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DIPLOMA IN CAR DESIGN

COURSE PROSPECTUS 2014


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To make YOU a successful CAR Designer
Do you dream of being the next Battista Pininfarina? Walter DeSilva? Chris Bangle? Or Shiro Nakamura?!? Yes?? Then were here to help
your dreams take the flight. But do you know how to become a car designer? Well, car design as a discipline is rapidly evolving and the
future of mobility offers great new possibilities. The work of a car designer combines artistry with some technical and scientific know-
how since finished designs must incorporate aesthetic and functional concerns. The minimumrequirement for most auto design jobs is a
bachelor's degree in a related field, although some designers have master's degrees. A professional portfolio and an internship will
definitely boost your chances to secure a job after graduation. But how do you prepare for it??
Sketching a car is indeed difficult if you havent done it before. It takes months to be able to sketch properly and requires a lot of patience.
But, there is no going forward unless you cant put down your ideas effectively on a piece of paper. DIPLOMA in CAR DESIGN is a course
that offers you a real design training, under specialized industry professionals, with an aim to help you realise your dream to design
innovative solutions of a concept car for the city of near future. The course is committed to providing quality professional tuition and
guidance, covering the main things you need to know about car sketching & design.
The aimof this course is to you give you the groundwork so that you can improve beyond all recognition and start producing professional
looking work. Welcome to Launchpad Academy! We can help you achieve your dreams.
Hi!
DIPLOMA in CAR DESIGN course is designed to help you with the following:
Understand automotive terminology.
Develop a creative thinking process with tutoring support focused on trying to solve future transportation problems.
Develop a fundamental approach to improve your sketching ability.
Grow a structured thinking methodology and mind-set for drawing cars and continuous improvement through practice.
Learn how to work in both traditional and digital mediums.
Work on a project from scratch to completion.
And most importantly how to present your work.
Course Objectives
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The first course of its type in India.
A teaching team that includes design professionals with many years of experience in product, automotive and transport design business with a strong
background & passion in both transportation design practice and education.
Strong associations with the industry that will help convert your passion for car design into a career as an automotive designer.
Best students who successfully complete the course will get a paid internship in design studios.
The only programme in the country that provides a practical hands-on training and with a curriculum crafted by specialized professionals from design
studios of Nissan, Ashok Leyland, GM, Tata Motors, TVS Motors, Tata Elxsi.
Unique access to many professional designers who serve as part-time faculty and guest speakers.
Learn where to start, how to practice, know a few secrets and further develop your sketching skills.
Students who complete the weekly assignments, online tests and finish their final projects successfully will be awarded the Diploma in Car Design by
Launchpad Academy.
What sets us apart?
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"We emphasise learning through discovery, practice,
critical reflection and experimentation with ideas"
Students get admissions into design schools or get selected to transportation design jobs on the basis of the quality of their portfolio,
statement of interest and admission application.
Our students gain fluency in drawing and both physical and digital skills, while also develop a good understanding of things such as
vehicle architecture, materials and process, and aerodynamics.
Youll step out after finishing this course knowing how to sketch your concepts, use various design mediums to advance them to the
next level, and sell your concept to future colleges & employers through awesome verbal and visual presentation skills.
Our program will provide you with the intensive technical and creative training you need to thrive in any transportation (automotive)
industry.
The course is not a car-design-only program. The course approach enables students to explore many areas of the transportation
(automotive) design industry and find their niche in designing all types of transportation, from boats and motorcycles to trucks and
planes.
How will this enhance my career prospects?
