Industrial Design Program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Industrial Design Program

The industrial design program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University prepares students for careers in product, toy, and furniture design, as well as numerous design opportunities in the automotive industry. The program focuses on using artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audience using the creation of forms, shapes, and packaging for manufactured products. Program courses include: plastic and digital media, prototype construction, design development and refinement, principles of cost saving, and product structure and performance. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer industrial design program.

The Industrial Design program at Virginia Tech is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation for more than 13 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Industrial Design Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers a bachelor's degree program in industrial design.

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Students by Race (2015)


Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Industrial Design program at Virginia Tech, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Commercial and Industrial Designers


Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, commercial and industrial designers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.0% from 2014 to 2024

Graphic Designers


Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, graphic designers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 1.4% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
    • Total Employment: 70
    • Average Hourly Rate: $20.64
    • Average Annual Salary: $42930

Designers, All Other


All designers not listed separately.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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