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.
- Understand the fundamental purpose of the industrial design professions and its integral role in the business world.
- Create hands-on projects that demonstrate basic design processes which include problem definition, research, concept development and refinement, and final presentation.
- Perform appropriate technical skills using professional tools, materials and processes for application to design projects and presentations.
- Analyze, evaluate and improve designs through the critique process.
Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate
Required Units: 15
- ART 018 – Rendering (3)
- ART 033A – Product Design Application (3)
- ART 118 – Advanced Rendering (3)
or ART 015 – Sketching For Design (3)
- ART 033B – Product Design Application (3)
- ART 033C – Product Design Application (3)
- 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)