School of Industrial Design
The School of Industrial Design provides well equipped facilities suitable for building furniture, model making, and building samples and prototypes. These facilities can cultivate all areas of Industrial Design including Product, Transportation, and Toy and Furniture Design.
All Industrial Design students take 3D model-making studio classes in which they first learn and later develop their model-making skills. The time students spend learning to build their designs in these workshops, helps to bolster their understanding of the processes that shape a mass-produced product, while giving them an opportunity to develop their own skills and allowing their confidence in their design capabilities to take a firm root.
The 3D workshops are divided into five physically separate areas, each corresponding to a different discipline: Wood Shop, Plastics Shop, Metal Shop, Painting Shop, and the 3D Computer Lab. See more.
The Wood Shop
The Wood Shop is the largest and most often used of the four shops. See more.
The Paint Shop
The Paint Shop is one of the best-equipped and best-managed design school painting facilities in the country, featuring a custom-built negative pressure spray booth large enough to hold a full-sized automobile. See more.
The Metal Shop
The Metal Shop features every tool necessary in order to make precision metal parts for a student's model project. See more.
The Plastics Shop
Academy of Art University’s Plastics Shop will provide a setting in which students learn basics of sheet plastic fabrication (cutting, gluing, heat forming) and also learn to make molds and mold their own parts out of a variety of plastic materials. See more.
The 3D Computer Lab
The recent addition of a 3D Computer Lab space has added a custom-tailored, specially wired, and dust-free area to house our inventory of computerized model-making machines. See more.