MFA in Transportation Design College for Creative Studies

MFA in Transportation Design College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI
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Designing the Future of Mobility

Graduates of CCS's MFA program in Transportation Design will be innovators, in automotive design and all aspects of mobility, always with an eye toward the future.

Building on a student's art and creativity, the College's MFA program in Transportation Design will bring them together with other bright, forward-thinking students from design and engineering disciplines who want to delve into the invention and entrepreneurial aspects of transportation design.

In this program, students will take on the role of "designer as inventor," and learn how to integrate innovation with real-world business strategy, including business practices, research, brand identity, vehicle architecture, and mobility as a system. The curriculum will lead them through a complete design process - extensive research, sketching and 3D rendering, animation, core competencies analysis and more - and will include special projects that explore innovation through forms and materials, functionality and engineering. It's a unique approach that will teach them how to combine creativity and research with business realities to create new brand value.

Studying at CCS will put students at the very center of transportation design. In the College's studios and labs - housed in the same building where Harley Earl, the first modern automotive designer, and other renowned researchers and designers pioneered groundbreaking vehicles - an automotive executive or other industry leader is very likely to stop in to engage informally with students. The College's alumni are designers at every major car manufacturer and nearly all the Tier 1 auto suppliers, at racing and defense companies like Pratt & Miller, and consulting in firms as far away as Vietnam and Abu Dhabi. Students will participate in design competitions, internships and sponsored projects from the Big 3 and Tier 1 and 2 suppliers. With these exceptional networking advantages, CCS is the ideal place to develop the knowledge, skills, and entrepreneurial outlook that will enable students to influence the future of transportation.

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MFA in Transportation Design

College for Creative Studies

201 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202-4034
United States

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    • Transportation Design Master's
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