The Product Design program has 10,000 square feet of classroom, office, and lab space. Each student is exposed to product fabrication while professional faculty and technical staff assist them in producing full-scale prototypes and presentation-scale models.
The dedicated Product Design studio spaces include
- A 4,000-square-foot wood shop facility with traditional woodworking machinery, vacuum press equipment (for plywood bending), and CNC router tool
- A computer-controlled three-axis router/shaper table
- A model shop with traditional machinery for model making with foams and plastics and facilities for plastic vacuum forming, plastic casting, rubber mold making, painting, and finishing
- Two metal fabrication shops with machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, MIG, TIG, and ARC welding facilities
- A nonferrous metal shop used in manipulating precious metals
- A 1,600-square-foot ceramic studio, which includes model making, mold making, and slip casting facilities; three oxidation kilns; and a glaze booth
- A computer lab with 8 PC workstations, 11"x17" scanning, and 11"x17" color laser printing capabilities
- A 3D printer capable of printing a full-scale presentation model in plaster or resin
In addition, product design students have access to the SCE support facilities, located at 25 East 13th Street.