How do I choose my best Car Design School?

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How to choose the right Design School.

Dear friends,

This is the time everybody is searching for a good Design school to attend next academic year. In Transportation Design , in some ways, it is easier to choose because there are less schools. At the same time all these schools are in competition with each others and offer similar programs, similar methods and similar contacts.

Now the question is: how do I choose my TransportationDesignSchool?

There are some Design schools that are very famous in this discipline like: In USA Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CCS in Detroit. In Europe we could name Pforzheim Schule in Germany, or State College in ParisFrance, or IAAD and IED in TurinItaly, or UMEAUniversity in Sweden, or MAMI International in MoscowRussia. In Asia TCA Tokyo in Japan and so on.

Now lets’ be careful because all these schools have “similarities” but also “differences” and sometime those differences are important.

The main element to make your choice is: school reputation.

There are about 3 school categories:

  1. the best schools
  2. the good schools
  3. the show-off schools

The best schools

When we talk about “the best Design schools” we talk about: history, professional background, glorious past and present, great organization, great teaching staff, major automotive companies sponsoring projects, internship program, hard entry portfolio selection, great computer labs, full model shop including paint room, placement office for alumni, foreign office organization, housing students office, media communication office for school publicity and relations. The best schools offer a Bachelor and a Master program. I could continue on my list, but this is enough. Few examples are: Art Center College of Design Pasadena CA and CCS in Detroit.

The good schools

The good schools are those, even if they do not have a super organization, capable to produce good students who find a real design job once they are out of school. Those design schools in general have good facilities, their model shop is small therefore ok for clay modeling without painting, they have a hard entry portfolio selection, they have good teaching staff (the best are the schools near car design centers). Those schools also offer automotive design sponsored projects and internship programs, their cost is less important than “the best schools”, however they offer a recognized “diploma” or “bachelor” in Transportation Design such as Master programs.

India Design schools

Since I wrote this Hub on Design schools few things evolved...today (Feb 2013) I would like to add in this "good schools" session also DYDPC design school in India run and owned by Dilip Chhabria (ex Art Center Design College). Another good design school in India is also ISD Istitute Superieur de Design it is a French school that has a branch in India. Last design school with good reputation is DSKISD an Industrial Design school with a very good Transportation Design Dept and lets not forget NID excellent for Industrial Design and not only...

CCS Detroit

The show-off schools

During last 10 years some academic istitutions understood that Car Design could be a real business to make money and lots of communication on media. Those are the schools I call “the show-off “. Lets analyse together some details.

In general those schools “do not ask for an entry portfolio selection” or they do, but accept everybody anyway. Often they have 2 starting classes with a total of 40/60 starting students, this is too much because the school cannot assure the quality of teaching needed for a transportation design course. In car design the teacher has to work next to the student, if the teacher has 15/20 students he/she can do it. If he/she has 25/30 students , it is more difficult. What type of sponsored projects they offer? Who is sponsoring in those schools? How many students arrive at the diploma? All 40? How many real talents out of 40? How many found a job out of 40 in car design after school?

In general those schools have a great headquarter full of Design gadgets and architecture, they have good staff that knows well the “bla bla bla” to tell, very often they are expensive if compared to the best schools. In general, in their communication, they often say they offer the “best program ever”. Remember those questions:

Why do they not have an entry portfolio hard talent selection? What type of sponsored projects they offer? Who is sponsoring in those schools? How many students arrive at the diploma, all 40? How many real talents out of 40? How many found a job out of 40 in car design centers after school?

In Conclusion

You do not have to follow one of the “best design schools” to be a respected car designer, you must make the good choice between all the available design schools in today’s panorama.

Important things not to forget to orientate your choice:

- the entry portfolio selection is extremely important because it assures you a quality environment. It is much better a competitive ambience than an easy one.

- Facilities organization in terms of: computer labs, technology, model shops. Very important to assure you the quality of your projects and models.

- Sponsors and internship programs, very important to prepare yourself to start approaching the real world and find a design job.

- The type of “diploma” or “bachelor” recognized in US and Europe (EU). It has to be also recognized by major car companies. This aspect is very important to assure you a good evolution in career. It is important to be compatible with most professional designer contracts for a career evolution.

- How much to spend for my instruction? Lets’ put it this way: as long as it is for our future and we work our ass of for it… it is to be considered like an investment that will be repaid back…as long as we have talent and we work our ass off!

Good luck!

Design School List

Many of you still ask me in the comments about Design schools...so to make it easier for you here a link at Cardesignnews web site where you will find a full Design Schools List of the most important from allover the world.


To see just click here: Design school List

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Ian Elliott 6 years ago

You should list some good courses to take in college.


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luciano63 6 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Ian, thanks for your comment. About courses: every car design school has good courses and similar between them, most important is teachers' reputation.


odgarig 6 years ago

i like car design


Andreas Panayiotou 5 years ago

Nice article. Does anyone know if IED in Turin is a good school and if there programs are recognized?


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luciano63 5 years ago from Paris Author

Andreas, IED is not bad but IAAD has an international BS Bachelor recognized since 2009


K-ONE 5 years ago

I think IAAD in transport design is one of the best in Italy even Europe because of close relation with automotive industry


Investment Advisor 5 years ago

A very good and informative hub! I'm sure a lot of people will find this hub interesting!


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Tankadin 5 years ago

This sounds like a very interesting field to study. Excellent hub!


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luciano63 5 years ago from Paris Author

Thank you Tankadin!


kevin 5 years ago

hey can u tell me which is the worlds top ten car design college n wat u think NID IN INDIA.


apoorv bajpai 4 years ago

hello sir,

is DSK ISD IN INDIA A GOOD SCHOOL FOR TRANSPORTATION DESIGNING?

HOW CAN I ASSES MY SELF THAT IS TRANSPORTATION DESIGN IS A GOOD FEILD FOR ME?


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

NID in India is not a bad school compared to some european design schools.

