Cohort 02

Leveling Up

The power up you need

Cohort 02 is a 12-week intensive program centered on reframing what design education can be. Offsite aims to prepare anyone with an industrial design background, whether brand-new student or seasoned professional to learn up-to-date skills for the job 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, sketching to communicate, design communication, 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, be it first internship or next job.

Who you are

You’re looking to boost your knowledge and body of work to achieve the next level of your career.
You’re a student or recent grad looking to expand on your existing skill set.
Have the time and focus to dedicate to your continuing education.
Eager to refresh your portfolio and identity as an industrial designer.

What you get

A certificate of completion.*
5 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.
One-on-one partnership with a mentor who works in industry, chosen just for you.
Work samples that you can include in your portfolio.
A collaborative online studio environment through the Offsite Slack.
A global studio experience with peers from around the world.
Networking, socialization, and relaxation with community game nights, happy hours, and more.

*Completion is contingent upon program results evaluated by educators.

Program schedule

February 2024


Application requirements:

  • Information about your background
  • A portfolio or work samples (required)
  • A small essay (5 sentence minimum)
  • An understanding of your skill set.


This is for non-scholarship applicants only.

Offsite Scholarship

One of Offsite’s core missions is to expand opportunities for prospective BIPOC students. Offsite offers full scholarships to qualified applicants to study and engage in the field of industrial design. While we wish we could offer scholarships to all, please note that these opportunities are limited.

Application requirements:

  • Identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color).
  • Information about your aspirations as a student and a designer.
  • If selected, be subject to an online interview.


This program is meant to uplift struggling designers. This program is meant to help designers who demonstrate financial hardship that would prevent them from paying tuition in full. Those without significant hardship who are simply looking for free tuition will not be considered.


When do courses begin?
Courses are set to begin February 2024.

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. 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 CS, SolidWorks/Rhino/Fusion 360)
  • Digital Tablet (iPad or Wacom Cintiq)
  • 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

© AdvancedDesign 2024
A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization.
EIN# 82-1720724

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© AdvancedDesign 2024
A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization.
EIN# 82-1720724