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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Design, B.S.


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Coordinator: Audrey Barnes, barnesal@jmu.edu
Phone: (540) 568-7670

The industrial design major seeks to:

  • Integrate knowledge of the visual arts with applied design technology.
  • Enhance problem-solving and communication skills in the creation of design concepts.
  • Develop student knowledge that optimizes the function, value and appearance of manufactured products and systems.

Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • General Education  requirements 41 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education  courses) 3 Credit Hours 2
  • Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education  courses) 3 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (listed below) 78 Credit Hours

Footnotes


1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 Quantitative requirements may be double-counted with elective course work in the major. Check with adviser.

Total: 125 Credit Hours


Students can double count up to two courses, thus reducing the total credit hours to 119. Students will need to enroll in three additional credit hours to reach the university minimum requirement of 120 credit hours.

Major Requirements


The industrial design major requires 78 credit hours in art, art history and art-related courses. Of these hours, 42 credits must be in INDU courses.

Required Courses


Elective Concentration Courses (24 credits):


Art History (300 Level)


Interdisciplinary Electives 9 Credit Hours


Engineering and Technology


Students selecting ENGR electives must have approval from the course instructor and the INDU adviser.

Total: 78 Credit Hours


Recommended Schedule for Majors


First Year


  • General Education  12 Credit Hours
  • Art Foundations 15 Credit Hours
  • Elective 3 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours


Total: 32 Credit Hours


Third Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Fourth Year


  • Advanced Studio 6 Credit Hours
  • Advanced Studio 6 Credit Hours
  • Art and Design Electives 6 Credit Hours
  • General Education  9 Credit Hours
  • Interdisciplinary Elective: Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship 3 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours


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