Bachelor in Industrial Design

Academy of Art University

Program Description

Bachelor in Industrial Design

Academy of Art University

industrial design

The School of Industrial Design's BFA program gives students the freedom to pursue their personal design visions within a structured and supportive academic environment. Led by a faculty of industry veterans, students are taught to approach their work with equal regard for aesthetic, business, and societal considerations.

BFA Industrial Design Unit Requirements

Major Coursework

  • Core 36 Units
  • Major 42 Units
  • Electives 9 units
  • Liberal Arts 45 units

TOTAL 132 units

BFA Industrial Design Degree Requirements

Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education requirements:

  • 3 Written Communication courses
  • 4 Art Historical Awareness courses
  • 1 Historical Awareness course
  • 1 Quantitative Literacy course
  • 1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course
  • 1 Employment Communications & Practices course

After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.

BFA Program Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:

Fundamental Skills

  • Produce accurate, well-composed sketches/drawings, using traditional and/or digital tools, to effectively communicate design concepts, proposals, and intentions
  • Demonstrate perspective accuracy in drawings
  • Demonstrate effective composition in visual communications
  • Demonstrate effective application of shading and contrast in visual communications
  • Apply craftsmanship in visual communications
  • Visually communicate color, materials, and texture in drawings
  • Produce accurate orthographic drawings
  • Produce orthographic views and perspective views that relate accurately to each other
  • Produce well-crafted 3-D models, using traditional and/or digital tools, complete with color and material indications
  • Produce models demonstrating craftsmanship including accuracy of dimension, surface quality, and finishing quality
  • Select appropriate materials and processes to craft object
  • Produce models accurate to 2D drawings

Design Skills

  • Collect data appropriate for the given project
  • Describe how the data inform project decisions, draw informed conclusions (forecasting)
  • Identify a problem based on research findings
  • Produce a variety of concepts to address a stated problem
  • Set design criteria relevant to proposed project
  • Apply basic design principles to solve identified problem with consideration for sustainability
  • Demonstrate creativity in design ideas
  • Demonstrate refinement of design throughout design process
  • Complete designs to meet all indicated design criteria
  • Use form, color, materials, and textures appropriate to the project

Professional Readiness

  • Produce a professional portfolio appropriate for seeking employment within the industry
  • Demonstrate graphic sensitivity in portfolio design through page layout, use of fonts, and color selection
  • Design portfolio to clearly communicate design processes and design story

Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). The acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status.

All international students will require a VISA to enter the US and an OPT application to extend their stay after graduation. Selecting a STEM approved program allows for the benefit of being able to apply for an extended 24-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) stay to work in the country after graduation.

The following Academy majors qualify for the 24-month STEM Extension: Advanced Architectural Design; Advertising; Advertising & Branded Media Technology; Animation & Visual Effects; Architecture; Architectural Design; Art Education; Communications & Media Technologies; Game Development; Game Programming; Graphic Design; Graphic Design & Digital Media; Industrial Design; Interior Architecture & Design; New Media & Web Design. For more information on approved STEM programs, how to apply, and more common questions about studying as an international student at the Academy of Art University, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page here.

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Last updated March 19, 2018
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This course is
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Sept. 2018
Duration
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4 years
Full time
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873 USD
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USA - San Francisco, California
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