Best Colleges for Industrial and Product Design

The industrial and product design major is a program in the applied visual arts that blends artistic skill with an understanding of commercial products and markets. Students in this major take courses in graphic design, digital design, and computer imaging as well as some crossover into the realms of manufacturing and engineering. Those with bachelor’s degrees in this area head into careers in advertising, graphic design, and product management in industries that run the gamut from toys to furniture to automobiles. All of College Transitions’ Top Colleges for Industrial Design are found within large public or private research universities. Whether you attend a state institution like Ohio State or Arizona State or a highly-selective private university like Stanford or Carnegie Mellon, a degree in this field can lead to any number of rewarding careers.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s Industrial and Product Design program. Click here to read our methodology.

Arizona State University

Auburn University

Carnegie Mellon University

Clemson University

Drexel University

Georgia Institute of Technology

North Carolina State University

Ohio State University

Purdue University

Rhode Island School of Design

Rochester Institute of Technology

Stanford University

University of Cincinnati

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Oregon

University of Utah

University of Washington

Virginia Tech

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