University of Oregon

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Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 


MS in Sports Product Design (Portland location only)

The Sports Product Design (M.S.) graduate program accepts applications once each year for the following fall term. If you are interested in applying for admission, applications are available through January 15, 2017. All applications, recommendations and portfolios MUST be submitted online. Please do not send hard copies of your applications, recommendations, or portfolio to the Product Design Program office. Applications will be reviewed after this deadline. Decisions will be sent via email four to eight weeks after the application deadline.  

Eligible students wishing to apply for the Portland Master of Science in Sports Product Design program will have fulfilled degree requirements for a BA/BS or other professional degree before starting the program.

The Sports Product Design application consists of two parts, outlined below, that must be completed before the application committee will review it.

Includes official transcripts and information on your personal and educational background, as well as English Language competency for non-native English speakers. See UO application requirements here. English Language Proficiency Requirements for programs in Product Design: IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88 ; PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575; IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS must send a TOEFL score report to the University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846, Department Code: 4401.

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution in the U.S.A. or from Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom will also satisfy English Proficiency Requirements.

International students will also be required to demonstrate availability of liquid assets sufficient to support one year of study, including living expenses. For the 2016-2017 academic year, this is estimated at $42,252 USD. This will be required before initiation of a visa application once an offer of admission has been extended and accepted.
 

  1. Sports Product Design online application

The Sports Product Design application will require you to provide the following items:

  • One PDF that includes all of your transcripts.
  • Statement of Interest - A 300-word statement expressing your specific interest in pursuing a degree in Sports Product Design. Tell us how you see design influencing your life and the world around you.
  • Portfolio - One PDF file, maximum 20 pages, and maximum 5MB - The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee a sense of your interests in sports productdesign and your creative potential. We are looking for examples that show your ability to problem-solve throughout the design process, drawing and prototyping skills, and story telling. Consider the portfolio itself as a demonstration of your design abilities.
  • 3 letters of recommendation - Recommenders will automatically receive an email inviting them to complete the reference requirement.  Please note: John Arndt, Wonhee Jeong Arndt, Beth Esponnette, Trygve Faste, Kiersten Muenchinger, Erdem Selek, Hale Selek and Susan Sokolowski cannot be recommenders.
  • $5 administrative submission fee

If you have questions about the application or application process please contact:

sportsproductdesign@uoregon.edu
503-412-3718


Product Design offers three undergraduate degrees:

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. 

Students are eligible to receive only one undergraduate degree in Product Design from the University of Oregon.

 

Product Design accepts applications once each year for the following fall term. Applications for Fall 2017 admission Due January 15. Decisions will be sent via email four to eight weeks after the application deadline.  

If you are interested in applying for admission, applications are available through January 15. All applications, recommendations and portfolios MUST be submitted online. Please do not send hard copies of your applications, recommendations, or portfolio to the Product Design Program office.

The deadline for the undergraduate application and all application materials is January 15 at 11:59 pm (Pacific). Applications will be reviewed after this deadline.

 


BA or BS in Product Design (Eugene campus only)

Currently accepting applications for Fall 2017.  To receive early notification of our admissions decision, please apply by the Early Action Deadline.  

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • November 1, 2016: Early Action Product Design Application Deadline
  • December 15, 2016: Early action notification of admissions decision  
  • January 15, 2017: Product Design Application Deadline
  • March 15, 2017: Notification of admissions decisions sent to Product Design applicants
  • April 1, 2017: Second Round Product Design Application Deadline (for current UO students only)
  • May 1, 2017: Deadline to accept admissions offer

Application Process

For students new to the UO, the Product Design application consists of two parts, which includes both steps as outlined below, and must be completed before the application committee will review it.
 

  1. University of Oregon online application Includes official transcripts and English Language competency for non-native English speakers. See UO application requirements here. English Language Proficiency Requirements for programs in Product Design: IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88 ; PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575; IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS must send a TOEFL score report to the University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846, Department Code: 4401.
     
  2. BA/BS in Product Design online application
  • One PDF that includes all of your transcripts (if you have less than 36 completed college credits, include both your high school and college transcripts; if you have more than 36 completed college credits, include just your college transcripts).
  • Statement of Interest - A 300-word statement describing what you think product design is and how you see this kind of design influencing your life and world around you.
  • Portfolio - One PDF file, maximum 20 pages, and maximum 5MB - The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee a sense of your interests in design and your creative potential. Consider the portfolio itself as a demonstration of your design abilities. Please include 2D and 3D work. One additional video project may be uploaded. 
  • 2 letters of recommendation - Recommenders will automatically receive an email inviting them to complete the reference requirement. Please note: John Arndt, Wonhee Jeong Arndt, Beth Esponnette, Trygve Faste, Kiersten Muenchinger, Erdem Selek, Hale Selek and Susan Sokolowski cannot be recommenders.
  • $5 administrative submission fee

For current UO students, the Product Design application consists of one part, that must be completed before the application committee will review it.

