Ever wonder how cars are designed? Now you can sketch like a pro automotive designer! West California Academy of Art and Design is offering 16-week intensive Transportation Design course for students age 12-18+. Seats are limited!
This course will put students at the very center of transportation design. Students will learn innovative creative skills with transportation vehicle design and related components, and develop compelling, sustainable and valuable transportation and mobility solutions for a better future. Courses will cover merging gap between aerodynamics and efficiency, performance and safety including motor vehicle, highways, roads, bridges, bus, train, and aviation transportation. The program encourages creativity and budding strategically thinking beyond but including sketchpad. Students will have discussions on impact of the vehicle manufacturing industries, creating better transportation solutions at a system and product level. Students will learn car design & styling, learn to sketch in Photoshop, gain useful knowledge on perspective drawing, create their own design in clay, learn how to sketch and render drawings of cars. This course will help students build a portfolio and get into an automotive design college.
Mingkun Yan, a 22-year-old student from West California Academy of Art and Design, benefited from such intensive program and he got accepted to the prestigious Art Center College of Design -- Transportation Design for the 2019 academic year.
Art Center’s Transportation Design is a world-class program which prepares graduates for careers in automotive interior and exterior, motorcycle, marine, aircraft, commercial transport, personal mobility and public transit design. Its impressive list of alumni includes top designers at virtually every major studio around the globe. For decades, Art Center has educated the global design leaders who have brought beauty, innovation and meaning to the way people travel. Art Center graduates led the teams that created the iconic cars of the 40’s and 50’s, the muscle cars of the 60’s and 70’s, supercars, family cars, and a majority of the new concept cars unveiled at major motor shows each year.
Mingkun came across West California Academy of Art and Design by attending its Open House. He spoke to several instructors and was impressed by the caliber, rigor and ultimately the work students were producing. Specifically, for him, what sold him on the program was the instructor for his major, Roman Iniguez.
Learn from an actual car designer! Roman Iniguez holds a Master’s degree of Science in Industrial Design and a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Transportation Design from Art Center College of Design. Currently, he lectures at Art Center College of Design as an Adjunct Professor preparing young automotive design students for a very challenging future.
Roman has been teaching at WCAAD for over seven years. He has extensive automotive design and styling experience. As a Senior Creative Designer, he has styled numerous vehicle exteriors for multiple divisions within General Motors over the course of a decade. His work as a design team member, helped to ensure the success of vehicles such as the Chevy Camaro, GMC Acadia and Cadillac Escalade.
Mingkun began attending WCAAD in early spring of 2018 and went through an intensive portfolio course work. He was accepted to Art Center in November 2018. Roman is his first year instructor at Art Center.
For more course details please call 626-292-1783 or 626-235-2135, Website: www. MyArtEducation.com
West California Academy of Art and Design（WCAAD） strives to offer only the highest level of art education for the community. Since July 6th, 2017, West California Academy of Art and Design has officially become the Supplementary Education Center/Program Fully Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
WCAAD is widely recognized as one of the most professional children’s and youth art education institutions across the Southern California. The academy's students produce exceptional art for their age and it has achieved a reputation as “the children’s art school with most art contest winners,” as well as students achieving 100% admittance to their perspective colleges. For almost 30 years, West California Academy of Art and Design has been transforming students into confident, creative artists and designers who have gone on to have successful careers in their chosen field.