• Industrial Design

    Industrial Design is a combination of applied sciences, whereby aesthetics, ergonomics, and usability of mass-produced products may be improved for marketability and production.

  • The Industrial Design program, coordinated by the Humanities Department leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), and is proud to be the only program of its kind in New York. The role of an industrial designer is to create and execute design solutions towards problems of form, usability, user ergonomics, engineering, marketing, brand development and sales. The Industrial Design program provides students a foundation experience in the necessary skills to begin a career in Computer Assisted Design (CAD), Model making, Product Design and Fabrication or transfer to a four-year institution.

  • In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation. 

    Your advisement team, made up of faculty and professional advisors, will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you: 

    • Explore your major 
    • Select introductory and advanced courses 
    • Connect you with campus support services 
    • Prepare an educational and career plan

    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.

    Please feel free to reach out to these advisors if you have any questions or need assistance, and visit laguardia.edu/visit for directions to campus.

     

    Advising Team Members Email Phone Office Location
    Jarrod San Angel, Advising Services  jsanangel@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-730-7575  B 100F 
    Rosanna Pichardo, Advising Services rpichardo@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5169  B 100C 

    Advising Faculty Members Email Phone Office Location
    Dennis D'Amelio, Industrial Design Program Director ddmelio@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-6038  C 745EE

    Current Students

    Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take.

    Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.

                                                                    

    Prospective Students

    Review the Industrial Design Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.


    Recommended Course Sequence

    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
      New Student Seminar Program Core  
    ENG101 English Composition I Required Core 3
    HUA104 Introduction to Design Program Core 3
      Mathematical and Quantitive Reasoning course Required Core 3
    HUN192 Art and Society Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 12 


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Life and Physical Sciences course Required Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 15


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT241 Technical Mathematics Program Core 4
    HUA106 Three Dimensional Design Program Core 3
    HUA190 Technical Drawing Program Core 3

    Flexible Core elective Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 13
    Total Credits 28


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
      Flexible Core elective Flexible Core 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 31


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAE100 Introduction to CAD Program Core
    HUA107 Form & Structure Program Core 3
    HUA116 Introduction to Woodworking Program Core 3
    ENG102 Writing through Literature Required Core 3
    Session Credits 13
    Total Credits 44


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUA212 History of Design Program Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 47


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUA207 Modelmaking Program Core 3
    HUA109 SolidWorks Program Core 3
    MAE107 Manufacturing Processes Program Core 3

    Unrestrictive elective  Program Core  1
      Flexible Core elective  Flexible Core 
    Session Credits 13
    Total Credits 60 


    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.


    “Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial designers focus on the user experience in creating style and function for a particular gadget or appliance.” * According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary of Industrial Designers in 2015 was $67,130.


    Explore career possibilities on Career Connect.


    *Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Industrial Designers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/industrial-designers.htm (visited August 28, 2016).