Industrial Design

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design

Seven Reasons Why You Should Study Industrial Design at WWU

  1. The only Industrial Design program offered anywhere in Seventh Day Adventist Higher Education.
  2. Exceptionally well integrated with the Graphic Design and Fine Art programs.
  3. Emphasis on hands-on project work in well-equipped facilities.
  4. Small class sizes, good interaction and one-on-one instruction.
  5. Dedicated senior studio with individual work stations.
  6. Good collaboration with Engineering program.
  7. Teaching of industry standard software, skills and processes in a great Christian environment.

The Program

This major focuses primarily on designing user-friendly products and systems. Majors take a variety of classes to learn computer aided drafting, illustration, fine art, and material processing (wood, plastic, and metal). Graduates will be able to work in many professions including product design 3D modeling, and manufacturing.

The Technology Department is well equipped to train designers in the latest technologies. Students work on both PCs and Macintosh computers and are able to use cutting-edge software including Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Flash Professional; and Rhino 3D, FeatureCam, Flamingo nxt, Solidworks, and Keyshot 3. Students also have access to high quality printers and scanners and fully-equipped welding, woodworking, and metalworking labs.

Our design classes teach students many skills beyond techniques and computer programs. Students learn to meet deadlines, by themselves and in group projects, and to troubleshoot a variety of problems. They also learn effective communication and people skills and how to work with both designers and non-designers. Over 90% of our graduates are able to secure entry-level design jobs within a year after they graduated.

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Last update on November 15, 2012