Now to know if transportation design is a good field to study for a future profession you must know if you have the passion and talent for it before starting!


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Apoorv Bajpai 4 years ago from bhopal, madhya pradesh , india

actually sir in NID there is no undergrad course in transportation design so i want to know specifically about dsk isd (dsk supinfocom)(www.dsksic.com)

do you feel that its a nice institute to be in??

sir i have great interest in sketching cars and i'm just crazy about them. plz allow me to know your email id so that i could send u some of my sketches


Mehmet 4 years ago

Under which category you would classify Pforzheim?Best or good? Or show off?


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Mehmet Pforzheim school is a very good one!


Fábio Baiamonte 4 years ago

in which category would you out IAAD, and also if you know what are the pre requisites.

BTW great text.


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Fabio, IAAD in Turin is between the good schools with good professional progression.

I, sometime, pass by them to give workshops or conferences and I supervise their Master Program for Transportation Design.

The first good request to be accepted is: make an entry portfolio admission interview for a good talent selection.

Call them or visit them to understand better.


srikanth 4 years ago

dear luciano,

im planning to get into a transportation design school in italy.please guide me.im 18 and a +2 graduate.currently trying to various art methods at nicc,india.im passionate about cars,bikes.


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Srikanth try www.iaad.it it is a good school I know well! Follow me on facebook!


srikanth 4 years ago

dear luciano63,

thanks for the last reply.i have few questions more to ask.could u give me your email id so that i can email them?


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Srikanth just become fan on my Facebook page and we will chat in private...thanks


srikanth 4 years ago

dear luciano,

as there s no 'become a fan' option now....i liked your page....but will that allow me to chat?


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

yes Srikanth I do it sometimes with others...just cach me when I am connected...usualy evening late...


SRIKANTH 4 years ago

DEAR LUCIANO,

EVEN THOUGH YOU R ONLINE NOW....I DONT FIND THE CHAT OPTION ANYWHERE..ON YOUR PAGE

...??!!!!


giri 4 years ago

Can I know... What are required to join these colleg

e...?


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Giri,

the good schools require: a mini portfolio for an entry level interview. This mini portfolio is just a collection of what you are able to do by yourself. the rest is the school that will tell you according to their policy. First contact and discover than you choose a school and make an application form. OK?


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sartaj198 4 years ago from Bidar

Dear luciano

I am applying for domus academy,Italy.Is it good for me to

join domus.Is domus a good school for car designing.Do you know about it best,good or show off


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Sartaj198, Domus Academy is a good school with a very good reputation. I visited there once and I found it preatty good however a very intellectual school and in car design we must think but also draw a lot...!


stuart 4 years ago

Hello Luciano,

I cannot decide which uni to choose between swansea met and northumbria here in the UK. I have been accepted for both the uni's for automotive/transport design respectively. Please could you give me some advise or just what you think these 2 universities have in regards to pros and cons. Thank you!!


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Stuart, NorthUmbria is ok but not exceptional to my knowledge...the other one I do not know it!


Nuruigumi 4 years ago

Hey, do you know anything about TCA Tokyo Communication Arts and where it falls within the spectrum? To be honest the only reason I want to go there is because I used to live in Tokyo and I want to go back. I live in New York now. I'm sure there are good schools here, but if I could get a good school in Tokyo my life would be complete.


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Nuruigumi, TCA is a good school I know that is one of the best design schools with strong ties with Toyota.


Vishwas CK 4 years ago

Hi,

Just want to know if I get into one of these colleges for masters though i have done my Engineering in Electronics?

if not how can I take up these courses? please elaborate on this. Thanks!


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Vishwas CK, it is possible but it depends on your entry portfolio.


Alireza 4 years ago

Hi

i have Bsc degree in mechanical engineering (Iran University of Science and Technology) and i am very interested in car design but i do not know how do start!

have i any chance to pursue my higher education in master of transportation design at a university in Europe or US ?


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Alireza, to start a Master program in transportation design you must have: talent-passion and some money to pay tutition fees.

1- contact the school you would like to attend

2- send them your mini portfolio of what you are capable to draw (cars and poducts)

3- if they accept you, you will start your Master.

In my articles on HB you will find all the good schools names...just check on Google for their adress infos.

Good luck!


hari 4 years ago

hey there ,thanx for the information provided by you.what about your openion about masters in car design ,SPD milan, Italy?how about the placements after finishing the course.pleaselet me know the details,if you are aware of it.

thanx


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear hari, SPD is a very good school for Master in transportation Design. Next month I will go there for a presentation about the Renault Twizy electric car. i know them and they are serious and well organized.


ryan 4 years ago

hey, i am bachelor in mechanical engg. can i opt for car designing as a career? what do i need to do? please tell me


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Ryan best thing to do is contact some car design school to see what they think about your candidature....you have to send them a short portfolio of what you are capable to do by yourself to test your level.

In my articles here on Hubpages you will find all informations.

Luciano


ryan 4 years ago

if i am opting for masters in transportation design. i would not have any experience in car designing compared to other who have done graduate in car or transportation design. could you please tell me what i need to do so that i could stand with those with some credibility.


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Ryan I am sorry but this is the case...or you have an extraordinary talent and a Master will do it or you will always have a little gap compared to those that have done 4 or 5 years of design school.


andy cyrus 4 years ago

hey frndz plz help me i just completed ma +2 nd m crazy about cars nd i want to choose automobile engineer so plz tell me best automobile college in india to choose plz tell me luciano63


Abby 4 years ago

Hello! I actually had two questions about transportation design:

1. Is the University of Illinois a reputable school for transportation design?

2. Is transportation design a career that is marketable?


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Andy check:

http://www.dsksic.com/industrial_design

http://www.dypdc.com/

For Abby: in USA the best schools are Art Center College of Design and CCS

Marketable yes if you study hard and have a real good talent!


abhiram 4 years ago

hello luciano.

am from india and did my bachelors in mechanical engineering...because of my immense passion fr a career in designing field,i applied n got admission into bachelors in car design in IED,TURIN thinking that its best school.what do you say about its job offers??


