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A Major in Industrial Design

Description of Major

This major educates students about the appearance and design of manufactured goods, emphasizing the humanistic qualities of products of mass production with special consideration for comfort, safety and aesthetic satisfaction that they may bring to their users.

For more information on studying Industrial Design:  click here 

Employment Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. A variety of jobs are available for industrial design graduates, including:

Art Director Automotive Designer
Commercial Designer Consumer Researcher
Designer Development Engineer 
Drafter Exhibit Designer
Fabricator  Furniture Designer
Graphic Artist Industrial Design Consultant
Industrial Designer Interface Designer/Developer 
Interior Designer Inventor
Lighting & Electrical Designer Mechanical Design Draftsperson 
Model Maker Mold Maker
Multimedia Designer Product Designer
Product Researcher Production Manager 
Project Manager  Technical Illustrator 


Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree.


Additional Links  

Industrial Designers Society of America      

International Council of Societies of Industrial Designers

Association of Women Industrial Designers

Corporate Design Foundation

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