There are millions of people all over the world waiting for the enlightened and entrepreneurial participation of designers, waiting to hear the insights that come from our years of work and study—real interventions that can touch the lives of all citizens of the world via the language of design, showing what's possible in life. As such, the mission of the Industrial Design Department at Pratt is to educate students to be able take their place in the world and influence it positively, joining a group of intelligent, powerful, and insightful people who can move society in a more creative and responsible direction. We are united in the rigorous pursuit of creativity and translating ideas into form, in a studio environment that promotes individual and group learning. What distinguishes the ID program at Pratt is the adroit, artful thinking of students encouraged in studio classes; the special aesthetic sensibility in form-making that is key in the curriculum; a degree of technical rigor; and creativity “in context,” with regard to history, teamwork, user experience, and conceptual thinking about social and environmental issues so that graduates of the program can take on the diversity of the design profession and contribute innovative results.
- Upon graduation, students will be able to demonstrate a high level of competence in translating ideas into 2- and 3-D form, implementing their aesthetic sensibility, critical thinking, and use of digital/analog tools.
- Students will have in-depth knowledge of the design process according to current professional practice, including research, ideation, refinement, prototyping and presentation, individually and in teams, using contemporary design thinking in the creation of superior products.
- Students will achieve a working knowledge of materials and methods of manufacture that incorporate principles of sustainability, ethics, and the global consequences.
- Graduates from the B.I.D. program will develop a humanistic approach to the needs of end-users from the point of view of interface, ergonomic, social, historical, and commercial perspectives.
Requirements for Bachelor of Industrial Design
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- Semester 2 Core
Complete one of the following Social Science Core Global Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.SS-203G Global History to 1800ORSS-204G Global History Since 1800ORSS-209G Introduction to AnthropologyORSS-218G Salvation from Despair: Spiritual Awakenings in the Ancient WorldORSS-220G Islam from Muhammad to the Great KhansORSS-236G Comparative RevolutionsORSS-246G Lines in the sand:Borders, Nation-State And the Modern International SystemORSS-249G Secret Activities of the CIA And the Modern International SystemORSS-261G Sexual Politics in Transnational PerspectiveORSS-278G Caribbean Music and Festivals: Shapers Of National and Global IdentitiesORSSWI-222G Making/Faking NatureORSSWI-234G Century of GenocidesORSSWI-241G Cities and GlobalizationORSSWI-242G Culture, Identity, Power: 1300-1800ORSS-256GP Law, War and Empire in Modern World HistoryORSSWI-245G The Empire Strikes Back
- Semester 3
- Semester 3 Core
Complete one of the following Thinking Core Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.SS-201T Sustainable CoreORSS-247TP Revolution Now!:Students, Politics and ProtestORSSWI-210T General PsychologyORSSWI-224T Nomads and Settlers Nomads and SettlersORSSWI-228T Introduction to Theory and CritiqueORSSWI-233T Violence As PoliticsORSSWI-235T Education and SocietyORSSWI-237T Death & DyingORSSWI-240T Shaping the Contemporary CityORSSWI-250T The Ethics of ResearchORSSWI-255T Telling Tales: Narrative and Meaning in The HumanitiesORSSWI-262T Contemporary Theories of GenderORSSWI-276T Music,Creativity, and ConsumptionORSSWI-288T Animals:Ethics and RepresentationORSSWI-291T England Bloody England: Nation, Myth, IdentityORSSWI-293T Weimar Film and Culture: Modernity as CatastropheORSSWI-228TP Introduction to Theory and CritiqueORSSWI-244TP Memphis to Ferguson: Rethinking Modern American History
- Semester 4
- Semester 4 Core
Complete one of the following Math Science Core Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.MSCI-220C Science of LightORMSCI-222C Intro. to ElectronicsORMSCI-223C AstronomyORMSCI-225C Starstruck: Meet Our UniverseORMSCI-232C Chemistry of Arist's MaterialsORMSCI-250C GeologyORMSCI-251C Planet EarthORMSCI-252C Natural CatastrophesORMSCI-283C Breeders, Propagators, & CreatorsORMSWI-210C Science & SocietyORMSWI-220C The Science of Light Writing IntensiveORMSWI-224C The Physics of Acoustic MusicORMSWI-230C Chemistry of PigmentsORMSWI-260C EvolutionORMSWI-263C The Biological Significance of Art and TechonologyORMSWI-270C Ecology Environment and Anthropocene
- Semester 5
- Semester 6
- Semester 7
- Semester 8