CJ Rodrigo 4 years ago

Hi Luciano,

I am from India and very much interested in motorcycle design...i don't know if you will be the right person to answer this question as your more into car design but thought as you know much of the best colleges for transportation design you might answer my query.. i applied for bachelors degree in IED (Italy) and got selected... wanted to know if IED has the best faculties for motorcycle design... and is it good compared to IAAD (italy)


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Rodrigo,

IED is a good school. However IAAD has a speciphic rogram for motorcycle design with sponsored projects from Piaggio, Ducati, Honda, .... check them out before you make your final decision.

take care!


leopold 4 years ago

hey luciano iam a student of mechanical engineering in india and i will graduate this year in june. i have bagged admission for the industrial design course at DSK ISD in india(year three foundation).How would you rate this school.

i have a strong portfolio, hence do you think i have better prospects applying to IED or hs-pforzheim.

please help me urgently since the deadline to finalize my admission is on the 7th of june.If there are better schools, or rather if dsk isd is not up to the mark, i do not mind declining my admission.(coz there is a waiting list)


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear leopold, DSK is a good growing school...in Italy other than IED you have also IAAD choice.

Pforzheim probably the best one.


leopold 4 years ago

glad to hear that

if you dont mind i would like to ask you another question

they have recommended that i should opt for digital design under their industrial design category even though i had applied for their transportation design course.

how is this different from transportation design or product design in terms of my role in a design studio .

would it imply that i would have a role in creative inputs or would i be confined to drafting only


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

To learn digital design such as Alias 3D modeling is important as long as it does not become the most important thing to learn. Here on hubpages I wrote a Hub about Alias modeling and car designers check it out.


shubham madan 4 years ago

hello sir...i m frm india..n i wil be completing my engg dis june...i m vry passionate abt desiging cars..plsss suggest me best colleges in UK and italy...is umea the wolrds bets college for transportation design


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

UK you have Coventry and Royal College of Art

Italy IAAD in Turin is very good and IED Turin

UMEA is a very good school!


n00btub3 4 years ago

hey!im from india and im just about to finish school and i wish to take up automobile design. is it recommended for me to take automobile engineering or would mechanical endineering safice?

also, which would be the best and cheapest possible option for automobile design abroad?


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Hey! to become a car designer you do not need to do engineering...you just have to go straight to a good transportation design college or university.

Abroad I would recommend IAAD in Turin Italy or Phorzhrim schule in Germany or Coventry in England...or Art center and CCS but they are expensive schools.


n00btub3 4 years ago

Thanks for the advice, sir


Swapnil 4 years ago

Hey.. Luciano you are doing a fantastic job. I am passionate about car designing but i have done my graduation in computer applications which is three years degree course. I intending to pursue a masters program in automobile designing in UK or Italy. I have shortlisted Coventry University of UK and IIAD of Italy.But there eligibility criteria for master level course is that the applicant must me a graduate in industrial design or must have work experience in automobile designing with strong portfolio. In such case if I prepare a strong portfolio then will I be eligible to study in such esteemed institutes.And also recommend other institutes in UK or Italy.


rohan 4 years ago

sir i am from india n want to appply fr DYPDC in pune...hw would u rate the college best , good or show off..??


Cj rodrigo 4 years ago

Hi rohan, i am also trying to get into a design school and did check a couple of schools in indian dskisd and dypdc.... the fee structure for dypdc is more thank compared to dskisd.... bt i would recommend you to join iaad (turin-italy) as the fee more or less the same compared to dypdc incuding the living cost in turin... i live in india and trust me dc would not prefer spening lakhs on a show off school .... it mite be good bt not the best... iaad has a good amout of faculties and history... rest you decide....jus dont get confused...


Vivek 4 years ago

Hey, RESPECT!!!!!! you are doing an amazing work by helping the young confused minds..sorry to disturb you like this. but i really need professional guidance at this time of my career.you have ample knowledge regarding transportation design so kindly help me out. i have just completed my B.tech in Mechanical engineering and wish to do P.G. in transportation design.

my question is- which is the best school to apply for in india.

i know NID and IIT are the best. but if i have to choose between DSK-ISD,Pune and DYP-DC. witch one would you recommend. my other question is that if i want to become a transportation/vehicle designer, should i go for UG course OR PG course? as i have completed my graduation as an engineer. Kindly help me out.

Regards,


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Hi Vivek,

thanks for your encouragment! About you I think that today both schools are good, I know ISD has more experience...anyway for you should do a full course which means at least 4 years to get your diploma or BS in transportation Design.

Best!


Vivek 4 years ago

Thanks for replying!! you are saying that i should do full course that is 4 years to get my diploma or BS. as i was talking about DYP-DC and DSK-ISD. DSK offers 3 yr course if a person already has a bachelors degree. i.e 1 yr foundation and 2 yrs advance. while, DYP-DC offers 2 yrs of PG course. now the degree offered by DYP-DC is not approved by indian government. while the degree given at the end of the course at DSK is of Transportation Design Manager, which is recognised by French governmnet as level 1 certificate. so i want to know that how much this thing matters. i mean the chance s of getting placed in good automobile companies reduces if the dgree isn't govt approved?

My question is long but its realy messing with my mind.

kindly help

Regards


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Vivek take the DSK-ISD opportunity fro 2 main reasons: 3 years are better than 2, car design means a lot of practice....2 years is not enough!

Transportation Design Manager is not a job role we hire out of school because to become one you need at least 5 or 7 years of experience in a design studio....so if a school says to form you for that it is not usefull!!!!

