Calling future product designers, automotive designers, architects, engineers, and city planners.
Learn to see things differently, solve problems creatively, and bring these solutions to life. Industrial designers ask probing questions about how and why an object works, and how we interact with it. In this course, we will look at the world around us and seek to solve some of its most relevant problems. Through brainstorm sessions and research, we will find a problem to solve as a group. You will put a face to members of your design audience and work to solve their problem. This class will challenge your understanding of function, with awareness of form, color, texture, line, and surface.
You will explore the possibilities of common materials and understand their characteristics, implied values, and meanings. As you work on your project we will focus on critical thinking. You will explore your design solutions through sketches and study models; each unique in material, construction, and function. The course will conclude with your personal project presentation to the class, complete with concept sketches, renderings of the final design, and a physical model.
Our 2017 session has ended. Please check back for more info on our 2018 session.
Graffiti HeArt will be working with CIA to provide Pre-College scholarships in 2017. These scholarships will be awarded based on a review of portfolios and a determination of both merit and need. With the mission, “To Inspire Health and Art in the Community,” the local nonprofit focuses on promoting graffiti art and artists through community revitalization projects, funding art education and scholarships for underserved youth in our communities. More information on Graffiti HeArt can be found at graffitiheart.org.
Additional scholarships for the 2017 Pre-College Program sponsored by General Motors Foundation encourage students to consider careers in transportation design. Multiple scholarships will be awarded on the basis of need and merit, with special consideration given to women and minorities. All students enrolled in the Industrial Design course (July 9–21) will be considered automatically, but applicants are encouraged to include details about their interest in transportation design in their personal statement.
A limited number of partial, need-based scholarships are also available. To apply for a scholarship you must submit a 2016 income tax return of the parent(s) or guardian(s) who claim(s) you as a dependent as well as the parent’s (or guardian’s) spouse’s tax return (if applicable).
Doug Paige has been a professor of Industrial Design at the Cleveland Institute of Art since 1998 where he also teaches Designing for Sustainability and Biomimicry. He is a graduate of the Industrial Design program at CIA and before returning to CIA as a faculty member, spent 17 years practicing design with RCA and consulting firms in California and Ohio. Doug continues to work as a consultant and is a contributing author for two design publications: Managing as Designing and Process Materials and Measurements.
Foundation in 3D Art + Design
Photo + Video
Foundation in 2D Art + Design
Installation + Multimedia
Print + Ceramics
3D Processes + Wearable Art