Learning car design from home through the Internet

Design Schools 1 Dec 2014
Learning car design from home through the Internet

An overview of Car Design Academy’s newly launched online car design course.


(Sponsored Article)

Until now the only way to learn how to design cars and become an automotive designer was to attend a design school.

With the newly launched international version of Car Design Academy, it is now possible to learn online while working, studying at a different school, or simply from home.

Car Design Academy

Operating since 2013, the Japanese version of Car Design Academy already led several car designers to be hired by some major automobile manufacturers.

Additionally, the program has been adopted by several major automobile manufacturers for training new employees, which highlights the quality of the courses. Entering the Car Design Academy’s courses could be the first step in becoming a car designer.

The tuition fee is $4,000, with an early 15% discount for those who register before January 15th, 2015.

The first lectures will start on February 6, 2015, and the deadline for registration is January 31st, 2015. For more information visit cardesignacademy.com.

Car Design Academy supervisor Nori KuriharaThe academy supervisor is well known global car designer Mr. Nori Kurihara, and the instructors are Mr. Takeru Can, design director at Nori, inc., Mr. Miki Hattori, who has worked at Opel and Stille Bertone and Mr. Takayuki Yamazaki who designed motorcycles like the Honda Ape and ZOOMER.

The CDA Total Course includes 24 lectures, with each one taking from 1 to 3 weeks to complete.

The topics range from the basic sketching skills to digital coloring in Photoshop, communicating concepts and ideas through sketches, quick renderings and making presentation boards.

Car Design Academy Instructor Takeru Can and Miki Hattori Car Design Academy instructor Takayuki Yamazaki

All the assignments can be completed from home, and the works are reviewed by professional designers. There are also private video lectures and it is possible to ask questions online.

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Sketching is the most important skill for a car designer and when creating a portfolio for job applications the goal is to demonstrate the sketching abilities combined with good composition and visual communication skills.

On this regard Car Design Academy provides individual support with tailored advices that allow the students to create a high quality portfolio.

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Those who are interested in attending the course can register at Car Design Academy’s website.

There is also a car sketch competition currently open for submissions. For more details you can check:
cardesignacademy.com/compe.

Also check Car Design Academy’s pages on Facebook and Instagram.

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  1. aflo
    3/12/2014

    I commend this company for the idea they are attempting to expedite. However, as a 40 year veteran in the automotive design scene, including several years teaching automotive design at the college level, I must say that this is not a workable idea. One cannot take entry level students into this online system and realistically expect the level of progress necessary to get a job in this industry. Getting an OEM auto design job is about as hard as becoming an NBA player out of college.
    This MAY be an option for mid or higher level existing trans students, to hone and develop their skills to the next level – but that is a far cry from what they are suggesting.
    In my years in the trenches, it was very obvious that kids learn from the other kids more than from the instructors.

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