Industrial Design major

You’re a Da Vinci with the vision and ability to solve complex problems creatively.

You’ll come to CCAD with creative talent, natural curiosity and an inclination for action. Through collaborations with peers, faculty and real-world clients such as General Motors and Airstream, you’ll leave our Industrial Design program a motivated and visionary design leader. Working on projects focused on complex issues in the global marketplace, you’ll analyze, define and conceptualize realistic solutions. Here at CCAD, you’ll find that you can improve the world by reimagining and executing the designs of everything from boats, bicycles and cars to water bottles, subway systems and shoes.


Industrial Design facilities

CCAD’s state-of-the-art facilities include the Tad Jeffrey FabLab (with multiple 3D printers) and a fabrication shop where budding industrial designers bring their creations to life. 

You'll have access to:

  • The Tad Jeffrey FabLab, which includes CNC machining equipment, laser cutters and multiple 3D printers
  • A fabrication shop, so you can construct models in wood, plastic, foam and metal


Student and alumni works



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


Our grads generate interest from employers across the board, from major brands in manufacturing and consumer goods to interactive design firms. Some employers who have benefited from their skills are:

Design Central

Fisher Price
Gulfstream Aerospace
L Brands

Mary Kay
Priority Deisgns
WD Partners
Whirlpool Corporation


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Credit hours

Program Requirements 60
CORE Studio Requirements 18
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements 42

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Course information

Check out the Industrial Design course requirements.

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CCAD Art Sign
Adjunct Instructor
Industrial Design
David Burghy
Industrial Design
CORE Studies
Delano Ellis
Adjunct Instructor
Industrial Design
Masters of Design
Masters of Fine Arts
joel gundlach
Interior Architecture & Design
Industrial Design
Masters of Fine Arts
Justin Marteney
Adjunct Instructor
Industrial Design
Craig Steinfels
Adjunct Instructor
Industrial Design
Greg Thune
Chair of Industrial Design
Assistant Professor
Industrial Design
CCAD Art Sign
Adjunct Instructor
Industrial Design
John Youger
Assistant Professor
Industrial Design



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