Industrial Design Program at San Jose State University

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Industrial Design Program

The industrial design program at San Jose 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 California colleges that offer industrial design program.

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Students Enrolled in the Industrial Design Program

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

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male23
Female8

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian15
Black1
Hispanic4
White7
Multiple Races2
Unknown2

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 San Jose State University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

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

Description

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

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 310
    • Average Hourly Rate: $39.39
    • Average Annual Salary: $81930

Graphic Designers

Description

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

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $36.43
    • Average Annual Salary: $75780

Designers, All Other

Description

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).

Other schools offering Industrial Design Programs in California

Industrial Design programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Industrial Design (M)

California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Fashion or Art School
  • 33 students completed this program

Programs

  • Design and Visual Communications (B)
  • Industrial Design (B)
  • Fashion Design (B)
  • Interior Design (B)

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 24 students completed this program

Programs

  • Design and Visual Communications (B)
  • Industrial Design (B)
  • Interior Design (B)

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Fashion or Art School
  • 73 students completed this program

Programs

  • Commercial and Advertising Art (A,B,M)
  • Industrial Design (A,B,M)
  • Fashion Design (A,B,M)
  • Interior Design (A,B,M)

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Design and Visual Communications (B)
  • Commercial and Advertising Art (B)
  • Industrial Design (B)

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Fashion or Art School
  • 30 students completed this program

Programs

  • Design and Visual Communications (B)
  • Industrial Design (B)
  • Fashion Design (B)
  • Graphic Design (B)

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Fashion or Art School

Programs

  • Design and Visual Communications (B)
  • Industrial Design (B)
  • Fashion Design (B)
  • Interior Design (B)

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Industrial Design (B)
  • Interior Design (B)
  • Design and Applied Arts (B)

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