CDA total course -Light-

Acquiring necessary skills for car design and creating a portfolio for your recruiting activities within a short period of time

Course Start Date Feb.  1,2020

Application Deadline Jan.  31,2020

  • Duration: 24 Weeks
  • Mentoring Supports by Instructors*
  • 12 Feedback Videos (Advice & Corrections) from Instructor
  • The CDA Design Competition

*Besides the video feedback, students are able to attend 2 video conference with instructors as follow-up support.

CDA Total Course – Light – is designed for students wishing to study car design for shorter lengths of time, having the same core lessons of CDA Total Course.

CDA Total Course – Light – is an intensive course that offers a short term comprehensive car design study with affordable tuition price ― along with instructions in fundamentals & basics of car sketching and styling & design, in which student will create own car portfolio with the car they have designed, in the CDA Total Course. This intensive course is consisted of 24 lessons that will take 24 weeks (a half of year) to complete, including 12 feedback videos and mentoring supports by instructors. Hence, this course is designed to dramatically improve your skills and develop your strength needed to be a car designer in a short period of time.

What is the main difference between "CDA Total Course” versus "CDA Total Course– Light–?”

This course is
for someone who...

  • want to acquire skills needed to be a professional car designer.

    This course is designed for people who do not know where to start for being a car designer, but would like to develop their skills in a short period. The curriculum in CDA is very pragmatic and helps even beginners improve their skills quickly with a precise evaluation and appropriate instructions from CDA instructors.

  • wants to improve your value as a designer.

    As a designer, improving your design skills widens your world to new opportunities as well. Since CDA incorporated with major auto companies and furniture makers, CDA’s original text and materials have been used for employee training within those companies. CDA has much experienced in producing designers and improving their performance as a designer. CDA’s curriculum will effectively increase your value as a designer.

  • wants to create a work that can be used as sample for job hunting.

    We provide precious information from instructors who have worked at human resources office and car makers and design studios. We also provide acute feedback on your portfolio.

Free Individual Information Session is a great way to ask questions to CDA instructors and find out more about studying with CDA.

What you learn in this course

  • Perspective theory
  • Correct proportion
  • Marker technique
  • Digital Paint Technique
  • Concept Creation
  • Package Layout
  • Rendering Technique
  • Concept board
  • Portfolio

Features of CDA

CDA’s unique method that accelerates your growth

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Online access to more than 500 student video tutorials Access anytime even after completion of the course

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The CDA Competition Competed by students from all over the world

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  • Q. What is the main difference between "CDA Total Course” versus "CDA Total Course –Light–?

    A. The course period and the number of feedback video you will receive are different. In the CDA Total Course, it will take 48 weeks to complete and you will receive 24 feedback videos from your instructor. On the other hand, the CDA Total Course – Light– offers 12 feedback videos and its course duration is 24 weeks. If you need additional feedback from your instructor, you can purchase a ticket to add the number of feedback.

  • Q. How many hours in a week should I study for the course?

    A. It really depends on individuals’ sketching level and learning pace. We encourage students to secure around 10 to 20 hours a week for learning.

  • Q. I'm a beginner with no experience in car design. Can I apply the course?

    A. Yes. The course is also designed to suit for beginners. Additionally, our school system allows students to freely ask their questions anytime. The CDA support is available to provide you all the help you might need to succeed in your car design learning. We will assist you until you get necessary skills.

  • Q.Does CDA offer traditional face-to-face learning?

    A. We offer only online courses so far. However, through our school platform where encourages students to interact with each other by online, students enjoy the communication with other students who are learning car design at CDA from the rest of world, and inspire each other to improve. This system enables to keep students motivated and leads to improve their design skills.

  • Q.I want to know more about lessons and video feedback.

    A. All new students are required to attend an orientation by video conference before the course starts. In the orientation, student can talk with his instructor and plan lessons together. There are total of 12 feedback videos you will receive in this course. You can arrange which lesson you would like to receive the feedback from your instructor, and your instructor will provide you those feedback videos based on the plan. If you have any concerns or worries, your instructor will answer and give you suggestions to maximize your learning experience at CDA.

  • Q. Can I attend CDA course while I am learning product design at the college?

    A. Yes. There are many students who are attending CDA while studying at other school or working. We are proud to say that our course materials are used for some companies’ employee training. You can manage both learning in CDA and current school you are going.

  • Q. Can I take this course from abroad?

    A. Yes, you can. This is an online car design school. As far as you have an internet connection, there is no restriction of time and location in taking the course.

Tuition & Fees

CDA offers you the option to pay your tuition in one-time payment or through installments using a payment plan.
If you select an installment plan, you can pay by seven installments of 257 dollars for CDA Total Course –Light–.

Tuition and Fees Tuition and Fees

If you want to check the course before you enroll, you’ll find out how the courses work at CDA in our 4 week Trial.

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  • Step 1.

    Click 'application' and send the online application form.

  • Step 2.
    Tuition Payment

    Wire-transfer your tuition or pay by Paypal (installment ok)

  • Step 3.
    Log into our Learning System

    After we receive payment, you will be informed log-in information for the Learning System.

  • Step 4.

    Orientation and Q&A session through webcam. And you are ready to start!

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