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Undergraduate Course in Transportation Design

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  • Course description
    Transportation Design.
    Undergraduate Courses - Turin.

    The Transportation Designer is a professional concerned with designing the primary means of transport and capable of designing a number of different kinds of vehicle, such as motorbikes, yachts and mobility systems.
    The Transportation Designer is able to reconcile aspects of style, technique, aerodynamics, production feasibility and ergonomics. This kind of designer must have a profound understanding of the product and the functions that the consumer is looking for, so as to be able to have a clear idea about the relationship between design and marketing, innovation and commercial requirements along with the social trend and the economic background in which he is operating.

    Career opportunities - Transportation Designer, Car Designer, Bike Designer, Yacht Designer, Mobility System Designer.

    Title - The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.


    Credits: 180
    Duration: 3 years
    Attendance: full-time
    Language: English


    Description:

    Find out the pages dedicated to the creative professions: Transportation Designer. 

    Context - Anticipator of market trends, processes innovator as per cultural aptitude, the contemporary designer is more and more involved in the strategic decisions of a company and of urban scenarios: he represents a key factor speaking of enrichment and progress of a brand values. The course focuses on design experimentations in different fields and always in cooperation with big automotive companies.

    Methodology and structure - Methodology deals with a daily comparison between theoretical skills techniques and real applications in various projects. Students are spurred to acquire operative autonomy, make coherent and sustained choices, establish relationships with real customers and take on specific responsibilities. This semi-professional experience represents a winning card for graduates when they enter the working world. Students gain operational autonomy, managing independently a designing path, in particular the step dedicated to concept development meant as creative and formal synthesis of the project idea. Students have also the chance to deepen technical and instrumental tools connected to bike design and yacht design through a partially custom-made study plan. Students can develop a Final Project in bike design or yacht design, alternatively to car design.

    The educational offer is enriched by a series of meetings dedicated to the preparation of a personal portfolio.


    Subject:

    I year

    •     History of Contemporary Art
    •     Design Methods
    •     Materials Typology 1
    •     History of Design 1
    •     Technical Drawing
    •     Modeling Techniques 1
    •     Graphic Design
    •     Design 1
    •     Illustration
    •     Perception Theory and the Psychology of Form

    II year

    •     Materials Typology 2
    •     Drawing Techniques and Technologies
    •     History of Design 2
    •     Modeling Techniques 2
    •     Design 2
    •     Design 3
    •     Sociology of Culture
    •     Design Management
    •     3D COMPUTER MODEL-MAKING TECHNIQUES


    III year

    •     Design 4
    •     3D Rendering Technologies
    •     Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts
    •     Modeling Techniques 3
    •     Design 5

    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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