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Our Program

UW-Stout's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design is a unique major for students who like to draw, build things, tinker, and solve problems. In true polytechnic fashion, it is a combination of art and engineering, and leads to careers as product and device designers. 

Industrial designers work to optimize the function, value and appearance of products and systems for both users and manufacturers. In our courses, you will study:

  • Design research and problem solving
  • Concept development
  • Aesthetics and form
  • How to foster a creative mindset and present your ideas
  • Design methodology
  • 2D and 3D visualization
  • Ergonomics
  • Interface and interaction
  • Design for manufacture

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