ArtCenter Online: Courses

We’re excited to kick off our online program with a three-course series in Car Design.

Currently, we're pleased to offer the first two levels through a remote-first curriculum, based on our renowned Transportation Design degree program. Depending on how you prefer to learn, we have two different pathways for you to choose from: Live Interaction with faculty and Self-Paced without live instruction.

Upon completion of each Live class, a digital badge is issued by ArtCenter College of Design through the Credly Credential Network. You can proudly display this badge on your website, LinkedIn profile or resume as proof of course completion.

Our library of virtual courses is always growing with classes in Creative Direction, Entertainment Design and Graphic Design coming soon.

Take the first course in our Car Design series for a test drive. For a limited time, we're offering the first lesson for free.

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Level 1: Professional Car Design: The Basics (Live Interaction)
Get weekly faculty feedback

Our most structured, rigorous offering, this 9-week course replicates the classroom experience with weekly lessons, live sessions and weekly feedback from ArtCenter faculty under the guidance of our featured instructor, Leon Paz. Students emerge with a competitive portfolio vetted by industry professionals. This course includes:

  • Live kick-off session with instructor and class
  • Weekly assignment critique by instructor
  • Project feedback and correspondence with peers
  • All skill workshops in one comprehensive lesson plan
  • Mentorship videos by ArtCenter faculty and Transportation Design veterans
  • Your own ArtCenter Sketchbook
  • Live wrap-up session with instructor and class
  • Students who complete both The Basics Course and the Intermediate Course will be issued a badge through the Credly Credential Network.

Price: $499 *Special price for spring

Level 1: Professional Car Design: The Basics (Self-Paced)
Go at your own pace with video tutorials.

Designed with flexibility in mind, this track allows access to the full, 8-week course to complete on your own schedule, without faculty feedback or live instruction. Students practice at their own pace with pre-recorded video lessons, building proficiency in core concepts and key skills. This course includes:

  • All skill workshops in one comprehensive lesson plan:
    • Workshop 1: Intro to Sketching
    • Workshop 2: Modified Shapes & Speed Forms
    • Workshop 3: Basic Vehicle Construction
    • Workshop 4: Professional Side-View Sketches
  • Mentorship videos by ArtCenter faculty and Transportation Design veterans
  • Your own ArtCenter Sketchbook.

Price: $189

Level 2: Professional Car Design: Intermediate (Live Interaction)
Get real-time faculty feedback. Classes begin March 1.

Designed to build on the lessons and skills of Professional Car Design: The Basics, this rigorous, structured 7-week course replicates the classroom experience with weekly lessons, live sessions and real-time feedback from ArtCenter faculty under the guidance of our featured instructor, Leon Paz. Students build upon their work from Level 1 by advancing shading skills and understanding of surfaces through lessons focused on sketching details and playing with various perspectives of the fundamental forms. Students will continue to create a competitive, professional portfolio vetted by industry professionals. This course includes:

  • Live kick-off session with instructor and class
  • Weekly assignment critique by instructor
  • Project feedback and correspondence with peers
  • All skill workshops in one comprehensive lesson plan
  • Mentorship videos by ArtCenter faculty and Transportation Design veterans
  • Your own ArtCenter Sketchbook
  • Live wrap-up session with instructor and class
  • Students who complete both The Basics Course and the Intermediate Course will be issued a badge through the Credly Credential Network.

Price: $499 *Special price for spring

Coming Soon

Creative Direction

Workshop: Be a Creative Director
Two-week intensive with industry leaders. Debuts Summer 2021.

Transform the way branding and messaging looks, feels and interacts with an audience in the rapidly evolving field of Advertising. More companies need creatives like you, whether you're working as a freelancer, for an ad agency or as part of a marketing team.

In this two-week intensive, you'll work with award-winning creative director Gary Goldsmith and Z Gevorkian, one of LA's top creative directors. They'll show you examples of the most exciting work being produced from around the world, and lead discussions about what makes it rise above the competition.

Get a first-hand look at what it’s like to work as a real-life creative director on a day to day basis, and complete assignments that let you experience the joys and challenges of coming up with great ideas. You’ll work both independently and collaboratively in a team, participate in constructive critiques, and learn the skills you need to quickly execute those ideas as you begin to build a portfolio.

Price: $299

Our Advertising program is the oldest in the country, and our list of alumni reads like a Who’s Who of the industry.

Gary GoldsmithChair, Advertising (Creative Direction)

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