We look for creative talents with a recognized diploma or BS, after the first years you will have all opportunities to make a real career out of it (like I did)...however first comes sketching and creativity, modeling and everuthing elese... here on hubpages type for car designer career and you will find an article I wrote that explanes designer career really well...read it you will understand or look for all my articles "luciano63" and you will read what is usefull for you.

all the best!


aytevans 4 years ago

Please I want to now if FDA (Florence Design Academy) is a good school to study industrial design. I am international student from Nigeria


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Aytevans, sorry never heard before!


Vivek 4 years ago

sir my application has been evaluated positively by the coordinator of the department in Transportation design,IAAD. so i have the possibility of getting the admission for next academic year.

Sir, i wanted to know how should i prepare myself for the final assessment so that i can get the admission positively.

Regards


Antonio 4 years ago

so which is better for going to school right out of highschool and wanting to be an automotive desinger? College for Creative studies in Detroit or the Art Center College of design in Pasedina?


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Vivek I am glad that things are going great...about your question ask them what type of requirements they need...so you can prepare yourself....I guess a good portfolio as entry.


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Art Center Pasadena 1st choice and CCS 2nd , this is for me.


Vivek 4 years ago

Sir,

They evaluated me on the basis of my small portfolio which i sent to them..i am just wondering that as i am going for a bachelor course instead of masters and i am already a B.tech in mechanical.. so it will be double bachelor for me.. i am ok with it as you said,one needs atleast 3 years to become a natural.. my question is after doing the bachelor will i get a good designer job?? i mean is there 100% placement assistance by IAAD? as lot of money will be going into this

Regards


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

100% sure does NOT EXIST!


Budhi har 4 years ago

Hi, i am from indonesia, do you know, polytechnic milan? I heared that pm has some project sponsored by ferrari? How about with another best university in germany beside pforzheim? Thanks


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luciano63 4 years ago from Paris Author

Hi Budhi,

much better Pforzheim in Germany because of better professionalism in teaching car design.


mannia 3 years ago

Hi Sir. Nice post but one of the major problem i think is Languages In EU countries problem is usually people from asia don't know italian or french or german but yes english so i think it should be universal to take out the best talent


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

You are right, however in some schools you can also speak english like in Germany and Iaad in turin Italy..


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Jacob Lovins 3 years ago

Hello. What is your opinion about University of Cincinnati DAAP program (design, architecture, art, and planning) in particular their transportation design program? It is the closest school to me and I wanted to know how it ranks among other schools like CCS, and others in Europe.


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Jacob I do not know that University but I read some good reviews on american press about design schools standing. i know that Mike Robinson design director at Bertone was a student there. However schools like CCS and ACCD in USA are much better ranked....at the same time today we assist to a new phenomenon: very good talented students are able to make it even if they do not go to the hottest car design school. Check on Facebook and you will find many...take care and if you go on FB put a LIKE to: Car Design Education Tips page :)


Sartaj 3 years ago

Dear luciano

do you know any thing about master course in transportation design at IED torino. Have you ever visited there. According to you is it good.


bhaastro 3 years ago

I got selected in SPd for pre-master course, Coventry and Poli.design , milano.

I am confused on which of these to choose..Pls help!!!!!!!!!!1


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Sartaj I used to teach at IED when I opened the transportation Design department in 1994...I did it until 2000! Since the departement changed a bit in a way that I do not approve too much. It is a good school but too much concentrated on Photoshop and sports cars projects....I would have continued as I was successfully doing from the start in 94!

To me today in Torino the IAAD design school is closer to my vision od design education.

Answer to Bhaastro:

In order I would say:

SPD Milan

Coventry

Poli design milano Not a good choice for me!

Luciano


Caecilia Dee 3 years ago

Dear Luciano,

my husband is thinking about going back to school to study car design, he previously worked as a graphic and multimedia designer. After reading a lot of school reviews, we narrow our choices down to SPD, IED and IAAD. Unfortunately I read on the IAAD site that the car design courses are taught in Italian instead of english. So we are considering between SPD and IED for my husband. Can you give us feedback to help us decide? Thank you )


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Caecilia SPD better choice but IED is not bad either....so go for it!


Frokost 3 years ago

Dear Luciano,

Thanks for the article!

Is it very difficult to be accepted to pforzheim? Do you know where I can see a portfolio sample? Thank you!


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

hi, if you go search on google you will find many or go to my blog www.lucianobove.blogspot.com you will find good samples with my explanation and comments.


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Rishabh Bhatia 3 years ago

Sir, I have done mechanical engg from india and have been granted admission in IED turin based on my mini portfolio for master course in car design . Is it a good school because I want to assure myself that I will make my career out of it after I pay so much fee and all and ofcourse I will do work hard but still I am worried about if will get good job after my course completion there. What is your suggestion?


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Rishabh, IED is not a bad school I used to teach overthere when I was living in Turin and I opened the Transportation Design Dept. in 1994 I worked there until 2000 after I left Italy and the school, too. Anyway I believe that the school is good however remember that your success or fail depends mainly on you!


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Rishabh Bhatia 3 years ago

Do you know about DSK international school of design India? Hows it?

and can you tell me some other good schools like IED with moderate fee where I should apply. Art center and CCS are way too expensive for me.


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Rishabh,

DSK International is a recent design school and his owner and founder is an ex Art Center College of Design student (but a bit older than me so he was in US before me).

Another good school in Torino where I go to give lectures is IAAD www.iaad.it or another good one is UMEA in Sweden!

Luciano


bhaastro 3 years ago

Hi,

I am really glad that you are helping so many of us who are in confusion...

I heard the Domus Academy is being validated by University of Liverpool, Is it a step towards the good or will it have major implications.

Thanks again :)


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

dear Bhaastro, Domus Academy in Milan is not yet in my opinion the best choice for transportation design...try SPD in Milan or IAAD in Turin or IED in Turin..


Rishabh 3 years ago

Sir,recently I mailed some of my sketches to CCS detroit for their review(as I applied for admission in MFA transportation Design).According to them my sketches were far suited for bachelors rather than masters.Is it worthy to repeat 4 years as currently I am in final year of my undergraduation?

