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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 89109     HEGIS 1099

The major in Toy Design prepares students for careers as children's product designers working with a variety of companies in the toy industry, from small specialty firms to major global corporations. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2017. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREATY 326 - Toy Design I and Product Rendering3
TY 327 - Drafting and Technical Drawing3
TY 352 - The Toy Industry: Methods and Materials3
RELATED AREAFA 301 - Anatomy for Toy Designers1.5
LIBERAL ARTSSS 232 - Developmental Psychology3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREATY 313 - Soft Toy and Doll Design3
TY 332 - Model Making and 3D Prototyping3.5
TY 342 - Computer Graphics in Toy Design2
RELATED AREAMK 301 - Marketing for the Toy Industry3
LIBERAL ARTSHE 301 - Motor Learning: A Developmental Approach3
HA 345 - History of Industrial Design choice - see Liberal Arts/Art History3
Semester 7
TY 491 - Summer Internship: Toy Design**4
TY 411 - Toy Design II and Product Update2
TY 421 - Advanced Hard Toy: Design Engineering5
TY 463 - Storybook Design and Licensed Product3
TY 442 - Advanced Computer Graphics in Toy Design2
LIBERAL ARTSMA 041 - Geometry and Probability Skills1
MA 241 - Topics in Probability and Geometry3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREATY 414 - Games***1.5
TY 461 - Business Practices for the Toy Industry2
TY 467 - Professional Portfolio4.5
RELATED AREAPK 403 - Packaging for the Toy Designer2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
choice - see Liberal Arts Electives3
 Total Credits: 67

*Fall 2017 Requirements: See below

Liberal Arts, Art History, and General Education: 19 credits

  • Art History Requirements: 6 credits. HA 345 and CHOICE of (1) additional 3-credit History of Art course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9).  See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization .
  • Social Sciences: 3 credits. SS 232

  • Health Education: 3 credits. HE 301

  • Mathematics: 4 credits. MA 041 and MA 241

  • Liberal Arts Elective: 3 credits. Select a Liberal Arts course (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas: CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film and Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) HE 201, or 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music) MU 202, 203, or 391, HI (History), MA (Math), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages and Cultures), PE (Physical Education and Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses .

If internship cannot be completed during the summer, a special independent study program will be arranged in the eighth semester.

Students may substitute TY 314 for TY 414.

Students must complete SS 131 and two HA courses (HA 111, HA 112, or HA 231, or equivalent) prior to entering this program.