Admission to the Industrial Design curriculum has been suspended pending review of the curriculum.
This program prepares designers with the aesthetic and technical potential to set new directions in product development and design, based on knowledge of human needs, materials, processes quality, and production standards. The curriculum in Industrial Design is a blend of art, technology, business, and general studies with courses in design methodology, philosophy and history, engineering, fine arts, graphics, drafting, and professional practices.
Portfolio Review Procedure
Any interested student may register for the freshman (1000-level) Industrial Design studio classes. There will be two portfolio reviews to advance to higher level studio classes. The first review is to advance from the freshman (1000-level) studio classes to the sophomore (2000-level) studios. The second review is to advance from the sophomore to junior (3000-level) studios. Reviews are normally held in the spring semester for admission into the following fall semester. Decisions about the portfolio review are made by finals week of the semester in which the review occurs. Registration into a 2000-, 3000-, or 4000-level Industrial Design course does not mean the student will be allowed to attend the course unless the student has also passed the portfolio review. Any student not accepted to a higher level of class, or who does not have a positive portfolio review, must cancel any registration for that Industrial Design class. Students who do not pass the portfolio review may apply again the following year for another review after improving their skills through additional classes or repetition of classes.
Students’ portfolios are reviewed for an understanding of elements and principles of design and 2-D and 3-D drawing skill. Additional abilities demonstrated by work in Graphic Design, Interior Design, computer aided design (CAD), fine art, life drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and other creative pursuits will also be evaluated.
Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement
Students who have chosen the Industrial Design curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing ID: 4430 ID Thesis and Project I and ID: 4470 ID Thesis and Project II.
Candidates for this Bachelor of Science program in industrial design must satisfy the following requirements in addition to University requirements stated elsewhere in this catalog:
- A minimum grade of “C” (2.00) is required in all industrial design courses, 1000-, 2000-, 3000-, and 4000-level.
- No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
- Complete the following program of 130 semester credit hours. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters, beginning in fall.
- The following courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to enrollment in 3000/4000-level ID courses: CHEM 1100 and 1110, ID 1430, IME 1020, IME 1420, MATH 2000.
- The Industrial Design curriculum requires students to complete a course in General Education Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV, Area V, and Area VIII. At least two of the General Education Area courses must be at the 3000-4000 level, and no more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the Area requirements. Industrial Design majors are required to take ART 2200 and 2210 for Area I.