Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are statements by faculty members that describe the most important things students will know and be able to do when they graduate from a program.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Upon graduating from the Toy Design BFA program, students will be able to:

  • explain child safety and testing requirements and be able to apply this knowledge to select appropriate materials;
  • determine appropriate manufacturing methods to satisfy specific design and safety requirements, as well as produce a product that stands up to the rigors of normal use and foreseeable abuse;
  • design and invent innovative products that will have a lasting impact on children by respecting their intelligence and reflecting their play needs;
  • utilize technology to enhance content and the play experience;
  • identify and analyze play patterns as they relate to children’s developmental and emotional needs;
  • demonstrate, through a structured summer internship, skills required by the industry, such as the ability to work to deadlines, problem-solving, teamwork, and presentation and communication skills, with a focus on contributing to a company’s product development; 
  • display technical drawing and illustration skills at a professional level; and
  • design children’s products within relevant, timely, innovative product categories that are determined by market trends and buyer behavior.