Transportation Design

Undergraduate Courses - Turin

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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
  • Start date
    October 2021
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    English

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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.

 

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.

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.

Alexadros Liokis

Alexadros Liokis
Senior Exterior Designer in Alfa Romeo. He graduated in Industrial Design Engineering in Greece before completing the Master in Transportation Design at IED Torino in 2013 with the thesis project of Alfa Romeo Gloria concept. He has contributed to several FCA products such as Maserati Alfieri and Alfa Romeo Tonale concept, for which he was the Lead Exterior Designer.

Mattia Sabbadini

Mattia Sabbadini
Graduated in Transportation Design at IED Torino in 2014, he started working for Esiste, company that provides consultancy in the field of design, 3D and physical modelling to various automotive companies. He has been working as a Designer and Surface Designer for this company for 5 years.

Richard Partington

Richard Partington
English Yacht Designer living and working in Italy. He graduated from Coventry University with a 1st class degree in Boat Design. He is Creative Director at Hydro Tec with over 10 years of working experience. Over the last decade he has been part of a team creating custom yachts between 7 and 80 meters for some of the most prestigious Italian shipyards.

James Hope

James Hope
He has 30 years Automotive Design experience with Ford, GM, Bombardier, DaimlerChrysler, JCI, Chery and JV with FCA, Renault, Volkswagen, working in China, Germany, Italy, France, England, South Africa, USA and Canada.

Pietro Castiglioni

Pietro Castiglioni
Exterior Designer at Pininfarina. After graduating in Transportation Design at IED Torino, he worked at FCA, initially as Lighting and Exterior Details Designer for Maserati, FIAT and Alfa Romeo, later as Exterior Designer for FIAT, where he collaborated at Centoventi concept exhibited at Geneva International Motor Show in 2019. Later he worked at Suzuki as Exterior Advanced Designer.

Salvatore Ville

Salvatore Ville
Junior Car Designer in Tata Motors. After graduating in Transportation Design at IED Torino, he worked as intern at FCA, Alfa Romeo - Exterior - and FIAT - Exterior & Interior - and then with SWM Motorcycles in Varese.

Stefano D'Adamo

Stefano D'Adamo
After graduating in Architecture, he collaborated with Too-Design studio in Rome, where he designed boats for Italian and European shipyards such as Bavaria, Canados, Isa, Columbus. Dal 2017 è Style Coordinator at Azimut Yachts.

Marco Ruschetti

Marco Ruschetti
Advanced Motorcycle Designer at Suzuki, where he started working in 2018 after two short internships, in Car Design and Motorcyle Design department.