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Industrial Design, B.F.A.: 4-year sequence
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Industrial Design program prepares students for careers in the field of contemporary product design. UW-Stout industrial design graduates hold successful careers designing a wide array of products including medical devices, prosthetics and bicycles, as well as household and industrial products, tools and devices. The success of our students is derived from a program that highlights the intersections of fine art, design, history, sustainability and a strong liberal arts education.
The BFA in Industrial Design program provides a comprehensive applied learning environment that prepares graduates for a successful career in the field of contemporary product design. Industrial designers create and develop concepts and designs that optimize the function, value and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both user and manufacturer. As part of their program, students in the industrial design program are required to participate in a regional, national or international co-op or internship. UW-Stout also provides numerous opportunities to study abroad internationally.
A required mid-program benchmark portfolio review offers industrial design students an assessment of their progress in foundation art and design courses. Extensive library resources and the art and design department visual resource center are significant assets. A 2.0 overall grade point average and a 2.5 or better in art and design department courses is required to complete this degree. Students must present a portfolio of their work in the final two semesters of their program, as part of a public exhibition hosted by the School of Art and Design.
This UW-Stout degree is one of only two industrial design programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
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