The art of industrial design sits at the intersection of culture, technology, and business. If you’re fascinated by the creative and intellectual challenges facing the physical design industry, join us in creating the future.
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The School of Industrial Design's BFA program gives students the freedom to pursue their personal design visions within a structured and supportive academic environment. Led by a faculty of industry veterans, students are taught to approach their work with equal regard for aesthetic, business, and societal considerations.
BFA Industrial Design Unit Requirements
BFA Industrial Design Degree Requirements
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.
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Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
The School of Industrial Design's AA program affords students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of physical design. Graduates with an Associate of Arts degree are prepared for a seamless transition into the BFA program.
AA Industrial Design Unit Requirements
AA Industrial Design Degree Requirements
The four year certificate program provides students with a disciplined approach to the study of Industrial Design. Student portfolios will demonstrate the variety of skills and creativity developed. Graduates enter the field prepared for professional opportunities in Industrial Design. Students take electives and art history courses to round out their experience. Unlike the BFA program, students pursuing the Certificate program do not take liberal arts coursework.
Industrial Design Certificate Requirements
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Rooted in practical skills and professional knowledge, the BFA degree provides students with a disciplined approach to the study of Industrial Design. The general education program (Liberal Arts) supports major coursework by promoting the breadth of knowledge, critical thinking and communications skills necessary to analyze issues from multiple perspectives. Student portfolios will demonstrate the variety of skills and creativity developed. Graduates enter the field prepared for professional opportunities in Industrial Design.
The Associate of Arts degree provides students with an introduction to a particular field of study in art and design with a firm foundation in the concepts and problem-solving skills of that field. Once earned, the Associate's degree can also be used as a stepping stone to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The Academy of Art University Associate of Arts Degree is specifically designed for seamless transition into the Academy of Art University Bachelor of Arts Degree and to apply for entry level positions in the industry.