For future product designers!
Product Designing Major
Students learn about designing industrial and brand products, which are ubiquitous in everyday life, such as PCs, cell phones, TVs, and lights. Students, including beginners, learn the basics of expressive techniques through sketching, drawing, and perspective practicums, and then learn about actual product designing methods. The curriculum also includes CAD and 3D-CAD classes.
Furniture Designing Major
Students learn about material selections and human dimensions, and then gain professional designing skills of furniture, from individual piecies of furniture to unit furniture, in practical classes.
The curriculum includes practical classes for gaining basic designing skills, such as use of painting tools, drawing methods, plane composition, 3D composition, color coordination, and use of modeling materials. Students start designing familiar products, such as door handles and tape cutters, and then more advanced products, such as cell phones and lights, in the second and third years. There are also classes for learning about practical business, such as market research and presentation. Students gain skills in CAD drawing based on the rules in drawing, such as scale and line type, which they learned in Basic Drawing class. The second-year curriculum includes a 3D-CAD class. The second-year students learn about specialized practical designing based on the knowledge they acquired in the first-year Human Engineering class.
Students gain basic presentation skills using CG. The curriculum includes classes for learning basic operations of PC and applications of Photoshop and Illustrator (Car Designing Major).
Students gain designing skills, including planning, designing, and model production for familiar products, such as stationary and accessories. Students also learn about costs and marketing (General Merchandise Designing Major).
The first-year curriculum includes classes for gaining basic skills for general designing.
The second-year curriculum includes practical classes for learning about specialties of product designing.
The third-year curriculum includes classes for gaining industrial-level skills through highly-advanced assignments.
Students participate in Tokyo Designers Week, Japan's biggest design event, held in October every year.
From a Teacher
Product designers can give people the joy of being excited. My class encourages students to develop a solid base for designing, allowing them to understand how to look at and think about design, and building on this base learn various hints for creating good products.
Backup from Mr. Takuya Yura, the top creator of the industry
Mr. Takuya Yura, who is known as the leading racing car designer all over the world, is also involved in other product designing, such as ships and clocks, and serves as well as a racing director at 24 heures du Mans and Super GT Championship. Mt. Yura uses his expertise to support education at the Design College.
- Takuya Yura
- 1Mooncraft Co., Ltd. CEO, Super GT official TV commentator, Japan Motor-racing Industry Association Commissioner
Industrial designer, product designer, modeler, product planner, general merchandise designer, product planner, play equipment and toys designer, furniture designer, interior designer, interior coordinator, goods designer, car designer, exterior designer, car interior designer, car modeler, bicycle designer, accessory designer, small interior items designer, craftworker, and more.