Careers in industrial design

Become an environmental designer. Become a toy designer. Become a product designer. The art of industrial design lies in analyzing people's interactions with the objects around them, and devising new ways to make human environments functionally superior, aesthetically pleasing and more enjoyable. Industrial designers seek elegant solutions to complex challenges in usability — and with a degree from SCAD, you can join them.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Product designer
  • Special effects designer
  • Package designer

And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:

  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Core77
  • Abercrombie and Fitch

A career that merges science and design

Creativity comes in many forms, and ingenuity often relies on advanced technical understanding. At SCAD, you can fuse your passion for art and design with next level science, technology, engineering and math skills to fully prepare yourself for a successful career.

"I want to challenge students by giving them real design obstacles, encouraging them to come up with new and innovative solutions. I try to convey my knowledge of design to students while still maintaining their interest and curiosity. One cannot be forced to learn, one must desire it."

Owen Foster | Chair, industrial design

SCAD will see you to success

We make it a point to support our students both within the classroom and beyond. As part of that effort, the office of career and alumni success at SCAD offers students and graduates an array of career-building services, including:

  • Résumé development
  • Portfolio building
  • Mock interviews
  • Self-promotion
  • Assistance finding internships and employment opportunities

With professional guidance and one-on-one advising, SCAD will stay with you to help you kickstart your creative career.

Take the next step

Begin your career in industrial design with a B.F.A., M.A. or M.F.A. from SCAD, available at our Savannah location.

  - Savannah