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  • Course description
    Master in Transportation Design.


    18th edition​ - The Master course in Transportation Design offers people with a great passion for cars the chance to engage strongly in car design techniques. It takes students at the core of design world, making them learn about innovative thinking and how to approach, develop and finalize the design of a car exterior and a car interior.
    Turin is the perfect city for this course, because it is the world capital of car design, and it was the birthplace of the most important design houses and car companies of Italy. The city offers the chance to get the whole network of Car Designers to come to IED sharing their abilities with our students for classes, lectures, workshops or for recruiting young talents.
    The Master focuses its approach on simulating a real work experience. The goal is to present a full-scale model designed and sculpted by the students. Then, it will be presented at the Geneva International Motorshow, the world’s most important display of car design.


    Duration: 2 years
    Attendance: full-time
    Language: English


    Description:


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    Target - Admission to the Master course is open to graduates in all design fields, as well as to professionals with at least two years of work experience in the automotive sector. Applicants can also be directly admitted to a second year’s major.

    Career opportunities – Graduates from the Car Interior Design major can work as Experts in multimedia products for automotive companies, design centres and firms active in the development of user interaction interfaces. At the end of the Car Exterior Design major, students can hold positions as Car Exterior Design Experts able to face design projects from the concept to its prototype creation. 

    Methodology and structure – The first year gathers students coming from different backgrounds, providing shared theoretical and design basis. 

    At the end of the first year, participants can choose the second year major: Car Exterior Design or Car Interior Design and User Experience. Both the specialisations receive a commission from a Design Centre for a concept car project, letting students become involved in what, to all intents and purposes, is a true work environment. They work on the same project, but focusing on different aspects. Both of them also deal with some mutual discipline and workshops, which provide in-depth analyses about Advanced Design and Interface Design.

    Car Exterior Design students deal with all the different stages of the drafting and with the problems faced by a style centre, the final objective being the production of a full size scale model.

    In the Car Interior and User Experience major, students focus on the interiors of the car using the most advanced technologies to develop interactive platforms and interfaces. They deal with planning and timing by facing a real case study, then they work on the design phase with the concept creation.

    The Final Project consists in a unique mock-up joining the efforts of the students coming from both majors.


    Subject:


    Design Management

    The course is designed to provide a general overview of Marketing and its contents by focusing primarily on the ability to carry out market research and analysis of the general situation of the world of the automobile.
    The students must be capable of developing a car concept of a future car based on the principles of marketing.


    Drawing Techniques

    Sketching is the most common technique used by designers to visualize their ideas and learn how to communicate a shape or concept quickly through fast drawing. It represents a basic technique for visual communication in a Design context.


    Modelling

    The course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of physical modelling. Clay is the material most used in the world’s style centres thanks to its extreme pliability that allows very impressive results in a short time.


    Car Design History and Culture

    The history of car design is a subject with many sides to it.
    The course teaches the history and evolution of car design through the study of the technical and stylistic innovations that have brought it about.


    Vehicle Engineering

    The training of a professional designer must include a thorough understanding of the vehicle technical aspects. To create truly innovative products it's demanded an in depth knowledge of all the components that go from making a vehicle to how it interacts with the users, the road and the environment.


    Design Methods

    This teaching describes the different phases of a design project: from the concept to the realisation of the object. It enables students to identify the most suitable tools to create their work and to manage the aspects that influence it. Design Thinking and Design Methods are the key contents of this discipline in relation to the Interior and Exterior Design


    Graphic Techniques

    The student learns how to use specific drawing and photo-retouching techniques, using Digital Illustration and Adobe Photoshop. 


    3D Modelling

    The teaching deals with handling images on 2D and 3D using Alias Automotive, from the reproduction of 3D environments to the design of objects and manufactures.


    First Year Final Project

    The course is aimed at designing the exterior and interior of a vehicle, by applying the principles learnt in the previous design method courses.


    About IED:

    For more than fifty years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. Today, the IED is a constantly expanding international network that issues first-level academic diplomas and organises three-year courses, Masters courses, continuous professional development and advanced training courses.

    The most significant milestones in the Group’s history include the foundation of the IED campuses in Milan (1966), Rome (1973), Turin (1989), Madrid (1994), Barcelona (2002), São Paulo (2005), Venice (2007), Florence (2008) and Cagliari (2009). In 2012, the Aldo Galli Academy in Como also joined the IED Group and as of 2013 courses have commenced in Rio de Janeiro, the second IED school in Brazil.

    Since 1966, the IED has developed innovative and diversified teaching methodologies, focused on synergies between technology and experimentation, creativity, strategies and integrated communication, market issues and a new form of professionalism. Thus does the Istituto Europeo di Design offer young professionals working in the fields of Fashion, Design and Communication the knowledge and the effective tools they need to cater for the constantly developing requirements of the working world.

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