Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
Industrial Design, BS
What is the study of Industrial Design?
Industrial Design students learn problem-solving methodologies, product research, drawing skills (both by hand and by computer), three dimensional model making techniques, materials, manufacturing processes, ergonomics, design theory, and marketing principles. These skills are applied in the design of many new and innovative products which eventually comprise the student’s portfolio.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
The Bachelor of Science Degree program in Industrial Design prepares graduates to begin work as practicing designers in corporate, consulting, or entrepreneurial positions. Industrial Design is a highly competitive, professional service of creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimize function, value, and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both the user and the manufacturer.
The Industrial Design program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190; phone (703)437-0700.
- Staff Designer for a corporation that manufactures toys, electronics, furniture, outdoor gear, etc.
- Design Consultant working in a small design firm that consults to a variety of manufacturers
- Entrepreneur developing your own ideas