Our human-centered approach to product design provides an immersive experience in applying innovative design methods to create professional design solutions.

Along with core visual, creative, technical and analytical skills, students gain a comprehensive understanding of design research methodologies, business principles, materials technologies, manufacturing processes, global trends and sustainability through our state-of-the-art research lab, CMTEL (Color, Materials and Trends Exploration Laboratory).

Product Design

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
3D Fundamentals 1 3
Study Models 2
Way Things Work 2
Design Fundamentals 1 3
Visual Communication 1 3
Product Design 1 3
Product Design 1 Lab 0
TERM 2
Intro to Modernism 3
3D Fundamentals 2 3
Digital Design 1 3
Design Fundamentals 2 3
Visual Communication 2 3
Product Design 2 3
TERM 3
3rd Term Review 0
History of Industrial Design 3
Rapid Prototyping 3
ID Form Language            3
Visual Communication 3            3
Product Design 3           3
TERM 4
Materials & Methods 1 3
Product Design 4 3
ID Graphics 3
Solid Modeling 3
Visual Communication 4 3
TERM 5
Design for Sustainability 3
Product Design 5 3
Visual Communication 5 3
Interface Design 3
Industrial Design Research 3
Internship Portfolio 2
TERM 6
6th Term Review 0
Business of Design 3
Human Factors & Design Psychology 3
Product Design 6 3
Open Innovation 3
Visual Communication 6 3
TERM 7
The Design Professional 3
Insights 3
Product Design 7 3
Transdisciplinary Studio 3
TERM 8
Professional Preparation (Workshop) 0
Portfolio 3
Product Design 8 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Studio Electives 9
Humanities & Sciences electives:
     Humanities 3
     Social Sciences 6
     Science & Technology 6
     Business & Professional Practice 3
TOTAL
Total Required Units 144

Designmatters Minor

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
3D Fundamentals 1 3
Study Models 2
Way Things Work 2
Design Fundamentals 1 3
Design Fundamentals 1 - Lab 0
Visual Communication 1 3
Product Design 1 3
Product Design 1 Lab 0
TERM 2
Intro to Modernism 3
3D Fundamentals 2 3
Digital Design 1 3
Design Fundamentals 2 3
Visual Communication 2 3
Product Design 2 3
TERM 3
History of Industrial Design 3
Rapid Prototyping 3
ID Form Language 3
3rd Term Review 0
Visual Communication 3 3
Product Design 3 3
TERM 4
Materials & Methods 1 3
Product Design 4 3
ID Graphics 3
Solid Modeling 3
Visual Communication 4 3
TERM 5
Design for Sustainability (DM) 3
Product Design 5 3
Visual Communication 5 3
Ixd for Consumer Products 3
Industrial Design Research (DM) 3
Internship Portfolio 2
TERM 6
Business of Design 3
Human Factors & Design Psychology (DM) 3
Product Design 6 (DM) 3
Open Innovation 3
6th Term Review 0
Visual Communication 6 3
Innovating Medical Devices 3
TERM 7
The Design Professional 3
Insights 3
Product Design 7 3
Transdisciplinary Studio (DM) 6
TERM 8
Professional Preparation (Workshop) 0
Portfolio 3
Product Design 8 3
STUDIO ELECTIVES – HUMANITIES & SCIENCES
Humanities 3
Social Sciences (3 units must be DM) 6
Science & Technology 6
Business & Professional Practice 3
TOTAL
Total Required Units 144

I came here to design something that can make people’s lives better, and product design can actually do that.

Shirley RodriguezProduct Design Student