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TRANSPORTATION DESIGN

 

3D Digital 3 (TRN-221)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

3D Digital 4 (TRN-321)



Prerequisite: Take TRN-249 3rd Term Review
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 Object Modeling (TRN-315)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

3D Physical 3 (TRN-220)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 2

3D Physical 4 (TRN-320)



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

3D Physical 4 (TRN-322)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 2

3D Physical 5 (TRN-420)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

3D Tran Design (7wks) (TRN-351)

This course provides transportation majors with exposure to advanced fabrication skills required in the construction of scale automobile presentation models.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-420
Course Credit: 3

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

Adv Concept Des Studio 2 (Veh (TRN-541)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Adv Systems Des Studio 2 (Sys (TRN-571)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Adv Trans Design 1 (TRN-329)

This course is an introduction to vehicle interior design with an emphasis on vehicle architecture, packaging, conceptual sketching, and rendering.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Adv Trans Design 2 (TRN-316)

This is a combined senior transportation design studio that is project oriented and industry sponsored. This course attempts to simulate the activities of a professional design studio, and students are expected to bring all their accumulated expertise to bear on the project and to interact with the sponsor and their resources in the most professional manner.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-354 TRN-355
Course Credit: 3

Adv Trans Design 3 (TRN-317)



Prerequisite: Take TRN-449
Course Credit: 3

Adv Trans Design 4 (TRN-353)



Prerequisite: Take TRN-449
Course Credit: 3

Adv Trans Design 5 (TRN-403)

Please see Department Chair

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Adv Trans Design 6 (TRN-453)

Please see Department Chair

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Adv Trans Interior (TRN-401)

This class explores the advanced areas of transportation interior design, usually in conjunction with the Advanced Transportation Design 2 project. The complete design, with examples of materials and finishes, is required.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-354 TRN-355
Course Credit: 3

Alias Studio Tools Workshop (TRN-001)



Prerequisite: n/a
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 Arch (TRN-210)

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 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: Interior Design (TRN-274)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 2

Auto Design 4: Interior Design (TRN-281)

In this class, students will learn about the specific requirements and challenges related to interior automotive design. They will work individually and as teams to design and model interior concepts related to the vehicles that they are also designing in Auto Design 4: Exterior Design.

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

Auto Design 4: Vehicle Arch (TRN-300)



Prerequisite: Take TRN-210
Course Credit: 1

Auto Design 4: Vehicle Archit (TRN-272)



Prerequisite: Take TRN-249 3rd Term Review & TRN-210 Auto Design 3
Course Credit: 2

Auto Design 4: Vehicle Technol (TRN-273)



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

Auto Design 6: Exterior Design (TRN-331)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Auto Design 6: Interior Design (TRN-330)



Prerequisite: Take TRN-306 Visual Fundamentals 5 & TRN-349 5th Term Review
Course Credit: 3

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

Completed Thesis (TRN-700)

A Pass in this course means the student has submitted the thesis and the thesis has been approved by the department. This is the final requirement for graduation.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 0

Concept Des Studio 1 (Veh) (TRN-531)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Customer Centered Research (TRN-503)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 2

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

Development of Form (TRN-101)

This course provides first term students with the means to see, plan and execute three dimensional constituent form. The design process, structural analysis, material constraints, and visual and tactile properties are emphasized in every phase of project development, from research through evaluation and critical analysis.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Digital Skills (Systems) (TRN-562)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Digital Skills (Vehicle) (TRN-532)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Future Scenarios Dev (TRN-512)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 1

Insights: Trends & Materials (TRN-340)

It is essential that designers develop the ability to think strategically about the markets that they are designing for. The premise of this course is to learn how to become insightful about the world around you 150 from understanding the resources that inform you to developing the strategic skills to translate information into innovative opportunities 150 to become effective storytellers. This class will introduce the process of 147trend tracking148 (scanning and monitoring trends over time). We will focus on understanding social, cultural, consumer, technology and design trends that impact our world and how we, as designers, can respond to those trends in the future. The other part of this course will focus on the translation of market trends into meaningful color and material palettes. This part of the design process is no longer an afterthought, but an opportunity to redefine a product experience based on developing a 147skin148 where color and material selection becomes the differentiator in both functional ergonomics and creating an emotional connection between the product and it146s user.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-306 Vis Com 5 & TRN-349 5th Term Review
Course Credit: 3

