The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Product Design program is one of the most innovative and contemporary programs in the country. Our program focuses on preparing students for creative problem solving for the consumer culture of the future. User-research techniques, sustainable design principles and methodologies, sketching, presentation skills, and advanced computer modeling and fabrication are taught through both traditional and state-of-the-art technology. Students build on a design theory foundation utilizing the techniques necessary to develop, visualize, and communicate their ideas. Our philosophy emphasizes the importance of design, beyond form study, as a tool for social, cultural, economic and environmental change. Through rigorous practice of these skills, our students gain the ability to pursue innovative and elegant solutions that elevate the user experience. Students have the opportunity to expand their career options to professions such as toy design, furniture design, packaging design, and exhibition design. The Interactive Portfolio Development course, as well as engagement with outside, professional organizations, prepares our students for the transition from student to professional practitioner.