Our design methodology, which we refer to as Strategic Innovation, takes a systems-level view and strives to balance the business, technological and human aspects of any challenge.

By combining coursework in both business and making, this broadly applicable creative process produces empathetic solutions to essential human needs and allows designers—and enterprise—to be resilient and to grow.

Typical length of study for the MS in Industrial Design is six full terms, and the program may be completed in two years. Length of study for the MS/MBA dual degree in Innovation Systems Design, in conjunction with the Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management, is six full terms and may be completed in two years.

Curriculum subject to change.

Industrial Design track

TERM 1
M1 Studio 3
Visualization 1 3
Visual Form 1 3
Materials & Methods 1 3
Sparks & Connections 3
3D Development 1 3
Visualization CG Lab 3
TERM 2
M2 Studio (Tactical Design) 3
Materials & Methods 2A 3
Materials & Methods 2B 3
Visual Form 2 3
Visualization 2 3
3D Development 2 3
Design Investigations 3
TERM 3
3rd Term Review 0
Materials & Methods 3A 3
Materials & Methods 3B 3
System Design Research 3
M3 Studio 3
3D Development 3 3
Visual Form 3           3
Visualization 3         3
TERM 4
Special Projects Studio OR Electives 3
Entrepreneur Methodology 3
M4 Studio (Sponsored Project) 3
Visualization 4 3
TERM 5
5th Term Review 0
Entrepreneur Studio 3
Workshop 5 3
M5 Studio 3
Electives 3
TERM 6
Workshop 6 3
M6 Studio 3
Completed Thesis  
Electives 6
TOTAL
Total Required Units 99

Innovation Systems Design

TERM 1
M1 Studio 3
Visualization 1 3
Visual Form 1 3
Materials & Methods 1 3
Sparks & Connections 3
3D Development 1 3
Visualization CG Lab 3
TERM 2
M2 Studio (Tactical Design) 3
Materials & Methods 2A 3
Materials & Methods 2B 3
Visual Form 2 3
Visualization 2 3
3D Development 2 3
Design Investigations 3
TERM 3
3rd Term Review 0
Materials & Methods 3A 3
Materials & Methods 3B 3
System Design Research 3
M3 Studio 3
3D Development 3 3
Visual Form 3           3
Visualization 3         3
TERM 4
Drucker Business Courses 24
TERM 5
Drucker Business Courses 24
TERM 6
Workshop 6 3
M6 Studio 3
Completed Thesis  
Electives 6
TOTAL
Total Required Units 123