Introductory Model Making (CEID 224)

Models are 3D mock-ups of designs created and tested prior to production. They can serve as the proof-of-concept, be subjected to ergonomic testing, or act as a sales tool. From concept development to material handling, this course introduces model-making using hand construction, and supports DIY or home studio practices. Using hand tools to manipulate standard block and sheet materials, students will learn fundamental mock-up and modeling techniques, including shaping, cut-away and add-on methods. Through guided and individual practice, students will design and create several projects suitable for portfolio. Basic hand-tool and sketching skills required.

Course Formats

Course offerings are available online (synchronous) and on campus. View schedule for current and upcoming formats.

Instructional Hours: 24 hours (8 classes, 3 hours per class)

Additional Hours: up to 24 hours for independent study and practice, assignment completion and homework.

Terms Offered

This course is typically offered during the following terms:

(Subject to change)

Fall | September to December

Summer | April to August


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Programs this course applies to

Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $549.70. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.


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