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Industrial Design Courses

Automotive Design Language 1.2

Course No. IND 353T  Credits: 3.0

This course is an extension of Automotive Design Language 1.1. An emphasis will be placed on connecting form languages with functional solutions and developing greater sensitivity to vehicle exterior and/or interior surfacing. A semester-long project will run concurrently with the Transportation Design course. The course is structured to reinforce form-giving while refining methods and skills, resulting in a visual language that communicates functional needs. Class and studio time will include lectures, demos, formal reviews, verbal/visual presentations, sketching and rendering. 3 credits.

Marketing + Design

Course No. IND 375  Credits: 3.0

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.

Industrial Design: Internship (EP)

Course No. IND 399-499  Credits: 0.0

Elective credit can be given on a case-by-case basis for an internship developed by the student through the Career Services Office, with advance permission of instructor and department chair. Fulfills Engaged Practice requirement.

3D Modeling 2.1

Course No. IND 403  Credits: 3.0

This advanced digital modeling course offers the option to continue with surface modeling using Autodesk ALIAS Automotive (for automotive design) or Solid Works for those interested in gaining exposure to solid modeling (for product design). The ALIAS option will include advanced methods for exterior surfacing, while the Solid Works option will focus on the user interface and basic solid modeling procedures. Prerequisite: IND 304. 3 credits.

3D Modeling 2.2

Course No. IND 404  Credits: 3.0

This is a continuation of the fall 3D Modeling course (IND403) with an option to continue Autodesk ALIAS Automotive (for automotive design) or Solid Works (for product design). The Autodesk ALIAS Automotive option will focus on advanced rendering techniques for automotive design presentations, including Key Shot animation and rendering procedures. Projects will culminate in fully modeled exterior or interior design presented as a finished animation of the student's own design. The Solid Works option will focus on surface modeling techniques and the differences and advantages of combining solids with surface modeling techniques. Areas of study will include surfacing tools loft and boundary and continuity options for curvature and 3D sketching. Advanced rendering techniques will be explored. Prerequisite:IND 403. 3 credits.

Industrial Design 3.1

Course No. IND 435B  Credits: 3.0

This course focuses on the semester-long thesis project. Individuals will define the project theme and work with faculty to identify key problems and opportunities. In-depth research will inform concept development, ultimately resulting in a refined solution that considers functional needs, aesthetics and manufacturing. Additionally, individuals are expected to create compelling visual, verbal and written presentations that create context for the project and effectively communicate the validity of the project and outcomes. In order to gain exposure in the design community, individuals will be required to submit their final design to a design competition. Formal reviews will be balanced against weekly one-on-one studio discussion. Prerequisite: IND 336B/C. 3 credits.

Industrial Design 3.1

Course No. IND 435C  Credits: 3.0

This course focuses on the semester-long thesis project. Individuals will define the project theme and work with faculty to identify key problems and opportunities. In-depth research will inform concept development, ultimately resulting in a refined solution that considers functional needs, aesthetics and manufacturing. Additionally, individuals are expected to create compelling visual, verbal and written presentations that create context for the project and effectively communicate the validity of the project and outcomes. In order to gain exposure in the design community, individuals will be required to submit their final design to a design competition. Formal reviews will be balanced against weekly one-on-one studio discussion. Prerequisite: IND 336B/C. 3 credits.

Industrial Design 3.2

Course No. IND 436  Credits: 3.0

This course will focus on planning and 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. 3 credits.

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