UPDATE: you can find the contest results here
SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design in partnership with Car Body Design is offering one full scholarship for its 1-year Master Programme in Car Design, organized in collaboration with Volkswagen Group Design, under the supervision of Walter De Silva and his staff.
|Head of Volkswagen Group Design Walter De Silva and Lamborghini Design Director Filippo Perini at SPD||Dambrosio, De Silva and Perini review the Lamborghini Atrevido Concept|
Candidates should submit their portfolio and a curriculum within September 14th 2014. The Master has a duration of one year, is taught in English and will start on October 20th 2014.
The portfolios will be evaluated by a committee composed of CBD’s director, SPD’s Teaching Staff and Volkswagen designers, who will take into consideration the following aspects:
- variety and originality of the design themes
- ability to visualize transportation solutions
- sketching and rendering quality
The selection is mainly targeted to those holding a degree in transportation design, car design or equivalent, however applications will be individually assessed based on the portfolio.
The winner will be awarded a scholarship amounting to 100% of the total tuition fee (€16,300).
Application requests must include:
- A personal portfolio of works in PDF format (max total attachment size: 20 MB)
- A curriculum including details on past education and/or work experience
- A motivation letter
Applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org within September 14th 2014.
For additional information or details on the eligibility rules you can contact SPD at email@example.com or visit the Master’s website.
The 2014-2015 SPD Master in Transportation Design
The Master Course
Collaboration with Volkswagen Group
In 2011 SPD 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 activities.
Volkswagen Group Design has a long history of investing in and benefitting from young designers who have the chance to join the design teams of the group.
Partnering with Volkswagen, SPD is able to offer to his brightest talents the change to solidify their professional skills and thus be able to move the first steps into a successful career by gaining a broader view of the business.
Characteristics and Aims
The Course lasts for one academic year, starting October 2014. The final exam consists of the presentation of a thesis project.
Full time commitment is required including mandatory class attendance, preparation of coursework and individual study.
|Chris Bangle during a Workshop at SPD|
The Master programme embraces the entire design development process through research into new experiential concepts, the redefinition of architectural solutions and by moving forward with new criteria for comfort and efficiency.
It’s a long process that demands a high level of personal commitment and flexibility, organizational and time management skills as well as a strong attitude for teamwork.
Transportation designers thus acquire constant stimuli for innovation in terms of both form language and function, allied with the understanding of engineering and production processes.
For more information visit scuoladesign.com.