The SCAD industrial design department, among the most forward-thinking in the world, develops highly motivated, visionary students of design who create, articulate and communicate innovative solutions to improve the quality of life. Students are prepared to address contemporary issues in the global marketplace while influencing the design profession by engaging in real-world projects.
Influential designRanked as one of the best in the United States by DesignIntelligence, the SCAD industrial design program prepares students for productive careers. Strengths of the program include an award-winning faculty with extensive professional experience; a holistic, innovative and dynamic curriculum; a state-of-the-art facility equipped with cutting-edge technology and tools; and a close working relationship with top companies and organizations, enabling students to participate in real projects with real clients to solve real problems.
Industrial design is offered in Savannah.
The sponsored-project program has truly become the hallmark of the SCAD industrial design curriculum, and 100 percent of industrial design students graduate with professional experience. Projects have been sponsored by prominent companies including Coca-Cola, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., JCB Inc., Dell, Case-Mate, KICKER by Stillwater Designs Inc., Freescale, Philips, PlayPower, Newell Rubbermaid, Kiz Toys, Fossil, Motorola, Johnson Controls, VTech and Kids II.
Housed in an extraordinary 44,000-square-foot facility, the industrial design department offers students opportunities to collaborate with professionals on a regular basis. Students also gain hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment: Cintiq interactive pen displays, laser cutters, CNC milling machines, 3-D laser scanners and rapid prototype machines, allowing them to convert design ideation into physical reality.