This week, the Collaboratory at the Ringling College of Art and Design announced the completion of their General Motors Speed Form Partnership Project. In this project, students underwent hands-on, client-based learning about the principles of line, form, proportion and scale in relation to vehicle design. They developed storyboards outlining their speed form design proposals and worked with GM mentors through each phase of the process, including the use of highly specialized software to 3D render and digitally sculpt models of their concepts. The project culminated in a one-fifth scale clay model from those digital speed form designs.
"It's hard to put into words how deeply we value the opportunity for Ringling students to work side-by-side with the visionaries at GM and learn from their accomplished team," said Ringling College of Art and Design president Dr. Larry R. Thompson. "When you consider the level of talent responsible for GM's award-winning and game-changing cars, trucks and crossovers, this level of access for our students serves as an important foundation for future success."
See the final project here.
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Learn more about the GM-Collaboratory Project.