Industrial Design, BID
Pratt BID alumni are designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and corporate leaders. This diversity comes from a program of study that allows freedom to explore. In the freshman and sophomore years, students take core courses, which provide grounding in drawing, color, 3-D form, model making, and digital computer skills. At the same time, they take design studios that introduce them to critical thinking, problem solving, and environmental responsibility. A variety of studio options are open in the junior and senior years when students can take specialized studios that respond to their individual interests and skills, such as:
- Product design
- Tabletop and food design
- Shoes and athletic gear
- Exhibition design
- Interdisciplinary design
By the end of senior year, students complete a capstone studio, which follows students’ choice of subject and delineates the direction of their future careers. The capstone studio project is presented at the annual design show, a public event attended by industry leaders and potential employers.
The department offers study-abroad exchanges with a number of leading European design schools and a summer program in furniture making in Copenhagen through the Danish International School.