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Industrial Design

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What is Industrial Design?

This major is centered on answering the question, “Why do products look the way they do?” As an Industrial Design student, you’ll create products, interfaces, and experiences that meet people’s needs for things as diverse as toys, sports, houseware, and medical and pet products. Through your coursework, you’ll immerse yourself in the debates, theories, and histories of industrial design while also learning the importance of personal discovery and problem-solving through experience-based assignments. You must submit a portfolio before being accepted into this program.

Career Options

  • Digital design
  • Environmental design
  • Furniture design
  • Lighting design
  • Multimedia design
  • Product design
  • Toy design

Post-Graduation Success1

89% employed or continuing education

80% employed after graduation

9% attending graduate school

$44,994 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: IBM, Webb deVlam, Weber Stephen Products

Sample grad school destinations: OCAD University, Pratt Institute, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

26 - 31 ACT Score

1280 - 1410 SAT Score

3.22 - 3.80 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $32,994

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,782
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $50,476

International

  • Tuition: $31,656
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,350
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