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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:

    The nexus between knowledge and knowhow is the indispensable starting point for developing the cultural, creative and critical skills and competencies that are the ultimate goal of education at the IED.

    Partnerships with leading enterprises are a fundamental factor in the IED’s educational strategy, featuring both at every stage throughout the didactic process and in the special events held to mark the end of every academic year. As a result of the IED’s constant, active relationship with the business world, more than 200 firms contribute in various ways every year to its student training programmes.

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