Phygital Open Days 2023 | Discover the Specializing Masters and meet the Faculty
The Specializing Master in Transportation & Automobile Design is a Master in Car Design of the Politecnico di Milano and it is a pathway to excellence for those who seek scientifically rigorous training to meet the professional challenges that automakers’ design departments are offering in this era of far-reaching change and radical innovation in the industry.
Reliance on facilities at the Design Department at the Politecnico di Milano, such as its prototype workshop and its virtual prototyping workshop, enrich the learning experience by assuring the availability of equipment up to the task of the Specializing Master.
The Specializing Master is designed to train a figure of designer who is able to develop own creativity, integrating it in an innovative way with the academic knowledge of the training scenarios, and at the same time to experience the entire development process of typical style of the world of the automotive industry.
The goal of this Specializing Master is to train a professional designer to develop her or his own creativity, while innovatively integrating it with the academic knowledge specific to the syllabus. At the same time, the student is expected to experience the whole style-development process typical of the automobile industry. This Specializing Master is designed to enable graduates in industrial design, engineering or architecture who are interested in a career in automobile design to bring rigorous focus to their curriculum.
The Transportation & Automobile Design Specializing Master aims to train designers capable of developing their creativity, integrated with academic lecture cycles, by experiencing the entire design process typical of style centers in the car design world, from the definition of the exterior design to the development of the interior, the study and choice of materials and colors, and from physical modeling with clay to digital modeling.
The Course is made up of lessons, project seminars, workshops, and a final Master thesis and it consists of 17 learning modules, selected so as to provide a mix that will assure the theoretical and practical knowledge essential to developing transportation-design projects with full awareness of the context.
Didactic workshop where students can practice what they have learned in the first months of the Master’s program, through the design development of a vehicle in its different aspects.
Students will learn how to design the body of a vehicle.
Students will learn how to design the interior of a vehicle.
The unit focus on the selection process for colours, materials and finishes in the automotive design field, for both interior design and exterior design.
Workshops will take place over several days in which students will develop some specific and limited design themes.
Module dedicated to digital modeling developed with the tool considered the reference standard for automotive design.
Acquisition of knowledge and skills regarding new ways of fruition of a project.
Students will learn how to use the Adobe Suite to communicate a project.
In this didactic module, students will acquire skills on the disciplines that combine design with vehicle engineering.
Didactic module dedicated to the history and culture of the vehicle.
Acquisition of the techniques and tools for presenting design proposals both within one’s team and externally.
Use of new technologies of User Experience for the fruition of vehicles.
The concepts of comfort, accessibility and fruition of a vehicle will be addressed.
How to set up one’s portfolio in a professional way.
Students will work in a creative group, learning how to manage interpersonal relationships.
In this educational module, students will gain legal skills regarding their rights and duties in the industry, either as employees of companies or as collaborators or suppliers.
Additional in-depth pathway for all students who should not be selected for a curricular internship in companies in the industry.
The Specializing Master grants 60 CFU, equivalent to 60 ECTS. Upon completion, students earn a Politecnico di Milano first-level Specializing Master.
This Specializing Master produces an innovative professional with advanced skills related to the main tasks involved in creating an automobile’s style. Its goal is to give students the chance to enter the production stream for auto-industry design. This is not limited to traditional roles or companies but encompasses a network of enterprises that interact and collaborate with corporate design departments on co-design projects. Acquired skills include teamwork and conflict management.
The Specializing Master in Transportation & Automobile Design was created to transform those graduates in Industrial Design, Architecture and Engineering who have always loved the world of vehicles, into the Transportation & Car designers of the future. The Specializing Master is dedicated to all those who have fed their passion over the years, following developments in technology and admiring new vehicle models, and who have often found themselves with pencil in hand to design cars while imagining new ones.
The didactic plan offered by the Specializing Master in Transportation & Automobile Design gives students all the tools to fulfill their passion and work in automotive and transportation design.
To be admitted to the Master’s program, it is necessary to send the following documents:
The enrollment at the Specializing Master in Transportation & Automobile Design requires a University Diploma, a Bachelor of Science degree, or a Master of Science degree in Industrial Design, Architecture, Engineering, or an equivalent qualification. Anyhow, the Master board has the right to consider the enrollment of candidates holding the above mentioned titles in other disciplines.
For those who graduated not in Italy, equivalent study titles will be considered if recognized in the respective course of studies.
To take part to the selection process, the application form must be completed online within the following deadlines:
Total charges for the Specializing Master are € 15.500,00 (including Politecnico di Milano enrollment fee of € 500). Exempt from VAT under Article 10 of DPR 633/72.
POLI.design offers the community of Politecnico di Milano a 50% discount to be applied to the participation fee for a I and II level Specializing Master or Higher Education Course / Post Graduate Program / Continuing Education Course which POLI.design manages and provides. The discount is for internal staff (i.e., structured teachers and technical and administrative staff) with active contracts at Politecnico di Milano and members of their household.
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To find out more about the educational program, the faculty and the professional opportunities, you can watch the video presentation of the Specializing Master with the testimony of the special guest Mario Antonioli.
Former TAD student, he began his career at Q-id in Forlì, working on motorbike and product design, collaborating on projects for Mv Agusta, Ducati, Ferrari, Lml and Rcf. In 2014 he moved to Munich to continue working in the world of automotive design, here he started a professional collaboration with Walter de Silva, at that time chief designer of the Volkswagen group. This collaboration has led him to many projects with companies such as Stone Italiana, Barilla, CodiceIcona, Silkfaw, Alba Mobility and Walter De Silva Shoes. Since 2017 he has been working as a consultant for the design and product identity of Volocopter, a German company that is a pioneer in the field of urban air mobility.
To find out more about the Specializing Master and discover what opportunities and professional goals it guarantees, you can watch the video presentation of the Specializing Master with the testimony of the special guest Cesar Pieri: Creative Designer who over the last 2 decades has developed his professional experience working with different cultures, many different subjects, many different companies and people all over the world.