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Careful consideration of form and function

Industrial Design Program

The industrial design program combines the creative glass art processes with the business and technical skills needed to have a successful career as a glass artist. Students will integrate art and design coursework to design and create glass products. Students will grasp how to optimize the function, value and appearance of pieces that are sought after by the consumer.

Courses introduce students to the industrial design profession. In addition to glass courses, students take two- and three-dimensional design, figure drawing, and technical drawing and computer-aided design (CAD).

Industrial Design graduates in the Fine Arts degree and Certificate programs may work as independent or company-employed craftspeople, designing and creating consumer glass products. They may also create medical equipment designs, serve as a materials consultant at a design firm, or partner with engineers and marketers to identify and fulfill the needs of consumers.