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Industrial Design


Industrial Design is one of the oldest activities in the world and is becoming one of the most powerful professions in the digital age. There are few corporations that do not rely on expertise from industrial designers to help establish their identity, initiate a new strategy, develop a new product, or create an expanded market.

Project to design shoes for Haitian school children by industrial design students Reid Schlegel, James Connors, and Oscar Salguero – video produced by Eastman Innovation Lab

Industrial Design Program Website

Visit the Industrial Design Program website for the latest news and student work.

Overview + History

Through comprehensive teaching, innovative research and corporate partnerships, an education in industrial design places the humanistic delivery of services, systems and products at the forefront of technological development and ethical responsibility.

Bachelor of Science

Required courses and credits for Industrial Design majors.

Industrial Design Checksheets

Graduation checksheets for undergrad. industrial design students

Minor in Industrial Design

Required courses and credits for minoring in Industrial Design.

Professional Electives

The Industrial Design program requires (6) credit hours of professional elective credit. Professional elective requirements can be fulfilled from various courses throughout campus. The following subjects are encouraged: Material Science, Wood Science, Ceramics, Photography, Metals and Metal Processes, Marketing, Technical Writing, Public Speaking, Sculpture, Color Theory and Digital Art. Alternative professional elective courses may be substituted in coordination with the Program Chair of Industrial Design.

Internship Form

All Industrial Design students interested in participating in an internship program must submit an internship request form.

program faculty + staff

List of Program Faculty and Staff

Industrial Design courses

Courses in the Industrial Design program

inside architecture + design

Summer workshop for high school students