Program Learning Outcomes


Students pursuing a product design degree must complete 182 quarter credits, which typically requires four academic years of full-time study (based on three quarters of attendance annually).Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Product Design, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the technical skills, tools, systems, and processes of design in order to distill one solution from multiple possibilities.
  • Apply appropriate research methodologies to frame emerging needs for new product systems, including observational, psychographic, and ethnographic data.
  • Strategize design solutions and effectively communicate them both visually and through client-centric presentation.
  • Utilize a project-based approach that produces innovative design solutions for both community and industrial needs.
  • Synthesize how to implement a design idea through prototyping, manufacturing, and materials selection, taking into account evolutions and revolutions in manufacturing and production ecosystems.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, leadership, and responsibility through critical thinking, self-evaluation, collaboration, and teamwork.
  • Integrate an interdisciplinary approach to design that incorporates both global and multicultural concepts and perspectives.
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