Students discussing product project

The common core of courses shared by students in the College of Architecture (interior design, architecture, landscape architecture) provides students with an understanding of the design and fabrication process at a range of scales.

The minor in product design provides an opportunity to explore design at a smaller, yet related scale. It allows students to develop academic strengths that will prepare them for advanced study and careers in the design of objects that people interact with on a personal level, of a size and function related to human dimensions. This includes furniture and a variety of manufactured objects. The minor is available to students in interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and art.

Requirements for the Minor (18 credits)

A minimum of 12 hours of course work to include the following:

GRPH 221 Graphic Design I, 3

IDES 301 Material Applications, 3

IDES 417 Product Design, 3

ARCH 497 Selected Topics in Architecture: The Precix 3-Axis Router, 1

ARCH 497 Selected Topics in Architecture: Plastics, 1

ARCH 497 Selected Topics in Architecture: Metals Fabrication, 1

6 credits of additional course work to be selected from:

ARCH 418 Fabrication & Construction Team, 1-6

ARCH 516 Modern Craft, 3

ARCH 526 Digital Fabrication, 3

IDES 482 Advanced Color Theory, 3

IDES 484 Material Culture: The Social Life of Things, 3

IDES 491 Selected Topics in Interior Design: Branding,  3

IDES 421 Environmental Graphic Design, 3

Contact Info

College of Architecture
210 Architecture Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0107
( On-campus, 2-9212 )