The Master programme embraces the entire design development process by researching into new experiential concepts, redefining architectural solutions and moving forward with new criteria for comfort and efficiency. Today’s design paradigm must be brought into question in order to better interpret new aesthetic and social trends. The studio projects, organized in collaboration with major car companies, represent a proving ground to test the students’ ideas. In particular SPD has signed a long term educational partnership with Volkswagen Group Design involving the participation of designers from the various brands – from Audi to Lamborghini – into the teaching activites.
After the initial exploration, students move forward into design concepts and their refinement up to both physical and digital modelling. It’s a long process that demands a high level of personal committment and flexibility, organizational and time management skills as well as a strong attitude to teamwork. Projects are subject to group critiques and critiques with outsider reviewers. Transportation designers thus acquire a constant spur to innovation both in form language and function, allied with the understanding of engineering and production processes.
The Master lasts 15 months (from October to December of the following year, with a summer break in August). Attendance is compulsory and full time. The total workload of the course corresponds to 1500 hours/student encompassing lessons, class exercises, final thesis/research project and individual study.
At the end of lessons, students finalize their research project in collaboration with the academic sponsor.
Post-Master’s internship opportunities are available for high potential profiles at the end of the programme.
The Master’s course is held in English.
After passing the final exam, eligible students will obtain a Master’s Degree from IULM and SPD. The Master corresponds to 60 ECTS credits.
Design Master Scholarships 2016 - Design students make a better world
The theme of the competition "Design students make a better world". The starting point is the candidate’s creativity to make a better world. To be creative, curious and sensitive can define our own personality and design. New ideas, modern concepts and respect for tradition and the environment can help the world be a better place for everybody. Use your design tools, your independent and qualified point of view to propose solutions, spaces, and products to make the world much better through a new perspective. Candidates must develop the theme related to the postgraduate or master's programe they wish to apply for. A jury of experts will award scholarships to the best works. The deadline for submitting projects is 8th April 2016.Award: 5 full scholarships covering the 100% of the tuition fee of the academic year. Housing and other costs shall be covered by the winners.
Value of Scholarship(s)
100% scholarship - tuition free
Students and professionals from all over the world aged 21 to 44 can participate to the competition. BA Degree or higher – in relevant fields such as Architecture, Design, Visual Arts – or significant work experience in a relevant field (+ High School Diploma)
Submit the project online (available after registration) The Candidate will submit up to 5 pictures, scans or drawings of the Concept. Digital images must be supplied in Jpeg 72dpi format with a minimum width of 600 pixel, optimized for the Web (maximum 2Mb file size). The Candidate can submit a link to a video previously uploaded on Youtube.com or Vimeo.com, or an attachment in .doc .pdf .ppt or .keynote format (maximum 2Mb file size).
BA Degree or higher (in relevant fields such as Architecture, Design, Visual Arts, etc.) OR significant work experience in a relevant field (+ High School Diploma); Transcripts (list of subjects + grades) (graduates only); Portfolio in digital format
Recipient: Scuola Politecnica di Design
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