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Transportation Design, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pasadena, MD, United States
The Transportation Design program at the Art Center College of Design states that not since the birth of the automobile has the industry seen such rapid changes taking place and these changes bring great opportunities for talented designers.
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The Transportation Design program at the Art Center College of Design states that for seven decades, ArtCenter has educated the global design leaders who have brought beauty, innovation and meaning to the way we travel. ArtCenter 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.

Alumni contributions in transportation design also 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. As dedicated problem solvers, they are addressing new challenges shaping the future.

Our Location

Southern California is quickly becoming the new heart of transportation design’s future and ArtCenter is located right in the center of it all. With dozens of advanced automotive design studios and companies leading the emerging fields of new mobility and alternative energy here in Southern California, our students have daily interactions with faculty and alumni who are actively engaged in all aspects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Viscom Fundamentals 
  • 3D Fundamentals 
  • Design Process 
  • Study Models
  • Design Fundamentals 
  • Design Fundamentals Lab

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • SAT or ACT Scores
  • English as a Foreign Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22888 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22888 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pasadena

  • 1629 - 2760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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