Hi, I have recently found this site and would like to say thank you in advance to your replies.
Here is my situation.
I am about to graduate from my community college. All I need is 7 biological/physical science credit hours.
My question is which courses would you recommend for an aspiring industrial designer? Why?
So far I have heard chem. and phy.
If the above question seems a litle on the boring side how about suggestions on building a portfolio from scratch? Since I have no back round (aside from strooong interest) in art and design, I need all the books, websites and random ideas you may have. Please and thank you!
Do you mean to help you get into a college of Industrial Design?
I was an Art major before I switched to Industrial Design. I actually was interested in IDS because of my Sculpture class. Not the figure sculpture, but the one where you make a wire sculpture, build something from plaster of paris, and make something from cardboard, and loads of other things. So take a Sculpture class if you haven’t. It will kinda give you some sort of representation of what how IDS works…kinda… without the super crazy craftsmanship that is required in IDS
I’m not in ID yet, but from what I’ve read, I think CAD classes will help a lot, or even a traditional drafting class. As far as gen eds I wouldn’t worry too much about them. If your CC offers a Materials Science course, I guess that would be a good one to take.