Minor in Product Design

Program Requirements

Our Mission: 

The Product Design minor offers students the opportunity to develop basic skills utilized in a variety of consumer product related industries through studio courses in Visual Communication, Digital Design, prototype and model making techniques related to industry applications. Communication of these creative concepts through thoughtful execution of projects displays student abilities in an organized body of work. 

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students enrolled in the Product Design minor will:

  • Articulate the relationship between their major and minor(s) and how these will help them achieve personal and professional goals.
  • Develop and apply interdisciplinary skills, experiences, and knowledge in fields outside of their majors.
  • Develop an art/design practice that is grounded in two or more disciplines.

Participating Departments

The Product Design minor is open to students majoring in Animation, Game and Entertainment Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Product Design and Toy Design. 

Course Requirements

Product Design Minor Required Courses  
Total: 15 credits of Product Design courses.

This can be 5 studio courses or 4 studio courses + 1 LAS course. 

*Students select courses based on guidance from the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Minor Area Heads and Academic Advisors and must follow prerequisites when applicable. For the full list of courses that will count for this minor, along with recommended courses to take first, see the Minors Course Lists on the Registration page of the Dashboard (my.otis.edu). Students are advised to take minor classes in place of studio electives (or in place of one LAS elective), or for majors without electives by taking one extra class in each of 5 semesters spread out between sophomore and senior year.

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