Industrial Design is a combination of applied sciences, whereby aesthetics, ergonomics, and usability of mass-produced products may be improved for marketability and production.
The Industrial Design program, coordinated by the Humanities Department leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), and is proud to be the only program of its kind in New York. The role of an industrial designer is to create and execute design solutions towards problems of form, usability, user ergonomics, engineering, marketing, brand development and sales. The Industrial Design program provides students a foundation experience in the necessary skills to begin a career in Computer Assisted Design (CAD), Model making, Product Design and Fabrication or transfer to a four-year institution.
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Current Students Log in to My LaGuardia to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides. Prospective Students Review the curriculum. Please note: Students will be held to the program and degree requirements of the year that they enter the College, unless the student changes their major in a different academic year. In that case, the student will be held to the current year requirements as listed in the catalog. Learn more. Degree Map Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page. For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.
“Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured
products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business,
and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial
designers focus on the user experience in creating style and function for a
particular gadget or appliance.” * According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
the median annual salary of Industrial Designers in 2015 was $67,130.
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*Bureau of Labor
Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,
2016-17 Edition, Industrial Designers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/industrial-designers.htm (visited August