Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Industrial Design (4 years)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Industrial Design (4 years)

Description

Bachelor of Fine Arts is a program composed of three (3) major disciplines allied and characterized in the same way by the pursuit of aesthetic concerns creatively conveyed through different visual-based media. These disciplines are grounded in the fundamental knowledge, tools, and techniques in translating concepts into artworks and products. Major disciplines under the Fine Arts program give students option to specialized either in: (1) Advertising Arts, (2) Industrial Design, and (3) Painting.

Correspondingly, the Industrial Design major is an integration of art and technology. It prepares students for a professional career in product design, specializing in the development of manufactured objects and systems design. The program is geared toward generating designers who create innovative, sensible, sustainable, aesthetically suitable, and socially relevant products. 

Identity​

Becoming Part of the Program

Identity​

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Competence

Commitment

Compassion

When you successfully complete a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, you will be able to:

  1. Actively lead in concept-forming and idea generation of advocacy projects suitable to art and design-based knowledge;     
  2. Take opportunity to include the Philippine Context to any Creative Design Output whenever possible;
  3. Live the motto of Beato Angelico, patron saint of CFAD – “The gifts we have received, give as a gift”;
  4. Translate effective design, confidently present it, and efficiently communicate it across all technological platforms;
  5. Take part in non-discriminatory & responsible use of knowledge, skill, or resources in all creative design endeavors;
  6. Display, among others, mindfulness to collaboratively acquire and arrive at the best creative solution to a design problem;
  7. Put high regard on ethical practice by creating good art, with value given to distinctive opinions & beliefs guided by the values acquired from Thomasian Catholic teachings;
  8. Practice initiative in addressing design problems by means of available resources aligned with the need of the design project;
  9. Demonstrate extensive knowledge in visualizing and articulating ideas into clear visual design formats with denomination to current societal issues;
  10. Develop proficiency in utilizing psychomotor skills through transformation of ideas to meaningful and feasible creative design output;
  11. Ensure contemplative design proposals that are significant, achievable, and have the means to be improved or developed;     
  12. Display an ardent desire for continuous improvement through acquisition of new & relevant knowledge and best practices in the field of Art & Design; and
  13. Express commitment to both professional and personal spiritual growth in becoming a noble and wise Thomasian Artist.

 

 In addition, graduates of BFA, major in Advertising Arts should be able to:

  1. Creatively incorporate Advocacies or encourage Social Responsibility to a client’s applicable advertising projects whenever possible;
  2. Abide by the laws, codes, and standards of Ethical Advertising with respect to the values & discipline acquired from the Thomasian Catholic Teaching;     
  3. Demonstrate competitiveness in analyzing creative briefs and employ creative design strategies expected from a Thomasian Advertising Arts Practitioner;
  4. Deliver proficiency in developing & presenting effective traditional or non-traditional advertising campaigns and other promotional materials; and
  5. Value the importance of  research, continuous learning, and collaboration among all industries that embrace the value of advertising arts.

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Fine Arts and Design” tab for the tuition fees.

Career Opportunities

A graduate of Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Industrial Design is envisioned to be a/an:

Product Designer

Entrepreneurs

 Design Associate / Manager

Environment and Social Advocates

Furniture Designer

 Inventors and Innovators

Transportation Designer

Package Designer

Toys and Games Designer

Exhibit/ Environment Designer

3D Renderer

Jewelry /Watch / Accessories Designer

Soft Goods / Fashion / Shoe Designer

Systems Designer

Career options common to the three (3) major disciplines include being a/an: 

Animator

Color Key Artist

Fashion Designer

Art Educator

Layout Artist

Design Consultant

Graphic Designer

Toys and Games Designer

Professional Photographers

Package Designer

Visual Merchandiser

Program Curriculum (New)​

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Year
First Term 
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1
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none
2
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none
3
/
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/
4
/
/
none

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W
The Contemporary World
3
0
3
 
