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Industrial Design Courses

Advanced Automotive Design Language 2.1

Course No. IND 452T  Credits: 3.0

This course focuses on advanced vehicle design language development with an emphasis on the translation of in-depth brand language and trend research into form and detail development. A semester-long project will run concurrently with the Transportation Design course. The course will focus on the refinement of compelling visual languages, the development of brand literacy and the resolution of high quality form and details based on exterior and interior functional elements. Class and studio time will include lectures, demos, formal reviews, verbal/visual presentations, sketching and rendering. 3 credits.

Advanced Automotive Design Language 2.2

Course No. IND 453T  Credits: 3.0

This course is a continuation of Fall Advanced Automotive Design Language. A semester-long project will run concurrently with the Transportation Design course, allowing individuals to work with faculty to systematically design a concept vehicle from basic structure/vehicle architecture, through form development and color/material selection. Students are expected to design a vehicle exterior and interior based on meaningful research. The design should have a strong theme reflecting user emotional and functional needs, brand heritage, a unique body construction based on purpose, refined surface/detail treatment and appropriate color/material choices. Class and studio time will include lectures, demos, formal reviews, verbal/visual presentations, sketching and rendering. 3 credits.

Professional Practices: Entrepreneurial Ventures

Course No. PPEL 398A  Credits: 3.0

This course provides an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. One of the two class meeting per week is a core lecture series that covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. During the other weekly meeting, students attend a breakout session for the specific course in which they are enrolled. The breakout session for this course, Professional Practices: Entrepreneurial Ventures, transports the student through the key decisions required to establish a successful art/design business. 3 credits.

Pro Pract: Entrepreneurial Ventures

Course No. PPEL 398A  Credits: 3.0

This course provides an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. One of the two class meeting per week is a core lecture series that covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. During the other weekly meeting, students attend a breakout session for the specific course in which they are enrolled. The breakout session for this course, Professional Practices: Entrepreneurial Ventures, transports the student through the key decisions required to establish a successful art/design business. 3 credits.

Professional Practices: Industry

Course No. PPEL 398B  Credits: 3.0

This course provides an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. One of the two class meeting per week is a core lecture series that covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. During the other weekly meeting, students attend a breakout session for the specific course in which they are enrolled. The breakout session for this course, Professional Practices: Industry supports student preparation to become an integral part of a commercial organization by providing an understanding of corporate methods and practices. 3 credits.

Pro Pract: Industry

Course No. PPEL 398B  Credits: 3.0

This course provides an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. One of the two class meeting per week is a core lecture series that covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. During the other weekly meeting, students attend a breakout session for the specific course in which they are enrolled. The breakout session for this course, Professional Practices: Industry supports student preparation to become an integral part of a commercial organization by providing an understanding of corporate methods and practices. 3 credits.

Professional Practices: Studio to Gallery

Course No. PPEL 398C  Credits: 3.0

This course provides an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. One of the two class meeting per week is a core lecture series that covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. During the other weekly meeting, students attend a breakout session for the specific course in which they are enrolled. The breakout session for this course, Professional Practices: Studio to Gallery focuses on the complexities of a professional artist’s studio practice by examining interactions with gallery directors, museum curators, preparators, conservators, and marketing professionals. 3 credits.

Pro Pract: Studio to Gallery

Course No. PPEL 398C  Credits: 3.0

This course provides an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. One of the two class meeting per week is a core lecture series that covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. During the other weekly meeting, students attend a breakout session for the specific course in which they are enrolled. The breakout session for this course, Professional Practices: Studio to Gallery focuses on the complexities of a professional artist’s studio practice by examining interactions with gallery directors, museum curators, preparators, conservators, and marketing professionals. 3 credits.

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Dan Cuffaro

Associate Professor | Chair of Industrial Design

Dan Cuffaro is a designer, educator, and entrepreneur. He consults in the area of industrial design, design st...more

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