The new Design, Technology and Entrepreneurship (DTE) major is an interdisciplinary
program that includes coursework from the natural sciences, business and the arts.
Students gain familiarity with basic scientific concepts useful for product design,
the creative ideation process, gain experience rendering their product concepts using
technical drawing skills and computer aided design (CAD) software, learn how to fabricate
prototypes using the University’s 3D printers and CNC machines, and become knowledgeable
in business processes, accounting for entrepreneurs, and how to write grants and raise
funds for new ventures. Three concentrations are offered:
focuses on the aesthetics and interactions humans have with products.
gives students experience with the technical – mechanical, electrical, and/or programming
– aspects of products.
provides understanding of how ideas are brought to market and society through business
and other organizational means.
The new Entrepreneurship minor provides understanding of how ideas are brought to
market and society through business and other organizational means. Coursework includes:
Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Accounting for Entrepreneurs, Law for Entrepreneurs,
courses in marketing, management, consumer behavior and human resources.
The new Product Design minor focuses on the aesthetics and interactions humans have
with products. Coursework includes: How Things Work, Design Processes, Materials and
Processes, Technical Drawing, Product Design Capstone, 3-D Design, Human Factors in
Product Design, History of Décor.
Bachelor of Music in Performance
The Bachelor of Music in Performance is designed for students committed to the achievement
of excellence in the field of performance. Students pursue this program in one of
the following performance areas: percussion, piano, strings, voice, or winds. This
degree program also includes extensive studies in music literature, pedagogical techniques,
The Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance prepares students for careers
teaching and performing as classical guitarists. Students will complete the program
as proficient performers with a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of
playing as well as of the history and repertoire of the instrument.
The Bachelor of Music in String Performance and Pedagogy develops performance skills,
explores technical and musical resources, and formulates teaching strategies. Students
develop their own effective teaching styles and gain hands-on experience working with
students of pre-college level in the IWU String Preparatory Program.