48 months
35206 USD/year
34316 USD/year
16866 USD/year
Tuition fee
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In the BFA Industrial Design program at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, we encourage you to immerse yourself in the debates, theories, and histories of industrial design. 


Our Industrial Design courses at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign emphasize the importance of personal discovery and problem-solving through experience-based assignments. Working with feedback from professors and peers, you create designs that combine desirability, business viability, and technical feasibility. 

Key Features 

  • You will work to create the products, interfaces and experiences that meet people’s needs for things as diverse as toys, sports, housewares, medical devices, and pet products. We make sure you keep things real by prototyping your ideas from start to finish. 
  • You will work individually and in teams to complete a variety of projects culminating in an individual senior project—preparing you with the tools that will enable you to advance into the wider world of industrial design professional practice or a variety of other careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Industrial Design 
  • Design Drawing
  • Computer Applications
  • Sustainability & Manufacturing
  • Human-Centered Product Design
  • Product Innovation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


122 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • You'll provide your high school courses/grades, choose your major and a second choice, complete our writing prompts, and list your extracurricular activities, honors, and awards.
  • List your high school courses and grades exactly as they appear on your transcript.
  • We are test-optional, meaning you’re not required to submit ACT and/or SAT test results when you apply. 
  • If you choose to report your scores, enter your highest test scores for the ACT composite and/or the SAT total without super-scoring, along with the highest sub-scores you earned in each category regardless of test date.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Once you’ve submitted your application, check its status by clicking on your application in myIllini.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35206 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 35206 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    34316 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34316 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    16866 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16866 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Urbana

1100 - 1500 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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