2017-2018 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]
Industrial Design, Bachelor of Science
Programs > Programs in the College of Art, Media, & Design
Contacts Description Program Objectives Academic Plan Program Requirements
College of Art, Media & Design
School of Design
Liberal Arts Distribution
Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich \ email@example.com \ 215.717.6523
The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design is not currently admitting students.
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 human-centered context. Design process is debated while exploring the value of products, services, and collaborative system 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 as well as team-based approaches to specific design topics. Students learn new skills as technology evolves. Through close work with professors as well as group critique students develop a holistic design process approach to make their innovative ideas visual and to communicate them successfully to multiple audiences.
- Through creativity and innovation, students will know how to approach, reframe, and solve problems by managing a rigorous and iterative design process.
- Students will explore and communicate design concepts through 2D and 3D (analog + digital) skills as well as understand materials and manufacturing methods. An emphasis on drawing, making, craftsmanship, and technique is required.
- Students will be experienced in collaborative methods for engaging users, other designers, and partners from other disciplines.
- Students will be knowledgeable and fluent in discussing the contemporary issues facing design, have the ability to clearly express ideas in writing and think critically.
- Students will know how to navigate and succeed in a quickly changing and increasingly global professional landscape.
Academic plans provide a semester by semester suggested course sequence. Plans can be customized through discussions with academic advisors.
Program Requirements (127.5 credits)
CAMD College Core (18 credits)
Complete two of the following groups:
CAMD School Core (6 credits)
All CAMD students are required to complete 6 credits of School Core coursework after completing Core Studies. Students are free to select courses from any school or college-wide program.
Illustration (College-Wide Program)
Major Requirements (42 credits)
Discipline History (12 credits)
Liberal Arts Distribution (30 credits)
First Year Writing (6 credits)
Humanities Seminar (3 credits)
- Select 1 course from subject HUMS
Period Interpretation (6 credits)
- Select 1 course from subject PIPT
- Select 1 course from subject PITC
Scientific Inquiry Foundation Track (3 credits)
- Select 1 course from subject SIFT
Liberal Arts Electives (12 credits)
- Select courses from subjects:
- AHST (Art History), HIST (History)
- ARAB (Arabic), FRCH (French), ITAL (Italian), LITT (Literature)
- PHIL (Philosophy), RELI (Religion)
- MATH (Math), SCIE (Science)
- ANTH (Anthropology), PHIL (Philosophy), PSYC (Psychology), SOCI (Sociology)
- STCU (Cultural Studies), STDA (Dance Studies), STGS (Gender & Sexuality Studies),
STMU (Music Studies), STPF (Performance Studies)
- Select courses from : Art History or LA Elective.
Electives (15 credits)
- Complete 15 credits of free electives. This requirement is satisfied by any undergraduate course that isn’t required by the program.