Bachelor On Campus

Industrial Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

48 months
39800 USD/year
39800 USD/year
14200 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At MassArt, each student’s intensive design process incorporates research, concept drawing, manufacturing analysis, and material exploration, as they create solutions for consumer products and organizations. The Industrial Design program is offered by Massachusetts College of Art and Design.


Internships, design competitions, and partnerships with local manufacturing and consulting firms afford students opportunities to work in the real world. All Industrial Design faculty members from Massachusetts College of Art and Design are experienced, practicing designers and are active members of the Industrial Designers Society of America.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to design products and systems, including but not limited to a foundational understanding of how products and systems are made; what makes them valuable; how they are developed, realized, and distributed; and how they are related to environmental and societal issues and responsible design
  • Ability to use technologies and tools associated with multi-dimensional design representation, development, dissemination, and application
  • Foundational knowledge of the history of industrial design, including but not limited to the influences of works and ideas on the evolution of design study and practice over time and across cultures
  • Fundamental knowledge of user experience, human factors, applied ergonomics, contextual inquiry, user preference studies, and usability assessments
  • Ability to research, define, and communicate about problems, variables, and requirements; conceptualize and evaluate alternatives; and test and refine solutions, including the ability to synthesize user needs in terms of value, aesthetics, and safety
  • Ability to communicate concepts and specifications in verbal, written, and multiple media at levels ranging from abstraction and sketches, to detailed multi-dimensional, functional, and visual representations


Massachusetts College of Art and Design is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, and is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status should be directed to the college’s administrative staff.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Ethnography and Culture
  • Drawing for Designers
  • Industrial Design Principles
  • Introduction to CAD/Solid Modeling for ID 3
  • Product Rendering 
  • Joinery 
  • Conceptual Drawing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form and $70 application fee
  • Essay
  • Portfolio
  • Official transcripts
  • Official English language proficiency exam scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé / list of activities
  • Proof of graduation
  • Declaration and Verification of Finances (for student visa)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39800 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    39800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39800 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14200 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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