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Developing and enhancing students employability and
delivering a serious competitive advantage in the job market
Section 1 INTRODUCTION
Historical perspective on automotive design
History of Car design & Case histories
Design process
Automotive design body styles, layout, proportions, themes
Section 2 DESIGN COMMUNICATION
An intro to sketching as communicating tool
Drawing classification Ideation sketches, Exploratory sketches, Explanatory
sketches, Persuasive sketches
Design Research and Inspirations
Section 3 SKETCHING
Sketching exercises training your arms and hands to acquire consistency in your
line work
Applying Sketching techniques lines, circles, ellipses
Perspective sketching 1-point, 2-point & 3-point
Geometry cubes, cylinders, spheres
Understand the importance of primitive shapes and their direct relationship to
complex forms
Wheel sketching
Section 4 CAR CONSTRUCTION
Structure Learn guidelines for creating realistic looking cars that are well proportioned
Maintaining perspective
Front and rear views
Top down views
Quick thumbnail sketching
Experimenting with volumes and proportion
Section 5 RENDERING
Approach rendering with proper methodologies for execution
Rendering Exercise 1 Pencil/Pen shading
Rendering Exercise 2 Marker Rendering
Rendering Exercise 3 Reflective surfaces
Rendering Exercise 4 Contrast, Highlights, Colour
Rendering Exercise 5 Digital Methods
Section 6 CONCEPT CAR PROJECT & PRESENTATION
Create a car for a city of the near future and present your concept through drawings,
collages, sketches and renderings The final combination of all the previous lessons
Portfolio preparation to document both course progress in mastering car sketching as
well as demonstrate the capacity for creativity and design.
Course Structure
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About the Faculty
Mr. Sathiyaseelan Gangasalam, is Head of Styling - Ashok Leyland. He has an M.Des Degree from IDC, IIT Delhi. He has
consulted and led teams in automotive styling at Tata Motors, Tata Elxsi, TVS and General Motors before joining Ashok Leyland.
He is passionate about teaching Design to young minds.
ABOUT LAUNCHPAD ACADEMY
Launchpad Academy provides world-class training and skill development
courses to students and professionals especially in Mechanical, Automotive
and Aerospace Domain.
The core team of Launchpad Academy are alumni of prestigious institutions
like IISc, NID and IITs and who have come together with professional
experiences in Transportation Design, Medical Product Design, Furniture
Design, Construction & Defense Industry R&D.
Associate Faculty
Vishal Hemanth V. is a passionate product
designer keen on revolutionizing design
education in India.
He has an M.Des. Degree from IISc,
Bangalore and has worked with technology
and healthcare start-ups helping them bring
their products ideas to life.
4-month intensive
online program
(3 months of training + 1 month of project & portfolio preparation)
Start Date:
10
th
May 2014
Duration:
3 months of live online training + 1 month of project
Class hours:
06:00PM 08:00PM IST
Class Days:
Saturdays & Sundays only
Course fee (Students):
Rs.9999/- (Inclusive of all taxes)
Course fee (Professionals):
Rs.14999/- (Inclusive of all taxes)
Discounted Group fee (for minimum 5 registering at a time):
Rs.8999/- (Inclusive of all taxes) per student.
Rs.13999/- (inclusive of all taxes) per professional.
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Course Materials
Students will be sent a Special Course Kit worth Rs.1500/- which include:
Professional Sketch Pencils
Preferred ball-point BIC Pens
Professional Fine-liner pens
Design Markers
Professional Marker Pad
Comprehensive Printed Course Material
Exclusive Practice Templates
PENCILS
MARKER PAD
TEMPLATES
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To be able to learn to sketch and render your own ideas, be it a product or a car, with correct looking perspective and
proportion can be difficult and frustrating. But it is one of the most primary skills that one must know, to crisply and
effectively present their idea. Almost your whole career in the design industry depends on it. People who are likely to
benefit from this course are:
Students and professionals who are keen to start a career in Automotive Design
Car enthusiasts & professional car modifiers
Students / Professionals who are passionate about cars and want to learn to sketch and design them
Students aspiring to get through CEED, NID, NIFT and other design exams
Students of design degree programs
Freelancers in design
Multimedia and animation students
Who will find this course useful??
