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The Department of Industrial Design is positioned to assist you in becoming a successful designer in the field of Industrial Design, with our dedicated, experienced and well-qualified faculty and high quality laboratories. Our program is multi-faceted, offering courses in textiles, bicycle design, furniture design, prototyping in metals, woods, and plastics, and working with outside industry. Students gain marketable skills through hands-on projects led by professors who work in the industry.
Admission to the University is all that is required for admittance to the Industrial Design (IND) major. All students entering the Department of Industrial Design as majors are admitted under the B.S. of Industrial Design. All incoming students to the IND program are encouraged to schedule an advising appointment with department Chair, Professor Ted Shin
After completing the foundation major courses in IND, and select general study courses, those wishing to pursue the B.S. degree in Industrial Design will be required to pass a formal sophomore portfolio review to continue with the remainder of our program. A minimum 3.0 current G.P.A within the IND-core only, is required to submit a portfolio for review. Students should discuss the particular requirements of the portfolio review with a faculty advisor shortly after declaring their Industrial Design major.
The Metropolitan State University of Denver does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities.
To learn more about admissions requirements and deadlines at Metropolitan State University of Denver, please visit the Office of Admissions.
The Department of Industrial Design delivers the academic content you expect from a bachelor’s program while also bringing to the table everything that’s unique about MSU Denver’s people and our city’s design community.
The only industrial design program in Colorado to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, students here have the advantage of the following opportunities:
Earning a degree in industrial design from MSU Denver prepares students for further graduate studies or for careers in fields such as:
These are some examples of products you could develop new or different designs for while working independently or directly with manufacturers:
The Department of Industrial Design is located inside the Aerospace and Engineering Sciences building, located at the corner of Auraria Parkway & 7th Street, in downtown Denver.
Here, we strive to prepare students for the professional world of industrial design through a well balanced design curriculum, including advanced manufacturing and hands on design skills. We are proud of our state of the art equipment and well-equipped laboratories, including our woods, metals, composites and plastics, and 3D printing lab facilities; all which lend to the student’s experiential learning experience!
We make sure you have the tools you need to succeed. Our facilities include: