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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 year.
  • 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 their field.

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