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Arjun Moger, Student, Malnad College of Engineering
The workshop was fantastic. Thanks for putting up a amazing course. In a short amount of time my CAR Sketches have
improved a lot and I am more confident of my sketching and Rendering skills.
Ratan Prabhu, Engineer, Toyota Kirloskar Motors
Good experience to learn from Industry experts. Helped me a lot in my career.
Student Testimonials
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COURSE REGISTRATION
PAYMENT MODES & DETAILS
Online Payment
Method 1 - Online Payment STUDENT: Rs. 9999/- | PROFESSIONAL: Rs. 14999/-
Please go to this link to register and make the payment http://cardesign.explara.com/
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Direct Payment
Method 2 Payment by Cheque/DD STUDENT: Rs. 9999/- | PROFESSIONAL: Rs. 14999/-
This payment option will be available only at our office based in Bangalore. You can directly come
at our office and pay your fees either in cash / cheque / DD drawn in favour of Launchpad
Education.
Our address is:
Launchpad Academy, #331, 2nd Floor, 3rd Stage, 4th Block, Basaveshwaranagar Main Road,
Bangalore-560079
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FAQs
Are these classes conducted via LIVE video
streaming?
Yes, the classes are conducted via LIVE Video
Streaming, where you can interact with the instructor
by speaking, chatting and sharing your screen. You
can go through our sample class recording and
understand the quality of instruction and the way the
class is conducted.
What are the minimum system requirements?
To attend the online training session, the following is
required:
For PC-based participants:
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or
newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript
enabled)
Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM
(recommended)
For Mac-based participants:
Safari 3.0 or newer, Firefox 4.0 or newer or Google
Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript enabled)
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or newer
Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better
recommended)
Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
Participants will need a fast Internet connection, a
microphone and speakers. (A headset is recommended.)
What if I miss a class?
You neednt worry at all! After each class, we send the class
recordings to our students, so that you can always refer back
at your own pace. You can also reschedule the class to a
different batch.
How will I get support?
Our expert support ensures that you get your queries
answered, either through emails or phone calls (phone
support available only between 10am-8pm).
What if I have doubts before or after the class?
If you have doubts before the class, feel free to ask your
doubts from the instructors taking the LIVE session. And if
you have doubts after the class gets over, you can get them
cleared from our support team either through e-mail or
phone calls.
How will I do the practical's?
You will be given weekly assignments, case studies and
quizzes. You can do the practical's at your own pace, which
will require 2-3 hours each week.
What internet speed is required to attend the LIVE classes?
1Mbps of internet speed is recommended to attend the LIVE
classes. However, we have seen people attending the
classes from a much slower internet.
How can a student access the online class in the event of
an Internet disconnects? Does the student lose that day's
class lecture forever?
You can go through the class recording or you also have
option of attending the same class in a different batch. In no
event you will lose a lecture forever. We also have an expert
support team, so in case you need any clarification on
concepts or help, the support team can help you by online or
phone (phone support available only between 10am-8pm).
Do you provide any Certification? If yes, what is the
Certification process?
Yes, we provide our own Certification. At the end of your
course, you will work on individual projects. Once you have
successfully completed the project (and reviewed by our
expert faculty), you will be awarded a certificate with a
performance-based grading. If your project is not approved
in 1st attempt, you can take extra assistance for any of your
doubts to understand the concepts better and reattempt the
Project free of cost. Certification is provided only upon
successful completion of the project.
Do you also provide any course material?
Apart from the class videos, we also provide printed
materials and PPTs related to the topics. We will also send
you a stationary kit worth Rs.1500/- with pens, markers and
materials.
What if I have more queries?
Just give us a CALL at +91 9632027594 OR shoot us an
email at info@launchpadacademy.in
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email : info@launchpadacademy.in | mobile : Roshan: +91 84319 88071 , Vishal: +91 84313 04675
office : #331, 2nd Floor, 3rd Stage, 4th Block,
Basaveshwaranagar Main Road, Bangalore-560079
Enquiry?
Questions??
Please get in touch with us!
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