I am a recent Mechanical Engineering
graduate from India looking to get into Industrial Design. I would really appreciate some advice on my confusions about my plans for graduate ID education.Current scenario
1) Decided I wanted to do Industrial Design sometime in August last year and prepared a hurried portfolio based on the ideas I had until then.
2) About to complete a 6 month internship
at a design consultancy in my hometown - very good internship - have gotten a great, unique project here.
3) Have applied for graduate courses
in the US, received an admit from Georgia Tech
so far (need to decide about the admit soon) - still to hear from SCAD and SVA - rejects from the rest.Ideal future scenario
Want to be a a strong industrial designer with a broad
scope, getting to do multiple kinds of projects and work on human-centred
products with good functionality
and invent new things
1)Should I go for the Georgia Tech program? It's a great university overall, but I have my confusions because of how I've heard it's very user-research
based and because most of the students coming out get into UX design
(not something I want to stick to in the future).OR
2)Should I work for longer
, maybe a year or two more, polish my portfolio, add more content and projects, and then apply to stronger programs/programs more suited to what I want to do? ( So far I can think of University of Cincinnati
, maybe exploring more college in Europe
like Umea, Delft, etc. which I haven't done in this leg of applications) Does it make a difference to go in with more work experience and maybe absorb things from the course better? Would it be worth waiting a year or two for a stronger program?
Please let me know your opinions on this decision and these universities. Any other related information will also be appreciated.
Thank you all of you and the admins for this blog! It's been a great source of information for these last few months for me! You guys are life-savers!