Product Design Intensive

Learn how to approach a design project, formulate proper research questions, and use analog and digital prototyping to experiment, validate, and communicate your ideas. Visits to the Art Institute of Chicago museum provide inspiration, while access to the School's fabrication studios and digital input and output facilities allow students to engage in material exploration. Prerequisite(s): Experience working with 3D modeling software (e.g., Rhinoceros 3D); Introduction to Graphic Design, Digital Design: Adobe Illustrator, Digital Design: Adobe Photoshop, or equivalent experience.

This one-week intensive meets Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with opportunities to work evenings in supervised studios. Course tuition is $685 with optional campus housing available for an additional $430 a week. To register for housing please email us at cs@saic.edu or call 312.629.6170.

Registration for this course is closed.

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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Course number 1218
Course instructor Erik Newman