The program in car design tools provides students with a tightly interlaced mix of strategic thinking, design and methodology. These courses are geared toward product and system innovation, marketing and communication insights as well as hard car design skills. Teaching is arranged into a balanced combination of theoretical teaching and project-based training.
The 1-year course is designed for candidates with an academic background non-relevant to the main area of study, wishing to acquire the essential set of skills to approach the design process.
Lessons are directly relevant to the requirements and the skills needed for the masters year, which is a continuation of this course and focuses on more specialized aspects.
The course lasts 10 months (from October until the end of July) and is entirely taught in English language.
Allows admission to the Master’s course in Transportation and Car Design.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Founded in Milan in 1954, SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design
is the first postgraduate school for design disciplines in Italy. Situated in Milan, the capital of design, Scuola Politecnica di Design
pioneered design education thanks to its solid grounding and to its peculiar approach integrating different domains: ergonomics, art, perception studies, semiotics.
Today, SPD is an international laboratory for the exchange of ideas, experience and creativity in order to develop projects. Since its foundation the school has welcomed an extraordinary community of students from various countries and backgrounds.
All courses are taught in a personalized and small learning environment promoting easy contact with the faculty and the staff. Indeed, at SPD every student is followed individually by a faculty formed by designers, professionals from different fields and visiting tutors.
The masters programs offered by SPD are organized in collaboration with IULM University, and award academic degrees recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, The University and Research MIUR, corresponding to 60 credits under the ECTS system.
The teaching method at Scuola Politecnica di Design
is arranged into intensive workshops, studio classes, theoretical lectures, seminars and visits. Research work is carried out in collaboration with leading companies such as Volkswagen, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Heineken, IKEA, Artemide and Poltrona Frau Group among the others.
These projects are deveopped according to an interdisciplinary approach which is a testing ground for the student’s skills, from the concept idea to its execution.
Academic title/specific education in subjects not related to design; CV/resume: full and detailed; Portfolio: with the works you realized in PDF format; Transcript: scanned copy with subjects taken and grades given; Cover letter: around 20 lines; Diploma: scanned copy of last diploma attained; ID card or passport.