This study provides an overview of industrial design education and compensation in the USA for industrial design courses.
The last time IDSA released any study material on industrial design education compensation was in 1998 as a three line table in the design compensation study of that year. For 2010 we have revised the format, included all levels of educators and support staff and provided breakdowns for private and state schools.
In addition, we have added sections on the demographics of the schools and their programs, how much the schools have grown, the students, funding, staff make up and compensation and employment contracts.
The study provides a more complete overview of the industrial design education system in the US than IDSA has presented before and creates the foundation for us to build on in the next edition of the study. The goal is to release the study every two years.
Our thanks go to Jim Kaufman, Pascal Malassigné and special thanks to our sponsor, the University of Cincinnati's School of Design, for supporting the development of this important study.
For related information on the design schools that teach industrial design in the USA and their accreditation with The National Association of School's of Art and Design (NASAD), see the article on the List of ID Schools.