Majors & Minors (Undergraduate)

Product Design (Major)

At MICA, product design is both local and global, because we know that instruction alone is not enough. To prepare to design products for a rapidly changing worlds, students here work with expert faculty - and a host of decision makers, industry leaders, activists, and entrepreneurs from around the globe.

The fusion of 3D design, technology, and making is expanding the definition of "product" and influencing how humans respond aesthetically and practically with every imaginable object today - from furniture and apparel to appliances and medical devices. And anyone with a Fitbit or smartphone recognizes that new connections between things and systems are changing the way we live.

Featured Course

Material Ecologies

This studio focuses on how the environmental challenges of our time condition the work of product designers. Questions about the need for a sustainable mindset in design and manufacturing, human ecology, or social change, are brought to the table to help students develop individual perspectives.

Lamp designs by Carrie Carter
Guardzilla design by Katie Zawadowicz
Desk set by Sally Xu
Electric toothbrush mockups
Lamp designs by Carrie Carter

Lamps

Artist
Carrie Carter
Date
2018
Credit

Dan Meyers

Guardzilla design by Katie Zawadowicz

Guardzilla

Artist
Katie Zawadowicz
Date
2018
Credit

Dan Meyers

Desk set by Sally Xu

Desk set

Artist
Sally Xu
Date
2018
Credit

Dan Meyers

Electric toothbrush mockups

Electric toothbrush mockups

Artist
Katie Zawadowicz, Claire Chuff, Guahao Sun, Carrie Carter, Ziying Lee, Nicole Ponce
Date
2018
Credit

Dan Meyers

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