Product Design Major (B.F.A.)

Program Overview

The Product Design Major focuses on the design and development of consumer products of all types, fostering the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as a solid grounding in all aspects of the design process. The program is based in the Department of Art and Design. For further information, go to: Product Design (B.F.A.).

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

Complete the following with a minimum 3.00 GPA

I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar
GNED 199New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication 3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences - Fulfilled by ARHT 105 or ARHT 106 in the major.0
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science3
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
II. World Languages and Cultures
A. World Languages6
B. World Cultures
Fulfilled by ARHT 101 in the major.0
III. Major Requirements
A1. Core Requirements
ARFD 100Perceptual Drawing3
ARFD 101Surface3
ARFD 103Color and Light3
ARFD 104Space3
A2. Program Core Requirements
ARFD 106Digital Literacy3
ARFD 400Art and Design Forum3
ARHT 105Global Foundations in Art and Visual Culture3
or ARHT 106 Modern Visions 1400-1945
ARHT 101Special Topics in Global Art Cultures3
ARHT 102Visual Culture3
ARHT 306Critical Design Studies3
B. Cooperative Education
COED 401Cooperative Education Experience I5
C. Required Collateral Courses
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychological Research3
MKTG 240Introduction to Marketing3
MKTG 344Integrated Marketing Communications3
or ENTR 201 The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation
D. Major Requirements
ARHT 272History of Industrial Design3
PRDN 100Design Visualization I - Concept Sketching3
PRDN 101Product Design I - Design Thinking3
PRDN 110Materials and Technology3
PRDN 111Design Visualization II - Persuasive Rendering3
PRDN 112Product Design II - Form Language3
PRDN 201Digital Sketching ‐ Sketchbook Pro3
PRDN 202Digital Rendering: Adobe CS3
PRDN 220Digital Modeling: 3D CAD I3
PRDN 221Digital Modeling: 3D CAD II3
PRDN 211Product Design I: Design Sustainability3
PRDN 302Product Design V - Industry Collaboration I3
PRDN 303Product Design Studio III: Industry Collaboration3
PRDN 360Business of Product Design3
PRDN 410Product Design Thesis: Concept Development3
PRDN 411Product Design Thesis: Detail Design3
Total Credits120