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Cohort 02

Leveling Up

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 6 industry leaders and an exclusive mentorship program. The 12-week program caters to teach students skills related to: design within business, sketching to communicate, 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.

TBD — Applications Open

TBD — Scholarship Applications Close

TBD — Offsite Spring Cohort Applications Close

TBD — Acceptance Notifications

TBD — Instruction Begins

March 13 — Break

May 5 — Program Concludes

Cohort 02 is a good fit for you if...

  • 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.

Applications Open

This application isn’t your run-of-the-mill college application. We will require you to have the following:

  • A portfolio or work samples (required).

  • A small essay (1–2 paragraphs).

  • Some self-reflection on where you’re at in life with your design skill set.

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: $3,000 USD

Applications Closed

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.*

  • 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 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

Meet the Educators



Learn skills needed for the demands of the job.

Cohort 02 was developed to translate the needs of the industry into course content taught by design industry leaders. We want to give you the right skillset to thrive on the job.


When do courses begin?
Courses are set to begin February 6, 2023 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 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?
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Our EIN# is 82-1720724

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A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Our EIN# is 82-1720724



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