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Courses for a Degree in Industrial Design

In addition to a focus on industrial design courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Industrial Design Courses:

  • Visual Design Literacy
  • History of Design and Technology
  • Introduction to Design and Industry
  • Design Process
  • Drafting and Sketching for Design
  • Computer Graphic Imaging
  • Research and Writing for Design
  • Conceptual Physics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Product Design I
  • Product Design II
  • Product Design III
  • Technical Drawing I
  • Technical Drawing II
  • Technical Drawing III
  • Design and Materials
  • Model Development Lab
  • Rapid Visualization
  • Prototyping and Manufacturing
  • Information Design
  • Design and Society

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology