CARDESIGN MAGAZINE

【Nori’s Design Talk – vol.3】
Longing for Italy

Mr. Kurihara had led a life of car designer in Italy and still yearns for the life. This column tells what he loves about Italian lifestyle with his car sketch.

【Nori’s Design Talk – vol.2】
Car Designer: The Dream Career?

長年カーデザインとデザイン教育に深く携わってきた栗原氏が現状を考察し、CDAに対して期待する想いを綴った内容です。カーデザインに関わる全ての方々が共感できるコラムだと思いますので、ぜひご一読ください!

【Sketch of the Month】
Super Sports Car: Way Too Ambitious?

The serial column in Tipo, automotive enthusiast magazine in Japan, written by Nori Kurihara will start on CDA! The first column is “Sports Car for a New Era.”

All New! Monthly Payment Plans for Courses!

We are very excited to announce that we have started one of our top requested features: Monthly Payment Plan for tuition and fees.

【Event】CDA Principal joins to judge “CATIA Design Hackathon Japan 2019”

The Dassault Systèmes’ subsidiary in Japan held a hackathon event. Professional designers took part in, and created works with excellent quality within 2 days!

Congrats! A CDA Student Won the Award at EV Design Contest 2019!

A CDA student, Jihed Zaier, taking our course from Tunisia won the award at the EV Design Contest 2019 held as a part of Symposium for Tokyo Motor Show!

CDA Principal, Mr. Can to Appear as Guest Speaker at FSPJ’s Talk Show

CDA Principal, Mr. Can appeared as a guest speaker to share his expertise in a talk show held by FSPJ School in Japan.

【CDA Student Works】Mitsuru Morita, a current student at IED in Italy

Mitsuru Morita is currently in the 2nd grade at IED and willingly accepted our request for sharing his works created during the 1st grade of IED on our website.

APEV launches “EV Mobility Design Contest for International Students 2019.”

The Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicle (APEV) is launching its “EV Mobility Design Contest for International Students 2019.

#7 CDA Design Competition: Designing “The 1-seater super compact EV”

The 7th annual CDA Competition was held. The theme for the competition was “Designing the 1-seater super compact EV.” CDA instructor, Mr. Yamashita who is a world renowned car designer for designing the Nissan Z32 Fairlady and R34Skyline judged all works submitted by students. We had received wide variety of ideas from students, ranging from a car would best suit the individual’s need to high publicity and a fling car.

#6 CDA Design Comeptition: “An ambulance that will serve your city ten years from now

The 6th annual CDA Competition was held. Only CDA students are eligible to participate in this competition. The theme for the competition was “Designing an ambulance that will serve your city ten years from now.” CDA instructor, Mr. Yamashita who is a world renowned car designer for designing the Nissan Z32 Fairlady and R34Skyline judged all works submitted by students. The students presented attractive ideas and designs at this competition.

[Interview to CDA Students] Jonathan Kasumba / Uganda

Welcome to official web site of Car Design Academy where the only place you can learn Car Design through Internet. We had an interview with our current student, Jonathan Casumba from Uganda to know how his experience in CDA has prepared him for his career.

Success story:
Car Design Academy former student breaks into a famous design company

An interview with Alireza Saeedi, who has recently become Car Design Academy’s Student to get accepted into a famous design company. Why did you want to become a car designer? No real reason. I did it since I was 4 years old. I kept on sketching for fun. My mother bought me a lot of car magazines, and then I started liking it more. Why did you choose CDA? It was a difficult time for me to stay focused on car design while studying industrial design at school. I needed something to help keep me motivated. And other schools for car design were too expensive for me. Was there anything that made…

A message from Principal

”We provide a high quality car design education by professionals to people who want to learn designing.” This is our motto since the founding of this school. I was born in Okinawa, and came to Tokyo when I was student, with a sheer dream in my heart to work as a product designer. At the time, I sought ways to make living as designer, there was no chance in rural regions that I could learn professional design skills which I would have been satisfied with. It has been some ten years since then, however, such situation has not been changed much; schools for learning high-level designing are concentrated in urban…

