BS in Industrial Design
Industrial design (ID) is about creating the future. You’ll learn how to design things that transform the lives of people worldwide: from human-powered washing machines for developing societies, to interactive car control systems; from better backpacks for airline travel, to MP3 players made from bamboo. It all starts with the design process, a way of thinking and working to develop strategies for innovation, propose more efficient systems and services, and create valued products.
Working in an open, collaborative studio environment, you’ll learn how to make drawings and 3D models, build prototypes and share ideas with others to learn from their input. You’ll create in a sustainable and responsible way, addressing the needs of the end user, the client, and the world as a whole. Participating in global design teams will sharpen your skills through travel and research. You’ll even collaborate on real projects with leading companies like Philips, Knoll, and Umbra.
A degree in ID opens a wide array of career paths to you. Our graduates have gone on to become leaders at design-driven companies and consultancies, have funded their own startups through social media and joined socially-driven organizations to improve the lives of others.
The B.S. in industrial design program is NASAD accredited.
The NASAD accredited industrial design curriculum focuses on networking, technical knowledge, communication, and strategic thinking necessary to create impactful designs. Students learn to create attractive, meaningful things that work well and support the mission of real world clients. Students graduate ready to advance 21st century innovation.
Work in a collaborative studio environment
Develop skills, network and communicate in traditional and digital media, bringing a product from concept to prototype
Learn to work in teams which can span countries and disciplines on real-world projects