Product Design (BFA)
Enhance the world around you by creating products that are useful, energy-efficient, ergonomically appropriate, cost-effective and socially responsible. As one of our students, you will solve real-world design challenges with fellow students, clients, and faculty members.
Students in the product design major develop the knowledge, skills, and methods essential to becoming a professional designer with courses in product design, art, and art and technology within the School of Art + Design. In the product design major, students work on the Eugene campus for three years and continue to the Portland campus for the final year of completion of their professional BFA degrees.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Realize a new product that solves a specific need based on needs found through observational research with and of an individual person.
- Create cohesive visual and verbal analysis about the impact of a new product on a civic or social structure.
- Articulate personal design sense through visual and verbal media.
Product Design Major Requirements
|Drawing and Basic Design||16|
|Introduction to Product Design|
|Surface, Space, and Time|
|Core Interdisciplinary Laboratory|
|Beginning Design Drawing|
|Lower Division Studio||12|
|Print Media Digital Arts|
Elective Course 1
|Upper Division Studio||20|
|Introduction to Design Studio|
|Introduction to Design Studio II|
|Introduction to Computer Aided Design|
|Computer-Assisted Design and Production|
|Upper Division Theory||12|
|Design for Use|
|Objects and Impacts|
|PD Senior Studio||12|
|Advanced Studio I|
|Advanced Studio II|
|Advanced Studio III|
|BA Studio - UO Portland Campus||18|
|BFA Studio I|
|BFA Studio II|
|BFA Studio III|
|History of Design|
Art History Elective
|Upper Division Studio Electives 2||10|
|PD 404||Internship: [Topic]||12|
One studio course chosen from product design (PD), ceramics (ARTC), fibers (ARTF), metalsmithing and jewelry (ARTM), sculpture (ARTS).
Studio courses chosen from product design (PD), ceramics (ARTC), fibers (ARTF), metalsmithing and jewelry (ARTM), sculpture (ARTS), Sports Product Design (SPD).