The Bachelor of Science Industrial Design (BSID), offered by the Department of Design , program prepares students for a career in industrial design through a curriculum in design studio, theory and skill classes supported by courses and content in technology, business, science, the arts and humanities. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, creative design process management, aesthetic theory, communication skills and awareness of business as well as humanistic dimensions of product development. The program draws upon extensive resources of local and internationally prominent design firms and alumni. It emphasizes exposure to professional practice. Studio projects provide experience with a diverse spectrum of products, user scenarios, and industries, leading to a comprehensive professional portfolio. The Industrial Design Program is on the list of schools approved by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and is accredited by National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).
Upon successful completion of the first year of study as a Design Studies, BA , students can elect to participate in the BSID Portfolio Review. This review evaluates a student’s demonstrated ability and successful candidates are accepted into the BSID major. The subsequent years of study in the BSID major are highly structured and require passing three annual portfolio courses: DSID 123A , DSID 125A , DSID 128A .
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University Requirements for Graduation
Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures .
The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the General Education (GE) section to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.
General Education/American Institution Requirements
Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .