If you want to design and build cars like Chip Foose or Ed Roth, you might want to consider getting a Bachelor of Science for Transportation design at the Art center college of design in Pasadena. The program prepares students for careers in motorcycle, marine, aircraft, commercial transport, personal mobility and public transit design.
The program focuses on drawing, modeling, architecture and aerodynamics. Students make scale models, paint them and create life size design models and functional models. Special interests are in new materials and processes as well as form and function in design. The transportation design program is a four year program, full time for at least two years.
Here is the course list for the transportation design department.
Stewart Reed, Chair
Aircraft Interior Design
Alternative Personal Transportation Design
Automotive Concept Design
Automotive Design Strategist Interior and Exterior Automotive Design
Public Transportation Design
Recreational Vehicle Design
Transit and Urban Planning
Vehicle Customization and Accessory Design
At the end of this article is the list of all the undergraduate programs offered. There are also graduate programs such as industrial design and classes open to the public.
Undergraduate programs like transportation design cost $16,296 per term with a $250 Universal Access Fee, per term. It might be more reasonable to take the night classes if you just want to learn something new about art and design. Public programs are open for kids, high schoolers, substitute teachers and adults. Adult programs take place at night and are $360 per credit unit for the 14 week class.
Undergraduate programs offered:
- Entertainment Design
- Environmental Design
- Fine Art
- Graphic Design
- Photography & Imaging
- Product Design
- Transportation Design
- Humanities & Design Sciences
- Integrated Studies
Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
Course catalog: http://www.artcenter.edu/catalog/