FAD 102
Materials 1
2
3
3
 
FAD 103
Art History 1 (Western Art)
3
0
3
 
FIL 1
Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino
3
0
3
 
IND 131
Industrial Design 1
2
6
4
 
IND 132
Technical Drawing 1
2
3
3
 
IND 133
Freehand Industrial Sketching 1
2
3
3
 
NSTP 1
National Service Training Program 1
0
3
3
 
PE 1
PATH-PE 1
2
0
2
 
THY 1
Christian Vision of the Human Person
3
0
3
 
UND_SELF
Understanding the Self
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
25
18
33
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
FAD 105
Materials 2
2
3
3
FAD 102
FAD 106
Art History 2 (Asian Art)
3
0
3
FAD 103
FIL 2
Panimulang Pagsasalin
3
0
3
FIL 1
IND 134
Industrial Design 2
2
6
4
IND 131
IND 135
Technical Drawing 2
2
3
3
IND 132
IND 136
Freehand Industrial Sketching 2
2
3
3
IND 133
NSTP 2
National Service Training Program 2
0
3
3
NSTP 1
PE 2
PATH-PE 2
2
0
2
 
PURPCOM
Purposive Communication
3
0
3
 
THY 2
Christian Vision of Marriage and Family
3
0
3
THY 1
TOTAL
 
22
18
30
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
FAD 108
Photography 1
2
3
3
 
IND 1310
Model Construction 1
2
3
3
FAD 105
IND 1311
Basic Computer Graphics 1
2
3
3
 
IND 137
Industrial Design 3
2
6
4
IND 134,
IND 135,
IND 136
IND 138
Materials and Processes in Manufacturing 1
3
0
3
 
IND 139
Rendering Techniques 1
2
3
3
IND 136
PE 3
PATH-PE 3
2
0
2
 
READ_PH
Readings in Philippine History
3
0
3
 
THY 3
Christian Vision of the Church in Society
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL
 
21
18
27
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
FAD 1010
Photography 2
2
3
3
FAD 108
IND 1312
Industrial Design 4
2
6
4
IND 137
IND 1313
Materials and Processes in Manufacturing 2
3
0
3
IND 138
IND 1314
Rendering Techniques 2
2
3
3
IND 139
IND 1315
Model Construction 2
2
3
3
IND 1310
IND 1316
Basic Computer Graphics 2
2
3
3
IND 1311
IND 1317
History of Design
3
0
3
FAD 106
PE 4
PATH-PE 4
2
0
2
 
THY 4
Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL
 
21
18
27
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ART_APP
Art Appreciation
3
0
3
 
GE ELEC I
Elective I
3
0
3
 
IND 1318
Industrial Design 5
2
6
4
IND 1312
IND 1319
Package Design 1
2
3
3
IND 1313,
IND 1314,
IND 1315,
IND 134
IND 1320
System Design
2
3
3
IND 1313,
IND 1314,
IND 1315,
IND 134
IND 1321
Design Theory
3
0
3
IND 1317
IND 1322
Intermediate Computer Graphics 1
2
3
3
IND 1316
IND 1323
Industrial Design Elective 1
2
3
3
IND 1312
LIT 1
The Great Works
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
22
18
28
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
IND 1324
Industrial Design 6
2
6
4
IND 1318
IND 1325
Package Design 2
2
3
3
IND 1319
IND 1326
Ergonomics
2
3
3
IND 1315,
IND 134,
IND 135
IND 1327
Intermediate Computer Graphics 2
2
3
3
IND 1322
IND 1328
Industrial Design Elective 2
2
3
3
IND 1312
IND 1329
Marketing and Industrial Design
3
0
3
 
IND 1340
Industrial Creative Research
2
2
4
FAD 1010,
FAD 102,
FAD 103,
FAD 105,
FAD 106,
FAD 108,
IND 131,
IND 1310,
IND 1311,
IND 1312,
IND 1313,
IND 1314,
IND 1315,
IND 1316,
IND 1317,
IND 1318,
IND 1319,
IND 132,
IND 1320,
IND 1321,
IND 1322,
IND 1323,
IND 133,
IND 134,
IND 135,
IND 136,
IND 137,
IND 138,
IND 139
MATH_MW
Mathematics in the Modern World
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
18
20
26
 

