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TRANSPORTATION DESIGN

 

3D Digital 4 (TRN-321)



Prerequisite: Take TRAN-271, Viscomm Fundamentals 4
Course Credit: 3

3D Digital 5 (TRN-421)

Using Advanced Alias as a starting point, the course includes Bunkspeed HyperShot/HyperDrive + RTT DeltaGen for rendering, Autodesk Maya for animating, and Adobe AfterEffects for creating video presentations for final presentations. This class concentrates on Alias modeling techniques as used in the transportation design industry, in particular automotive interiors and exteriors surfacing. Demonstrations will outline build techniques and structuring your models for later rendering and animation work.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-321 3D Digital 4
Course Credit: 3

3D Physical 4 (TRN-320)



Prerequisite: Take IDF-153 3D Fundamentals 2
Course Credit: 2

3rd Term Review (TRN-249)

Required course for 3rd term Transportation students.

Prerequisite: Take IDF-151 Design Process 2
Course Credit: 0

5th Term Review (TRN-349)

Required Course for 5th term Transportation students.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-270 Auto Design 4: Exterior & TRN-249 3rd Term Review
Course Credit: 0

7th Term Review (TRN-449)



Prerequisite: Take TRN-341 Trans Design 6
Course Credit: 0

Auto Design 3: Exterior Design (TRN-211)

This course will provide students with an expanded introduction to the TRANSPORTATION DESIGN field through an engagement of the basic design processes universally implemented throughout the automotive industry.

Prerequisite: Take IDF-151 Dsign Process 2
Course Credit: 2

Auto Design 3: Interior Design (TRN-212)

This course covers the basics of automotive interior design. Students will design an interior to accompany the exterior design they are creating for Auto Design 3: Exterior Design.

Prerequisite: Take IDF-151 Design Process 2
Course Credit: 2

Auto Design 3: Vehicle Techno (TRN-213)

This course will introduce students to the various means of fabricating automotive components, covering such processes as thermoforming, fiberglass and machining.

Prerequisite: Take IDF-151 Design Process 2
Course Credit: 2

Auto Design 4: Exterior Design (TRN-270)

This course will challenge the student?s imagination and abilities to propose a future scenario depicting an evolution of vehicular design that addresses their projected user needs in a future timeframe TBD. Focus will be placed on storytelling, concept investigation and legitimate design development. Students will build a 1/5th scale model using industrial modeling clay, tools and techniques. The physical model will be the subject for learning ergonomics, design theory and concept development resulting in a finished, painted presentation model with related 2D support work. This is a studio course where professional standards are reinforced.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-249 3rd Term Review TRN-211 Auto Des 3: Exterior
Course Credit: 2

Auto Design 4: Interior Design (TRN-271)



Prerequisite: Take TRN-249 3rd Term Review & TRN-212 Auto Des 3: Interior
Course Credit: 2

Auto Design 4: Vehicle Technol (TRN-273)



Prerequisite: Take TRN-213 Auto Des 3 Veh Tech
Course Credit: 2

Auto Product Planning (TRN-406)

The purpose of this class is to better prepare students for careers in automotive design by exposing them to the basic marketing and product planning principals used to define and justify future automotive concepts.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-341 Trans Design 6
Course Credit: 3

Bus & Pol of Deliv Tran (Sys) (TRN-581)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 1

Bus & Prod Development Studio (TRN-615)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Bus of Vehicle Industry (Veh) (TRN-551)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 1

Design Strategy Studio (TRN-522)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Design Workshop (TRN-005)

In this open workshop, upper term students will receive individual feedback and advice on design projects that they are currently pursuing in other courses or on their own. Students will be encouraged to attend as many sessions as they like, and to either drop in or to make prior arrangements with the instructor to discuss their project(s) at a specific time.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 0

Int Design/Vehicle Arch Wksp (TRN-004)

This workshop is open to Transportation Design, Product Design and Environmental Design students 5th term and above who are interested in exploring mobile interior design. Students will have the opportunity to improve their visual communication and design skills related to interior design for automobiles, aircraft, watercraft, and any other modes of transportation. Students will also be introduced to the latest digital tools related to interior design and vehicle architecture.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 0

Intermediate Marine Design (TRN-262)

This course builds upon skills and knowledge gained from the pre-requisite Introduction to Marine Design class. Each student, through the work on his/her own project and the reviews of the works of others, will gain enough experience to decide whether a future career in this field would be a smart decision. Final results should result in solid internship portfolio material. Instructors will lecture on the following topics, each at a more sophisticated level than the pre-requisite Introduction to Marine Design class: History and types of boats, markets for boats, trends in boat design, hull lines and lofting, rules and regulations, weights and balance, criteria for good boats, materials and processes, propulsion, interiors, layouts, ergonomics. Students will be expected to create several boat design proposals, which will be narrowed down and refined with instructor mentoring for a final design presentation at the end of the term. (3 credits) Prerequisites: TRN-222, Introduction to Marine Design

Prerequisite: TAKE TRN-222;
Course Credit: 3

Intro to Marine Design (TRN-222)

This introduction to marine design class will give students an overview of industrial design as it applies to watercraft, specifically boats. Guest lecturers with expertise designing yachts, sport boats and other types of watercraft will be actively involved with the class. In addition to weekly design assignments, students will be assigned a final boat design project.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Mobility Design 1 (TRN-354)

The focus of Mobility Design 1 and 2 is on the infrastructure of mobility systems.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-270 Auto Des 4: Exterior & TRN-271 Auto Des 4: Interior
Course Credit: 3

