Program Learning Outcomes – Transportation Design

Upon graduation, students in the BFA Transportation Design program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to create and illustrate their own vision of aesthetically sensitive and original transportation design concepts in a clear and compelling way, then compile this work into a professional level portfolio for use in gaining internships and employment upon graduation.
  • Employ crosscutting skills in the development of design concepts from research and problem definition to translation of their 2D idea sketches into 3D physical and digital models with a high degree of craftsmanship, and demonstrate the capacity to present their work in a professional manner.
  • Research and identify emerging cultural and technical trends, and integrate them into designs that anticipate future human needs and experiences.
  • Demonstrate competence in their application of technical manufacturing and ergonomic criteria in their designs, as well as the business considerations needed to bring their ideas to reality in the market place.
  • Defend how they have given in depth consideration to how the human user will interact with and use their designs.
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork through appropriate research, brainstorming methods, design/concept execution and professional conduct.
  • Incorporate consideration of the ecological, environmental and social impact of their design proposals in support of local and global sustainability.