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Industrial Design

Build your own future
The Art Institutes can help you prepare for it.

A chance to shape your own future.

Critical thinking. Curiosity. Innovation. Those are just three aspects of creativity you’ll develop as you prepare to join the ranks of those who make a living by making form meet function.


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What you can learn

You can learn to think in terms of how people will use your product as you take it from idea to prototype to presentation. You’ll use computers to help develop concepts and refine your designs. And you’ll be guided by talented and experienced instructors as you work your way through courses in areas such as…

  • Drawing and perspective
  • Digital modeling and rendering
  • Design thinking
  • Intellectual property law
  • Fabricating
  • Materials & processes
  • Product design
  • Model building
  • Anatomy and ergonomics
  • Three dimensional design
  • Prototyping
  • Human factors
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental science
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See the work of our Industrial Design students.

Industrial design by Tyler Pesek

Industrial Design student Tyler Pesek and his instructor comment on his hard-shell bicycle pannier project that combines beauty and function.

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Industrial design by Chris Rickmon-Swan

You can also check out the story behind the messenger bag that Chris Rickmon-Swan created specifically for fellow designers.

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Follow our alumni’s path to success.

Alumni success stories

Industrial Design graduates from The Art Institutes are creating new products through research and concept development to prototyping and final presentation. Our grads are critical design thinkers with ideas that allow people to live better, more productive lives. Join our nationwide community of alumni who are helping shape the future.

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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Create Tomorrow means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

Calvin Tran

Calvin Tran

Fashion Designer

Hear Calvin's story

Karey Uhler

Karey Uhler

Graphic Designer

Hear Karey's story

Stig Asmussen

Stig Asmussen

Creative Director, Sony Computer Entertainment

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Tiffany Derry

Tiffany Derry

Executive Chef and Owner, Private Social

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Nathan Shriver

Nathan Shriver

Creative Director, Under Armour, Inc.

Hear Nathan's story

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