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Transportation Design

College for Creative Studies

48 months
46170 USD/year
46170 USD/year
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The College for Creative Studies Transportation Design program has spent 55 years becoming the best. This century’s wave of ingenuity brought with it autonomous vehicles and mobility-forward design, and we educate the designers who are leading this charge and whose influence in the transportation industry is unmatched anywhere.


College for Creative Studies alumni swell the ranks of every major car design studio and nearly all the Tier 1 auto suppliers. Transportation Design graduates account for 60% of the design team at Fiat Chrysler, led by Global Head of Design and alumnus Ralph Gilles. GM Design employs more than 175 of our alumni, and our graduates are key designers at power sports company studios.

Learning outcomes

It all began right here in Detroit, the heart of the US automotive industry where our faculty of award-winning, industry-savvy professionals have no rivals. Students secure competitive internships at top firms around the world and work on sponsored design projects with industry insiders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Fundamentals
  • Drawing II: Visualization
  • Visual Communication 
  • Freshman Trans Design Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Show Us Your Work: Upload five to eight pieces of your work to Slideroom
  • High School Transcript: Submit official high school transcripts. Transcripts must be translated into English prior to submitting.
  • Provide Proof of Financial Feasibility: Submit official certification from a financial institution documenting funds to cover one year's tuition and expenses
  • TOEFL, ACT or SAT Scores

Tuition Fee

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    46170 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 46170 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Detroit

1050 - 1770 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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