Seattle School with Industrial Design Degree Programs
Whike the Seattle area does not have any schools that offer industrial design certificate programs specifically, the University of Washington-Seattle Campus does offer bachelor's and master's degree programs in industrial design. The school is about five miles from downtown Seattle, which translates to a 10-minute drive. There is a table of information that provides pertinent information about the university, such as enrollment, tuition, acceptance rate and graduation rate.
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Here is some important statistics about this school. Prospective students can use this table as they consider where to enroll.
|University of Washington-Seattle Campus|
|School Type||Four-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||44,784*|
|Campus Setting||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)||$11,839 in-state; $34,143 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014)||56%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2014)||55%*|
|Retention Rate (Fall 2013 to Fall 2014)||94% of full-time students; 73% of part-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (Students who started Fall 2008)||84%*|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.
University of Washington - Seattle Campus
The University of Washington offers undergraduate and graduate training in industrial design through its School of Art, which features traditional coursework, collaborations with local museums and galleries, study abroad opportunities and internships.
Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design
This program takes a comprehensive approach to designing products. Training focuses on aesthetics, industrial manufacturing constraints, functionality and use patterns. Students are motivated to troubleshoot for design problems and apply their training to devising solutions. Courses cover all aspects of the design process, such as model-making, prototyping, production, refining and testing. Course topics include design drawing, color composition, human centered design, drawing, computer-aided design and interaction design.
Master of Design in Industrial Design
This two-year program is comprised of advanced studio coursework, seminars and independent research. Although course topics in this program are drawn from the undergraduate program in industrial design, master's degree students go beyond the undergraduate level in their exploration of a variety of areas in the field, such as various schools of thought, systems design, globalization and social networks. During the last year of their studies, students are required to submit a master's thesis that is ultimately exhibited at one of the campus art galleries. Students in the program also have the opportunity to work as teaching assistants during two quarters of their studies.