<p>So, I'm currently an Industrial Engineering major and I sort of just went into it because nothing else interested me and I was doing well in classes like calculus/physics/economics. Put simply, I was unsure. Now, I think Industrial Design is what I want to do, Industrial Engg is basically financial risk assessment, optimization, efficiency and all that...which I really don't find interesting at all. I lean more (and am better) at designing things and making sure everything fits and works without flaws (really interested in product/exhibit/furniture design).
Just fyi, I'm a second-semester freshman (not into the program yet, but given my situation and their requirements, I'm as good as in). So, my school doesn't offer Industrial Design and I was looking for good schools in the Wisconsin-Illinois area that do...UIUC seems very promising but their out-of-state tuition is a tad bit too high for my likings.
Are there any respected ones in Wisconsin?; because I'd be paying in-state tuition then.</p>
<p>U of Arts seems very good too, but then again, the whole private school tuition deal.
I can wait another year to transfer (all deadlines have passed, anyway), but if anyone can recommend me a good, affordable Industrial Design school in the Midwest area, I'd really appreciate it.</p>