Industrial Design Minor
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final-review-summer-2016-group-sillyThe School of Interior Design is offering a minor in industrial design for all students at the University of Tennessee. Students in the minor will gain introductory experience generating, visualizing, and prototyping innovative concepts. Processes in industrial design are inherently creative and interdisciplinary, blending design, engineering, business, art, humanities, and social sciences.

Outcomes of the minor are exposure to basic industrial design processes, introduction to key technological tools, communication techniques, and resolution of real world industrial design issues. The program includes intensive hands on studio projects and requires the use of a laptop computer.

The industrial design minor was first offered during Summer 2016 to great success.  Students from Humanities, Business, Engineering and the design fields successfully completed the first summer.

Special Note: To complete the minor you will be required to take 3-5 summer courses.

Download 2017 Industrial Design Minor Information

Steps for completing the Industrial Design Minor:

1 See your academic advisor to declare the industrial design minor.

2 Complete Design Thinking 130* or 430 (DSGN 130 / DSGN 430) This course is offered spring and summer terms only. (Design Thinking prerequisite waived for 2017 summer industrial design minor program. Course still must be taken to earn the minor.)

3 Enroll in a full time summer sequence of industrial design courses. INDS courses are only offered in the summer. It is best to complete four in one full time summer sequence.

Non-College of Architecture and Design Majors Summer Program

  • INDS 211 History of Industrial Designfinal-review-summer-2016-images-from-pin-ups3
  • INDS 321 Digital Representation and Fabrication for
  • Industrial Design
  • INDS 371 Ideation Graphics Studio
  • INDS 372 Industrial Design Studio

College of Architecture and Design Majors Summer Program

  • INDS 211 History of Industrial Design
  • INDS 371 Ideation Graphics Studio
  • INDS 372 Industrial Design Studio
  • IDS 480 – Furniture Design

4 Complete one of the two required course as needed at any time:

All Students in all Majors:

ECON 201* – Introductory Economics: A Survey Course

OR

MARK 300 – Marketing and Supply Chain Management

5  Complete remaining requirements as a summer course:

Non-College of Architecture and Design Majors

  • IDS 480 Furniture Design

*General Education Courses

For assistance in scheduling please see your academic advisor.