As a student in the Industrial Design program, you’ll be immersed in the professional practice of designing product experiences for a wide range of industries. You’ll learn how to apply a user-centered creative problem-solving process in response to realistic design briefs, discovering how to tailor the aesthetic details and interactive components of a product to meet users’ needs, resolve problems, and improve the quality of life. Through a broad exploration of materials and processes, including focused examinations of footwear design, healthcare design, and interdisciplinary entrepreneurship, as well as investigations of the legal and ethical implications of design, you’ll understand how to foster meaningful design solutions that are both innovative and socially responsible.
You’ll also round your education out with a wide range of general education and art history courses that will stimulate your curiosity, broaden your perspective, and inspire new creative expressions. KCAD’s flexible General Education Pathways model empowers you to direct your learning by exploring subjects you find most engaging and relevant.