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Industrial Design, Bachelor of Science

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Anthony Guido \ \ 215.717.6251
Program Director


In the Industrial Design program students create informed and visionary social, cultural, and ecologically sustainable responses that consider community, business and society. Students develop critical thinking skills toward understanding their work in a broad context. Design process is debated while exploring the value of products, and collaborative solutions. Techniques and methods are taught including hand drawing and rendering, 2D and 3D modeling, analog and digital making, rapid prototyping, ethnographic and user research, and information mapping. Through hands-on project-based learning, students develop their individual skill sets demand of their specific topics. This prepares them to learn new skills as technology evolves. Through close work with professors as well as group critique students develop skills to make their innovative ideas visual and to communicate them successfully to multiple audiences.

Learning Objectives

  • Appropriately discern questions, opportunities, and constraints through the engagement of multiple stakeholders and audiences;
  • Achieve and communicate a repeatable design process by developing a highly attuned set of technical, methodological, and presentation skills;
  • Envision innovative, creative solutions and strategies that forward the development of new knowledge and the field of design.

Program Requirements (129 credits)

CAMD College Core (18 credits)

Required CAMD Core


  • Select 1 course from subjects: IMAG or TIME


  • Select 1 course from subjects: OBJT or ENVI


  • Select 2 courses from subjects: IMAG, TIME, OBJT, or ENVI

CAMD School Core (6 credits)

All CAMD students are required to complete 6 credits of School Core coursework during their first three semesters.  Students are free to select courses from any school or cross-college program.  Refer to the CAMD School Core  page for additional information.

Illustration (Cross-College Program)

Discipline History (12 credits)

Liberal Arts Distribution (30 credits)

Humanities Seminar (3 credits)

  • Select 1 course from subject HUMS

Period Interpretation (6 credits)

  • Select 1 course from subject LAPI, level 800
  • Select 1 course from subject LAPI, level 900

Scientific Inquiry Foundation Track (3 credits)

  • Select 1 course from subject LACR, level 200 excluding LACR 210 

Liberal Arts Electives (12 credits)

  • Select courses from subjects: HUMS, LAAH, LALL, LAPR, LASM, or LASS
  • Select courses from  : Art History or LA Elective.

Electives (12 credits)

  • Complete 12 credits of free electives. This requirement is satisfied by any undergraduate course that isn’t required by the program.