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Take the design process from beginning to end
Sheridan's Industrial Design program gives you the tools to create smart, innovative and meaningful design. You'll go through the entire design process — from research to finished product. You'll look at design problems and imagine, develop and test solutions for specific audiences. Working with our other studios, you'll connect design with creation, broadening your knowledge.
In this program, you'll use the latest technology to prepare you for success in the industrial design industry. You'll learn both digital fabrication methods and hand processes. Access to our state-of-the-art FAB LAB (with 3D printers and laser cutters) and our amazing faculty and students in other studios gives you a broad skill set to get you ready for a rewarding career.
Get a foundation in all Craft and Design studios
Our program provides a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to craft and design. You'll major in your studio of choice while building skills in the four other disciplines. You'll work with students and faculty from across all five studios on interdisciplinary projects that bring together a range of expertise and experiences to explore the potential of contemporary art, craft and design.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS Industrial Design Studio Courses INDD 10689 Design Process 1 3 DESN 11044 Technical Design Drawing 3 General Electives Alternate Media Ceramics 3 Alternate Media Glass Alternate Media Industrial Design Alternate Media Textiles Note: Students take two modules of 7 weeks duration each in a studio that is not their major DESN 16367 2D Visual Communication HIST 17028 Art and Design History 1 3 ENGL 17889GD Composition and Rhetoric 3 ARTS 17198 Design/Drawing Elective: Sketching & Drawing Fundamentals 3 OR DESN 11044 Technical Design Drawing 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS Industrial Design Studio Courses INDD 14178 Design Process 2 3 INDD 10025 Context and Culture 3 General Electives Alternate Media Furniture 3 Students take two modules of 7 weeks duration each in a studio that is not their major DESN 14717 Digital 2D Visual Communication 3 HIST 16367 Art and Design History 2 3 Elective Breadth 3 DESN 10229 Design/Drawing Elective Intro to CAAD 3 OR ARTS 18263 Object Drawing 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS Industrial Design Studio Courses Human Factors 1 3 Materials and Processes 3 General Electives Studio Electives 1 (Select any studio course that does not have a prerequisite) 3 Interdisciplinary Project 1 3 Elective Breadth 3 Elective Breadth 3 Design/Drawing Elective: How Things Work 3 OR Object Drawing 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS Industrial Design Studio Courses Human Factors 2 3 Systems and Multiples 3 General Electives Studio Electives 2 3 Intro to Digital Photography 3 Design/Drawing Elective: Digital Forms 1 3 OR Form, Structure & Surface 3 Studio History 3 Elective Breadth 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS Industrial Design Studio Courses Ethics and Values 1 3 Industry Project 3 Industrial Design Elective 3 General Electives Interdisciplinary Project 2 3 Design/Drawing Elective: Digital Forms 2 3 OR Studio Photography 3 Contemporary Issues in Design 3 Elective Breadth 3 Total: 12
CODE TITLE CREDITS Industrial Design Studio Courses Ethics and Values 2 3 Product Placement and Presentation 3 General Electives Professional Practices 3 Thesis Preparation 3 Elective Breadth 3 Elective Breadth Total: 18
CODE TITLE CREDITS Thesis Seminar 1 3 Thesis Execution 1 6 Business Models 3 Interdisciplinary Project 3 Elective Breadth 3 Total: 18
CODE TITLE CREDITS Thesis Seminar 2 3 Thesis Execution 2 6 Marketing and Promotion 3 Elective Breadth 3 Total: 15
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)
- One Grade 11 or 12 Visual Arts credit at the M or Open level or a portfolio
- Four* other Grade 12 credits (U or M)
- Minimum 65% overall average
*Applicants presenting without the senior level Visual Arts credit (at the M or Open level) must have five other Grade 12 credits (U or M)
Two semesters of postsecondary education, including required courses, with a minimum 65% overall average.
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses) and the results of their portfolio, provided the portfolio is required in place of the senior level Visual Arts credits.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English Proficiency Requirements.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an Entrance Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan has been granted consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting December 17, 2013 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).
Many graduates are local and international leaders in the field, finding employment in top design firms or establishing independent studio practices. You may choose positions in design and manufacturing industries, arts service organizations, or galleries and retail operations that specialize in craft and design, or pursue graduate education at a variety of universities throughout North America and abroad.
Here are some jobs you might find:
- Arts Administrator
The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:
- Develop innovative solutions, appropriate to the target market.
- Plan and execute the creation of objects following a creative process of research, ideation, visualization, analysis, production and evaluation.
- Critically evaluate design decisions and develop defensible lines of argument that support those decisions.
- Explore the potential of materials and processes to develop unique and innovative objects.
- Develop a personal aesthetic that differentiates the work from that of their peers.
- Incorporate knowledge of contemporary and historical art and design theories, principles and historical practices in the conceptualization and development of studio work.
- Synthesize material from other academic disciplines in order to enrich and inform studio practice.
- Integrate appropriate research methodologies to sustain a professional practice.
- Engage in meaningful discourse regarding the larger social context of a craft or design practice.
- Integrate the principles of visual language and design in the development of studio work.
- Produce innovative objects that reflect a critical understanding of contemporary art, craft and design issues.
- Create work for a variety of social and cultural contexts such as speculative work for galleries, client-driven commissions, trade shows, and varied levels of production.
- Exhibit self-direction in project conceptualization and realization.
- Participate effectively in the critique process, both in giving and receiving feedback.
- Work collaboratively and respectfully in multidisciplinary teams, taking on a leadership role as needed.
- Integrate knowledge of ethical and legal frameworks with effective business practices in dealing with clients, colleagues, suppliers and employers.
- Apply project management principles and workflow processes to plan, deliver and evaluate projects.
- Incorporate a variety of networking, financial, marketing and promotional skills in order to build and sustain a professional practice.
- Create a business plan to support the development of a professional practice.
- Evaluate outsourcing opportunities where applicable to the fabrication of work.
- Apply a variety of technologies and materials and studio-specific processes to the creation of studio work.
- Use photography and digital image manipulation as a means for documentation and promotion of studio work.
- Use two and three dimensional design software in the development of studio work.
- Implement ergonomic principles and health and safety standards in the studio environment.
- Exhibit behaviour respectful of the studio environment and the academic community.
This program contains a mandatory internship for all students during the summer (May–August) between the 3rd and 4th year.
Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with work experience within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related to the academic studies of the student and may be paid or unpaid. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You'll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the Internship. The Internship component is delivered by Sheridan's Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.
Learn more about Co-operative Education and Internships at Sheridan.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$9,182.90
Fees for International students$18,661.90
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Honours Baccalaureate Degree
Full-time 4 years Program code: PBCRDI
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Improve the world through industrial design
In Sheridan's exciting Industrial Design program, you'll have the unique opportunity to collaborate and create with our four other Craft and Design studios. You'll have access to state-of-the-art equipment like our 3D printing lab and laser cutters. From idea to 3D object, you'll create designs that inspire and improve people's lives.
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