In the Industrial Design program, you will learn how to develop new products that are used in our daily lives. These may include everything from furniture to mobile apps. You’ll be encouraged to design sustainable products that will last many generations, keeping in mind diverse cultures.
You’ll learn about research, concept development and making prototypes, You will also study how people behave to better understand what their needs are.
An important benefit of studying Industrial Design at OCAD U is that while you’re studying theory, you’ll also be able to take practical, creative hands-on courses, such as design and drawing.
The Industrial Design program is recognized by the Association of Canadian Industrial Designers.
At the end of this four-year program, you will earn a Bachelor of Design degree. Get more details about the program.
Graduates of the program work in:
- Consumer and commercial product design
- Home and retail furniture design
- Systems and service design
- Emerging technologies
- Interaction and experience design
- Product and service design for health and wellness
OCAD U offers so much more than co-ops because creative careers take many forms. Our approach is specialized, and individual to every student’s needs and goals. You will be able to take advantage of:
- Short experiential learning placements from among hundreds of organizations
- Creative in-class projects with real-world industry partners
- Exclusive summer internships
- Gallery exhibitions of your work
- Freelance creative opportunities
- Jobs after graduation
OCAD University’s dedicated support services will help you build a professional community, valuable experience and skills necessary for a meaningful career.
WHAT YOU’LL DO IN THE PROGRAM
In first year, you’ll take intro classes in topics such as:
- Form and Structure
- Drawing for Industrial Design
- Communicating through Form
- History and Theory of Visual and Material Culture
In second year, you will study topics in more depth, such as:
- Emerging Technology
- Advanced 3D Drawing
- Material Explorations
- Contemporary Design Theories and Practices
Third year will feature classes in your interest and more advanced courses, such as:
- Design for Health
- Design Research and Innovation
- Compelling Experience Design
- Professional Preparation