3D Design




  1. A217, 3-D Design, 3 credit hours


  1. Term/Year:  Spring 2011 Instructor:  Jerry L. Hagaman


  1. Course Description:  Recommended Prerequisites:  2- D Design or Drawing I.  This course is an overview of the principles of design common to both aesthetic and utilitarian objects.


  1. Course Objectives:  Students will develop cognitive, intuitive, and practical skills in the creation of three-dimensional objects.


  1. Course Relationship to Major Program and Departmental or Institutional Purpose:  A required course for a minor in Art and a useful elective for all liberal arts.


  1. Course Relationship to Content Area Knowledge and Skills for the Educational Matrices:  This course emphasizes ones relation to objects in the world and how aesthetic differences affect one’s perceptions of the world and self.


  1. Text:  Optional: LAUNCHING THE IMAGINATION 3-D  by Mary Stewart


  1. Topics or Units of Instruction:  Aesthetic considerations applied to creation of various types of objects.


  1. Additional Readings:  may be assigned when pertinent to particular problems.


  1. Methods of Instruction and Learning:  Students will work with various media to construct, or form three-dimensional objects of all sorts.  Emphasis will be on the elements of design common to all visual art (shape, form, color, harmony, rhythm, balance, texture, and value) with attention to additional 3-D elements of presence, physicality, and gravity.


  1. Course Requirements and Means of Evaluation:  Mandatory attendance, completion of all projects, and class participation in critique.  Students’ work will be evaluated on creativity, development of concepts, and presentation.


  1. Prepared:  1-8-11 jlh




Matrix of Relevant Qualifications vs. Course Outcomes


Faculty Member:         Jerry Hagaman


Courses Taught


Expected Course Outcomes


The Student will:

Relevant Qualifications

Coursework in Masters

Coursework in Doctorate



Work Experience

A  217 3-Dimensional Design

  • Execute projects designed to illustrate design principles as they relate to three dimensional objects

6hrs special problems in design

12 hrs sculpture

12 hrs thesis

sculpture and drawing


M.F. A. University of Kansas

30 yrs. Art production and exhibition

Grad instructor intro to studio


Commissioned liturgical art






Member Mid-South Sculpture Alliance

25 years experience in interior carpentry, furniture & stair building








Honor Code:  Students will need to write “pledged” on all assignments turned in for grading, indicating compliance with the code as follows: “I pledge, on my honor, to conduct myself with the foremost level of academic integrity”

Mission Statement: In keeping with the spirit of the liberal arts, Tennessee Wesleyan College seeks within the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition to provide for students the highest quality educational experience, to promote personal responsibility, integrity, and purpose, and to prepare students for a life of leadership and service in an ever changing global community.

XIV.            Assessment Measures for College-Wide Learning Outcomes:

Learner Outcome



1.  Use effectively the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.


Reading:  Students will read the, handouts and assignments

Speaking:  Students will participate in class discussions and critiques.

Listening: Students will attend class, participate in discussion of the lecture topics and exercises, and follow verbal instructions regarding homework, and other assignments.

5% of each student’s grade is based on participation in class discussion of current reading topics and of solutions to previously worked problems.

2. Recognize issues that effect social/political behavior in their historical and cultural perspective 

Social, political, historical, cultural perspectives: Students will become aware that these perspectives are integral to art.  Artists addressing these issues will be studied

The students will have the opportunity to incorporate these issues in assignments. 

3. Appreciate the contributions of the arts and literature to life enrichment

Appreciation:  Students will see the work of other artists who have enriched the lives or others and themselves by viewing live work as well internet sources such as artstor.


Students have the opportunity to make up unexcused absences by attending an art opening or exhibit.