Creative Fabrication, Minor

The creative fabrication minor is comprised of a suite of courses that introduces the student to studio principles and practices that will inform the creative, intuitive, and critical processes that are vital when realizing ideas into physical material form. The minor is designed to train and prepare the student with a skill set of traditional and emerging tools and methods for inventing, fabricating, constructing, shaping, and prototyping innovative work in a wide range of materials for a variety of products, places, and purposes. This minor offers the challenge of creating a project that demonstrates and tests the student’s competence with the making of artifacts that align with the intentions and aspirations of the maker.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. Students who wish to register for 2000-level courses and above need to plan ahead in order to complete prerequisite course(s) ahead of time.

A student pursuing this minor must complete a minimum of four courses exclusive to this minor beyond the courses required for the student’s declared major(s), minor(s), or PlusOne.


ARTF 1124
and ARTF 1125
Form and Structure
and Form and Structure Tools


Complete four courses; two courses must be taken in the same department.16
Art + Design
Sculpture Basics
Art and Design Special Topics
Physical Computing
Digital Sculpture and Model Making
Introduction to Theatrical Design
Technical Theatre 1
Scenic Design
Fashion Construction and Pattern Making
Fundamental Architectural Representation
and Fundamental Architectural Design
Architectonic Systems
Advanced Architectural Communication
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2
Engineering Structure and Function: Principles of Design in Nature
Iterative Product Prototyping for Engineers

 GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required