3 Main Features of CDA

The only place in the world where you can learn car design online.

1. Get trained directly from our world-class professionals.

Our program is supervised by Nori Kurihara, a legendary designer who has worked on many car design projects with Honda, Ital Design, Ford Europe in his illustrious career. He also owns independent design firm in Japan where he is still working on various design projects.

2. You can access our high quality materials wherever you are.

The CDA Total Course is composed of 24 lessons and 2 major components: (1) The Sketch Technique Course, which focuses on Drawing and Coloring-Lessons 1 through 12 (2) The Styling Course, which focuses on designing and creating your professional portfolio-Lessons 13-24. You will be provided with an Online Textbook and Video to work on your lessons.

3. Experience the best learning environment to achieve your goal.

You will be amazed on how our professional designers will review your works in detail for each lesson. You will enjoy learning through viewing other students’ works, and the other students will learn off viewing your work too.


The experience working with world-class designers will help plan your career path!



Our student body is very diverse. We have students from all 6 continents and have students from many different professions too. Our course is open to everyone in the world!


Online classroom with textbooks, tutorial videos, weekly assignments with positive
feedbacks and advices will expedite your learning speed to become as a designer.



Car Design Academy receives strong support from many prominent designers.
You will find a lot of interesting stories from our interview articles.

Ms. Anne Asensio

“If designers are the auto industry’s rock stars, Asensio is its Britney Spears. She made her reputation…

Pratap Bose

Mr. Bose graduated National Institute of Design in 1998, then he joined Piaggio & C.SpA, Pontedera, Italia…

Dutta Pratim

We have interviewed Mr. Dutta Pratim. He is currently working in the Dassault Systems, Japan, as a Senior Sale…

Toshio Yamashita

Born 1949, in Fukuoka, Japan. After graduated from Hakata Technical School in 1968, he joined Nissan automobil…

»Interview list


April 27, 2014

One of our students was successfully recruited by the most renowned Japanese Car Maker as a Designer.   Click here for his interview.

April 03, 2014

One of our students was successfully recruited by the Japanese car maker as an Engineer.

March 10, 2014

Our program has been adopted by one big Japanese car company as their educational program for their new employee.

Please contact us if your company or school is interested in to using using our program.

February 15, 2014

Two of our students participated in Japanese car company internship.

»Results list

Media list

The Car Design Academy has received numerous media attention from all over the world.