Industrial Design

Industrial Design
BFA
Hours73 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 40 Students.
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Program Requirements

Students can be placed on probationary status for the following: 1. Inadequate academic performance. 2. Unprofessional attitude and lack of commitment. 3. BYU Honor Code violations.
Complete all 100-level foundation courses.
Complete a portfolio and application for admission into the Professional program.
Requirement 3 Complete 1 hour from the following Courses
Requirement 4 Complete 8.0 hours from the following Courses
Requirement 5 Complete 2 Courses
Requirement 6 Complete 8.0 hours from the following Courses
Requirement 7 Complete 8.0 hours from the following Courses
Note: InDes 399R requires 3 hours. Other courses, as approved by the Program, may be taken.
Requirement 8 Complete 1 Course
Art History requirement:
Requirement 11
Complete department packet and exit interview.
Program Outcomes

Human Connection: Need Finding

A program graduate will be able to understand and apply principles of design research in problem finding and defining.

Human Connection: Need Finding

Understand and apply principles of design research in problem finding and defining.

Human Connection: Aesthetic Principles

A program graduate will be able to articulate, critique and apply aesthetic principles to both 2D and 3D compositions.

Human Connection: Aesthetic Principles

Articulate, critique and apply aesthetic principles to both 2D and 3D compositions.

Human Connection: Making Meaning

A program graduate will be able to understand human wants and needs as they relate to products, services, and systems.

Human Connection: Making Meaning

Understanding human wants and needs as they relate to products, services, and systems.

Structured Creativity and Design Thinking

A program graduate will be able to learn and practice creative techniques to help them be fluent and flexible in idea generation.

Structured Creativity and Design Thinking

Learn and practice creative techniques to help them be fluent and flexible in idea generation.

How Things work

A program graduate will be able to understand the basics of manufacturing processes, related materials and basic mechanical principles, devices and tools.

How Things work

Understand the basics of manufacturing processes, related materials and basic mechanical principles, devices and tools.

Communicate Ideas

Program graduates will be able to communicate ideas verbally by telling a concise, compelling and credible story.

Communicate ideas visually through the use of sketching, diagramming, and rendering.

Communicate ideas physically through the development of models, mock-ups, and prototypes.

Communicate Ideas

Communicate ideas verbally by telling a concise, compelling and credible story.

Communicate ideas visually through the use of sketching, diagramming, and rendering.

Communicate ideas physically through the development of models, mock-ups, and prototypes.

Basic Business Practices

Program graduates will be able to understand and apply basic business practices as they relate to Industrial Design.

Basic Business Practices

Understand and apply basic business practices as they relate to Industrial Design.

Design History

A program graduate will be able to discuss the foundations of modern design and identify the philosophies or methods of both historic and current designers.

Design History

Discuss the foundations of modern design and identify the philosophies or methods of both historic and current designers.

Design Projects

A program graduate will be able to synthesize and apply learning outcomes in the context of a diverse range of design projects.

Design Projects

Synthesize and apply learning outcomes in the context of a diverse range of design projects.

Leadership

A program graduate will be able to develop a personal ability to present ideas persuasively and positively influence others to support the accomplishment of a task.

Leadership

Develop a personal ability to present ideas persuasively and positively influence others to support the accomplishment of a task.

Design Products

A foundational understanding of how products work; how products can be made to work better for people; what makes a product useful, usable, and desirable; how products are manufactured; and how ideas can be presented using state-of-the-art tools.

Technology

Knowledge of computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided industrial design (CAID), and appropriate two-dimensional and three-dimensional graphic software.

Design History

Understanding of the history of industrial design.

Basic Business Practices

Functional knowledge of basic business and professional practice.

Structured Creativity and Design Thinking

The ability to investigate and synthesize the needs of marketing, sales, engineering, manufacturing, servicing, and ecological responsibility and to reconcile these needs with those of the user in terms of satisfaction, value, aesthetics, and safety. To do this, industrial designers must be able to define problems, variables and requirements; conceptualize and evaluate alternative; and test and refine solutions.

Communicate Ideas

The ability to communicate concepts and requirements to other designers and colleagues who work with them; to clients and employers; and to prospective clients and employers. This need to communicate draws upon verbal and written forms, two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, and levels of detailing ranging from sketch or abstract to detailed and specific.

Human Connection

Studies related to end-user psychology, human factors and user interface.

In-depth Research

Opportunities for advanced undergraduate study in areas which intensify skills and concepts already developed, and which broaden knowledge of the profession of industrial design. Studies might be drawn from such areas as engineering, business, the practice and history of visual art and design, and technology, or interdisciplinary programs related to industrial design.

A Deeper Understanding

Opportunities for advanced undergraduate study in areas which intensify skills and concepts already developed, and which broaden knowledge of the profession of industrial design. Studies might be drawn from such areas as engineering, business, the practice and history of visual art and design, and technology, or interdisciplinary programs related to industrial design.

Available Resources

Easy access to computer facilities; woodworking, metalworking, and plastics laboratories; libraries with relevant industrial design materials; and appropriate other work facilities related to the major.

Experience

Opportunities for internships, collaborative programs, and other field experiences with industry groups.

Team Projects

Participation in multidisciplinary team projects.