Transportation Design

Master Courses - Turin

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20th 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 to the core of the 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, being the world capital of car design and the birthplace of the most important design centres 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 in collaboration with a partner company.

 
  • Start date
    January 2023
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    English

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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 the second year.

Career opportunities – Graduates can apply for jobs such as Car Exterior Design experts. Their roles are pivotal for design companies and all the main automotive businesses. Thanks to the focus in Interior, User Interface and User Experience Design, they can work as experts in multimedia products for automotive companies, in design companies working in the automotive sector, or firms operating in the development of user interaction interfaces.

Methodology and structure – The didactic pathway smoothly integrates theoretical knowledge and work experience. The syllabus envisages a first year focused on providing the theoretical and design tools required to produce a scale model. This is followed by a detailed analysis of the main manual and digital representation techniques, the ergonomics, and architectural features of a vehicle, as well as different techniques such as clay modelling. During the second year, many aspects relating to a vehicle are explored in greater depth, and all stages of the design process are examined in detail. Students will be asked to provide advanced projects integrated with UI, UX and Service Design, in order to explore and experiment with new scenarios and sectors of mobility. For their final dissertation, students will become involved in what, to all intents and purposes, is a true work environment with a Design Centre approach. The final objective is the production of a full-size scale model.

 

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

Michele Albera - Course Coordinator

Michele Albera - Course Coordinator
Designer and founder of MAP Design Studio, specialized in designing and prototyping of electric vehicles. He worked in the fields of industrial design, exhibition design and architecture for Bodino and he was part of the group Operai del Design, collaborating with Volkswagen, Audi, Italdesign, Alfa Romeo and more. In 2017 he worked for MAUTO and became Coordinator of the three-year Course in Transportation Design at IED Torino, where he coordinates also the Master in Transportation Design since 2020.

Xavier Blanc Baudriller

Xavier Blanc Baudriller
Over 20 years' experience in designing and developing digital experiences, services & products for top global brands, across several industries, from telecommunications to FMCG & retail, health, banking & finance, public services, utilities, manufacturing, as well as automotive and mobility. In this course, he helps students getting hands-on experience of interaction design in transportation design: what it consists of, how it is conducted, and why its importance is growing & becoming critical.

Supreeth Fasano

Supreeth Fasano
The passion for understanding how and why a product is commercially more powerful and famous than another of the same type led him to study Marketing and Communication. Since 2007 he has worked for FIAT (Automotive), Loro Piana (Luxury) and some marketing and advertising agencies. Since 2011 he is a lecturer and trainer at prestigious international institutes.

Luca Menicacci

Luca Menicacci
After graduating in Industrial Design, he attended the Master course in Transportation Design at IED, ended in Geneva presenting Shiwa, with Quattroruote, for which he developed the external design. From there he started working for Italdesign and then moved to Quartostile and at the same time to work as a freelance designer.

Umberto Niola

Umberto Niola
Prototype Manager in Pininfarina. Mechanical Engineer with experience in mechanic workshops, aeronautics, craftmanship, racing cars design, hystoric cars restorations, racing championships, engineering, building, assembly, evelopment and technical-sport team management. Automotive Consultant for little and major companies, among which Fiat, ItalDesign, SST. Prototype Manager in Pininfarina for one-off, show cars, prototypes and R&D.

Francesco Paglia

Francesco Paglia
Automotive Designer and Design Consultant. He works in collaboration with several design studios, in Italy and abroad. He started his own studio in the beginning of 2017 and is involved in many automotive design projects, especially for chinese market.

Kislaya Pathak

Kislaya Pathak
3D Modeler and Digital Designer at Pininfarina, Turin. Following his passion for cars that he had since his childhood, he studied Mechanical Engineering in India and then got graduated in Transportation Design at IED Torino. During his second year at school, he got the opportunity to work as a 3D modeller intern for a renowned company called Stola based in Rivoli, Turin.

Dror Peleg

Dror Peleg
Automotive Designer fascinated with shapes, lines and textures, and the narrative they create. He strongly believes in the importance and the impact of design in everyday life. He is currently working at Suzuki in the Advanced Design studio, dealing with many different global markets and adapting to various cultures and different lifestyles. The blending of his western point of view with the Japanese origins and values of the brands creates interesting and surprising processes and outcomes.

Desirée Casano

Desirée Casano
After studying Transportation Design at IED Torino, in 2018 she moved to Cina to work as Clay modeler for Interiors. Today, she is 3D Modeler at Torino Design. 

Andrea Randine

Andrea Randine
Since 2016 he works at ICONA Group. After working on exterior and interior development at the Shanghai headquarters, todays he is Interior Designer at the new company location in Turin, focusing on different aspects from conceptual research, to manual and digital sketching and 3D modelling.

Gabriel Perino

Gabriel Perino
Born in Sao Paolo, Brasil, he has been a Junior Designer at Pininfarina since 2018. Graduated in 2017, his work experience started in a product/transportation studio in Torino. Later he moved to Pininfarina Extra as Product Transportation Designer. Since then he has been working in Mobility Design and he is currently working on transportation, aerospace, yacht, automotive and mobility projects.

Alessandro Acciavatti

Alessandro Acciavatti
Graduated in Architecture, he specializes in Transportation & Automobile Design. He begins his job training at consulting design companies – as Torino Design, LD’A and BDI – working for leading OEM in the Asian market and following all stages of the projects, from sketching to alias and clay modelling, to the final presentation to clients. Since 2018 he's been working at centro stile Aston Martin Lagonda in UK, as Senior Interior Designer.