Interdisciplinary Object Design Concentration

Create an interdisciplinary program of study for entry into the fields of object design. Build your skills in the digital object lab, and in the metalsmithing & jewelry, ceramics, and wood studios.


faculty member demonstrating 3D sofware on projected screen in computer lab
In lab demonstration led by Joshua DeMonte, professor Interdisciplinary Object Design.

The Interdisciplinary Object Design concentration provides the opportunity to draw from department resources and coursework in a number of different mediums to create a curriculum based on your interests. You will complete two levels of foundations courses in drawing, design and art history. 

This concentration prepares you for a variety of careers in art, design, craft and entrepreneurial ventures related to crafts. Students in this concentration can complete the B.S./B.A. or B.F.A. View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.


Internship opportunities can include working for independent studio artists; jewelry, metal, ceramics, glass or wood workshops; and galleries. You are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship.

Interdisciplinary Object Design Student Work Gallery

Interdisciplinary Object Design students create 3–5 studio projects per course. Interdisciplinary Object Design studio projects demonstrate students' technical and aesthetic skills for entry into the Interdisciplinary Object Design field. Interdisciplinary Object Design student work by: Sarah Borowiec (left), Amanda Kila (top right), Sarah Weithoner (bottom right).