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.

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

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

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

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

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
Third Year - 3 Terms

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

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

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 Year - 2 Terms

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

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

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
Third Year - 3 Terms

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

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

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

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 Graphic Designer Color Key Artist
Visual Merchandiser Design Consultant Layout Artist
Art Educator Package Designer Toys and Games Designer
Fashion Designer Professional Photographer

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

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

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

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

  • actively lead in concept-forming and idea generation of advocacy projects suitable to art- and design-based knowledge 
  • take the opportunity to include Philippine Context to any Creative Design Output whenever possible
  • live the motto of Beato Angelico, patron of the College of Fine Arts and Design – “The gifts we have received, give as a gift
  • take part in non-discriminatory & responsible use of knowledge, skill, or resources in all creative design endeavors
  • translate effective design, confidently present them, and efficiently communicate them across all technological platforms
  • display, among others, mindfulness to collaboratively acquire and arrive with the best creative solution to a design problem
  • put high regard on ethical practice by creating good art, with value to distinctive opinions & beliefs, guided by the values acquired from Thomasian Catholic teaching
  • practice initiative in addressing design problems by means of available resources and aligning them with the needs of the design project
  • demonstrate extensive knowledge in visualizing and articulating ideas into clear visual design formats with denomination to current societal issues
  • develop proficiency in utilizing psychomotor skills through the transformation of ideas to meaningful and feasible creative design outputs
  • ensure contemplative design proposals that are significant, achievable, and have the means to be improved or developed
  • display ardent desire for continuous improvement through acquisition of new and relevant knowledge, as well as the best practices in the field of Art & Design
  • express commitment to both professional and personal spiritual growth in 

In addition, graduates of BFA, major in Industrial Design should be able to:

  • use sustainable materials and processes and care for the environment through maximum effective use of available and relevant technological resources
  • demonstrate leadership behavior and sound judgment in the performance of the work individually and or collaboratively in any related Industrial Design Projects
  • operate in an ever-changing milieu consistent with standards of performance and behavior expected of a Thomasian Industrial Designer
  • engage in continuing exploration and development of untapped industrial design materials to address areas of improvement and address the changing needs of the market

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees

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