Graduate School of Industrial Design
Industrial design impacts nearly every facet of modern life by creating products that make life
easier, from the shoes we wear to the cars we drive. Through its industrial design masters
programs, Academy of Art University guides students to professional careers in industrial design.
Students in the program graduate with winning portfolios, no matter what area they choose to
pursue: Product Design, Toy Design, Furniture Design or Transportation and Car Design.
At Academy of Art University's industrial design graduate school, students expand their creative
problem-solving abilities while developing the techniques that give them a competitive edge in the
professional marketplace. With classes in everything from 3D design and modeling to industrial
product design, Academy students learn to do more than just design products. They also bring their
designs to life through illustrations, models and prototypes.
Industrial Design Studio Courses
With its focus on hands-on experience, Academy of Art University's industrial design grad school
classes provide comprehensive preparation for a rewarding career in industrial product design, car
design and more. Students in each design arena get a complete picture of how today's designs become
tomorrow's must-have products.
School of Industrial Design graduate courses:
- Industrial design
- Transportation Design
- Car Design
- Automobile Design
- Motorcycle Design
- Product design
- Technology Design and Development
- Industrial Design Product Development
- Industrial Design Packaging
- Toy Design
- Furniture Design
- Including Modern Furniture Design and Ergonomics
- And more!
Professional Industrial Design Opportunities
Academy of Art University's industrial design graduate school is renowned among industry
professionals for its innovative students whose work stands out from that of students in other
product design schools and colleges. Led by a remarkable faculty of working designers, the
Academy's industrial design masters program students win prestigious national and international
contests, earning priceless exposure for their ideas.
Spring Show – Each year, Academy of Art University's Spring Show attracts
representatives from top companies like Mazda, Mattel, Volvo and more. Students in the graduate
industrial design school receive the opportunity to interview with recruiters and exhibit their
creative work in stunning 3D models and schematics. With a reputation that is unequaled by any
industrial product design masters program, Academy students continue to amaze and impress each
Real-World Projects – Students in the industrial design graduate school complete
projects and pitch their ideas each year to real-world companies. Their designs have been sought
out by companies such as Nike and Nissan.
Industrial Design Facilities
At Academy of Art University, students find world-class facilities that exceed those of other
industrial design graduate schools. State-of-the-art workshops for wood, paint, metal and plastic
as well as computerized 3D modeling equipment allow students in all areas of industrial product
design to create professional-quality models of their work. Using these cutting-edge tools, there's
no limit to the inventive and useful products students can bring to life.
Career opportunities in industrial design include:
- Product Designer
- Toy Designer
- Furniture Designer
- Transportation Designer
- Automobile Designer / Car Designer
- And more!
Graduate Classes Online & in San Francisco
Setting the benchmark for flexible learning for designers, Academy of Art University's
industrial design graduate school offers courses online and in San Francisco through which students
can complete their masters degree. Students in the Academy's online industrial design masters
degree programs collaborate with their instructor and fellow students. Each class engages students
with an interactive, hands-on experience.
Whether they complete their degree online or in San Francisco, students in Academy of Art
University's industrial design graduate school are equipped for a professional creative future in
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