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Learning Outcomes

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018

The requirements, reviews, and curriculum for CCA's Industrial Design program are designed such that graduating students successfully achieve the following program learning outcomes:

Design Drawing

CCA Industrial Design students will be able to iterate and represent complex design solutions through 2D and 3D hand drawings and digital visuals, show craft and mastery in their techniques as well as represent technical understanding, form fluency, and conceptual design thinking.


CCA ID students will show a clear understanding of 3D tools and techniques from prototyping to 3D modeling, sufficient to apprehend objects/products in space, that exhibit function–as defined by a specific user’s needs–and an acute awareness of craftsmanship and form expression.


CCA ID students will present design solutions via multi‐layered media, 2D to 4D, articulating storytelling visually and verbally, to ultimately produce a professional portfolio of work.


CCA ID students will have a working knowledge of the design process and practice multidisciplinary stakeholders and key influencers, from research and human factors, materials and manufacturing, sustainability, to brand and business.


CCA ID students will create designs that demonstrate a critical, meaningful and strategic point of view in terms of innovation, culture and ethics. They will have an understanding of the history and culture of design, including the influences of works, technology and social trends on the evolution of industrial design practices.