Industrial Design major

Make designs that improve lives. 

You’ll discover problems and create solutions in our Industrial Design program. Collaborative projects with peers, faculty, and clients like Honda and Nationwide are the norm. Our designers are inventors, innovators, and game changers, and we’re all about making the world a better place. We help nonprofits design new goods for kids and adults in need, and we re-imagine and execute the design of everything from boats and bicycles to shoes, water bottles, and other everyday products. 

Our graduates leave with a professional mindset that can be applied across industries, from helping companies understand their future customers through our design research minor to bringing new ideas to fruition in consumer electronics, medical devices, retail and trade displays, sporting goods, soft good, and shoe industries. 

 

Facilities

You'll have access to:

  • The Tad Jeffrey FabLab, which includes CNC machining equipment, a CNC wire bender, laser cutters (including a laser cutter that’s one of the largest in Ohio), large-format 3D printers, two small and one large walk-in spray booth, and vacuum formers 

  • A fabrication shop where you can construct models in wood, plastic, foam, and metal and use pressure tanks to create silicone molds 

  • A woodshop for furniture-making and model work, including tools to drill, cut, and plane a variety of materials, from wood to high-density foam 

 

Student and alumni works

 

Careers

CCAD’s problem-solving approach to industrial design prepares grads for complex issues in the global marketplace. Their education allows them to take on a host of different positions across industries. As natural problem-solvers, industrial designers find themselves in all facets of today’s marketplace.

Commercial equipment designer
Consumer electronics designer
Furniture designer
Garment designer
Housewares designer
Industrial tool designer

Interaction designer
Medical device designer
Personal products designer
Retail display designer
Shoe designer
Sports equipment designer

Toy designer
Trade exhibit designer
User experience designer
User interface designer
Vehicle designer

Recent employers

Aerosport Modeling and Design 
Axium Plastics 
Battelle 
Chemical Abstracts 
Creative Mobile Interiors 
DC Comics 
Dell 

DSW 
First Build 
Fisher-Price 
Garmin 
GE 
Gulfstream Aerospace 

Lextant 
Little Tikes 
Procter & Gamble 
Stanley Black & Decker 
Whirlpool Corporation 
Wilson Athletics 

 


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Credit hours

Requirement 
Program Requirements60
CORE Studio Requirements18
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements42
Total
120

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Course information

Check out the Industrial Design course requirements.

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Faculty

Adjunct Instructor
Industrial Design
Professor
Industrial Design, CORE Studies
Professor
Interior Architecture & Design, Industrial Design, Master of Fine Arts
Adjunct Instructor
Industrial Design
Adjunct Instructor
Industrial Design
Adjunct Instructor
Industrial Design
Adjunct Instructor
Industrial Design
Chair of Industrial Design, Assistant Professor
Industrial Design
Adjunct Instructor
Industrial Design
Assistant Professor
Industrial Design, Master of Design

 

 


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