Year Four: Developing a Prototype
The Garage. As the Academy’s capstone requirement and the primary curricular focus for the senior year, the Garage is an intense and time-consuming experience for Academy students, and one that requires consistent dedication and commitment. Aided by faculty and team mentors, Garage teams are expected to create, test, develop, and present completed projects. (from http://test2.usc.edu/ 23 August 2017)

The Garage Experience
In year four, the student experience focuses on the Garage, the Academy’s collaborative creative space. In a unique environment that enhances creation with advanced design and prototyping technologies, students work in teams to realize their vision for the future. Throughout the year, students work in close collaboration with top faculty at USC and industry mentors selected from among the leaders in each relevant field or area. Aided by this expertise, students realize their ideas for new products, ventures, art forms, technologies, or services. (from http://test2.usc.edu/ 23 August 2017)

The Garage Experience (http://iovine-young.usc.edu/program/curriculum.html 23 August 2017)
In this Academy capstone experience, students develop innovative projects leading to operational prototypes and viable enterprises. Students are mentored by faculty and industry experts.

ACAD 475a The Garage Experience (http://catalogue.usc.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=6183&returnto=2081 23 August 2017)

Units: 4, 8
Terms Offered: FaSp
Academy capstone experience, innovative projects leading to operational prototypes and viable enterprises, mentored by faculty and industry experts.
Prerequisite: ACAD 377
Registration Restriction: Open only to Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation students.
Instruction Mode: Lecture
Grading Option: Letter