The core of Humber’s Industrial Design degree program is learning and applying design strategies through a series of studio courses. How do we do that?
In each semester, you’ll undertake at least two design projects, many involving corporate clients to ensure real-world relevancy. You’ll learn how to generate innovative ideas, work them into preliminary sketches and designs, and bring them to life through the creation of computer-generated 3D models and rapid prototypes.
You’ll also develop professional-level skills that are vital to support your work as a designer. Sketching skills are stressed throughout the program. One of the key competitive advantages that sets our program and our graduates apart is our emphasis on developing strong 3D computer-aided design (CAD) skills, which are highly valued by employers.
Using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), you’ll do extensive digital designing and editing.
By the end of the program, you’ll be able to apply various problem-solving methods to resolve a design challenge. The critical first step is to determine the connection between the user and the product. Once that is identified, your creative challenge is to meet the function, form and emotional needs of the user.
The Industrial Design degree program also includes courses in design management, marketing, as well as entrepreneurship. This unique blend of courses will give you a critical edge in both initial job placement and future career advancement.