Classes

Credits

3D Development 2

3

Intermediate level form and surface development utilizing rapid prototyping methods with CAD and manual tools and process

Course number: IND-571
Prerequisite: n/a

3D Development 3

3

Prototype development of a high performance scale racing vehicle in competitive teams and development and deployment of an annual event ( Formula E)

Course number: IND-601
Prerequisite: n/a

3D Develpment 1

3

Basics of form and surface development utilizing rapid prototyping methods with CAD and manual tools and process.

Course number: IND-551
Prerequisite: n/a

3rd Term Progress Review

0

The 3rd term progress review involves a one on one meeting with the department chair and sometimes with core faculty to review student progress to date, identify and discuss student concerns, challenges and opportunities for the remaining terms of the program. Students are provided with clear recommendations for areas of improvement and action.

Course number: IND-500
Prerequisite: n/a

5th Term Progress Review

0

The 5th term progress review involves a one on one meeting with the department chair and typically with other thesis project faculty to review student progress to date, identify and discuss student concerns, challenges and opportunities especially regarding final thesis project progress and individual plans for graduation. Students must show significant progress on their thesis project including a clear direction for development work to be done in the final M6 term to pass the review. Students with ambiguous plans or insufficient progress on the M5 research phase of the two term thesis project will fail the review and are required to retake the M5 thesis class and repeat the 5th term progress review with a passing grade before being able to register for classes in the M6 term. Students that receive a passing grade in this review are expected to remain on track with their selected project direction. Students may change direction after this point but must repeat the 5th term thesis and progress review if they choose to do so.

Course number: IND-600
Prerequisite: Take IND-681 IND-500

Applied Operatns Mgmt-Drucker

(Prerequisite: MGT 306) The objective of this course is to develop a general managerial perspective on the role of operations management in the function of a firm, at both the tactical and strategic levels. The course will offer a broad survey of concepts and techniques in managing operations, with particular emphasis on a number of major operations management issues that can significantly affect the competitive position of a firm in the marketplace. Through the discussions of these issues, the students can also develop a good understanding about how operations should interact with other functional areas such as marketing and finance. We will also study coordination and incentives across multiple groups or players in a supply chain. While tactical models and decisions are part of this course, the emphasis is on the qualitative insights needed by general managers or management consultants.

Course number: MGT-360
Prerequisite: n/a

Completed Thesis

0

A Pass in this course means the student has submitted the thesis and the thesis has been approved by the department. This is the final requirement for graduation.

Course number: IND-700
Prerequisite: n/a

Corporate Finance - Drucker

(Prerequisite: MGT 306, MGT 326) This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of financial decision making, including investment decisions, financing decisions, and their interaction. The course provides the students with the underlying framework of corporate finance including valuation, market efficiency, portfolio theory, agency costs, and information costs. The course will relate financial management to the structure of financial institutions in the U.S. In addition, the course includes a survey of special topics in finance including option pricing, mergers and acquisitions, hedging, and international finance.

Course number: MGT-335
Prerequisite: n/a

Design Investigations

3

Research process theory applied to particular study topics such as understanding of the tools, process, and behavior of an expert

Course number: IND-608
Prerequisite: n/a

Drucker Difference

This course focuses on individual, organizational, and societal issues raised by Peter Drucker and explores their implications in different functional areas of management. It is intended to offer a broad overview on the major works of Peter Drucker while also providing vertical depth of analysis in one of the functional areas. This course is offered as a 14-week MBA course for entering students. Each three-hour class session is taught by a Drucker faculty member with a distinctive focus based on the faculty's expertise.

Course number: MGT-325
Prerequisite: n/a

Entrepreneur Methodology

3

Vocabulary, process and methodology for developing the business aspects of innovations by entrepreneurs both inside and outside of organizations

Course number: IND-605
Prerequisite: n/a

Entrepreneur Studio

3

Development of business plans and proposals for the thesis projects of graduation candidates

Course number: IND-606
Prerequisite: n/a

Financial Accounting - Drucker

The goal of this course is to enable the student to appreciate and understand financial accounting-the language of business-from the perspective of the user/manager. By the end of the course, the student will understand the basic rules governing the preparation of financial statements, the flexibility that exists within these rules, possible incentives for management to make choices from within these rules, and the output from this environment.

Course number: MGT-326
Prerequisite: n/a

Industrial Design Internship

3

Approved Internship for credit

Course number: IND-900
Prerequisite: n/a

Innovation Studio MB4-Drucker

Typically Industry sponsored design projects including: research, problem identification, experimentation, iterative concept development, design development, and presentation of solutions.

Course number: MGT-341A
Prerequisite: n/a

Innovation Studio MB5-Drucker

Thesis project development.

Course number: MGT-341B
Prerequisite: n/a

Innovations W Drucker & Art Ce

This 7 week lecture and studio class, co listed with the Drucker Graduate School of Management, will team faculty and students from both colleges to take on the concept development phases of a strategic innovation project. Elective, enrollment by interview and with approval of department chair.