Special Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
 Units
 Pre-Requisites
IND 1330
Professional Seminar / Workshop
0
0
3
FAD 1010,
FAD 102,
FAD 103,
FAD 105,
FAD 106,
FAD 108,
IND 131,
IND 1310,
IND 1311,
IND 1312,
IND 1313,
IND 1314,
IND 1315,
IND 1316,
IND 1317,
IND 1318,
IND 1319,
IND 132,
IND 1320,
IND 1321,
IND 1322,
IND 1323,
IND 1324,
IND 1325,
IND 1326,
IND 1327,
IND 1328,
IND 1329,
IND 133,
IND 134,
IND 135,
IND 136,
IND 137,
IND 138,
IND 139
TOTAL
 
0
0
3
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
GE ELEC II
Elective II
3
0
3
 
IND 1331
Thesis 1 (Directed Research)
2
6
4
FAD 1010,
FAD 102,
FAD 103,
FAD 105,
FAD 106,
FAD 108,
IND 131,
IND 1310,
IND 1311,
IND 1312,
IND 1313,
IND 1314,
IND 1315,
IND 1316,
IND 1317,
IND 1318,
IND 1319,
IND 132,
IND 1320,
IND 1321,
IND 1322,
IND 1323,
IND 1324,
IND 1325,
IND 1326,
IND 1327,
IND 1328,
IND 1329,
IND 133,
IND 1330,
IND 134,
IND 135,
IND 136,
IND 137,
IND 138,
IND 139
IND 1332
Advanced Computer Graphics
2
3
3
IND 1327
IND 1333
Industrial Design Elective 3
2
3
3
IND 1312
IND 1334
Art History 3 (Philippine Arts)
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
12
12
16
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ETHICS
Ethics
3
0
3
 
GE ELEC III
Elective III
3
0
3
 
IND 1335
Thesis 2 (Defense and Publication)
2
6
6
IND 1331
IND 1336
Special Topics in Industrial Design
3
0
3
 
IND 1337
Industrial Design Elective 4
2
3
3
IND 1312
LIWORIZ
Life and Works of Rizal
3
0
3
 
STS
Science, Technology ad Society
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
19
9
24
 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: 2005-2006 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ARTHST 1
Western Art
3
0
3
 
DWG 1
Freehand Industrial Sketching 1
2
3
3
 
ENG 1
Introduction to College English
3
0
3
 
FIL 1
Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
3
0
3
 
MAT 1
Materials 1
2
3
3
 
TECH 1
Techniques 1
2
3
3
 
THY 1
Contextualized Salvation History
3
0
3
 
VP
 Visual Perception
2
3
3
 
PE
Physical Education
2
0
2
 
ROTC
Reserve Officers Training Corps
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
25
12
29
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ARTHST 2
Asian Art
3
0
3
ARTHST 1
DWG 2
Freehand Industrial Sketching 2
2
3
3
DWG 1
ENG 2
Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study
3
0
3
ENG 1
FIL 2
Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
3
0
3
FIL 1
MAT 2
Materials 2
2
3
3
MAT 1
TECH 2
 Techniques 2
2
3
3
TECH 1
THY 2
Contextualized Salvation History
3
0
3
THY 1
VC
Visual Communication
2
3
3
VP
PE 2
Physical Education
2
0
2
 
ROTC
Reserve Officers Training Corps
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
22
12
26
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
BCG 1
Basic Computer Graphics 1
2
3
3
 
DRT 1
Drawing Techniques 1
2
3
3
MAT 1, 
MAT 2, 
TECH 1, 
TECH 2, 
VC
ENG 3
Academic Writing Skills
3
0
3
ENG 1, 
ENG 2
IND 1
Introduction to Industrial Design 1
2
6
4
MAT 1, 
MAT 2, 
TECH 1, 
TECH 2, 
VC
MATID 1
Materials for Industrial Design 1
2
3
3
MAT 1, 
MAT 2, 
TECH 1, 
TECH 2, 
VC
MPM 1
Materials and Processes in Manufacturing 1
3
0
3
 
PHL 5
Christian Ethics
3
0
3
THY 1, 
THY 2
PHOTO 1
Photography 1
2
3
3
VC
PE 3
Physical Education
2
0
2
 
