ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN CURRICULUM

INTRO TO A+D    AUDITIONS & PORTFOLIOS      PEOPLE     GALLERY     SFMOMA PARTNERSHIP   

 

Architecture+Design students at Asawa SOTA will explore concepts from architecture, landscape, interior, industrial, and graphic design. Students will learn design through drawing, model building, and computer technology.

The 4-year program will include projects that engage students in critical design thinking, individual and collaborative projects. Students are introduced to the history and theory of design working with experts through lectures and focused projects. Students interact with cutting-edge artists, designers, curators, and enjoy special access to the museum’s collections through our partnership with SFMOMA.

Students graduate equipped with skills and a portfolio prepared to pursue further education and employment in a variety of design fields.

YEAR ONE

  • Design thinking
  • Introduction to hand craft 
  • Invention of form and aesthetics
  • Introduction to computer skills
  • Introduction to designers and artists
  • Introduction to spatial relationships
  • Introduction to presenting work: Design narrative and public speaking
  • Introduction to building a portfolio 
 

YEAR TWO

Critical thinking and making skills from the first year of study are further developed with added complexity

  • Introduction to 3D software modeling and rendering 
  • Introduction to digital fabrication 
  • Materials and methodologies 
  • Designing functional objects 
  • Designing advertisements 
  • Designing a habitat for living 
  • Urban site design 
  • Design build 1 
  • History + theory 1 

YEAR THREE

Critical thinking and making skills from the first and second year of study are further developed

  • Mapping and diagramming 
  • Parametric design 
  • Programming: Gaming and animation 
  • Advanced materials 
  • Introduction to structures 
  • Designing fashion accessories 
  • Design build 2 
  • History + theory 2 

YEAR FOUR

  • Discipline-based senior project from a chosen field of study 
  • Designing a body of work for a final presentation and portfolio 
    • Fashion 
    • Industrial design 
    • Urban
    • Landscape
    • Architecture
    • Interior