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What You Learn

You develop a competitive edge in the global marketplace through an academic experience that adheres to the strict educational standards of the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA).

  • Engage in hand-crafted and computer-aided design, including the development of virtual models and physical prototypes of different designs

  • Gain real-world experience through a required internship

  • Examine project objectives, requirements and budgets to meet business needs

  • Build a professional network through participation is ISDA programs and events

  • Attend local, regional and national seminars, workshops and portfolio reviews with professional designers

  • Create a professional portfolio to launch your career

A Kean industrial design degree provides a world-class education in critical and creative thinking to enhance your aesthetic awareness, cultivate a functional approach to solving problems, develop your personal design style, and help you discover how design can transform the way others see.


Fabio Castellanos, Lecturer

BID in Industrial Design

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Fabio Castellanos

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At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.


Kean industrial design graduates have successful careers in a variety of vibrant industries, combining art,
business and engineering to create consumer focused design for living. Possible careers include:

  • Product/industrial designer
  • Product development manager
  • Industrial design researcher
  • Creative director
  • Design entrepreneur
  • Design engineer
  • Design strategist 
  • Maker


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Founded in 1944, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with approximately 352 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational and other art/design-related endeavors.

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