The Bachelor of Industrial Design (BID) is a professional degree. The goal is to give our students the best training and support possible in the techniques, practices and methods of industrial design to insure their continuing success. The curriculum is designed with strict adherence to the educational standards of the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA). The program is intended to provide graduates with a competitive edge and a sound background for professional achievement. After a solid foundation of general design, visual arts, and art history courses, the students undertake the program in Industrial Design.
Our curriculum offers extensive opportunities for hands on design studios, and computer application experiences; along with presentations and evaluations by professional designers and the support of practical experiences through the internship requirement. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in programs and events sponsored by the Industrial Design Society of America along with additional local, regional and national opportunities to meet design professionals during seminars, workshops and portfolio reviews. The Thinking Creatively Design Conference, and other activities are also made available to students. The program concludes with capstone courses in which students set goals and create professional portfolios enabling them to competently and confidently enter the job market.