Requirements for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design Studies program include a previous undergraduate degree. There is no language requirement. Normally, students will be admitted to the program only during summer semester.
For additional requirement details on Industrial Design Studies program admissions, please email Joyce Griffin, Director of Student Services, or call 334.844.5350.
Industrial Design Studies students begin summer semester with the ten-week long, Industrial Design First Year Summer Design Studio. Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the department head. Completion of this studio sequence is required for admission to the Industrial Design Professional Program. There are no design-based admission requirements for enrollment in the First Year Summer Design Studio.
Industrial Design Studies students are allowed to proceed into the Fall semester professional program if their grade point averages accumulated during the summer semester meets or is higher than the forty-fifth undergraduate student’s. There is no prerequisite experience in drawing, design, or model fabrication to qualify for the First Year Summer Design Studio.
Students are not asked to accomplish any project during the summer studio sequence that they have not been trained to address.
Three curricula are designed for the undergraduate background of the student (for example, Engineering, Art and Design, and Liberal Arts and Business).
Courses are structured to the specific product and systems design area of the student's interest. In certain cases, additional course work beyond the minimum may be needed. A graduate-level core curriculum is required.
Only those students who have maintained a 3.0 GPA upon completion of the Industrial Design Studies Program are eligible for graduate program admission. A portfolio review is required for the awarding of the degree.
Professional programs are inherently more expensive to run than non-professional programs. They require more space, more personnel, a lower student-to-teacher ratio, access to a higher level of technology than most disciplines, and incur significant costs associated with achieving and maintaining accreditation from the appropriate specialized, national agencies.
As a result, the College of Architecture, Design and Construction charges a professional fee to partially defray the difference between state funding and tuition, and the actual costs of our professional programs. Within each program, a professional fee charge of $2,160 is tied to enrollment in specific trigger courses. During semesters when students are enrolled in these classes they will be charged a professional fee. These courses are identified in the CADC undergraduate handbook.
Through the professional fees, the CADC continues to provide our students with rigorous and relevant academic experiences, which contribute to our programs being recognized as among the best in the nation.
The Auburn University School of Industrial + Graphic Design is committed to providing its faculty, staff and students with outstanding special programs that enable them to succeed with both their educational and career goals.
The Industrial Design Program in well known for its industry collaborations. Over the past twenty years the INDD has accomplished a number of curriculum-based design education/research projects in collaboration with, and supported by industry and other outside entities. INDD attempts to make these experiences replicate the true relationship between a product design team and a business/industry. Collaborations are generally fourteen-weeks long. All student expenses are covered by the department.
SIGD offers annual study abroad opportunities open to Industrial and Graphic Design students in the Spring and Summer Semesters. Students share studios and workshops at colleges and universities in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, or in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
SIGD holds annual events to engage the student community. Every Fall semester, industry experts from around the country are invited to speak and participate in class activities during Design Interaction. Designing Green is SIGD’s annual sustainable design competition and is held every Spring semester.
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All applications for admission to undergraduate programs within the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) at Auburn must be completed through the Auburn Undergraduate Admissions office.
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No. Many high schools do not teach art classes. Our studios provide the design fundamentals needed to be a successful designer. Admissions are primarily based on a student’s grade point average and SAT or ACT score.
If you have questions regarding the admission requirements, please contact the Auburn Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Courses in Math, Science, and English are the best preparatory courses. These classes show dedication to one’s learning and are the best preparation for taking the ACT/ SAT exam. Art classes are encouraged, but not required.
If you are a high school student trying to decide on a foreign language, we recommend Spanish or Italian. Many of our study abroad opportunities travel through Italy and several countries in South America.
You may access the AP and IB information through the Registrar’s website to determine how this type of credit will transfer to Auburn.
Several forms of financial assistance are available to students, including scholarships, grants by federal agencies, as well as low and moderate-interest, federally-insured loans, including subsidized loan programs.
Interested students can obtain detailed and updated information directly from the University Office of Financial Aid.
For more information about undergraduate admissions and curriculum, please contact Student Services or make an appointment to see an advisor through Deborah Jordan, or call 334.844.5350.
The School of Industrial + Graphic Design offers the Bachelor in Industrial Design Studies program to students who would like to pursue a Master of Industrial Design but do not have a design background. After being admitted to the Industrial Design Studies Program, students complete forty-three credit hours of undergraduate study in industrial design.