Learning Outcomes: Industrial Design, MFA
Learning Outcomes for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Art and Design Industrial Design Concentration
- Research and inquiry: Use appropriate research and experimental methods to access existing data sources, to generate new data and as a basis for defining and solving design problems
- Creative synthesis: Use design thinking and appropriate sketching, modeling, prototyping and making strategies to produce creative design solutions which take account of the needs of users, audience, market, and producers as required.
- Production: Select and use appropriate processes for design, production, and manufacture, with an understanding of the potential of new technologies and the demands of sustainability
- Contextualization: To recognize the social responsibility of the profession and to understand the multiple contexts of design practice, including the historical, professional, cultural, theoretical, environmental and technological.
- Communication: Demonstrate appropriate forms of communication during and on completion of the design process to elicit information, to explain, to debate and persuade, adapting to audience and situations as required
- Organization: Plan and implement actions, identifying targets and organizing resources; utilize project management skills with an understanding of developing product timelines. To effectively collaborate with others, using team building and team working skills.
- Learning: Carry out independent learning for academic study, lifelong learning, and professional development. To reflect and independently evaluate your own practice, with the aim of improvement
- Teaching: Demonstrate the ability to employ relevant pedagogical methods for the preparation and delivery of content for college-level teaching in formal and informal situations with reflection on the teaching/learning paradigm.