My another question is that what is the average salary(range) that a BFA transportation design undergrad form ccs gets?

Thanks


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Rishabh, listen to them...if they say so I agree with them because CCS is a very good school...about salary I have no idea.


then 3 years ago

how about dypdc design school ,pune,india.


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Hi, when I wrote this Hub DYPDC school was not yet hot or even well known this is the reason why I did not mention it....today I think that DYPDC is a good young school progressing fast....so why not?


then 3 years ago

sir,what's your email id or your username in facebook so that i can ask you all those question ,that are bugging me....


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/LB-Car-Design-Education-Tips/239718954779

find me here and put your LIKE :)


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Saurabh Swaraj 3 years ago from Delhi, India

mr.luciano i've gone through all automotive schools in europe and SPD , Domus academy, iaad are the ones i wish to get in but i dont have enough information about them..i was hoping that u could suggest and advise me..and give useful information and insights about all these schools..


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Saurabh,

SPD is a school that offers a pre-program to help students to get to a good level in terms of skills and offers alos a Master in Transportation Design with very good results...this school has also very good sponsors like VW - Audi

Domus Academy is a very famous italian school back from 60'...however 1 year ago (I am not sure) was sold to an american property because the school was simply diyng...today there is a new management and I do not know them personally..I have been contacted by Amelia Valletta Course Leader in Transportation Design and soon I will meet her. That is all news I have, now make your choice ;)


saurabh swaraj 3 years ago

Mr.Luciano if i join SPD then i dont need to complete any other bachelor's degree or something cause u said that they provide PRE-PROGRAM so there is no need to right.?.i can study in those PRE-PROGRAMS and then apply for MASTER'S COURSE..can i do this.??


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Saurabh,

I know that now they added a course to teach how to sketch and make a project before entering their Master Course...BUT please ask them directly because I do not work for that school so you want to make sure you understood right before you take your decision and before you spend your money! OK?


saurabh 3 years ago

i will sir..but what do you think..will they allow me to apply for the master's course if i complete that PRE-PROGRAM or ONE YEAR DESIGN TOOLS as they have mentioned it on their site..do u think they will..and sir im interested in IED too..so what is your opinion about that..IED, TURIN italy..??

thankyou


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

The first question for what i know YES because it is to prepare people to access to Master Course .

IED is not a bad school but it is too much on Fotoshop and models without lots of hard work to sketch!!!This is not so good to get a job...

IAAD in turin is a good school too. Smaller but stronger in sketching...they also have Master in Tr Design. www.iaad.it


saurabh swaraj 3 years ago

okay sir i will look into it..but is italian necessary for taking admissions in IAAD..??..and sir i cant contact SPD..i left several msgs on their website but they ar not replying so do u have by any chance their email id or something.??..

thnakyou


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Write to me in chat on facebook and I'll give you an email adress...


saurabh swaraj 3 years ago

okay..and yaah really thankyou sir..really..:)

thankyou


Risahbh 3 years ago

Sir you just added that DSK-ISD has a very good transportation design dept. ,so if I've to choose b/w Art Center or DSKISD which one should I be choosing(considering education quality and industry network)?

My another question is among American schools(ACCD,CCS) and European schools(Pforzheim,coventry,IAAD),which schools would be better considering education quality and industry network?

Thankyou


Risahbh 3 years ago

Sir actually I'm from India so I am comparing ISD with ACCD as ACCD is very expensive..


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Risahbh, american schools to me are still better than other schools.


saurabh swaraj 3 years ago

mr.luciano really thankyou for all your help really..it was very difficult without someone's help especially without an experts help..but still i have a problem and that is of tuition fees..and my parents are not that much capable,yes they can pay like 50 or 60% or 70% but not the whole amount of 60 or 70 lakhs.. and just the tuition fees is the main problem..and one more thing would it be a problem if i apply for these school like after 1 or 2 year(s) like u know skipping a year or two..so that till then i could become that much financially strong..can i do that.??..:/


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Saurabh skipping or postponing is not good, however you could try another school which is also a good one it is: www.iaad.it it is cheaper and works well with good industry network..


vkb0310 3 years ago

Sir,

I've applied for masters in transportation design in SPD and IAAD. I got selected in SPD. Can you tell which is better and what about placements at SPD?


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear VK,

both schools are good. SPD is very well connected with VW....go for it!


saurabh swaraj 3 years ago

sir,

if i skip a year do they want a reason or so that why am i doing so..cause if i skip a year i will work on financial condition and will learn the particular language..

thankyou


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

OK for a year is not so bad...


Saikat 3 years ago

Sir you just added that DSK-ISD has a very good transportation design dept. ,so if I've to choose between DYPDC or DSKISD which one should I be choosing(considering education quality and industry network)?

Thankyou


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

DSK-ISD has more years of experience.....DYPDC is a new growing reality that is a promising one....now make your choice...good luck!


Shrey, 3 years ago

Hi Sir Luciano,

I am from India & just got my results of std X. I scored 89% & looking forward to get into IB (for high school education for 2 years). this would help me preparing for foreign education for UG courses. I have an inclination towards "Transport Designing" & my father would support me to go for the best option for UG in the world.

K

indly guide me for the top five your recommended list of schools in the world.

Regards.,

Shrey K.

Mumbai.

India.


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Shrey,

Happy to know that with you we have a good option pannel to try wiith....BUT first I need to check your drawings...if you like cars I aml sure you draw already a bit cars for passion...so please check for my blog on FB "lb car design education tips" put your like and contact me via message I'll give you my email so you can send me your drawings....lets start frome there...after I'll tell you about schools and all the rest....what age do you have?


Rishabh 3 years ago

Sir,the faculty to student ratio for bachelor in Transportation design in IAAD is 1:30. Is this ratio good for quality teaching ?

My another question is:

Do you have any idea about company,sponsoring the final thesis project(for bachelors) in IAAD?

