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Product Design, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
San Diego, CA, United States
Can you think of ways to improve the design of a smartphone, desk organizer or headphones? Does designing a new product sound exciting? Sounds like you would be interested in a product designing course, industrial and product designers are creative problem solvers who think not only about design but also about the user experience.
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Overview

Industrial design permeates our world: the objects we live with, the cars we drive, the way we punch keys of our smartphones. The industrial degree in product design explores these multifaceted applications and teaches you how to think in a way that solves design problems. As a product designer, you will combine art, science, and technology to create innovative products and services.Students in the bachelor program will learn how to design products and build design strategies through a strong interdisciplinary foundation year, intensive project work and project assignments with real companies. The design students have worked with Swenyo, Sound United, Nissan and more to create design processes and solutions for wide range of industries: lifestyle, audio equipment, healthcare, to name a few as part of the degree program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visual Dynamics
  • Space, Form and Materials
  • Visual Statement
  • Typography
  • Design Technology
  • Communication Design
  • Design Technology
  • Advertising
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Integrated Branding
  • Graphic Design History
  • Professional Writing for Designers
  • Communication Design Practicum

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee $75.00 (non-refundable)
  • Transcripts Evaluation Fee $100.00 (non-refundable)
  • Official High School Transcripts & Diploma
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Portfolio

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14206 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7103 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14206 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7103 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Diego

  • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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