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APST 220: 3D Modeling, Digital Representation & Presentation is intended for students enrolled in the BSc (Architecture) program at the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University.
Area of Study: Applied Studies
Prerequisite: APST 215
Centre: RAIC Centre for Architecture
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
APST 220 is not available for challenge. Credit may be transferred for previous work considered equivalent.
APST 220: 3D Modeling, Digital Representation & Presentation provides you with graphic skills that are essential to many tasks in design and construction documentation. In this course, you will develop your understanding and practice of modeling, spatial analysis, photography, presentation, and publication through the use of both digital and traditional tools and approaches. Throughout the course, you may wish to maintain a personal sketchbook (which will not be graded).
This course walks you through techniques of model making and drafting to develop complex shapes. Through video demonstrations, readings, and assignments, you will practice the physical and technical skills used to produce and understand architectural models. Using a case study of an existing architectural structure, you will learn to analyze the architecture within the context of technologies and form. In addition, you will learn how to photograph architectural structures and landscapes and then digitally edit them, with the ultimate intent of presenting and publishing materials.
There are six units in APST 220:
This course is intended to accomplish the following objectives:
After successfully completing this course, you should be able to
Course work will be evaluated based on six assignments. A final course grade of 67% or higher is required to pass the course.
The table below summarizes weighting:
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Registration in this course includes an electronic textbook. For more information on electronic textbooks, please refer to our eText Initiative site.
Ching, F. D. K., & Juroszek, S. P. (2019.) Design drawing (3rd ed.). Wiley.
A print version of the eText may be available for purchase from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
Software: In order to complete APST 220, you will require access to vector-based software, photo-editing software, and graphic layout software. You may elect to purchase the industry-standard Adobe packages (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) or another software of your choosing.
Drawing/Modeling Materials and Tools: The course package contains a number of materials that you will use to complete assignments:
The course package contains one set of materials. No replacement materials will be provided.
Student-Provided Tools and Equipment: In order to complete APST 220, you require access to the following additional tools and equipment (not included in the course package). These items are easily found at art-supply stores such as DeSerres.
You will need convenient access to a web browser.
The course is delivered online by Athabasca University for study at home. You will be in regular contact with the Academic Expert, who will provide you with guidance and feedback. You are expected to spend about three hours of online classroom time each week and an additional six hours each week reading, drawing, and completing assignments.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 3, February 7, 2020.
Updated February 10, 2020 by Student & Academic Services