Partnerships

The School of Industrial Design hosts guest speakers, workshops, and events that create an insider network connecting you with working professionals in the industry. Enjoy unique opportunities, such as industrial design internships and collaborations with artists, designers, and innovators outside of the classroom.

Samsung
FCA - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Nike
Ford
General Motors
Kohler

COMPANIES THAT HAVE HIRED OUR GRADUATES

Maserati & Alfa Romeo

Industrial Design students invited students from the Schools of Fashion, Web Design & New Media, and Graphic Design to join their partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The objectives were to create a Premium Concept Vehicle for the Jeep brand and to reimagine the Maserati and Alfa Romeo automotive brands for the year 2030.

General Motors

Academy of Art University’s Industrial Design students collaborated with General Motors to create Chevrolet Monza SS Concepts for the near future. Students were guided by Frank Saucedo, GM Director Advanced Design California.

NASA

The Academy has enjoyed an eight-year relationship with NASA. Each year, the space program sponsors a class so students can figure out how to address the outstanding problems they face with astronauts’ space travel. One recent semester was focused on habitation or travel to Mars.

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