September 22, 2021


Istituto Europeo di Design launches its new Master in Yacht Design for the 2021/2022 academic year

The field of Yacht Design is clearly undergoing an important transition: naval architecture is witnessing the influence of an innovative automotive-oriented shift capable of influencing working standards with technical and stylistic solutions borrowed from car design.

“The aesthetic and creative path in the nautical industry is increasingly inspired by the world of four wheels, in search of lines that convey energy and elegance of proportions, a creative process that IED has always spearheaded in its approach to design and education related to international car design”, says Federica Bertolini, Style Manager for Azimut Yachts. “The search for beauty while meeting the needs of the product and its functions is the challenge that every designer must deal with and that IED maintains as a core component of its teachings”.

Based on these considerations, the Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin, historically one of the top car design schools in the world, introduces the new Master in Yacht Design, which will be held in Turin at the historic campus of Via San Quintino 39 starting in January. Nautical and automotive design will be the basis of an educational programme based on the growing osmosis between the worlds of yachts and cars.

Lasting 11 months, the Master’s Degree taught in English has been designed for university graduates in architecture, engineering and design – transportation, product, interior – as well as professionals who want to put their skills to use in this specific field, and has as its objective the training of people who are able to successfully take on an array of company functions, as Exterior and Interior Designers, specialists prepared to apply techniques and tools of naval architecture to the most innovative designs, and able to work in national and international nautical design studios and shipyards.

With the scientific coordination of Federica Bertolini and the supervision of Michele Albera, Course Coordinator, the educational programme teaches the cultural and technical fundamentals of the nautical industry and then gradually moves on to the stages of design, integrating the stylistic characteristics of car design while respecting the forms and functions of the nautical world.

The Master will also include a one-week immersive workshop at the H-Farm campus in synergy with the school in Venice, studying sailing boats and visiting shipyards and related businesses to help bridge the divide between the Master and the job market.

For more information on the Master programme click here