PLO 1: Concept Development Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  • acquire and synthesize the technical skills necessary for competency in both illustration and industrial design
  • facilitate communication between the disciplines of illustration and industrial design
  • balance and sort the constraints that exist in both the real (industrial design) and imagined (illustration) world to make dynamic decisions
  • integrate and utilize in-depth understanding of story creation, interpretation, and
    presentation

PLO 2: Storytelling

Graduates will be able to:

  • recognize and evaluate narrative flow and a three-act story arc
  • create and convey their own story/worlds
  • interpret/support/expand/communicate existing (others') stories
  • identify and understand audience
  • apply consistent scope of design within world-building (environment, characters, props, etc.)

PLO 3: Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate mastery of relevant traditional media
  • demonstrate mastery of relevant digital media
  • flow smoothly between 2D and 3D design languages & expression
  • clearly express concepts in presentations, in own portfolio, and in pitching
  • utilize effective interpersonal skills
  • develop own design language

PLO 4: Systems Thinking

Graduates will be able to:

  • easily and skillfully move from micro to macro, and macro to micro
  • demonstrate fluency in identifying and applying the principles of design with
  • both 2D and 3D work
  • sort where things belong in:
    • production pipeline
    • technical skills
    • ideation to realization process
    • story
    • workflow
  • understand and implement practical employment skills/knowledge
  • show iterative process of ideation to final design

PLO 5: Causality Awareness

Graduates will be able to:

  • internalize the concept "the past informs the present which makes the future" to inform design choices
  • observe and absorb real-world realities to influence conceptual creation
  • make both past and future inferences for credible formation of cohesive worldbuilding

PLO 6: Problem-Solving

Graduates will be able to:

  • recognize challenges and have a systematic approach to possible multiple solutions
  • find solutions that are repeatable, adjustable, and professionally deployable
  • confidently create their own problem-solving processes
  • understand and solve others' (clients) visual storytelling problems

PLO 7: Professional Development

Graduates will be able to:

  • identify core strengths and build upon them, while also challenging themselves in lesser-developed areas
  • internalize identity as a designer and innovator
  • interact thoughtfully with people and cultures, whether familiar or unfamiliar
  • cultivate uniqueness of mind and scope of experience
  • appreciate their responsibility for keeping the quality of their work high and staying current in their field
  • navigate peer-to-peer, client, and team dynamics with collaboration and competence
  • develop a growth mindset as a life-long learner
  • understand and engage with issues that directly influence the profession