“Is it really possible to learn car designing online?” Our Trial Course is for someone who has this question. Excerpts of key lessons in ‘Car Design Total Course’ will be introduced. We hope you enjoy Academy’s key element, ‘video feedback,’ and caring supports, such as ‘telephone session’ when you complete the course.



You are currently hired by a design company and you are leading a project.
You are going to pitch concepts of a new compact car which would make a debut 10 years from now to a car company..

Lesson 1
Let’s understand what’s important in sketching!
trial_lesson 01 This is a lecture movie titled ‘What is important in sketching?’ by former Nissan designer Yoshio Yamashita. What is a sketch that can win? He also explains important elements of sketch skills that must be polished.
Articles related to Mr.Yamashita
Lesson 2
What is planning of a car?
trial_lesson 02 This is a movie titled ‘What is planning in the car making?’ by a former Nissan designer Toshio Yamashita. It explains what kind of planning leads you to a good designing, and other topics.
Lesson 3
Let’s plan a concept car!
trial_lesson 03 As a hypothetical story, you are offered a job do design a compact car which will make a debut in your country or city in 10 years. Let’s come up with a styling concept which would satisfy your customer!
Lesson 4
Let’s draw a sketch based on your concept!
trial_lesson 04 You will design a car on your original concept. Let’s sketch your imaginal car!

About correction You can receive 2 corrections on your submitted works.

*You will have the access to our system and its contents, including videos and texts, even after the trial period, however, you will no longer have a right to receive corrections once the trial period ends. See students’ comments on Trial Course at the end of this page.

Lesson procedures

There will be an orientation about how to learn and important points.
We take questions through the online chat service for 24/7.
* There will be lectures only for lesson 1 and 2.

An example of a correction video

In lesson 3&4, each submitted work will be corrected by our professional designer.

Comments by students who completed Trial Course

“I was not expecting this much detailed feedback.”Yuya Otaki/College Student

I am not majoring designing at college, but I have been interested in taking a job in the car industry. I have been feeling that a certain level of understanding on car designing is needed regardless what kind of department I would be assigned for. I thought about studying abroad at a school specialized in car designing, however, I had to give more importance to securing a job first. It was my pleasure that I received comments from overseas.

“The teacher’s drawing over my sketch was clearly addressing problems.”Tetsuya Takahashi/professional

I was thinking of taking courses at CDA while I was on a job. I wanted to check if I could manage my time. the pace of lessons, and ways to take lessons. My problem was solved by correcting my perspective. I am convinced it is easy to take lessons from pros.

“I received clear advises that helped solving my frustrations.”Shota Hocchi/College Student

I study designing at college, but I cannot study car designing at my school. In order to study car design, I would have to go to a design school after graduating from college, but I did not have such money and I was hopeless. One day, I found CDA on Twitter and thought I should do what I can do. I am so appreciative that my instructor pointed out and cleaned things I had always felt wrong but did not know how to address.

“The careful instruction helped me realize both my strengths and weak points in my sketching.”Yuya Shishido/ professional

I took this course to see how and online lessons work, which, to be honest, I was skeptical about. It was very helpful to be taught my strength and weakness in details. It was possible for a beginner like me to understand and sketch, after watching the videos for a few time.

“I felt that my coach was a caring person who has students’ perspective.”Yu Yamashita/professional

Considering my age, I was gathering information for possibilities in learning car designing while keeping my current job. I applied for the course immediately, so that opportunities wouldn’t go away. My instructor drew lines that I could not express in such a way it is 3 dimensional realistic at the same time. I was thrilled he saw my passions for car designing.

“I was already doing this business but A whit”Masanori Jindai/College Student

I think that they were very caring. My instructors’ comments were always clear.

“It gave me confidence in growing into the future.”Mishima/professional

I have been interested in car designing for a long time. I did quite a bit of research, but I could not find anything but day schools until I found CDA. The content of the course was so clear, and easy to understand. The course materials are clearly explained, which made me more confident, and for growing. Now it makes me believe that I would keep growing.

“It was a very good logical correction, which I am satisfied with.”Shun Mayuyama/student

I think I made a right decision. It is nice to study with someone who knows rather than teaching yourself.

“Now I know what I should do in improving my weak points”Momoka Mino/student

Although I was majoring mobility design, I felt so much distance in ability with other students, and I knew sketch skills are something that are missing from me. I repeated the same hand move with my teachers and learned a lot from there.

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