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Industrial Design, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Design in a world-class school of art

At the Industrial Design program offered by California College of the Arts you’ll learn from the immense talent of your peers and draw inspiration from art history, critical theory, and studio courses that span disciplines. We’re also located in the heart of the Bay Area’s innovation corridor, surrounded by architecture and design firms, startups, and leading technology companies.

Potential career paths

  • Industrial designer
  • Owner of a design studio or consultancy
  • Product designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Materials engineer
  • Product manager
  • Creative director
  • Studio artist
  • Entrepreneur

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Communication 1-4
  • Modelmaking
  • Industrial Design 1–5
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Industrial Design Investigative Studios
  • Senior Thesis Research
  • Senior Thesis Project
  • Professional Practice (Portfolio and Internship)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • An online application and nonrefundable application fee of $70
  • Personal essay
  • High school and/or university transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio (log in to SlideRoom)
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oakland

  • 1055 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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