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Bachelor of Arts in Product Design

Bachelor of Arts in Product Design

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The Department of Product Design rigorously explores the invention, production, and use of products. It integrates the theories and applied practices in the design, art, and architecture disciplines, creating collaborative opportunities across campus with the business school and the anthropology and chemistry departments. The critical research and design work produced by students and faculty members has an impact on both the local and international design communities. The program exposes and expands on the significance of materials in products, helping students develop an understanding of how aspects of sustainability and ergonomics, tactile and visual aesthetics, and structural integrity can influence their choices in materials. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA). The BA and BS degrees are four-year liberal arts programs designed to prepare students for the BFA program in product design. Students enrolled in either degree option share a foundation in design, graphics, drawing, and art history with majors in both architecture and art. The major in product design is an intensive, limited-enrollment program. Acceptance is competitive and based on documented evidence of potential to excel in the field. Admission screening takes place once a year and requires review of a portfolio of visual materials submitted by each applicant. These portfolios should display promise and creativity, but need not demonstrate extensive experience in design or product-related projects. Applications that don’t include visual materials are not reviewed.