The Product Design program has 10,000 square feet of classroom, office, and lab space. Each student is exposed to product fabrication while a complement of professional faculty and technical staff assists them in producing full-scale prototypes and presentation scale models.
The dedicated Product Design studio spaces include the following
- 4,000 square foot wood shop facility with traditional woodworking machinery, vacuum press equipment (for plywood bending), and CNC router tool
- Computer controlled three-axis router/shaper table
- Model-shop with traditional machinery for model making with foams and plastics, 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
- Nonferrous metal-shop used in manipulating precious metals
- 1,600 square foot ceramic studio, which includes model making, mold making, and slip casting facilities; three oxidation kilns; and a glaze booth
- Computer lab with 8 PC workstations, 11"x17" scanning, and 11"x17" color laser printing capabilities
- 3D printer capable of printing a full-scale presentation model in plaster or resin.
Additionally, Product Design students have access to the SCE support facilities, located at 25 East 13th Street.