Thanks in advance.


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

You will find all infos on their website....and do not think too much!


Siddharth 3 years ago

How is Academy of Art University for Car design?


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

hi it is not a bad one its design dept director is To Matano great designer.


Rahul 3 years ago

Sir

First of all thank you for this awesome tutorial............The content of this hub and the comments really helped me a lot.After viewing all the schools in Europe I narrowed my search to two schools namely IAAD and SPD. Now sir considering overall (teaching quality,industry network,fees) ,which of the two would be better, IAAD or SPD?

Thanks

Regards

Rahul


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

IAAD has a full car design course....SPD has only a Master course, both are good!


abhishek deol 3 years ago

mr. bove...a lot of indian guys up here....note; u didn't mentioned about IDC-IIT BOMBAY (Industrial Design Centre IIT-B) they offer course in mobility n vehicle design......is this premiere IIT college bettr than NID , DSK etc.??...does a design degree from IIT stands strong amongs other foreign design school's degree for seeking job???


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Hi I am sorry but I did not know about this school..I checked it and I did not find design projects to be evaluated....I need to look for a little more...thank you for telling me.


abhishek deol 3 years ago

okay....then do look for a little more about this college....i will be waiting for your comments regarding this college....


mohammed ziauddin 3 years ago

i am 11 year old i love designing cars my car designs


saurabh swaraj 3 years ago

hello sir,

i really need your assistance regarding which school to choose and i did leave you a message on Facebook....(please reply a.s.a.p) !!

thankyou


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear at 11 years old if I got it right you are very very young....just sketch and cultivate your passion....


123 3 years ago

Sir,

I have been selected for both preliminary courses at SPD and IAAD. I was wondering at 24 yrs of age ,am i past the appropriate age to pursue a career in the field.


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

You wiill end up probably at 29 years of age...limit but not impossible of course your final portfolio has to be very high level.

SPD is different from IAAD because in SPD the prelimiinary courses are intended to prepare students to Master program so total of 2 or 3 years...at IAAD you have a full corse to do or just 1 year of Master.


devendra 3 years ago

Could you tell me plz sir which best school in india for Automobaile design I am interested in car design right now I have completed my Bachelor of fine art plz tell me


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Devendra, in india I believe ISD http://www.dsksic.com/industrial_design and http://dypdc.com/


chetan 3 years ago

Hello Mr Bove I recently read all your comments & hence I am here to share my problem. Iam presently pursuing my course BE(mechanical) & still have 2years to go. Although I had this passion of sketching when I entered pu's but it has now started taking out its wings....... So I wish to know that after completing by UG course can I continue with my PG in transportation & design....then if not so then,or if any practices or thorough knowledge is required so that I can attain during these 2years & then enter PG course....please direct me Sir......... Waiting for your reliable comments


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Chetan yes you can start exercising by yourself and in 2 years try to aply for a Master in Transportation Design in a design school specialized in car design.


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Naqeeb Tahasildar 3 years ago from Bangalore, India

hey i just did my B.E(electrical n electronics engg) and always liked to draw n sketch cars but never rely thought of making a living out of it until recently i have short listed "coventry "mainly coz of ease of communication in english .the quest now is should i join UG or masters i hv done a few drawing of my fav race cars can i send it to u?


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

few drawings are not enough...car design is difficult and very competitive field...it is better to follow the UG program.


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Naqeeb Tahasildar 3 years ago from Bangalore, India

hey luciano thnks for the reply given the UG program which college is a better college IED or COVENTRY


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

both are good..


Arie Levin 3 years ago

Dear Luciano hello.

first of all I would like to express my gratitude in advance, It is amazing what your doing here :).

to the matter at hand.. I'm a 32 year old production manager, have 2 bachelor degrees (Chem eng and Chemistry) and finishing my MBA this January.

I'm in a point where I need a change and I've always wanted to pursue my dream of designing cars.

unfortunately i don't know where to start, I'm not a US nor a EU citizen so you can say that i have all the options in front of me (i hope).

my only experience in the field is drawings i make in my free time.

I'll be grateful for some help with clearing my mind

thanks a lot

Arik


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Levin,

thanks for your encouragement about my writing on car design education. Your age 32 unfortunately puts you out of any kind of possibility to become a real car designer...the reason is simple:you need at least 5 years of school...now even if you get your diploma or BS in car design you have to coope with graduating young talents of 23/25 years of age which are our market in terms of hirings...someone at 32 with no experience for us is already impossible to hire...someone 36 or 37 is even more mpossible because at this age you should have already 10 years of experience and be already a senior designer or a young team leader in some cases already a design manager....even contract wise it would be really difficult to put you in standard type of hierarchy career grille. the only thing you could do is: go for a design degree in Industrial Design and hope to find a way to get a job or start your own business freelancing.

I hope I gave you a clear answer.

Luciano


5376 3 years ago

I wish to share something what I have witnessed about the show off schools..

may be because of the level of portfolio selection..there are some professors who who are baised..because of this the strong students improve more whereas the weaker ones either deteriorate or stay at the same level or have only little improvement. So the weaker ones necessarily have to take time out to learn by themselves.


Domenico Perna 3 years ago

Dear Luciano,

I' m an italian car design student, I have done a 2 years cours in ISSAM, a little school in modena, now I' m preparing the final thesis for March.

After I would like to continue my studies, because i haven' t achieved all my goals; therefore i would like to find a good school (in all europe) with the possibility of obtaining a scholarship, or with sestainible costs.

Thank you for your attention.

Domenico Perna.


Domenico Perna 3 years ago

P.S.: I speak only english and italian


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Domenico nel tuo caso suggerisco in Italia: IAAD a torino e SPD a Milano, oppure in Svezia UMEA University. Seguimi su Facebook, grazie!


Domenico Perna 3 years ago

Ok, grazie mille, è da un po' di tempo che ho adocchiato l' UMEA, ma non ho capito i costi e se possa essere un' alternativa migliore alle italiane.

