Join Us in Designing a Better World
The Department of Product Design offers several ways for undergraduates to study product design, including a minor. For the major, product design students start on the Eugene campus taking courses offered by the Product Design department, as well as courses in Art, Digital Art, History of Art and Architecture, Interior Architecture, Anthropology, and Business. The liberal arts focus of the UO offers product design students the opportunity to work directly with peers from many other disciplines, increasing their capacities to connect, grow, and develop futures with people of many interests and knowledge bases. Students accepted into the bachelor of fine arts degree complete a fifth-year program at the UO's Portland campus.
Courses Open to Nonmajors
We invite you to explore your interest in design. We offer an introductory course to nonmajors.
PD 101 Introduction to Product Design. Explore how designers invent things that help people. Through lectures from designers, drawing assignments, photo documentation, model-making, storytelling, and computer-aided deisgn, students learn about product innovation, creation, and sales, and portfolio creation.
Let Us Show You Around
Visiting Eugene and the University of Oregon is one of the best steps you can take. We have tours throughout most of the year.
Julia Sherman and Thomas Sprott | PEACHES | PD 301: Introduction to Design Studio and Industrial Ceramics independent study
Enrich Your Academic Experience
Expand your horizons with a Portland-based internship. Learn how to develop your portfolio and job-seeking skills with our Student Services Hub. Develop your leadership and communication skills by joining one of our student organizations.
Our program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The University of Oregon is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization made up of more than 60 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada.