The Bachelor of Arts in Product Design undergraduate degree program focuses on global design education. Interdisciplinary study, integrative practice, hands-on learning, strategic and creative thinking for an expanded design scope, and sustainable, socially-responsible design that protects people’s health, safety, and well-being are just a few topics explored in this product design degree program. Our students are prepared for entry-level practice in a variety of design and manufacturing firms, tackling challenging design problems as the future of product design becomes increasingly complex.
Our Bachelor of Arts in Product Design degree program can prepare you for the following careers:
- Industrial Designer
- Brand Strategist
- Color and Material Designer
- Consumer Product Designer
- Design Researcher
- Exhibition Designer
- Furniture and Lighting Designer
The Minor in Product Design is open to all students of the undergraduate programs (other than product design) interested in complementing their knowledge of the design of industrial products. With a strong emphasis on human-centered design methodologies and project-based learning, the product design program covers the design of traditional artifacts (lower-level classes) as well as the design of digital products and systems (upper-level classes) and can be pursued at two different levels. Learn more about earning a Minor in Product Design.
The Certificate in Product Design is specifically addressed to NewSchool students and eligible non-degree seeking students interested in exploring and deepening their knowledge of the design of products. With a strong emphasis on human-centered design skills/methodologies and project-based learning, the certificate program covers the design of traditional artifacts as well as the creation of digital products and systems. This certificate can be pursued at two levels: basic and advanced. Learn more about earning a Certificate in Product Design.