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School of Industrial Design

"Industrial design is the study of human nature."
~ Tom Matano

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Industrial Design is the intersection between culture, technology and business. Tomorrow’s trends are being designed today by futuristic thinkers who strive to make life easier, better and more sustainable through innovative problem solving.

In line with top industrial design school practices, the School of Industrial Design provides an organized approach to problem solving with a solid foundation in sketching, knowledge of materials and processes, mechanics, ergonomics, digital rendering and hands-on experience with model making. Designers must balance business needs with functionality and aesthetics. The School of Industrial Design’s degree programs emphasize the balance of these requirements as students envision, create and test their designs.

Courses

Industrial Design courses include furniture design, traditional design, toy design and product design courses to name a few. See more.
 

Schedule of Classes

View Industrial Design course offerings, read course descriptions and plan your schedule. See All Classes »

Degrees

The School of Industrial Design offers accredited AA, BFA and MFA degrees. Learn More.

Programs

Study Industrial Design through our undergraduate programs, graduate programs, accredited online program, continuing art education and pre-college scholarship programs.

Featured Faculty

Learn from top industry professionals in Industrial Design who work to inspire you and develop your unique talents as you pursue your industrial design degree. Learn More.

Facilities

Get hands-on experience through state-of-the-art workshops that are equipped with the latest tools at a cutting-edge industrial design school. Learn More.

News & Success Stories

Be inspired by the successes of Academy alumni and faculty members. See what took them to the top of the industry and earned the acclaim of their peers. Learn More.

Spring Show Portfolio

Academy of Art University’s Industrial Design degree program is like no other. See the student work that can truly be called the best of the best from this year's Spring Show. Learn More.

Professional Opportunities

As an Industrial Design student, you will begin your professional career day one. Your industrial design degree opens the door to countless opportunities Learn More.

Firms & Clients Hiring Our Graduates:

Graduates of the School of Industrial Design have gone on to work at companies such as General Motors, Hasbro, Nike, Sony and many others. See more.
 

Program Learning Outcomes

To learn more about the skills you will acquire in this program, view BFA Program Learning Outcomes and MFA Program Learning Outcomes.

Contact us at 800.544.2787 (U.S. Only) or 415.274.2200.

 
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