Product Design Major (B.F.A.)

Program Overview

The Product Design Major focuses on the design and development of consumer products of all types, fostering the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as a solid grounding in all aspects of the design process. The program is based in the Department of Art and Design. For further information, go to: Product Design (BFA).

Program Requirements

Students must complete 22 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Complete the following with a minimum 3.00 GPA

Core Requirements
ARFD 100Perceptual Drawing3
ARFD 101Process and Media I - Surface3
ARFD 103Color and Light3
ARFD 104Process and Media II—Space3
Program Core Requirements
ARFD 106Digital Literacy3
ARHT 105Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval3
or ARHT 106 Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern
ARHT 101Art in Non-Western Societies3
ARHT 102Visual Culture3
ARHT 201History of Design3
ARFD 400Art and Design Forum3
Cooperative Education
COED 401Cooperative Education Experience I3
COED 402Cooperative Education Experience II3
Required Collateral Courses
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychological Research3
MKTG 240Introduction to Marketing3
MKTG 344Integrated Marketing Communications3
or ENTR 201 The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation
Major Requirements
PRDN 100Design Sketching I3
PRDN 101Design Rendering: Concept Visualization3
PRDN 111Model Making and Prototyping3
PRDN 120Product Design Form Language3
PRDN 201Digital Sketching ‐ Sketchbook Pro3
PRDN 202Digital Rendering: Adobe CS3
PRDN 210Manufacturing Technology3
PRDN 220Digital Modeling: 3D CAD I3
PRDN 221Digital Modeling: 3D CAD II3
PRDN 211Product Design I: Design Sustainability3
PRDN 302Product Design Studio II: Industry Collaboration3
PRDN 303Product Design Studio III: Industry Collaboration3
PRDN 360Business of Product Design3
PRDN 410Product Design Thesis: Concept Development3
Total Credits90