Your experience makes all the difference

As an industrial design student, you'll learn to identify problems, transform them into opportunities, and then watch as your creations merge with your users' lifestyles. And you'll do it all within a culture that's been custom-designed to inspire you every step of the way.

State-of-the-art workspaces

Our students study in the renowned SCAD Gulfstream Center for Design, a 42,000-square-foot facility with studios, resources and workshops to help you turn your ideas into reality. You'll embark on classes emphasizing creation and representation skills, methodology, and fabrication.

Premium tools always at your fingertips:

  • High-end computer labs with Cintiq pen displays
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (always up-to-date and free for download)
  • Rhino 3-D with Orca and Grasshopper modeling software
  • SolidWorks solid modeling CAD software
  • Keyshot 3-D rendering and animation software
  • Rapid prototyping and printing lab
  • Seven 3-D printers and two laser cutters
  • 10,000-square-foot model shop with woodworking and metal fabrication studio
  • Three-axis computer and large envelope five-axis CNC router
  • Numerically controlled vertical milling machine
  • Spray booth for painting models, welding facility and plastics-working area

Creative collaborations

SCAD emphasizes collaboration between departments through opportunities like the SCADpad micro-housing project. SCADpad combined students from 12 different fields to reimagine the spaces in which we live. The project earned global media attention and the World Architecture News Urban Design Award for its innovations.

A schedule full of opportunity

At SCAD there's always an event going on to enrich your learning experience. Master classes, panel discussions and student exhibitions are stimulating ways to spend an hour or an evening, and we keep a full slate of visiting scholars to circulate fresh ideas.

Luigi Colani workshop, SCAD Style 2013

SCADstyle

Join forces with the luminaries of design as we celebrate SCADstyle each year. Through lectures, conversations and workshops with visual leaders and designers, students draw inspiration and form lasting connections with industry powerhouses.

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Make your SCAD experience even more unforgettable

We encourage students to take a quarter abroad at one of our international locations as a means of gaining cultural perspective, adding a worldly dimension to their résumés, and drawing inspiration from the sights, sounds and characters of an entirely new setting.

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Design your future

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