2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IANIM 3650 Toys, Props & Products

Toys, Props & Products is a course that explores how we think about physical objects. This course will consider industry, culture, markets and studio practice culminating in a complete ready for market toy, prop, or product. Students will be taught how to utilize simple 3D software, as well as a 3D printer to manufacture a prototype. Students will approach this process in a collaborative manner: brainstorming ideas, markets, production, promotion and funding. Each student or group of students will choose a toy, prop, product or line of the aforementioned to develop from sketch to specs to mock up; research and build a shared list of manufacturers and materials, and markets to approach with their developed ideas and mock-ups