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Industrial designers blend art, engineering, business, sociology and anthropology, study people and drive consumer behavior.

The Industrial Design program at JMU equips students with the creative problem-solving skills necessary to become innovative design leaders. It empowers students to become positive social, environmental and economic forces in their communities and professions.

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#2 Best Value Bachelor's in Industrial Design

This major is part of the School of Art, Design and Art History, an academic unit within the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The B.S. degree in Art with a major in Industrial Design requires 78 credit hours in graphic design, art, art history and art and design-related courses. Of these hours, 42 must be taken in Industrial Design courses.

Industrial Design students study sculpture and form, drawing, making, material science, sociological and anthropological research methods, systems thinking, history, writing, and design theory. ID students also receive exposure to basic engineering, advanced manufacturing & fabrication processes, and common marketing, business, and entrepreneurship practices.

Industrial Design
  • Degrees Offered: 
    • B.S. in Art with a major in Industrial Design
  • Concentrations: None
  • Minors: None

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