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

Intro to User Interface Des (TRN-501)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 1

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

Mobility Design 3 (TRN-404)

In this studio, students may choose their subject matter in the field of mobility design. Projects can range from public transportation or mass transportation design, to any means of personal mobility such as motorcycle design.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Mobility Design 4 (TRN-405)

In this studio, students may choose their subject matter in the field of mobility design. Projects can range from public transportation or mass transportation design, to any means of personal mobility such as motorcycle design.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Mobility Design 5 (TRN-454)

In this studio, students may choose their subject matter in the field of mobility design. Projects can range from public transportation or mass transportation design, to any means of personal mobility such as motorcycle design.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Mobility Design 6 (TRN-455)

In this studio, students may choose their subject matter in the field of mobility design. Projects can range from public transportation or mass transportation design, to any means of personal mobility such as motorcycle design.

Prerequisite: n/a
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

Prod Dev & Mfg Tech (TRN-515)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 1

Professional Presentation (TRN-523)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

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 Proto Des Studio 2 (TRN-631)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 6

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

Strategic Systems Des Studio 2 (TRN-661)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 6

Studio Independent Study (TRN-975)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Systems Des Studio 1 (Sys) (TRN-561)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Thesis Development Studio (TRN-621)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 6

Thesis Development Studio (TRN-611)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 6

Thesis Project Preparation (TRN-601)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Tran Histories & Futures 1 (TRN-504)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 1

Tran Histories & Futures 2 (TRN-514)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 2

Trans Design 6: Exterior (TRN-367)



Prerequisite: Take TRN-354 TRN-355
Course Credit: 3

Trans Design 6: Interior (TRN-366)

Class explores the advanced areas of transportation interior design, usually in conjunction with the Advanced Transportation Design 2 porject. The complete design, with examples of materials & finishes, is required. Learning Objectives: Class builds on the Advanced Transportation Design 1 interior design experience. The market & end consumer of the specific project (usually sponsored) is important & research evidence is necessary. Students will develop their ability to participate at a high level in transportation interior design products, & gain a good understanding of the complexity of transportation interior design. Course material will include human factors, amrketing, materials, color selection, 2D & 3D conceptualization, rendering, & model building. Students should develop a rounded ability to be a contributing member of a transportation design team project, both in senior terms & in professional practice.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-349
Course Credit: 3

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 1 (TRN-153)

This course provides an introduction to the automotive design process. Course material includes discussion, demonstration and implementation of techniques and methods used by working transportation designers.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Transportation Design 2 (TRN-203)

This course is a continued exploration of the transportation design process, with emphasis on the students' conceptual or "stylistic" development. Attention is given to the visual communication of the solution to a transportation design problem, as well as marketing research, vehicle packaging, and application of technology.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Transportation Design 3 (TRN-253)



Prerequisite: n/a
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 1 (TRN-511)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

User Interface Des Studio 2 (TRN-521)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Veh & Tran Product Dev (TRN-500)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 1

Veh & Transportation Tech (TRN-502)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 1

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

Vis Comm & Dig Skills (Sys) (TRN-570)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Vis Comm & Dig Skills (Veh) (TRN-540)



Prerequisite: n/a
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 Comm (Systems) (TRN-560)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Visual Comm. (Vehicle) (TRN-530)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Visual Communication 1 (TRN-102)

Please see Department Chair

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Visual Communication 2 (TRN-152)

Please see Department Chair

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Visual Communication 3 (TRN-202)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Visual Communication 4 (TRN-252)

This class focuses on descriptive product sketching while drawing with line economy, sketch composition, color and contrast. This course brings together all the skills and media from the foundation Vis Comm classes and applies them to the skill of design visualization.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

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 Communication 8 (TRN-452)

The focus of this course is on Transportation, Product and Entertainment design projects. Students will explore the use of multimedia and digital media to strengthen their portfolios and presentation skills.

Prerequisite: Take TRN-352
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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