Industrial Design

The Industrial Design program strives to educate you about the issues, theories, history and practice of product design, enabling you to become a professional designer or design educator. Extensive resources at the University make it a superb setting for the Industrial Design program. The program, started in 1934, was one of the first Industrial Design programs in the USA, and it has been consistently ranked among the best.

A strength of the program is its sequential curriculum, providing students with progressive development based on courses that build on each other and culminate in a semester-long capstone senior project. Most of the projects in the program are problem-discovery -solving exercises based upon user needs. Seniors put together a physical portfolio of all their work, a resume, and a digital portfolio. Collaborative projects sponsored by corporations are another feature of the program and offers diverse educational experiences.