ID Schools

This is a list of all schools in the United States with a program offering a degree in industrial design or a related design discipline at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. The schools are listed alphabetically within each state. 

Schools with an IDSA Student Chapter have a Student Chapter Advisor listed. This individual is a member of the industrial design faculty at the school who is an IDSA Professional Member. The Student Chapter Advisor provides guidance to the student officers and members of the chapter, organizes and conducts the annual Student Merit Award competition and serves as a role model and leader. 

Schools which have been evaluated and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), using its standards and guidelines, are listed as NASAD Accredited. IDSA Professional Members in academia review and make recommendations on the standards adopted by NASAD.

IDSA published an IDSA Student Chapter Showcase in the Winter 2014 issue of INNOVATION. Be sure to check out this showcase sponsored by College for Creative Studies.

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Auburn University (NASAD accredited)
Department of Industrial Design
Auburn, AL 36849
Degrees offered: BID, MID
Department Head: Clark Lundell, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Jerrod Windham, IDSA


Arizona State University (NASAD accredited)
The Design School
Tempe, AZ 85287 
Degrees offered: BSD, MSD, MID, PhD
Department Head: Lauren McDermott, IDSA
Student Chapter website:
Student Chapter Advisor:  Lauren McDermott, IDSA


Academy of Art University (NASAD accredited)
Product & Industrial Design Department
San Francisco, CA 94109
415.618.3727 or 800.544.2787
Degrees offered: BFA, MFA
Department Head: Tom Matano, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Tom Matano, IDSA

Art Center College of Design (NASAD accredited)
Pasadena, CA 91103
Degrees offered: BS Product Design, MS Industrial Design
Department Head: Karen Hofmann, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Karen Hofmann, IDSA

Art Institute of Orange County
Department of Industrial Design
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Degrees offered: BS
Student Chapter Advisor:  Shane Lovell, IDSA

California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA 94107
Degrees offered: BFA, MFA
Department Head: Sandrine Lebas, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Sandrine Lebas, IDSA

California State University - Long Beach (NASAD accredited)
Department of Design
Long Beach, CA 90840
Degrees offered: BS, MA
Department Head: Mike Kammermeyer
Student Chapter Advisor:  David Teubner, IDSA

Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Degrees offered: BFA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Michael Kollins

San Francisco State University (NASAD accredited)
Department of Design
San Francisco, CA 94132
Degrees offered: BA, MA, MFA
Department Head: Ricardo Gomes, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Ricardo Gomes, IDSA

San Jose State University (NASAD accredited)
School of Art & Design
San Jose, CA 95192
Degrees offered: BS
Department Head: John McClusky, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Joshua Nelson, IDSA


Art Institute of Colorado
Denver, CO 80203
Degrees offered: BA
Department Head: Chris Chen Mahoney, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Chris Chen Mahoney, IDSA

Metropolitan State University of Denver (NASAD accredited)
Denver, CO 80217
Degrees offered: BS
Department Head: Ted Shin, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  David Klein, IDSA


University of Bridgeport's Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (NASAD Accredited)
Department of Industrial Design
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Degrees offered: BS
Department Head: Richard Wilfred Yelle, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Richard Wilfred Yelle, IDSA


Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Department Head: Brian Wood, IDSA
Degrees offered: BSID
Student Chapter Advisor:  Catherine Pliess


Georgia Institute of Technology (NASAD accredited)
College of Design
Atlanta, GA 30332
Degrees offered: BS, MID
Department Head: Abir Mullick, IDSA
Student Chapter website:
Student Chapter Advisor:  Kevin Shankwiler, IDSA

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah GA 31402
Degrees Offered: BFA, MA, MFA
Minors: Interaction Design, Marine Design
Student Chapter Advisor: Ben Bush, IDSA


Southern Illinois University (NASAD accredited)
School of Art and Design
Carbondale, IL 62901
Degrees offered: BA, BFA
Department Head: Aaron Scott, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor: Aaron Scott, IDSA

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
Chicago, IL 60603
Degree Offered: BFA, MFA, Masters of Design
Department Head: Helen Maria Nugent

University of Illinois-Chicago (NASAD accredited)
Chicago, IL 60607
Degrees offered: BFA, MFA, BDES, MDES
Department Head: Stephen Melamed
Student Chapter Advisor:  Stephen Melamed, IDSA

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (NASAD accredited)
School of Art/Design
Champaign, IL 61820
Degrees offered: BFA, MFA
Department Head: William Bullock, FIDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  William Bullock, FIDSA


