Product Design

2018 - 19 Product Design Curriculum

The following degree plan is for the 2018-19 academic year. Current students should log into MyMICA or contact their Advisor for their personalized degree plan

First-Year Requirements Course # Credits
Forum 1 FF 111 3.0
Forum 2 FF 112 3.0
Color & Design FF 120A or 120B 3.0
Forms & Space FF 130A or 130B 3.0
Systems & Time FF 140A or 140B 3.0
Drawing: Tradition & Innovation FF 161 3.0
Drawing: Contemporary Practices FF 162 3.0
First-Year Studio Elective   3.0
Total credits for the First-Year requirements: 24.0
Liberal Arts Requirements Course # Credits
Art Matters AH 100 3.0
Modernism and After AH 201 3.0
Art History Elective AH 9.0
Critical Inquiry HMST 101 3.0
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (any level) 3.0
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (300 or 400 level) 3.0
Intellectual History I and II -IH1 and -IH2 6.0
Science/Math Requirement NSCI 3.0
Theory Requirement -TH 3.0
Academic Electives (or Writing Workshop, if required) 6.0
Total credits for the Liberal Arts requirements: 42.0
Product Design Major Requirements Course # Credits
Design Studio Fundamentals PRD 201 3.0
Design Studio: Materials and Processes PRD 202 3.0
Material Ecologies PRD 211 3.0
Human Factors and Ergonomics PRD 212 3.0
Design Ethics and Sustainability PRD 222 3.0
Design Lab I, II, and III PRD 301, 302, and 401 9.0
User-Centered Design Workshop PRD 311 3.0
Entrepreneurship Workshop PRD 312 3.0
Communication Platforms in Design PRD 321 3.0
Social Innovation Workshop PRD 411 3.0
Thesis Seminar: Megatrends PRD 451 3.0
Thesis Studio PRD 452 3.0
Studio Electives 12.0
Total credits for the Product Design Major requirements: 54.0

If an integrated degree in Humanistic Studies, a minor in the Liberal Arts, or the MAT preparatory curriculum is chosen, the total credits would be 126.