Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
/Department of Art + Design
/CoAD
industrial design

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design

Lawrence Technological University’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design has a central theme of design integration that weaves together creative art, engineering, leadership, entrepreneurship, and sustainability to produce a cohesive product. The structure of this program is unique, as it is designed to collaborate with industry professionals on the design and development of product concepts during all four years of the core curriculum.

This dynamic field provides the opportunity for you to design a product or develop something revolutionary. Companies rely on their innovative designers to “leap frog” their competition.

Students pursuing a degree in Industrial Design have many different career path options available, including: product design, fashion design, jewelry design, entertainment art, storyboarding, graphic design, 3d modeling, automotive/interior design, exhibition design and furniture design, among many others.

Lawrence Tech’s Industrial Design program offers many unique opportunities in and out of the classroom. These include interdisciplinary opportunities within the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Engineering, and Management; involvement in industry-sponsored projects in all four years; as well as a strong balance of theory and practice, providing you with a better understanding of how products are creatively designed to solve issues of usability and ergonomics. In addition to exceptional exposure in studios, seminars, and lecture classes, you’ll benefit from dedicated studio space and access to digital, wood, and metal fabrication lab.

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Admissions Information + Curriculum

A portfolio is required for admission into the Industrial Design program. The design portfolio should include a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 pieces. An acceptable portfolio is one that exhibits proficient drawing and conceptual skills. It can include a variety of art media and/or design projects that demonstrate observational sketching/drawing capabilities that convey artistic development pro ciency. Some pieces should be complete compositions of various themes and include still life, figurative drawing, perspective, and feature objects found in everyday life – while other illustrations can be simple sketch studies. The resolution of included images should be low resolution, such as VGA setting on digital camera. Please send portfolio or any questions regarding the program or portfolio to design@ltu.edu and follow-up with a separate email to confirm receipt of the previous email with attachments.

  • The format for the portfolio submission is to be:

  • a) Low resolution (VGA setting on digital camera)

  • b) Images should be compiled into one file (for example, place one image per slide in a Powerpoint file)

  • c) Save the filename with the student’s name.

  • d) Send portfolio electronically to design@ltu.edu

For specific Industrial Design program questions, contact Industrial Design Director, Keith Nagara, at knagara@ltu.edu.

For general questions about admissions, our programs or the college, please contact Alice McHard at amchard@ltu.edu, 248-204-2834 or click on the links below.

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