 Color 3D Printer

ZCorp ZScanner 700CX 3D Scanner

Universal VLS6.60 Laser Cutter

Oce CS4236 Large Format Scanner

HP DesignJet 5500 Large Format Printer

HP LaserJet 5500 Laser Printer

Nikon Digital SLR Cameras & Lenses

Interactive Digital Kiosk

120" Digital LED Display Wall

Software:

Adobe CS6 Master Collection

Autodesk AutoCAD

Autodesk Inventor Pro

Autodesk Revit Architecture

Autodesk 3DS Max Design

Autodesk Maya

Autodesk Mudbox

Autodesk SketchBook

EngraveLab

Google SketchUp Pro

Rhinoceros

V-Ray

ZBrush

ZEdit Pro/ZPrint