Announcing The Winner of INSTAGRAM CONTEST 2017! Vol.1

We, Car Design Academy ran the Instagram based competition; #cardesignacademy_competition, making it the great place to learn, a great opportunity to meet the people who share their passion about car design! The competition has attracted entries from all over the world with a prize of Car Designer Starters Pack (worth $300) for winners, and had been accepted the entries over approximately one month. Finally, it was closed to receive all of the submissions for the competition through the Instagram on May 7th, 2017. More than 90 works have come up for the contest. We truly appreciate your interests and participation. Today, it is our great honor to announce the winners of the #cardesignacademy_competition.  Congratulations to…

Success story: Car Design Academy former student breaks into the car design industry

An interview with Agri Bisono, who has recently become Car Design Academy’s first International Student to get accepted into the Japanese Car Design Industry. What are some tips and advices to get your foot into the Japanese Car Design Industry? We took the time to interview Agri Bisono, former student of the Car Design Academy’s Total Course, to know the secret recipe that allowed him to enter this exclusive and very competitive field. K: Hello and thank you very much for making the time for the interview today! How are you spending your last free time that you have remaining before stepping your foot into your dream? A: I am spending my time to exercise my sketching…

#5 Award announcement 「Designing a Car by Using a Motif (Theme) Not Related to Cars 」

Hello, everyone! The #5 CDA Design Competition  was held in the end of December, with a theme “Designing a Car by Using a Motif (Theme) Not Related to Cars . “    CDA  Design Competition is an arena where all existing and graduate CDA students will compete under one Design Concept to propose his or her ideas. Evaluation Criteria are “Design Originality”, “Design Attractiveness”, and “Sketch Skills.” Evaluaters are 3 CDA instructors. Mr. Yamashita who designed Nissan FairLady Z is responsible for Design Competition program. If you are interested to see the #4 competition results, please take a look for the link below. A theme for Mar. was ““Design the future Kei…

Results from the Ultimate Car Design Battle 2016 (With all 38 Sketches included from each round)

The well-received “ULTIMATE CAR DESIGN BATTLE” that gained a lot of fame and attention last summer was held again on August 28st 2016 as the “ULTIMATE CAR DESIGN BATTLE 2016.” As this was the 2nd official holding of the event, we had entries from many students studying transportation design as well as full time professional workers from all over Japan. We would like to take this time to deliver you the battle details of the 26 competitors who survived the hard fought-out preliminaries!    *The rules for the ULTIMATE CAR DESIGN BATTLE are very simple. One round is competed by a time limit of 30min. A sketch battle fought out…

CDA Student Gallery

  The Car Design Academy has more than 200 students from all across the world. The competitive environment of Car Design Academy is built by a core of one of the most talented young car design students from all over the world. Please take a look at the great works by some of our students enrolled in our “Car Design Academy Total Course.”     Alireza Saeedi   *TESLA CROSS COUNTRY CONCEPT       Nicole John Varona   Agri Bisono   Eiji Nakashima   Carlos Puerta Mascaro     Those are just some of the great works done by our students. The Car Design Academy will provide you with…

#4 Award announcement | Theme / Design the future Kei Car for 2020

Hello, everyone! Car Design Academy, in collaboration with DAIHATSU launches, #4 CDA Design Competition.  The #4 CDA Design Competition  was held in the end of March, with a theme “Design the future Kei Car for 2020. “    CDA  Design Competition is an arena where all existing and graduate CDA students will compete under one Design Concept to propose his or her ideas. Evaluation Criteria are “Design Originality”, “Design Attractiveness”, and “Sketch Skills.” Evaluaters are 3 CDA instructors. Mr. Yamashita who designed Nissan FairLady Z is responsible for Design Competition program. If you are interested to see the #3 competition results, please take a look for the link below. A theme for…

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