Industrial Design

Industrial Design focuses on developing the concepts for manufactured products such as cars, home appliances and toys.

For this major you’ll take lots of industrial design classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as an industrial designer.

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
Design Major Sydney S.

“I am a freshman in college currently, and I am majoring in design. I chose design because I’ve always known that that was something that I wanted to do. I wasn’t really sure exactly where I stood as a designer if I wanted to do interior design or set design or costume design. I just knew that design was where I needed to be.”

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