Course number: IND-611
Prerequisite: n/a

M1 Studio

3

Tactical Design projects applying an iterative design approach and scope: design research, problem identification, experimentation, iterative concept development, design development, and presentation of solutions.

Course number: IND-501
Prerequisite: n/a

M2 Studio (Tactical Design)

3

Tactical design projects emphasizing development to a proof of concept prototype including: research, problem identification, experimentation, iterative concept development, design development, presentation of solutions and implementation

Course number: IND-521
Prerequisite: n/a

M3 Studio

3

System Design - Students in competetive teams take on three different projects and present conceptual business models to a review boards of professional experts and potential investors.

Course number: IND-557
Prerequisite: Take IND-500

M3 Studio Presentation Workshp

Students develop insights about their presentation skills and preferred work style in a team context and then develop new skills and capabilities in both areas.

Course number: IND-558
Prerequisite: Take IND-500

M4 Studio (Sponsored Project)

3

Typically Industry sponsored design projects including: research, problem identification,experimentation, iterative concept development, design development, and presentation of solutions.

Course number: IND-651
Prerequisite: IND-500

M5 Studio (Thesis)

3

Thesis project development.

Course number: IND-681
Prerequisite: n/a

M6 Studio (Thesis)

3

Thesis project development

Course number: IND-682
Prerequisite: n/a

MBA Transfer-Drucker

24

This course ID is designated for use by Art Center Industrial Design Students participating in the dual-degree MS/MBA program with Drucker School of Business at Claremont Graduate University. (24 units)

Course number: MGT-TRFR
Prerequisite: n/a

Macroeconomics - Drucker

The goal of this class is to give you the basic tools for understanding the business cycle and how it affects business decisions. The business cycle generally refers to economy-wide problems like unemployment and inflation. We will also discuss other important "macroeconomic" issues such as government spending, taxation, economic growth and international economics. Macroeconomics-the study of the business cycle-is a discipline in flux. Many of the models that policy makers use to explain the business cycle and to form appropriate policy responses have proven inaccurate during the last decade. In discussing these macroeconomic models and the government policies that they prescribe, we will attempt to find a sensible strategy for business leaders to follow in order to plan for and survive the business cycle.

Course number: MGT-382
Prerequisite: n/a

Marketing Management - Drucker

This course examines the process of strategic marketing management and considers its role within organizations. It presents the fundamentals of the marketing concept and considers the relationship between the marketing concept and other concepts such as innovation and entrepreneurship. The course considers tools and methods used to examine marketing environments, understand consumer and organizational buying behavior, segment markets and position products, develop new products, manage existing products and promote, price and place products.

Course number: MGT-321
Prerequisite: n/a

Materials & Methods 1

3

Familiarity with Art Center tools, materials and processes for modeling fabrication and prototyping.

Course number: IND-505
Prerequisite: n/a

Materials & Methods 2A

3

Development of abilities and knowledge for 3D modeling, fabrication, materials and methods.

Course number: IND-530
Prerequisite: n/a

Materials & Methods 2B

3

Development of abilities and knowledge for 3D modeling, fabrication, materials and methods.

Course number: IND-531
Prerequisite: n/a

Materials & Methods 3A

3

Development of abilities and knowledge for 3D modeling, fabrication, materials and methods. ( includes Krystina seminars)

Course number: IND-540
Prerequisite: n/a

Materials & Methods 3B

3

Development of abilities and knowledge for 3D modeling, fabrication, materials and methods. ( includes Krystina seminars)

Course number: IND-541
Prerequisite: n/a

Materials and Methods 2

Course number: IND-556
Prerequisite: n/a

Organizational Behavr- Drucker

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a foundation of the fundamental skills they will need to understand, diagnose, and manage organizational behavior in order to attain the organization's mission more effectively. We will conduct structured classroom exercises geared toward discovering your own strengths and their potential for optimizing your contribution to an organization.

Course number: MGT-345
Prerequisite: n/a

Practic of Managmnt A-Drucker

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to work directly with leaders and executives on issues of strategic significance, using methods practiced at the world's best professional-service firms. By the end of the two-term track, students will have an understanding of business ethics and norms, project management, client management, research and analysis methodologies, and presentation skills.

Course number: MGT-380A
Prerequisite: n/a

Practic of Managmnt B-Drucker

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to work directly with leaders and executives on issues of strategic significance, using methods practiced at the world's best professional-service firms. By the end of the two-term track, students will have an understanding of business ethics and norms, project management, client management, research and analysis methodologies, and presentation skills.

