share this

It's not too late to apply
Get started here.
Share This Search
Industrial Design

Academics . Industrial Design . Courses

Industrial Design Courses

Industrial Design 3.2

Course No. IND 436  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Daniel Cuffaro | Dennis Futo | Douglas Paige | Haishan Deng

This course will focus on planning/preparation and execution of work for three primary milestones, including Employment search, BFA and Spring Show. Individuals will be responsible for determining what work will be accomplished based on career objectives and for an overall work schedule which will serve as a guide for the semester. Faculty will be available in studio to provide advice on organization, project work, portfolio development and networking. Offered senior spring.

Intro to 2D and 3D Digital Processing

Course No. IND 202X  Credits: 1.5

This class is highly recommended to sophomore ID students but is open for anyone but with little or no knowledge of ALIAS and physical model creation. Emphasis will be placed in converting traditional sketch media into physically accurate 2D designs. Software used will be primarily Autodesk ALIAS but also Sketchbook Designer and Adobe Illustrator will be used as source data.

Marketing + Design

Course No. IND 375  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Carla Jean Blackman

This course exposes students to the relationship between design and marketing, specifically addressing social/ethical responsibility, research, strategic marketing, branding, distribution, advertising and pricing. Each class will include lectures and exercises, and will be supplemented with assigned readings and regular performance opportunities. Individuals will be required to develop a marketing plan for a product created in the Industrial Design studio. Offered junior fall.

Materials + Processes

Course No. IND 239  Credits: 1.5
Faculty Adrian Slattery

This course provides an overview of contemporary manufacturing methods used in industry, in addition to the material selections used to support them. Lectures will provide an overview of the generally accepted design practices for selected manufacturing processes and materials, along with a framework to make cost-based decisions for selecting a specific process. Each student is required to disassemble and evaluate the manufacturing methods used in an electro-mechanical consumer device and attend factory visits. Each class will include lectures and exercises, and will be supplemented with assigned readings and regular performance opportunities. Offered sophomore fall.

Materials + Processes

Course No. IND 240  Credits: 1.5

Continuation of fall semester. This course provides an overview of contemporary manufacturing methods used in industry, in addition to the material selections used to support them. Lectures will provide an overview of the generally accepted design practices for selected manufacturing processes and materials, along with a framework to make cost-based decisions for selecting a specific process. Each student is required to disassemble and evaluate the manufacturing methods used in an electro-mechanical consumer device and attend factory visits. Each class will include lectures and exercises, and will be supplemented with assigned readings and regular performance opportunities. Offered sophomore spring.

Transportation Design

Course No. IND 250T-350T-450T  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Anthony Santarelli | D. Ed Covert | Haishan Deng

This series of courses exposes students to the basic knowledge, skills and qualities that are important for a career in transportation design. CIA faculty and practicing transportation designers will demonstrate methods for creating context, inspiring designs, ideation through sketching/rendering and verbal and visual communication. Specific project themes will be driven by industry sponsors while deliverables will be determined by the individual aptitude and experience. Regular formal reviews will enable individuals to develop verbal and visual presentation skills, and formal lectures will be balanced against one-on-one in-studio instruction. Professional designers, both staff level and management, in addition to guests with specialized industry expertise will visit throughout the semester. Series of six courses required of Transportation Track students. Offered fall and spring. Each course in the series carries

CIA grad, CWRU students make a splash with water-saving invention

CIA grad, CWRU students make a splash with water-saving invention

CIA Industrial Design grad Andrew Schad '13 already has a job at Chrysler, but the product he invented as a student, along with two CWRU engineering majors, is making a splash and attracting investors.

Meet Your Professors view all

Haishan Deng haishan-work3.jpghaishan-work1.jpg

Haishan Deng

Associate Professor

Haishan Deng comes to CIA from the School of Industrial Design at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA) in Chi...more

Cores + Connections

Our connections are your connections.

While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.

Read More

Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

Read More

SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.