The growth of digital technology has opened up many new areas of development in the representation and construction of models, digital simulation and rapid prototyping. The new certificates in industrial, commercial and transportation design are intended to prepare students with the skills necessary to design products and build models using both traditional and emerging technologies. Students will gain a unique insight into both the physical and digital disciplines of modelmaking and design, cultivating technical and arts skills based on critical thinking.
Modelmaking and Transportation Design certificate programs engage students in the methods and techniques used to explore, record and communicate the visual information in design. Career options include transportation design modelmaking and digital design simulation and prototyping.
For 75+ years, Lawrence Tech has educated engineers to design what goes under the hood. Now, Lawrence Tech has worked with industry leaders to create a unique transportation design program that blends design skills with technological influences, so that graduates will be able to compete for the top design positions in the automotive and other transportation industries.
Built around the University’s signature “Theory and Practice” approach to learning, the Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design combines in-depth conceptual investigations with hands-on projects and extensive exposure to working professionals.
Art Center College of Design has been a leader in art and design education for nearly 75 years. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, as well as Public Programs offering design education to all ages and levels of experience. Fundamental to Art Center’s core curricula is a commitment to social and cultural engagement and giving students the tools and skills with which to effect change and address real-world issues. Art Center is located in Pasadena, California, with classes held at its Hillside Campus and new South Campus in downtown Pasadena.
The College for Creative Studies, formerly known as the Center for Creative Studies, is one of the nation’s leading arts education institutions. CCS is a private, fully accredited, four-year college located in Detroit, offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in eleven studio majors. The College provides a dynamic learning environment where students explore issues of art and design, and the culture in which they exist, while preparing for careers in the professional world. CCS has one of the world’s most recognized programs in transportation design and places more graduates in the automotive industry than any other school.
In addition, the school offers non-credit courses in the visual arts through our Continuing Education programs and provide opportunities for youth through Community Arts Partnerships.
With a staff of over 1,900, an operating budget over $115 million, 39 buildings with over 1.5 million square feet, situated on over 400 acres and degree-credit enrollment well over 21,000 each semester, Macomb Community College is the largest grantor of associate’s degrees in the state of Michigan and consistently ranks in the top 2% nationally. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1970 with locations throughout the county, Macomb Community College truly offers a lifetime of opportunity.
The Product Development program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions in a variety of design environments. The program focuses on the development of both technical and professional proficiencies. The curriculum includes industrial processes and materials, rapid-prototyping, computer-aided design, applied problem solving skills, and presentation techniques.
Today the University has approximately 9,000 students, making it the largest private school of art and design in the country. Students now have the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture or a Certificate Program, with over 30 areas of academic emphasis.
BFA candidates begin with their study acquiring fundamental skills and knowledge by taking courses in drawing, model making, and digital media. Once students proceed to design courses, students will be assigned to projects where they apply critical thinking in order to identify and solve problems accordingly, fully utilizing those skills and knowledge acquired during the earlier semesters. The program emphasizes critical thinking; the identification and resolution of design problems and the nurturing of creativity and innovation. Students are expected to achieve expertise in problem-solving processes, while gaining exposure to the design and business community. Final projects include a thorough analysis of the target market, concept development and refinement, aesthetic perspective, design finalization, and final presentation.
The Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design, Torino was born in 1978 in the capital city of Industrial design by the initiative of a group of professionals that operate in the field of visual communication as well as product design. Immediately this region was recognized as a reference point in the world of school, education and industry.
The Institute, in more than 25 years of activity has succeeded in bonding the traditional subject matter with a group of teachers, and highly specialized professionals. This has been the first Italian institute to open a course of “Car body architecture”, today called “Transportation design”, and now is attended by students coming from all over the world.
An educational website encompassing the more traditional approach to Automotive Clay Modeling in a Digital world. Designed to meet the demanding schedule of career minded students in their quest for an automotive design degree. The site offers explanations and demonstrations from a distinguished industry professional. This is a hands-on approach for clay modelers worldwide.
With today’s emphasis on digital imaging and clay milling the need or requirement for traditional clay sculptors is on the decline. And the more traditional sculptors are reaching their golden years. This site passes on their experiences and the necessary know how of this profession, along with a little insight into this fascinating skill of automotive clay sculpting. The Clay Sculptors website provides the tools, the tricks, and the know how.
The website devoted to teaching the skills and techniques required to build a career in the automotive design field. With the help of many professional contributors this site aims to answer all your questions. By using tutorials they will teach you the tricks designers use to produce eye catching sketches and renderings, as well as taking a look at the design process.