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Cohort 01




Breaking into Design


Cohort 01 is a 12-week program focused on building foundational skills to break into the field of industrial design. Students will learn the hard skills required to begin sketching, create rapid prototypes to test and validate their ideas, storytell through color and form, and a deep understanding of the design process. 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.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE
May 6 — Applications Open

June 4 — Applications Close

June 6 — Acceptance Notification

June 13 — Instruction Begins

July 18 — Break

September 9 — Program Concludes



Cohort 01 is a good fit for you if...

  • You’re looking to build a foundational skill set in industrial design.

  • You’re a high school student entering college/university.

  • You’re a working professional who wants to move into the field of industrial design.

  • You want to see what it takes to become an industrial designer before committing yourself to a full-length program.


Registration is Open
MAY 6 – MAY 29

This program is open to all! To register, we require you to have the following:

  • Information about your background.

  • A small essay (1-2 paragraphs).

  • Some self-reflection on where you’re at in life.

If you have most of these things, you should be able to fly right through this!

*Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. For details, see the scholarship information below. The scholarship can be applied for within the application. 

Tuition: $2,000 USD

 



Offsite Scholarship 

One of Offsite’s core missions is expanding opportunities for prospective BIPOC students to study and engage in the field of industrial design. Offsite offers full scholarships to our program to students vetted on the quality of their applications.

We will require you to have the following:

  • Identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color).

  • More information about you so we can get to know you better as an applicant.

  • Information about your aspirations as a student and a designer.

  • Agreement to a video interview to be scheduled at a later date.


What You Get


  • A certificate of completion.*

  • 4 studio courses taught by working designers to jump-start your journey to becoming a designer.

  • One-on-one weekly office hours with your instructors.

  • 12 weeks of 100+ hours of class content.

  • Work samples that you can include in your portfolio.

  • A collaborative online studio environment through the Offsite Slack channel.

  • A global studio experience with peers from several different countries.

  • Networking, socialization, and relaxation with community game nights, happy hours, and more.

*completion is contingent upon program results evaluated by educators



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Meet the Educators

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Begin to think and act like a designer.

Cohort 01 was developed to help you kickstart your education in industrial design by building a strong foundational skill set.




Q&A

When do courses begin?
Courses are set to begin June 13, 2022 and will run for 12 weeks.

If I’m only interested in 2-3 courses, do I have to take the rest?
Our Cohorts were developed specifically to interface with one another and have cross-functional projects, so we make it a requirement to enroll in all the provided courses to take full advantage of the content.

What will I get upon completion of this course?
Upon completion of this program, you’ll be given a certificate of completion (hooray! 🎉). This certificate represents your completion of the course under the instruction of working industry leaders, and holds the merit that you’ve understood and mastered all elements of the course content.

Why is this all online?
Offsite wants to offer course content that can be accessible to all at an affordable price. Due to our remote learning situation, we’ve cut out all fees bound to location-based learning. This allows you to live in your day-to-day without breaking the bank while still accessing quality design education.

What time will classes take place?
Classes will be held within US time zones only. Recorded content will be readily available, and instructors will coordinate with students on review sessions.

What materials will I need?
  • Laptop (MacBook or PC)
  • Software (Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator)
  • Paper (Copy and Tracing Paper)
  • Markers (Prismacolor)
  • Pens (Flair or Ballpoint)
  • Access to prototyping materials (such as cardboard, x-acto knives)
  • Access to presentation software (Keynote, PowerPoint, or Google Slides)
  • Access to a good internet connection
  • Making sure you don't have audio issues

Have a question?
For additional offsite related inquiries email offsite@advdes.org.




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