Known for more than its longstanding influence in automotive design, ArtCenter College of Design’s renowned Transportation Design program—and a new graduate program in Transportation Systems and Design—helps prepare students for a career across all modes of transportation.
In addition to traditional elements of styling, comfort, safety and usability, ArtCenter’s curriculum emphasizes vital topics such as sustainable mobility, the implications of brand, and product life cycle. Exploring the balance between form and function, Transportation Design students develop the ability to create vehicle concepts and mobility systems with distinct personality, improved function and broad social impact.
Beyond the automobile, ArtCenter alumni contributions in transportation design include motorcycles, mega yachts, commercial trucks, agricultural equipment, trains, aircraft, spacecraft and more. They have created vehicle interiors that fuel our passion for driving, keep us safe, inform and entertain us. And as dedicated problem solvers, they are addressing new challenges that are shaping our collective future.
The College benefits from its location in Southern California, which has long been the cultural epicenter of transportation design. With dozens of advanced automotive design studios and companies leading the emerging fields of new mobility and alternative energy, ArtCenter students have daily interactions with faculty and alumni who are actively engaged in all aspects of the industry.