The Auburn University School of Architecture is committed to providing its faculty, staff and students with outstanding special programs that enable them to succeed with both their educational and career goals.
Over the past twenty years the Industrial Design Program (INDD) in the Department of Industrial + Graphic Design, College of Architecture, Design, and Construction at Auburn University, has accomplished a number of curriculum based design education / research projects in collaboration with, and supported by industry and other outside entities. Collaborations are generally fourteen weeks long. All student expenses are covered by the department.
The Department of Industrial and Graphic Design offers annual study abroad opportunities open to Industrial and Graphic Design students in the Spring and Summer Semesters. Students share studios and workshops at colleges and universities in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, or in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Taiwan Program | Ireland Program | CADC Study Abroad | AU Study Abroad
First Year Industrial Design Summer Studio Program
Once students successfully complete the fall and spring semesters of their freshman year or have accumulated twenty-four credit hours of university core classes at Auburn or elsewhere, they may be admitted to the ten week long, Industrial Design Summer Studio. Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the department head. Completion of this studio sequence is required for admission to the industrial design professional program. While there are no design-based admission requirements for enrollment to this sequence, only the top students (typically 45), based on grade point averages accumulated during the summer semester, are allowed to proceed into the fall semester industrial design professional program. There is no prerequisite experience in drawing, design, or model fabrication to qualify for this experience. Students are not asked to accomplish any project during the summer studio sequence that they have not been trained to address.
CADC Fall Banquet - Awards Banquet honoring students, faculty and alumni.
Pumpkin Carve - Every October the AIAS sponsors the CADC Annual Pumpkin Carve. Students and the public are invited to participate in carving pumpkins, face painting, cookie decorating, games and other community activities including a children’s costume contest.
Shows and Exhibitions
Throughout the year exhibitions and shows are held in the Dudley Gallery and the Biggin Hall Gallery. Please view our calendar of events for upcoming events.
Designing Green - Each spring ISDA student chapter sponsors a competition for students. to design and build a functional object completely from recyclable materials.
Design Interaction - Every fall, DIGD hosts guest speakers from industry to speak and participate in class activities.
Summer Design Camp - A week-long camp for teens (rising 9th-12th graders) considering a career in design.
Graphic Design Illustration Show