Purdue University (NASAD accredited)
Division of Art & Design
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Degrees offered: BA, MFA, IDE
Department Head: Steve Visser, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor: TJ Kim, IDSA

University of Notre Dame (NASAD accredited)
Department of Art, Art History & Design
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Degrees offered: BA, BFA, MFA
Department Head: Paul Down, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Paul Down, IDSA


Iowa State University
The College of Design
Ames, IA 50011
Degrees Offered: BID
Department Head: David Ringholz, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  David Ringholz, IDSA


University of Kansas (NASAD accredited)
Art & Design Building
Lawrence, KS 66045
Degrees offered: BFA, MFA, MA
Department Chair: Gregory Thomas, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Lance Rake, IDSA

Kansas State University (NASAD accredited)
Department of Interior Architecture & Product Design
Manhattan, KS 66506
Degrees offered: BA, BS, BFA, MFA
Department Chair: Kathy Ankerson
Student Chapter Advisor:  David Richter-O'Connell


University of Louisana-Lafayette (NASAD accredited)
Industrial Design Program
Lafayette, LA 70504
Degrees offered: BID
Department Head: Robert McKinney
Student Chapter Advisor: Adam Feld, IDSA


Massachusetts College of Art and Design (NASAD accredited)
Boston, MA 02115
Degrees offered: BFA
Department Head: James Read, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  James Read, IDSA

Wentworth Institute of Technology (NASAD accredited)
Department of Industrial Design
Boston, MA 02115
Degrees offered: BS
Department Chair: Jeffrey Michael
Student Chapter Advisor:  Jeffrey Michael, IDSA


College for Creative Studies
Detroit, MI 48202
Degrees offered: BFA, MFA
Department Head: Vincenzo Iavicoli, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Stephen Schock, IDSA

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
Degrees offered: MFA 3D Design
Department Head: Scott Klinker, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Scott Klinker, IDSA

Kendall College of Art & Design (NASAD accredited)
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Degrees offered: BFA
Department Head: Thomas Edwards, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Jon Moroney, IDSA

Lawrence Technological University (NASAD accredited)
Southfield, MI 48075
Degrees offered: BSID, BSTD
ID Program Director: Keith Nagara, IDSA 
Student Chapter Advisor: Keith Nagara, IDSA

Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 29855
Degrees offered: BFA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Peter J. Pless, IDSA

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Degrees offered: BFA, MFA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Bruce Tharp, IDSA

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
313.577.2980 (Art department office)
313.577.9523 (ID department head)
Degrees offered: BFA, MA
Department Head: Brian Kritzman

New Jersey

Kean University (NASAD accredited)
Industrial Design Program
Union, NJ 07083
Degrees offered: BID
Department Head: Matt Johnson
Student Chapter Advisor:  Tim Riegle, IDSA

Montclair State University (NASAD accredited)
School of the Arts
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Degrees offered: BA, BFA, MA, MFA
Department Head: Daryl Moore
Student Chapter Advisor:  Denis Feigler, IDSA

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NASAD accredited)
School of Art and Design
Newark, NJ 07102
Degrees Offered: BS
Department Head: Jose Alcala

New York

Parsons the New School for Design  (NASAD accredited)
New York, NY 10003
Degrees offered: BFA Product Design, MFA Industrial Design 
Program Director: Rama Chorpash

Pratt Institute (NASAD accredited)
Industrial Design Department
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Degrees offered: BID, MID
Department Head: Constantin Boym
Student Chapter Advisor:  Karen Stone, IDSA

Rochester Institute of Technology (NASAD accredited)
CIAS/School of Design, Department of Industrial Design
Rochester, NY 14623-6603
Degrees offered: BFA, MFA
Department Head: Alex Lobos (MFA), Josh Owen (BFA)
Student Chapter Advisor: Alex Lobos, IDSA

School of Visual Arts
136 West 21st Street, 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Degrees offered: MFA 
Department Head: Allan Chochinov

Syracuse University (NASAD accredited)
Syracuse, NY 13244
Degrees offered: BID, MFA in Collaborative Design
IID Department Head: James WR Fathers, IDSA
MFA Department Head: Donald Carr, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor: Ralf Schneider, IDSA

North Carolina

Appalachian State University (NASAD accredited)
Boone, NC 28608
Degrees Offered: BS
Department Head: Richard Prisco
Student Chapter Advisor:  Michael Rall, IDSA

NC State University - College of Design (NASAD accredited)
Campus Box 7701
Raleigh, NC 27695-7701
Degrees offered: BID, MID, PhD in Design  
Department Head: Tsai Lu Liu, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Timothy Buie


