In Art Center's Transportation Design Department, our students have a keen interest in the important challenges facing all aspects of transportation and see them as opportunities to utilize technology as a stimulus for creative and innovative design solutions.
The challenges facing the automotive industry present tremendous opportunities for transportation designers. Art Center has long served as a catalyst for innovation, and with more than twenty advanced automotive design studios and companies leading the emerging fields of new mobility and alternative energy located in Southern California, our students are positioned right at the heart of transportation design's future.
In addition to traditional elements of styling, comfort, safety and usability, our curriculum emphasizes critical topics such as sustainable mobility and the implications of brand and product life cycle. Students gain fluency in drawing and both physical and digital modeling skills, as well as develop an understanding of vehicle architecture, materials and process, and aerodynamics.
There is a very high level of learning in this program, as most of our instructors are professional designers who are currently working in the industry. That enables us to understand what is happening in the real world of transportation design - to know the current status quo before breaking out of it.