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Today's product designer is a new breed of designer who has the ability to create, integrate, and communicate innovative product designs that entertain, enable, inspire, and transform the way people live.
Whether designing a fashion accessory, furniture, products for the home or office, consumer electronics, personal care products, mobility or medical devices, the product designer of tomorrow has the ability to design all kinds of products across various industries. Students experiment with new and green materials as well as smart technologies, and integrate fine art processes and design skills with basic functional principles.
Students develop design skills in the two broad product categories of "soft-line" and "hard-line" products. Sequential courses enable students to develop their own unique creative practices and design methodology that utilizes hands-on fine art practices and design skills, technical drawing and rendering skills, computer skills in 2D graphics, and 3D CAD skills for rapid prototyping and fabrication. The goal of the program is to foster the students' creative visions and design leadership ability to create a new generation of products and experiences for the global marketplace.