For those looking to further their industrial design education, you've got nine days left to apply for the next wave of Advanced Design's Offsite program. Conducted online, the summer session is broken into two cohorts, depending on your experience level:
Cohort 01: Breaking Into Design
Cohort 01 is a 12-week, five course program focused on building foundational skills to break into the field of industrial design held during the summer of 2021. Students will learn the hard skills required to begin sketching, building objects in 3D, and rapid prototyping to test and validate their ideas; alongside the soft skills of form development, the design process, and the history of industrial design. Cohort 01 is for anyone who wants to pivot into industrial design—whether you've graduated high school or you're a seasoned professional looking to make a career change.
Cohort 02: Leveling Up
Cohort 02 is a 12-week intensive program centered on reframing what design education can be. Offsite aims to prepare students and newly graduated young professionals for real world design work with the help of 7 industry leaders and an exclusive mentorship program. The 12-week program caters to teach students skills related to: design within business, design discourse, sketching to communicate, product visualization, professional self presentation, and design for manufacturing. Students who have completed the 12 weeks of instruction will be ready to take on their next career move, whether first internship or next job.
AD has released a short video that provides a teaser as to what the recently-wrapped Spring Cohort's sessions were like:
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The tuition is $2,500 for 01 and $3,000 for 02. You can learn more about the application requirements as well as the specific courses offered here.