Automotive Interior Design

Master Courses - Barcelona

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The Master in Automotive Interior Design analyses how cars are going to adapt to this new mobility scenario and addresses design to improve user experience (UX Design) when interacting with the interior space. 

The programme is in response to a growing demand in the automotive sector for designers with a specific knowledge of interiors. It therefore trains professionals who can provide innovative solutions for the morphology of interior spaces and user experiences in terms of connectivity, sustainability, new materials and personalisation.

  • Credits
    60*
  • Start date
    January 2021
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Attendance
    part-time
  • Language
    English

Methodology

The working method is necessarily active and applicable to professional reality, and also includes the freedom of ideas, experimentation and hypotheses generated by the students. 

An essential part of the learning process comprises observation, analysis and experimentation, which is why both the theoretical classes and projects are supported by outings and visits. These provide students with the opportunity to learn about the automotive and mobility world in Barcelona as guided by professionals. 

Objectives

To redefine the morphology of a vehicle’s interior space, conditioned by new technologies such as artificial intelligence or the Internet of Things (IoT) and their relation to the connected car.

To design solutions that facilitate user-vehicle interaction to combine digital, physical and services through user experience (UX Design) as a differentiating factor in the transport design of the future.

To conduct research and innovate through materials (smart, interactive surfaces and structures) by applying the criteria of sustainability, ergonomics and safety. 

To apply colour, trim and lighting knowledge in the interior space to create atmospheres adapted to brands and users in order to define unique personalised spaces.

To reinforce the specific tools of transport design: 3D modelling, analogue and digital sketching.

To learn about the manufacturing systems of various elements of a vehicle’s interior.

To integrate social, technical and sustainable variables into the work methodology of students in order to develop solutions through systemic design.

Student profile

Graduates in disciplines related to design, preferably transport design, interior design, industrial design, architecture or engineering, who want to acquire the necessary tools to tackle an interior design project in the automotive sector in an effective manner. 

Professionals from the automotive sector.

Specific requirements:

An advanced knowledge of 3D modelling is essential.

Advanced level of sketching.

All students have to present a CV and portfolio with their own projects in both academic and professional fields.

Job opportunities

 The Master course prepares students to hold a position in companies linked to the automotive sector, with the ability to join various departments: modelling, colour and trim, interiors, components and UX.

*Credits

The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

  • SPECIFIC MODULE

    • AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR DESIGN SPECIFIC MODULE

      KNOWLEDGE AND RESEARCH
      TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS
      PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
      PROJECT COMMUNICATION

       

  • COMMON MODULE

    • AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR DESIGN COMMON MODULE

      DESIGNING FOR THE MANY
      DESIGN TOUR
      PUBLIC SPEAKING
      PORTFOLIO AND PERSONAL BRANDING
      RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION SEARCH
      DESIGN PROCESS
      SOCIAL DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY
      COMMUNICATION TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

       

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Ricardo Lafon

Ricardo Lafon
Industrial and automotive designer. Design and development advisor, Ricardo has been collaborating with companies such as Rücker Lypsa Barcelona, Celler Can Roca, Criber S.A., Santa&Cole, Rücker AG Frankfurt and Seat. Coordinator of the Master in Automotive Interior Design. 

Richard Lafon - Course Coordinator

Richard Lafon - Course Coordinator
Industrial and automotive designer. Design and development advisor, Ricardo has been collaborating with companies such as Rücker Lypsa Barcelona, Celler Can Roca, Criber S.A., Santa&Cole, Rücker AG Frankfurt and Seat.

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