industrial design at SASD

Industrial Design Curriculum

Students take courses in sketching, model making, materials and manufacture technologies, CAD (such as computer-aided design and rapid prototyping), the design process, design thinking and design history. Package design, smartphones, lighting, furniture, home appliances, exhibit design, computer rendering, 3D printing, model making and more: all part of the SASD Industrial Design Curriculum.

First Semester

3 ADSN 103 2-D Design Principles
3 ADSN 105 Design Drawing I
3 ADSN 119A Introduction to Computer Apps I
3 ADSN 117 Survey of Art History I
3 First Year Seminar: Design Thinking
15

Second Semester

3 ADSN 108 3-D Design Principles
3 ADSN 106 Drawing II
3 ADSN 119B Introduction to Computer Apps II
3 ADSN 118 Survey of Art History II
3 English 101 Composition & Rhetoric
3 Natural Sciences Core
18

Third Semester

3 IDDSN 255 Industrial Design Studio I
3 ADSN 205 Design Drawing III
3 IDDSN 215 Materials & Manufacturing I
3 ITDSN 312 Furniture Design I
2 IDDSN 218S SolidWorks I
3 Natural Science Core
17

Fourth Semester

3 IDDSN 256 Industrial Design Studio II
3 ADSN 206 Design Drawing IV
3 IDDSN 216 Materials & Manufacturing II
2 IDDSN 218W SolidWorks II
3 Social Science Core
1 ADSN 408 Selected Topics: Modern Art
15

Fifth Semester

3 IDDSN 305 Industrial Design Studio III
3 ITDSN 312B Furniture Design II
3 ADSN 357C NX Siemens PLM
2 IDDSN 218C SolidWorks III
3 ADSN 425 History of Industrial Design
3 Humanities Core
17

Sixth Semester

3 IDDSN 306 Industrial Design Studio IV
3 IDDSN 218D SolidWorks IV
3 ADSN 357D NX Siemens PLM
3 ITDSN 311 Exhibition Design
1 IDDSN 399 Special Projects: Portfolio
3 Math Core
15

Seventh Semester

3 IDDSN 355 Industrial Design Studio V
3 ADSN 107 Product Lab Orientation
3 IDDSN 450 New Product Commercialization
3 Humanities Core
3 Social Sciences Core
3 Capstone Seminar: Design & Business
18

Eighth Semester

3 IDDSN 356 Industrial Design Studio VI
3 ADSN 233 4D Intro Time Based Media
3 ADSN 380 History of Architecture & Urbanism
3 IDDSN 398 Internship
12

SASD’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the governing body of undergraduate and graduate art and design schools.