Program Description

The curriculum prepares students with some prior design background to seek entry-level employment/internship in the industrial design professions, which encompass product, transportation, environmental and entertainment design. Students also use portfolios for transfer application to four-year and graduate institutions. Innovation and the creative design process are the focus of the program. Completion of the program results in a portfolio of projects.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Understand the fundamental purpose of the industrial design professions and its integral role in the business world.
  2. Create hands-on projects that demonstrate basic design processes which include problem definition, research, concept development and refinement, and final presentation.
  3. Perform appropriate technical skills using professional tools, materials and processes for application to design projects and presentations.
  4. Analyze, evaluate and improve designs through the critique process.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 15

Required Courses

Semester I

  • ART 018 – Rendering (3)

Semester II

  • ART 033A – Product Design Application (3)
  • ART 118 – Advanced Rendering (3) 
    or ART 015 – Sketching For Design (3)

Semester III

  • ART 033B – Product Design Application (3)

Semester IV

  • ART 033C – Product Design Application (3)

Recommended Electives

  • ART 011A – Foundation Drawing (3)
  • ART 016 – Perspective (3)
  • ART 032A – Design-Three Dimensional (3)
  • ART 056 – Introduction to Digital Painting & Drawing (3)
  • ART 155A – 3-D Modeling and Sculpting (3)
  • PHOT 030 – Introduction to Digital Image Editing (3)

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