Toy Concept Dev & Des

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Toy Concept Dev & Des

Spring 2021

Taught By: Vlad Dragusin

Section: A

CRN: 3340

Credits: 3

Illustration is broadening its definition and toys are an exciting new frontier; a dynamic nexus incorporating character design, product design, sculpture and narrative. A successful designer toy is serious fun, resonating with the artist's personal inner vision while presenting consumers with a fresh visual language. Toys have always had universal appeal. A designer toy takes it further, bridging the divide between high art and low, sleek and edgy, crisscrossing cultures with ease.This course is uniquely designed to expose students to this new frontier by working closely with a guest instructor who is at the forefront of the market. From vinyl to plush, our guest will encourage inventive toy solutions, while discussing practical issues like technical drawing, manufacturing and marketing. Through involvement in various supportive conceptual exercises and research, students will work toward a final completion of a three-dimensional model of their toy, which will be presented at the end of the course.

Open to: All university upper-level undergraduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:03am 8/8/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 519

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021