Che tipo di corso mi converrebbe seguire?

Se è possibile potrebbe dirmi cosa ne pensa della scuola che ho fatto?

Grazie ancora per la sua pazienza,

Spero di poter lavorare con lei un giorno.


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Domenico sull'ISSAM non mi esprimo, UMEA é molto professionale e non dovrebbe costare molto perché statale...cerca su FB Demian Horst lui é il direttore del corso ed un caro amico contattalo via messaggio e digli che ti mando io...fai tutte le domande che vuoi! OK?


Domenico Perna 3 years ago

Mi conviene optare per il master o per il corso?

Grazie ancora per le sue dritte!


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

domenico contattami in chat via FB, grazie!


arre 3 years ago

dear Luciano,

what are yout opinions on the MA program at Pforzheim? It seems to me as if the main focus of that school is on the BA...

Thanks for your attention!


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luciano63 3 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Arre,

I think preatty good...anyway students coming from that school are good and highly competitives..


Chna 2 years ago

Dear Luciano,

What are your opinions on the BA program at Massey university in new Zealand and th program at the Monash university at Caulfield Australia ?

Thank you for your attention.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Hi I am sorry but I do not know the school in New Zeland, however I already hear and saw some from Monash university and it sounds good.


Chna 2 years ago

Would you recommend a partial BA or a full M program because I'm currently a master student in product development at the university of Antwerp.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

it depends on your creative talent and age....usually a full course is always better!


Nagesh 2 years ago

Hi luciano ..I am doing diploma in automobile engg in pillais collage(navi mumbai) final yr . I have great interest in sketching car and want to become car designer ..but I dont know much about digital & transportation design I heard lot about dsk and one of my friend is doing digital design in dsk 4th yr he told me that his total collage fees is 8.5lakhs per year .I realy want to designing but my father can't afford that much amount and he is telling to do job and do engg in which I m not interested. I want you to help and tell what should I do . Is there any loan facility for designing studies which I can repay them after my studies and how much indian designer makes a yr .


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Nagesh Chikka 2 years ago from Nerul

and i am from india ..also tell me should i do designing in india or abroad ..(just now made account in hub) and if u will give me ur id i can send you my some sketches


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Nagesh I think you also contacted me via FB few hours ago...there I gave you 3 links to Hubs about the questions you asked me....those Hubs are here....let me know!


carenthusiast 2 years ago

SPD = show off school


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

No I would not say that...


carenthusiast 2 years ago

Trust me Luciano, i've been there for more than one year and they're very unprofessional. The students are not all equal to their eyes, both SPD and VW they pay attention mainly to the scholarship students, the others are just "numbers" admitted to fill the vacancies. To be honest, i saw so many wrong things that i would never ever spend my money and my time with such unprofessional people, if i had the chance to go back.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

To manage a master program is different from an undergraduate one...


carenthusiast 2 years ago

No matter master or undergraduate, everybody deserves a chance to win or to fail.


Cesc 2 years ago

Good day Sir,

I´m a fan of your hubpage, it is very helpful for those o us that have the pasion of car design.

I´m a Mexican Designer trying to get to the the automotive industry, but for us Mexicans it is very dificult since there are no transportation design schools or car makers, our car industry is just appearing with little glimpses like Mastretta or Vuhl. Said that... I would love to have a tip pr a comment from you.

I´m already accepted to SPD in Milán to make a Master, and i have had good responses from other Colleges in California an Italy, i think that the way for me is to make a Master and gain real experience in countries that have a big tradition and industry, in order to try to find a real job there.

But honestly the prices in comparision to Mexican Pesos, are out of this world, i don´t have that amount of money even if a save every earning for a year, life in latin america is very diferente economical speaking from the U.S. or Europe.

Nos i´m building a stronger portfolio to apply for scholarships, should i continue knocking on doors? Maybe i could get a big loan to cover not only the fees but also the living expenses... what would you recommend to designer like me, in LatinAmerica?

Thanks in advance for your time and response.

Blessings from México to ypu and all the readers!


Cesc 2 years ago

Sorry for the writing mistakes! my fingers are numb!

Blessings.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

how old are you? if you have a FB page look for Luciano Bove Car Designer and put your like I'll chat with you...OK?


cesc 2 years ago

Excellent Sir! Done!

thanks


5376 2 years ago

Sir

I have completed one year in car design course for transportation design. I wish to pursue another two year master course in car design. Previously I have done my 4 year Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. I have made a short 15 page portfolio for you to see and give me some of your valuable time and advice. I have liked your fb page.

Regards


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

I go check


raffaele 2 years ago

ciao luciano

Io sono un architetto del Politecnico di Milano

Posso? Studiare IAAD o SPD?


raffaele 2 years ago

Hi luciano

I am an architect of the Politecnico di Milano

Can I study in the automotive design IAAD SPD?

Which is better? Why?


raffaele 2 years ago

IAAD corsi sono in italiano o in inglese?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Certo che si!


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Italiano la scuola é ottima!


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Both are good!


Anish Shakthi 2 years ago

Sir, I have reached you through Facebook also.

Now i just wanted to know how DSK ISD, India is for transportation or product design.

Another question Sir.....

Is it good to do undergraduate program in product design and the masters in transportation?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

dear Anish,

DSK ISD is a good school...if you want to be a car designer you need a full course in car design!


Ankit Kamat 2 years ago

Sir, I would like to know whether a foundation course would help me create strong portfolio.if so, which all institutes offer this course , and is dypdc a good institute?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

DYPDC is not a bad school, in India you have also NID and ISD....


Ankit Kamat 2 years ago

Sir, and what about a one year foundation course to create a strong portfolio?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Ankit I am sorry but I do not think it is a good idea! You need a real school!


