Industrial Design

Hadley Swier

“I chose industrial design as my major because I am equally mathematical and artistic. It's to think about having a future where I can create useful art that solves problems for people. There are endless paths I can take with an industrial design degree.”

Meet Hadley Swier, industrial design major

You should major in industrial design if:

  • You are excited about designing the products, tools, and technologies that people use every day.
  • You learn through actively making and doing.
  • You are curious and creative.
  • You want to help create products for a sustainable future.

As a student in Louisiana's only degree-granting industrial design program, you will become proficient in critical thinking, drawing, form development, physical model making, and presenting your ideas.

Take courses in advanced computer modeling, photorealistic rendering, rapid prototyping/digital fabrication, and advanced manufacturing techniques to build your technical skill sets.

This professional degree will prepare you for a career in the design world with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to improve and create the products, tools, and technologies that people use every day.

Industrial Design at UL Lafayette

What's Industrial Design Like?

  • Creative studios
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Hands-on learning
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Research experiences
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Collaborative work
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Writing
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Visual communication
    Rated 3 out of 3

Studio Culture

As an Industrial Design student, you will become fully immersed in a creative and critical studio environment where you will learn from both your professors and your fellow classmates.

Life as an Industrial Design Major