Course number: MGT-380B
Prerequisite: n/a

Prod Desgn for the Devel World

This class operates in parallel and in support of Art Center students participating in the Cal Tech class E/ME 105, Products for the Developing World Fall 2011. This CalTech course will begin with a trip to India with students from Caltech and Art Center in August. We are visiting Saintgits College of Engineering and Saintgits Institute of Management in Kerala where we will join with Indian students in researching the needs of local villagers. These ideas will then be addressed in the Fall Quarter as we jointly create products for the Developing World.The Teams will be mixed Indian and American. The Fall classes are teleconferenced between Kerala and Pasadena in a virtual classroom.

Course number: IND-612
Prerequisite: n/a

Quantitative Methods-Drucker

This course is designed to provide an introduction to statistical methods useful for analyzing data, with specific application to problems of business and economics. At the end of the class, students will have an understanding of uncertainty and risk management, estimation and forecasting, optimization, and the logic of statistical inference. Students will also be expected to learn how to use statistics to think critically about real world issues. Statistical methodology and theory will be presented in an applications context. Ultimately, the goal is to provide students with quantitative tools that can be used in the areas of economics, marketing, financial and managerial accounting, corporate finance, and applied operational methods.

Course number: MGT-306
Prerequisite: n/a

Sparks and Connections

3

Students work as a team to develop case studies of innovation that support a rationale and answer to the question: "How many and what are the different innovation process story archetypes?".

Course number: IND-507
Prerequisite: n/a

Special Projects Studio

In the event of two sponsored projects this would be instead of the elective. Industry sponsored design projects including: research, problem identification, experimentation, iterative concept development, design development, & presentation of solutions.

Course number: IND-581
Prerequisite: n/a

Strategic Design Studio 6

Students research, define and publish an evolving set of project and activity priorities for the design field and the department. Resulting topics guide the definition of thesis project activities for graduation candidates.

Course number: IND-654
Prerequisite: n/a

Strategy - Drucker

(Prerequisite: All core classes completed) The focus of this course is on how general managers enhance and sustain business performance. The course covers analytical and conceptual tools that are aids to the development of decision. Its fundamental focus, however, is not on tools but on sharpening skills at developing robust judgments in the face of uncertainty and complexity. The central concept of this course is that of strategy. Strategy is enabled and constrained by the underlying economic and political conditions that prevail in an industry or a country, as well as by the resources available to management.

Course number: MGT-340
Prerequisite: n/a

Studio Elective Indstrl Design

A studio course in Industrial Design addressing a specific project or issue each term. This course may be repeated with a different focus.

Course number: IND-511
Prerequisite: n/a

Studio Elective Indstrl Design

A studio course in Industrial Design addressing a specific project or issue each term. This course may be repeated with a different focus.

Course number: IND-510
Prerequisite: n/a

Studio Independent Study

3

Course number: IND-975
Prerequisite: n/a

System Design Research

3

Research process theory applied to a specific term long project.

Course number: IND-555
Prerequisite: n/a

Thesis Continuation

0

Required for all students finished with their course work but still working on completing their thesis. Required every semester until thesis is completed and approved.

Course number: IND-699
Prerequisite: n/a

Visual Form 1

3

Universal principles of design. Theory lectures & projects that apply & show performance of understanding in drawings, digital, & print media.

Course number: IND-503
Prerequisite: n/a

Visual Form 2

3

Universal principles of design . Theory lectures and projects with typography, layout, and graphic design in electronic and print media. Assignments overlap with Design Dimensions 2, Design Investigations, and System Design Studio 1

Course number: IND-533
Prerequisite: n/a

Visual Form 3

3

Narrative & story telling structure for writing, presentation & design.

Course number: IND-602
Prerequisite: n/a

Visualization 1

3

Development of a rich 3D visual perception vocabulary through lectures on 3D perception theory, rigorous visualization exercises with digital & analog drawing & rendering techniques, & extensive detailed critique.

Course number: IND-502
Prerequisite: n/a

Visualization 2

3

Weelky visualization exercises & an introduction to fundamental business dimensions through readings & discussion.

Course number: IND-552
Prerequisite: n/a

Visualization 3

3

Visualization techniques and development of strategy and ideas for the concurrent System Design Studio.

Course number: IND-610
Prerequisite: n/a

Visualization 4

3

Development of strategy & ideas for the concurrent M4 Studio project.

Course number: IND-671
Prerequisite: n/a

Visualization CG Lab

3

Development of rendering skills utilizing "Photoshop" software for topics covered in Visualization 1 (IND-502).

Course number: IND-652
Prerequisite: n/a

Workshop 5

Thesis level students define and publish an evolving set of project and activity priorities for the design field and the department. Resulting topics guide the definition of their individual thesis efforts.

Course number: IND-604
Prerequisite: n/a

Workshop 5

3

Students research and refine the communications design and formal aspects of their final projects and individual portfolios and presentations. The class also develops and executes a plan for graduation show.

Course number: IND-670
Prerequisite: n/a

Workshop 6

3

Students research and refine the communications design and formal aspects of their final projects and individual portfolios and presentations. The class also develops and executes a plan for graduation show.

Course number: IND-672
Prerequisite: n/a