Now in their fourth year, the two- and five-day courses organized by Motorcity Europe are aimed at broadening the skills, experience and job prospects of anyone working – or looking to work – within the field of automotive design.
Based on the success of the 2010 MCE Seminars, these follow-up Workshops will be held in December 2011 and will feature significant improvements.
Below we report a presentation video and the official information on the event. For additional information visit www.motorcityeurope.com.
Held at the MCE-RLE design studio in Cologne, Germany, the Workshops will see well-known design professionals instruct on a range of design techniques, including sketching and visualizing, clay and digital modeling, portfolio improvement, presentation skills, creative thinking, and automotive and product design business strategies.
These Workshops are open to students, graduates, design professionals and even non-designers seeking to gain experience in the field.
As such, the Workshops are broken down into two levels: intermediate and advanced.
The latter is only open to those with a degree in automotive or industrial design, or higher-level design students.
Both groups can choose between a two-day intensive weekend course (495 Euros), or a five-day Project Workshop (995 Euros) which will see attendees walk out with a completed 3D portfolio model project developed under the guidance of MCE’s design professionals.
Previous guest presenters have included working Designers from Ford, Pininfarina, Citroen, Kia, Jaguar, Mazda and more.
All attendees to the Workshop will have access to an Alias Autostudio workstations equipped with Wacom tablets and sketch pads.
No experience in Alias is required, all tricks and tips taught are easy to learn and use.
The 500-square-meter studio is equipped with a full-size measuring plate, a complete shop and all the materials required to build scale models.
“I was amazed at how much the individuals accomplished in the previous Seminars. These follow up intense Workshops are all about creativity, talent building and portfolio improvement in an interactive environment. It’s fascinating to get Designers together in one studio setting, learning from each other, trading contacts and concepts.
“The objective is to interactively improve each individual while opening new doors and ideas,” explains MCE Director, David Hilton.
Top sponsors of the event and technical partners include Autodesk, Wacom, Bertrandt and RLE Int’l.
Reservations are available online at www.motorcityeurope.com.