BA in Product Design

The Bachelor of Arts in Product Design degree program at NewSchool of Architecture & Design prepares students for professional practice of product design in a wide range of industries.

Italian Design Approach Blended with California Innovation

Can you think of ways to improve the design of a smartphone, desk organizer or headphones? Does designing a new product sound exciting? Sounds like you would be interested in a product designing course, industrial and product designers are creative problem solvers who think not only about design but also about the user experience.

Industrial design permeates our world: the objects we live with, the cars we drive, the way we punch keys of our smartphones. Our industrial degree in product design explores these multifaceted applications and teaches you how to think in a way that solves design problems. As a product designer, you will combine art, science, and technology to create innovative products and services.

Project Based Learning and Real Clients

Students in the bachelor program will learn how to design products and build design strategies through a strong interdisciplinary foundation year, intensive project work and project assignments with real companies. Our design students have worked with Swenyo, Sound United, Nissan and more to create design processes and solutions for wide range of industries: lifestyle, audio equipment, healthcare, to name a few as part of the degree program.

Careers in Industrial and Product Design

Product Design and Industrial Design professionals can have great careers in:

  • Brand Strategy
  • Color and Material Design
  • Consumer Product Design
  • Design Research
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exhibition Design
  • Furniture and Lighting Design

Job opportunities in industrial and product design range from employment in specialized design services; home furnishing, furniture, and materials shops and retailers; furniture and lighting design companies; and self-employment as a freelance designer or consultant.

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Career services staff at NewSchool are ready to speak with you about the possibilities that lie ahead for you after pursuing a degree in product design and development. Earn a degree in product and industrial design today at NewSchool to get all the skills required to become a great designer! Contact us today for more information on our undergraduate degree programs.

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