Cleveland Institute of Art (NASAD accredited)
Cleveland, OH 44106
Degrees offered: BFA
Department Head: Dan Cuffaro
Student Chapter Advisor:  Carla Blackman, IDSA

Columbus College of Art & Design (NASAD accredited)
Columbus, OH 43215
Degrees offered: BFA
Department Head: Greg Thune, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Thomas Williamson, IDSA

The Ohio State University (NASAD accredited)
Columbus, OH 43210
Degrees offered: BS, MA, MFA
Department Head: Wayne Carlson
Student Chapter Advisor:  Scott Shim, IDSA

University of Cincinnati (NASAD accredited)
Department of I.D.
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Degrees offered: BS
Student Chapter Advisor:  Peter Chamberlain, IDSA


Art Institute of Portland
Portland, OR
Student Chapter Advisor:  Jim Arnold, IDSA

University of Oregon (NASAD accredited)
Eugene, OR 97403
Degrees offered: BA, BS and BFA
Department Head: Kiersten Muenchinger, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Trygve Faste, IDSA


Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Student Chapter website:
Student Chapter Advisor:  Justin Adleff

Carnegie-Mellon University (NASAD accredited)
School of Design
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Degrees offered: A BDes
Department Head: Terry Irwin
Student Chapter Advisor:  Wayne Chung, IDSA

Integrated Innovation Institute (Carnegie Mellon University)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412 268-6800
Degrees offered: Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services (MII-PS)
Co-Director: Eric Anderson, FIDSA
Student Advisor: Emma Zink

Drexel University
School of Design
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Degrees offered: BS
Department Head: Roberta Gruber

Philadelphia University (NASAD accredited)
Industrial Design
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Degrees offered: BS, MS
Director: Tod Corlett, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor: Tod Corlett, IDSA

The University of the Arts (NASAD accredited)
ID Department
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Degrees offered: BS, MID
Department Head: Anthony Guido
Student Chapter Advisor:  Vince Juliana, IDSA

University of Pennsylvania
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Degrees offered: M:IPD (Master of Integrated Product Design), MSE:IPD.(Master of Science in Engineering in Integrated Product Design)
Student Chapter Advisor:  Peter Bressler, FIDSA

Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design (NASAD accredited)
Providence, RI 02903
Degrees offered: BFA, BID, MID
Department Head: Leslie Fontana, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Beth Mosher, IDSA


University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204
Degrees offered: BS, MS
Department Head: EunSook Kwon, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  EunSook Kwon, IDSA


Brigham Young University
School of Technology 
Provo, UT 84602
Degrees offered: BFA
Department Head: Paul Skaggs, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Paul Skaggs, IDSA

The University of Utah
Multidisciplinary Design Program 
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Degrees offered: BS
Student Chapter Advisor: Jonathan Mills, IDSA


James Madison University (NASAD accredited)
Industrial Design Program
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Degrees offered: BS
Department Head: Audrey Barnes, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor: Audrey Barnes, IDSA

Virginia Tech  (NASAD accredited)
Industrial Design Program
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Degrees offered: BS
Department Head: Ed Dorsa, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Ed Dorsa, IDSA


Art Institute of Seattle
Department of Industrial Design
Seattle, WA 98121
Degrees Offered: BS

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Degrees offered: BA, MFA
Department Head: Sang-yuen Ahn, IDSA 
Student Chapter Advisor:  Sang-Gyeun Ahn, IDSA

Western Washington University (NASAD accredited)
Department of Engineering Technology
Bellingham, WA 98225
Degrees offered: BS
Department Head: Arunas Oslapas, IDSA
Student Chapter website:


Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) (NASAD accredited)
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Degrees offered: BFA
Department Head: Pascal Malassigné, FIDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Pascal Malassigne, FIDSA

University of Wisconsin-Stout (NASAD accredited)
Department of Art & Design
Menomonie, WI 54751
Degrees offered: BFA
Department Head: Noah Norton, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Jennifer Astwood, IDSA


Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Degrees offered: BID
Student Chapter Advisor:  Lois Frankel, IDSA  

Emily Carr University of Art & Design
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9
Degrees offered: BDes, MAA
Program Head: Louise St. Pierre, IDSA
Student Chapter Advisor:  Eugenia Bertulis

United Kingdom

University of Lincoln
School of Art & Design 
Lincoln LN6 7TS
44 1522 837437
Degrees offered: BA, MA
Department Head: Dr. Alex Shepley
Student Chapter Advisor:  David Bramston, I/IDSA