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Industrial Design (BFA)

Review Policy: Industrial Design
Policy on Admission, Review, and Retention


FIRST-YEAR CHECKPOINT / ENTRANCE TO SECOND-YEAR
The Industrial Design major is a competitive program. Beyond first-year studies there is a maximum of 20 seats available for degree-seeking Industrial Design majors each year. There are typically 30 students vying for the 20 seats. In order to arrive at an impartial means of entry, all first year students declaring Industrial Design as their major are ranked according to their cumulative GPA. The first 20 students on the list are allowed first opportunity to enroll in INDD 284: Basic Industrial Design Studio. Enrollment for INDD 284 is done ONLY during the Spring Advising & Enrollment period (for the following Fall term) and entry into the course is based solely on cumulative GPA standings. In order to qualify, students must have successfully completed BDS 101 and 103 (or their equivalents) and be enrolled in (or have completed) BDS 102 and INDD 212 (or their equivalent) at the time of Spring Advising and Enrollment.

Note: INDD 212: Drawing for Industrial Design should be taken in the spring semester of the freshman year.

TRANSFER STUDENTS
In order to accommodate Transfer students, two (2) spaces will be reserved. Transfer students must be declared and admitted for the fall term no later than May 1st of the pervious spring term. Placement of Transfer Students will be accepted by a descending cumulative GPA list. If the transfer student spots are not filled, the Industrial Design faculty will fill the remaining spots from the list of first year students that did not make the cumulative GPA cut off.


SOPHOMORE REVIEW

FALL SEMESTER CHECKPOINT

Upon completing the coursework for INDD 284, students must receive a grade of a “C” (2.0) or higher to continue in the spring semester courses. Students at the “C” level are considered borderline. Students who met the Fall Semester Checkpoint requirements will be enrolled in the spring semester, INDD 302: Intermediate Industrial Design.

A grade of “C-“ or below automatically eliminates the student from proceeding into the major and from continuing on to the spring semester. Students that fall into this category do not have the option of repeating the INDD course work and need to transfer to another major.

SPRING SEMESTER FULL REVIEW
After completing the spring semester coursework INDD 302: Intermediate Industrial Design students must receive a minimum grade of a “C+” (2.3) and participate in a portfolio review of all course content.

A grade of “C” or below automatically eliminates the student from proceeding into the major. Students that fall into this category do not have the option of repeating any INDD course work and need to transfer to another major.

The Portfolio Review is of all projects produced in both the fall and spring semesters in Industrial Design courses: INDD 212, INDD 284 and INDD 302. The Industrial Design faculty use this review to determine if the students’ work is at an above satisfactory level. Supplemental to the grade portion of the Portfolio Review, students are also evaluated on attendance, work habits, attitude, and the ability to listen and learn from constructive criticism.

FALL CHECKPOINT                    
INDD 284 Grade C (2.0) or higher              
INDD 212 Grade C (2.0) or higher                
*suggested to enroll in INDD 212 Spring of the Freshman year

SPRING FULL REVIEW
INDD 302 Grade C+ (2.3) or higher and a Portfolio Review of all work created in INDD 212, INDD 284 and INDD 302


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