Our 12-credit certificate in digital fabrication will deepen your understanding of design computation and digital fabrication. You’ll work alongside expert faculty and industry partners to explore digital processes.

What You’ll Study

Through interdisciplinary, immersive projects and research, our curriculum engages you in leading theories and challenges existing modes of practice and design. You’ll learn in studios and labs with the latest technology.

Core Requirements

This foundations course introduces computation, design methods, tools for digital fabrication, and project delivery methods for design through production. It initiates a core understanding of geometry, fabrication strategies, and data extraction/translation through a series of hands-on, iterative modeling and fabrication projects.

Prerequisite: graduate status

Nine Hours from the Following Electives

This seminar focuses on a discussion of critical consideration of design computation, fabrication technology application issues, and discussing theoretical digital technology issues. You will work collaboratively with other students to develop critical and prototypical projects.

Prerequisites: graduate status, ARCH 581

This is a self-directed, creative project performed under the guidance of faculty advisors and in collaboration with industry partners. We encourage you to consider applied research potentials for projects.

Prerequisite: graduate status, ARCH 581

This provides a critical overview of current digital fabrication methods and tools for the design and production of artifacts of various scales and types.

Prerequisite: graduate status, ARCH 581

This is an independent study in advanced industrial or professional techniques. You may earn a total of 3 hours of credit.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson

Ready to Apply?

Applying to our graduate certificate in digital fabrication program is a two-part process. You’ll need to apply to Ball State’s Graduate School as well as the program itself.

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