Mobility Design 2 (TRN-355)

The focus of Mobility Design 1 and 2 is on the infrastructure of mobility systems.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-270 Auto Design 4: Exterior & TRN-271 Auto Design 4: Interior
Course Credit: 3

Personal Mobility Design Alt (TRN-357)

This elective class focuses on the design of products which offer alternative forms of personal transportation to the automobile. Students who have serious interest in the design of motorcycles, scooters, power-sports and recreational vehicles or taking an innovative approach to solving human mobility in more efficient, sustainable ways should consider this class.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Portfolio and Presentation (TRN-326)

In this course students will learn about preparing a professional level portfolio and be coached in presentation skills. These skills will then be applied as the students submit their portfolios and apply for internships, scholarship review, 5th term review, and other opportunities. Topics covered: the practice of keeping a continually updated portfolio; key components of a professional portfolio; print and digital formats (websites, Behance, etc.); interview and presentation practice Projects will include creation of a print and digital portfolio and a personal website. Open elective.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-270, Auto Design 4: Exterior Design
Course Credit: 3

Pro Dev & Strategic Present. (TRN-513)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 2

Senior Studio (TRN-499)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 1

Sketch Help Workshop (TRN-003)

Sketch Help is a weekly drop-in workshop for Transportation Design students seeking individualized assistance with their drawing and rendering technique. Taught by upper term students in Transportation Design, this workshop is open to all students in the department to attend as many weeks as desired.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 0

Strategic Protoype Des Studio1 (TRN-550)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Strategic Systems Des Studio 1 (TRN-580)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Thesis Continuation (TRN-699)

Required for all students finished with their course work but still working on completing their thesis. Required every semester until thesis is completed and approved.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 0

Thesis Development Studio (TRN-621)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 6

Thesis Development Studio (TRN-611)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 6

Trans Design 8: Exterior (TRN-467)



Prerequisite: Take TRN-449 7th Term Review
Course Credit: 3

Trans Design 8: Interior (TRN-466)

Conbined senior studio that is project oriented & industry sponsored. Course attempts to simulate the activities of a professional design studio, & students are expected to bring all their accumulated expertise to bear on the project & to interact with the sponsor & their resources in the most professional manner. Learning Objectives: Class will combine previous transportation design course skills with the interaction of transportation companies. Course material focuses on product definition skills, developing imaging that is brand specific to the corporate sponsor, & extensive 2D & 3D visual exploration of design solutions. Students will develop skills to effectively translate 2D design studies into coherent 3D executions, enhancing the student's proportional sensitivity, form vocabulary & surfacing development. In addition, students will experience a professional business dialogue with the sponsor's visiting design staff. A quality presentation of design research, process & a 3-D proof of concept are required for the final. For graduating students, this will be the highest order of achievement that you will reach prior to your entry into the professional ranks.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-449 7th Term Review
Course Credit: 3

Transportation Design 6 (TRN-341)

This studio course is the home for sponsored projects focused on transportation design. Working with the faculty and representatives from the sponsoring companies, students will begin with a design brief, conduct in-depth research, ideation, and conclude with a design solution that is represented in 2-dimensional artwork, a digital model and/or physical model. The nature of the design brief will change from term to term, dependent upon the desires of the sponsoring company.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-354 Mobility Design 1 & TRN-349 5th Term Review
Course Credit: 3

Transportation Design 7 (TRN-413)

Trans-disciplinary class focused on mobile interiors. Projects will range in scale & cover all modes of transportation, with a focus on the interior experience.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-354 Mobility Design 1
Course Credit: 3

Transportation Internship (TRN-900)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 0

Unused (TRN-458)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

User Interface Des Studio 2 (TRN-521)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Vehicle Architecture (TRN-307)

This course is about the architecture of diverse forms of vehicles, with emphasis on automobiles. Topics include dimensions, human packaging, general layout of components, structure and proportions

Prerequisite: Take IDF-151;
Course Credit: 3

Viscomm Fundamentals 4 (TRN-310)



Prerequisite: Take TRN-215 Viscomm Fund 3
Course Credit: 3

Viscomm Workshop (TRN-002)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 0

Visual Communication 5 (TRN-306)

This course focuses on the development of sophisticated rendering techniques that utilize fundamentals taught in previous terms. Emphasis is on the portrayal of vehicles and automobiles in their natural environment.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-310 Viscomm Fundamentals 4
Course Credit: 3

Visual Communication 6 (TRN-352)

The emphasis of this course is on the use of wet media for sketching and rendering. Subject matter is usually related to transportation vehicles, and projects can overlap with concurrent class designs.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-306 Viscomm 5
Course Credit: 3

Visual Communication 7 (TRN-402)

The focus of this advanced level workshop is on cr

Prerequisite: TRN-352 Viscomm Fundamentals 6
Course Credit: 3

Visual Fundamentals 3 (TRN-215)

Please see Department Chair

Prerequisite: Take IDF-152 Viscomm Fundamentals 2
Course Credit: 3

Yacht & Boat Design Wrkshp Adv (TRN-323)

The third level course in the marine design series will emphasize the application of real world design constraints to students' conceptual work. The goal is to mature and refine students' design work and prepare the students for the challenges they will face in dealing with the rigors of real world marine design. The students will be exposed to more of the industry standards and practices which challenge yacht designers today. Students will be expected to meet project management-style deadlines and produce professional deliverables. There will be more emphasis on 3D modeling and preparing the students' designs for presentations and portfolio inclusion.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

   
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