Industrial design makes ideas tangible. It is, at root, the conceptual and material articulation and fabrication of usable objects; things that fulfill a need, gratify a desire or make a statement; things relevant to the present-day.
Industrial designers possess a knowledge of the mechanical and physical properties of materials that lets them push the limits of possibilities. Students of industrial design learn to think critically about their motivations to make something and to account for the consequences of doing so. They learn how to communicate their ideas as a matter of practice, how to work in interdisciplinary teams, and how to execute their ideas in 3D form. Imaginative ideas that hold the potential for a lasting and positive effect on the world at large.
Some programs are open to certain applicants. Prospective students in the following groups can apply for admission to this program:
- Transfer (fall only)
- Second bachelor's degree