Car Design - An introduction
Summer and Winter Courses.
Italy is a center of excellence and innovation in the field of automotive design. IED Torino is based in the automotive capital of Italy, home to such iconic companies as Fiat, Lancia, Pininfarina and Alfa Romeo. Within such a context IED offers this summer program that introduces the fundamental elements and tools necessary to become a future car designer. The course provides students with an overview of contemporary trends and industrial challenges and focuses on car designer’s professional role.
The program will will furthermore give students the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and intellectual abilities to design new vehicles based on a clear understanding of proportion, volume and surface design principles.
Through a program of visits to companies, meetings with professionals and practical training, students will experience the professional output of this career path. Visits may include: Pininfarina, Ferrari, Museum of the Automobile, Cecomp.
Start Date: July
Duration: 3 Weeks
Schedule: From Monday to Thursday during the 1st and 2nd week and from Monday to Friday during the 3rd week, on a full time basis (morning and afternoon) the course has a duration of 75 hours spread over 3 weeks.
Target : This is an introductory level program, designed for creative, flexible, open-minded students or professionals from other fields who want to learn and take on challenges. People who are interested in the world of automotive design and have no prior knowledge or experience in the discipline. Skills such as drawing or sketching can be useful even if not mandatory. Applicants need to show strong motivation and the ability to work in groups.
Methodology and structure. - This summer course is intented to stimulate creative thinking while allowing students to develop technical skills.
Following an introduction to the automobile industry from an historical point of view, students acquire the technical skills to correctly visualize a concept and to explore an object from different points of observation. They will understand and master the techniques of volume and perspective in design which will allow them to develop ‘creative concepts’ and translate their own ideas in car design projects. After a general overview of the automotive engineering, students will move forward into modelling lab and will produce their car design model. Projects will be subject to groups and teachers’ critiques.
The course is a synergy between theoretical lessons, visits to companies and meetings with specialised professionals of the automotive environment. Visits are not passive learning experiences.
Students will be tasked with diverse assignments for each visit and are expected to engage with the speakers and tutors as part of their classwork and overall experience.
- Introduction To The Profession And Industry
- Automotive Engineering