3D Digital Design Exhibition

Beyond The Flat

Beyond The Flat

March 25, 2024

The Beyond the Flat  exhibition showcases the work of 9 second-year NBCCD students and 4 faculty members from the 3D Digital Design Studio. This collection of work will feature tangible sculptures and installations of digital work that are typically viewed on a flat computer screen. The works will feature a collection of 3D-printed sculptures, 2D prints of rendered environments, and more. The ability to view these beyond the confines of a computer or any other device is the inspiration behind the exhibition’s title and theme.  

The students were challenged to create unique pieces that emphasized the idea that it’s possible to transform two-dimensional designs into three-dimensional works of art. Alongside their individual creations, the students and instructors collaborated on a 3D chess set. 

According to Jamie Bergin, the coordinator of the 3D studio, “Bringing this kind of exhibition to the public will help people better understand what the 3D studio is working on and challenge their preconceived notions of what a 3D designer can do.”  

The George Fry Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and located at 408 Queen St., Fredericton, NB. 

Learn More3D Digital Design

3D Digital Design is a two-year diploma program that can be completed in six terms of study. Students gain a solid grounding in 3D design concepts and visual communication strategies that enable them to engage in creative problem solving using digital technology at the core of the creative process. The program focuses primarily on modelling, texturing, drawing, animation, and world building, yet also permits ample time for exploration including character design, rigging, 3D printing, and storytelling. As students progress, they perfect their workflow and develop their focus on specific aspects of 3D Digital Design. Through applied research, critical discourse and self-reflection, students engage in experimentation and creative problem solving. They learn about written and visual communications for artists and entrepreneurs, art history, drawing and 2D/3D design. Students create a portfolio that celebrates the power of the imagination and can be used to launch their career.