Transportation Design Freshman Studio 1
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September 7 - December 16 / Monday, Wednesday 4-6:45pm
This course introduces students the basic principles of transportation design drawing. These principles are to understand the basic structure of 3 dimensional solids on a 2 dimensional surface. This will be accomplished by practicing fundamental drafting methods, practical ideation techniques, and basic mock-up construction.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in creating 3 view orthographic design layouts
- Translate an original 2D perspective design sketch themes into a three-view orthographic layout
- Create a section model from the student’s orthographic drawing
- Create a well-crafted visual presentation of the student’s final project
Paul Snyder, Paul & Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design
Automotive designer and alumnus (’87 Transportation Design) Paul Snyder’s experience spans four continents and encompasses both exterior and interior development for a number of automotive brands, including Ford, Lincoln, Renault, Honda and Acura.
GM Automotive Professionals
Throughout the semester design professionals from General Motors will be joining the class to provide instructional support and behind the scenes insights into the automotive design industry.
High school Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors may take CCS dual enrollment classes through CCS this Fall and save almost 80% of the cost of the class. The cost of the $4,617 class is discounted to $900 for high school students participating in the Dual Enrollment program. Classes are available online and as a hybrid of online and in person classes.
High school students living in Michigan may qualify for additional financial support through their school district. Complete the Dual Enrollment Application here.
Build your portfolio, complete your prerequisites, and earn three college credits before you graduate from high school.
Students will earn 3.0 transferable college credits.
For more information about Dual Enrollment contact the Office of Precollege and Continuing Studies at 313.664.7456.
A limited number of scholarships are available for high school students to take "Transportation Design Freshman Studio 1" through the "Design for an Equitable Future" grant from GM. Apply here by April 15, 2021.