NSTP
National Service Training Program
3
0
3
 
  
24
18
30
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
BCG 2
Basic Computer Graphics 2
2
3
3
BCG 1
DRT 2
Drawing Techniques 2
2
3
3
DRT 1
IND 2
Introduction to Industrial Design 2
2
6
4
IND 1
LIT 102A
Philippine Literatures
3
0
3
 
MATID 2
Materials for Industrial Design 2
2
3
3
MATID 1
MPM 2
Materials and Processes in Manufacturing
3
0
3
MPM 1
PHOTO 2
Photography 2
2
3
3
PHOTO 1
SCL 3
The Social Teachings of the Church
3
0
3
THY 1, 
THY 2, 
PHL 5
PE 4
Physical Education
2
0
2
 
NSTP
National Service Training Program
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
24
18
30
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
DT
Design Theory
2
3
3
ARTHST 1, 
ARTHST 2
HOD
History of Design
3
0
3
ARTHST 1, 
ARTHST 2
ICG 1
Intermediate Computer Graphics 1
2
3
3
BCG 1, 
BCG 2
IIND 1
Intermediate Industrial Design 1
2
6
4
DRT 1, 
DRT 2, 
IND 1, 
IND 2, 
MATID 1, 
MATID 2, 
MPM 1, 
MPM 2
MATH 100A
Business Math
3
0
3
 
PD 1
Package Design 1
2
3
3
DRT 1, 
DRT 2, 
IND 1, 
IND 2, 
MATID 1, 
MATID 2, 
MPM 1, 
MPM 2
PHL 2
Logic
3
0
3
 
SCL 9
Marriage and Family
3
0
3
THY 1, 
THY 2, 
PHL 5, 
SCL 3
SD 1
Systems Design 1
2
3
3
DRT 1, 
DRT 2, 
IND 1, 
IND 2, 
MATID 1, 
MATID 2, 
MPM 1, 
MPM 2
TOTAL
 
22
18
28
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ERGO
Ergonomics
2
3
3
DRT 1, 
IND 1, 
MATID 1
ICG 2
Intermediate Computer Graphics 2
2
3
3
ICG 1
IIND 2
Intermediate Industrial Design 2
2
6
4
IND 1
MATH 600A
Statistics
3
0
3
 
MID
Marketing and Industrial Design
3
0
3
 
NS 102
Earth and Life Sciences
3
0
3
 
PD 2
Package Design 2
2
3
3
PD 1
PRO ETH
Professional Ethics
3
0
3
 
SD 2
Systems Design 2
2
3
3
SD 1
TOTAL
 
22
18
28
 

Special Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
PROF SW
Professional Seminar / Workshop
0
200
3
All major subjects from 1st – 3rd years
TOTAL
 
18
12
22
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ACG
Advanced Computer Graphics
2
3
3
ICG 1, 
ICG 2
ARTHST 3
Philippine Arts
3
0
3
ARTHST 1, 
ARTHST 2
ETAR
Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform
3
0
3
 
IND EL 1
Industrial Design Elective 1 
(Furniture Design, Design for Culture and Identity, Contextual 
Research Mathods, Design for Emergent Markets, Graphic Design, or Ecodesign)
2
3
3
DT, 
ERGO, 
IIND 1, 
IIND 2, 
PD 1, 
PD 2, 
SD 1, 
SD 2
NS 202
Man, Environment, and Society
3
0
3
NS 102
PHIST
Philippine History
3
0
3
 
RESMETH
Research Methods
2
6
4
DT, 
ERGO, 
IIND 1, 
IIND 2, 
PD 1, 
PD 2, 
SD 1, 
SD 2
TOTAL
 
18
12
22
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
IND EL 2
Industrial Design Elective 2 
(Furniture Design, Design for Cultural Identity, Contextual 
Research Methods, Design for Emergent Markets, Graphic Design, or Ecodesign)
2
3
3
IND EL 1
PGC
Philippine Government and Constitution
3
0
3
 
PSY 1
General Psychology
3
0
3
 
RC
Rizal Course
3
0
3
 
ST-IND
Special Topics in Industrial Design
2
3
3
DT, 
ERGO, 
IIND 1, 
IIND 2, 
PD 1, 
PD 2, 
SD 1, 
SD 2
THESIS
Thesis
2
6
4
RESMETH
TOTAL
 
15
12
19
 

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