|Program Available Online?||No|
|Application Deadline||February 15th Priority Deadline, rolling after|
|Admit Term||Fall Term Only|
|English Language Exams:|
Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.
The MFA in industrial design is for career enhancement or redirection. The educational experience is project-oriented, requiring research into design methods and technologies. Cross-disciplinary collaboratives provide an experiential dimension.
The first year of study includes seminar courses in design history and research, which are common to all graduate students in the School of Design. In addition, studio courses involve extensive design work with respect to sustainability, design process, the meaning of artifacts, and critical analysis. Additional course work using three-dimensional software for modeling and fabrication fills out the program.
In the second year students conduct research and develop a thesis project, which is presented in a graduate thesis exhibition or presentation, and is documented in a written thesis report.
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|IDDE-701||Design Laboratory I||6|
|IDDE-703||Function of Form||3|
|IDDE-705||2D Ideation and Visualization||3|
|VCDE-701||Design History Seminar||3|
|IDDE-702||Design Laboratory II||6|
|IDDE-704||Form of Function||3|
|IDDE-706||Integrated Design Visualization||3|
|IDDE-711||Design Research and Proposal||3|
|Art History Elective||3|
|IDDE-790||Thesis: Research and Planning||6|
|IDDE-890||Thesis: Implementation and Evaluation||6|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||60|
To be considered for admission to the MFA program in industrial design, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
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