Course of Study

Our design methodology, which we refer to as Strategic Innovation, takes a systems-level view and strives to balance the business, technological and human aspects of any challenge.

By combining coursework in both business and making, this broadly applicable creative process produces empathetic solutions to essential human needs and allows designers—and enterprise—to be resilient and to grow.

The typical length of study for the MS in Industrial Design is six full terms, and the program may be completed in two years. Length of study for the MS/MBA dual degree in Innovation Systems Design, in conjunction with Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management, is six full terms and may be completed in two years.

Curriculum subject to change.

Industrial Design track

TERM 1
M1 Studio 3
Visualization 1 3
Visual Form 1 3
Materials and Methods 1 3
Sparks and Connections 3
3D Development 1 3
Visualization CG Lab 3
TERM 2
M2 Studio (Tactical Design) 3
Materials and Methods 2A 3
Materials and Methods 2B 3
Visual Form 2 3
Visualization 2 3
3D Development 2 3
Design Investigations 3
TERM 3
3rd Term Review 0
Materials and Methods 3A 3
Materials and Methods 3B 3
System Design Research 3
M3 Studio 3
3D Development 3 3
Visual Form 3 3
Visualization 3 3
TERM 4
Special Projects Studio OR Electives 3
Entrepreneur Methodology 3
M4 Studio (Sponsored Project) 3
Visualization 4 3
TERM 5
5th Term Review 0
Entrepreneur Studio 3
Workshop 5 3
M5 Studio 3
Electives 3
TERM 6
Workshop 6 3
M6 Studio 3
Completed Thesis 0
Electives 6
TOTAL
Total Required Units 99

Innovation Systems Design

TERM 1
M1 Studio 3
Visualization 1 3
Visual Form 1 3
Materials and Methods 1 3
Sparks and Connections 3
3D Development 1 3
Visualization CG Lab 3
TERM 2
M2 Studio (Tactical Design) 3
Materials and Methods 2A 3
Materials and Methods 2B 3
Visual Form 2 3
Visualization 2 3
3D Development 2 3
Design Investigations 3
TERM 3
3rd Term Review 0
Materials and Methods 3A 3
Materials and Methods 3B 3
System Design Research 3
M3 Studio 3
3D Development 3 3
Visual Form 3 3
Visualization 3 3
TERM 4
Drucker Business Courses 18
M4 Studio (Sponsored Project) 3
TERM 5
Drucker Business Courses 18
M5 Studio (Thesis) 3
TERM 6
Workshop 6 3
M6 Studio 3
Completed Thesis 0
TOTAL
Total Required Units 111