  1. BA/BS in Product Design online application
  • One PDF that includes all of your transcripts (if you have less than 36 completed college credits, include both your high school and college transcripts; if you have more than 36 completed college credits, include just your college transcripts).
  • Statement of Interest - A 300-word statement describing what you think product design is and how you see this kind of design influencing your life and world around you.
  • Portfolio - One PDF file, maximum 20 pages, and maximum 5MB - The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee a sense of your interests in design and your creative potential. Consider the portfolio itself as a demonstration of your design abilities. Please include 2D and 3D work. One additional video project may be uploaded. 
  • 2 letters of recommendation - Recommenders will automatically receive an email inviting them to complete the reference requirement.   Please note: John Arndt, Wonhee Jeong Arndt, Beth Esponnette, Trygve Faste, Kiersten Muenchinger, Erdem Selek, Hale Selek and Susan Sokolowski cannot be recommenders.
  • $5 administrative submission fee

BA/BS Freshman Example Portfolio 1
BA/BS Freshman Example Portfolio 2
BA/BS Freshman Example Portfolio 3
 

If you have questions about the application or application process please contact:

PDInfo@uoregon.edu
541-346-6697

 


BFA in Product Design (Portland campus only)

Applicants in their 4th year of Product Design or having already earned a bachelor's degree in Art, Interior Architecture, Architecture, Design, or other equivalent majors, may apply. 
Eligible students wishing to apply for the Portland BFA experience will have fulfilled degree requirements for a BA/BS or other professional degree before starting the BFA program. 
Students from schools other than the UO, or with majors other than those listed above, may contact the Product Design Program for more information about how their credits may transfer. 

Professional experience cannot be substituted for academic experience.  

For students new to the UO, the Product Design application consists of two parts, which includes both steps as outlined below, that must be completed before the application committee will review it.

  1. University of Oregon online application Includes official transcripts and English Language competency for non-native English speakers. See UO application requirements here. English Language Proficiency Requirements for programs in Product Design: IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88 ; PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575; IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS must send a TOEFL score report to the University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846, Department Code: 4401.
     
  2. BFA in Product Design online application
  • One PDF that includes all of your transcripts (if you have less than 36 completed college credits, include both your high school and college transcripts; if you have more than 36 completed college credits, include just your college transcripts).
  • Statement of Interest - A 300-word statement describing what you think product design is and how you see this kind of design influencing your life and world around you.
  • Autobiography
  • Portfolio - One PDF file, maximum 20 pages, and maximum 5MB - The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee a sense of your interests in design and your creative potential. Consider the portfolio itself as a demonstration of your design abilities. Please include 2D and 3D work. One additional video project may be uploaded. 
  • 2 letters of recommendation - Recommenders will automatically receive an email inviting them to complete the reference requirement.  Please note: John Arndt, Wonhee Jeong Arndt, Beth Esponnette, Trygve Faste, Kiersten Muenchinger, Erdem Selek, Hale Selek and Susan Sokolowski cannot be recommenders.
  • $5 administrative submission fee

​​For current UO students, the Product Design application consists of one part, that must be completed before the application committee will review it.

         1. BFA in Product Design online application

  • One PDF that includes all of your transcripts (if you have less than 36 completed college credits, include both your high school and college transcripts; if you have more than 36 completed college credits, include just your college transcripts).
  • Statement of Interest - A 300-word statement describing what you think product design is and how you see this kind of design influencing your life and world around you.
  • Autobiography
  • Portfolio - One PDF file, maximum 20 pages, and maximum 5MB - The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee a sense of your interests in design and your creative potential. Consider the portfolio itself as a demonstration of your design abilities. Please include 2D and 3D work. One additional video project may be uploaded. 
  • 2 letters of recommendation - Recommenders will automatically receive an email inviting them to complete the reference requirement.  Please note: John Arndt, Wonhee Jeong Arndt, Beth Esponnette, Trygve Faste, Kiersten Muenchinger, Erdem Selek, Hale Selek and Susan Sokolowski cannot be recommenders.
  • $5 administrative submission fee

 

 

If you have questions about the application or application process please contact:

PDInfo@uoregon.edu
541-346-6697

 


Minor

The Product Design (PD) Minor has been designed to give students a strong exposure to the theoretical and practical skills necessary for understanding the field of design. It includes a selection of courses from Product Design, A&AA foundation and Art History. The Product Design Minor appeals to students with a general interest in design or those who have a major in a related field.  The design process involves a combination of research, creative strategies and decision-making methods that can be directly applied to problems in every area of study. The growing popularity of Design Thinking, which applies design methods outside of the creative arts to areas such as business, medicine, and sociological sciences among others, has created interest in Product Design courses from students in many curricular areas across the University of Oregon. The PD Minor allows students in any discipline the opportunity to supplement their chosen major with the added perspective gained through the study of product Design.

Total Minimum Credits: 24 (All courses must be taken for a letter grade and receive a C- or better)

Students who wish to be PD minors must apply to the PD department. They will be required to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have taken PD 101. The applicant’s GPA, PD 101 grade and ability to finish the PD Minor curriculum on schedule for graduation will all be considered in the admissions process.

Courses required for the PD minor are:

Intro to Product Design (PD 101) (also a pre-requisite for applying to the program) 4
Surface, Space, and Time (ART 115) 4
Design for Use (PD 340)* 4
Objects and Impacts  (PD 350)* 4
Design Process (PD 370)* 4
History of Design (ARH 358) 4

* Denotes courses that must be taken in sequence. 

Please complete the Product Design Minor Application form below and return it along with a copy of your unofficial transcript to the Admin. office in 254 Lawrence Hall.

Product Design Minor Application form