Industrial Design

visualizing. forming. collaborating.

You see products that don’t exist; you also see how to improve those that do. You think in multiple dimensions, with a sense of purpose and function. Industrial Design is a convergence of two things: curiosity and criticism. Two hundred years ago, you would’ve been called an inventor. Today, you're a designer, with the vision to reinvent, and advance the tools and toys of everyday life.

View hundreds more examples in the Industrial Design Image Gallery

Our Industrial Design program, ranked 10th in the country by Design Intelligence journal, will immerse you in core principles of three-dimensional design, including perspective drawing, visualization methods, model making and use of materials. In your Industrial Design coursework, you'll experience the fundamentals of creative invention, marketing, psychology, ergonomics and engineering. You'll also take advanced design courses where you will have the opportunity to design products in collaborative situations, often for outside clients, further developing skills in visual and verbal communication. Introductions to the latest computer software programs revolutionize image generation and pictorial representation of products.

MIAD Industrial Design senior Kaleigh Hall, documents the Senior Thesis process. Her final project is a redesign of the NICU for newborn babies who need intensive medical attention

Our Industrial Design faculty rank among the best in the country. Throughout the program, our faculty will assist you in the preparation of your designs and professional portfolio. They'll equip you for entry into a professional design career. Graduates of our Industrial Design program are actively recruited by a wide range of prestigious international corporations, and design everything from backpacks to motorcycles to CT machines.


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