Industrial Design

Curriculum

Total: 133-134 credits


First Year (32 - 34 credits)

Major Core

  • Design I for Industrial Design (Fall)
  • Design II for Industrial Design (Spring)
  • Materials and Process: Fabrication
  • CAD 1 for Industrial Design
  • Visual Studies: Drawing
  • History of Western Art II


DEC Core

  • Framework: Business Models

Hallmarks Core

  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education or Service Learning (1 credit)

At this time a summer internship is a useful experience. To secure an internship a good portfolio must be prepared. The search for a position should start before the beginning of April.


Second Year (32 - 33 credits)

Major Core

  • Design III for Industrial Design (Fall)
  • Design IV for Industrial Design (Spring)
  • Materials and Processes for Manufacturing
  • Drawing for Design Development
  • History of Design and Communication

DEC Core

  • Process: Integrative Design Process

Hallmarks Core

  • Science: Physics
  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication

At the end of the sophomore year students undergo a rigorous review of their portfolios, and choose a concentration within the major. Before entering the junior year, students should carefully consider how they will use the concentration courses and free electives in the curriculum.
Many ID students have a summer internship between sophomore and junior year, and these help in securing advanced internships before senior year. To secure an internship a good portfolio must be prepared. The search for a position should start before the beginning of April.

 


Third Year (33 credits)


Major Core

  • Design V for Industrial Design (Fall)
  • Design VI for Industrial Design (Spring)
  • Ergonomic Studies
  • Design History & Theory

DEC Core

  • Integrative Seminar: Ethnographic Research Methods
  • Science (Select one DECSYS)

Hallmarks Core

  • American Diversity
  • Global Citizenship
  • Debating Global Issues

Free Elective

1 Free Elective

A summer internship between junior and senior year is expected by most employers. To secure an internship a good portfolio must be prepared. The search for a position should start before the beginning of April.


Fourth Year (31 credits)


Major Core

  • Design VII for Industrial Design (Fall)
  • Design VIII for Industrial Design (Spring, 6 credits)
  • History of Western Art 1

Hallmarks Core

  • Capstone Folio Workshop

Concentration Courses

  • [3] Courses (9 credits)

Free Electives

  • [2] Free Electives (6 credits)


RECOMMENDED FREE ELECTIVES AND CONCENTRATION COURSES:

Rendering for Industrial Design
Studio Photography
Interactive Prototyping
Advanced Interactive Prototyping
Advanced Materials and Processes for Manufacturing
CAD 2: Advanced Solidworks
Soft Goods Fabrication
Soft Goods Manufacturing
Lighting Design
Lighting Fixture Design
Lighting Design Lab & Modules
Furniture Design
Upholstered Furniture Design
Ergonomics at Work
Design + Healthcare
Intercultural Innovation in China (Short course)
Biomimicry (short course/Costa Rica)

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