Abhishek Gogoi 2 years ago from Guwahati, India

Hello Sir,

I went through the entire discussion gone out here, I still have one question to ask. I've been through the eligibility criteria's of universities like CCS, Pforzheim, IAAD, Art Centre College of Pasadena, etc., they all mention that for the Master course in Transportation design, one needs to have a diploma or bachelors degree in Transportation design, Industrial design or equivalent.

Could you tell me if a Mechanical engineering grad (India) is eligible for the Master course? And for IAAD, what is the process of enrollment? Does one has to clear a certain level of score in tests like GRE, TOEFL, IELTS? I'd be grateful if you could help me out in this? Thanks! :)


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Abhishek yes your degree is a valid one to access to a Master in Transportation Design in one of these schools. About the enrollment just ask directly to the schools via email or phone all infos on their sites.


SAT PRAKASH SHARMA 2 years ago

Hello Luciano,

First of all I congratulate you for making this blog as a helping hand for all the design enthusiasts all over the world. I have done bachelors in Engineering(Mechanical) and have two years of experience in automobile industry in the fields of design, research, quality, purchase and marketing.

I aspire to do Masters in transportation design as I seek myself as a transportation designer in future. I have some questions in my mind and it would be very kind of you if you would reply :

1. As per your blog can you please state good schools and show-off schools also like you did for best schools.

2. I come from a middle class family so I cannot afford US education so the best schools are out of my reach... so can you please guide me the best schools in Europe as far as these points are concerned:

(a) FEES

(b) DEGREE WORLD RECOGNITION

(c) REPUTATION OF UNIVERSITY WORLDWIDE

(d) INDUSTRIAL RELATIONSHIPS FOR JOBS

(e) SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEED BASED STUDENTS

(f) UNIVERSITIES OFFERING MASTERS DEGREE NOT A MASTERS DIPLOMA

kindly guide me as above....... and kindly guide me for IAAD as well..... I am hearing a lot about IAAD but I am not able to make my mind as I am not able to get a satisfying answer Regarding worldwide degree value of IAAD and jobs offered to students on-campus.

I am in your LinkedIn contact list as well, My LinkedIn profile is :

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=62004077&t...

Awaiting your reply.

Regards,

SAT PRAKASH SHARMA

INDIA


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

www.iaad.it


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Majestic Sat 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

hello,

Thanks for the above information. I have a doubt regarding college of creative studies in Detroit. As per the present condition of Detroit, How much is the university affected regarding job offerings and other things.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Majestic,

Detroit since a couple of years is transforming itself for the better and an international design school is opened to the world not just to its home town.


Shravan 2 years ago

hello sir,

I got selected for one year preliminary course in IED turin and also in SPD milan for masters in transportation design as my degree is in engineering. I am confused to select the college for my masters. I thought of going to SPD by looking at the comments you but after looking at the comment of "carenthusiast" i am bit confused to select between IED and SPD. could you please tell which one i should prefer.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Shravan both schools are good!


ABHAS BISWAS FROM INDIA 2 years ago

I am a 2yr student of Car Designing in DYPDC, Pune. This is a 3yrs Course. I want to pursue Masters Degree from SPD or IAAD. Please can you let me know how I can apply for the same.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Hi Abhas both schools are good!


Juan 2 years ago

Hello Shravan,

As you said "I got selected for one year preliminary course in IED turin" do you have the link to view this preliminary course?, I´m very interested. I´m mechanical engineer too, when you apply for the preliminary course do you send a potfolio, to SPD and IED?

Thank you.


Chloe 2 years ago

Hello!

I would like to study yacht design but can't decide which university to choose, IED Turin or Coventry. Which uni do you think is better in that area.

Thank you,

Chloe


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

To be honest I don't know too much...I know that both schools do have courses about yacht design..best would be to contact them or visit them..good luck!


Choe 2 years ago

Ok! Thank you :)


Frank 2 years ago

Hi sir,

I want to know that Umea, Pforzheim and RCA which one is better. And if I did receive these offers, how could I choose?

Thank you

Frank


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

They are all excellent schools!


Frank 2 years ago

Thank you:) That must be a hard decision.


CARUSO 2 years ago

ciao Luciano

me può dire quanto é il costo di IAAD per studiare auto design per anno?

io non so disegnare auto ma mi piace molto io posso iniziare nel´IAAD senza sapere disegnare auto?

e quanto tempo é la professione design automobilistico e il grado nel´IAAD ?

quali sono le migliori scuole d'Europa e d'Italia per design automobilistico e perché?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Ciao Caruso, per il costo devi chiedere alla scuola sul sito troverai tutte le info per contattare l'ufficio didattico. La scuola é 3 anni + Master (ma il master é una scelta non é obligatorio). La scuola IAAD é riconosciuta come Università del Design dalla comunità Europea e dallo Stato Italiano... altre scuole IED di Torino oppure Strate College a Parigi, ISD Valenciennes in Francia, UMEA in Svezia oppure Coventry in Inghilterra.


Caruso 2 years ago

ma io posso iniziare nel IAAD senza sapere disegnare o bisogno sapere disegnare


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dovrai comunque fare un portfolio per una ammissione


Caruso 2 years ago

GRAZIE

ho 18 anni io credo che ancora ho tempo

in che scuola posso imparare a disegnare auto per la ammissione del´IAAD


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Hai l'età giusta io ho iniziato a 19! Hai tutto il tempo per organizzarti bene, in bocca al lupo!


Juan Navarro H 2 years ago

Hello Luciano63

I want to share with you my decision to study Transportation Design because design cars are my passion.

First of all i am writing from Peru in South America; actually i have a Bachelor in Industrial Design and i am 25 years. Here there are not many oportunities to be a transportation designer, that is the reason to go to study a master in other country, i chose to study in IAAD from Italy because i read their website and i comfirmed that is the best school of Europe, and also the mastery is taught in english.

What do you think about my decision and what would be your recommendation for me regarding your experience in transportation design.

Thanks for your time and regards.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Juan,

even if to be a car designer in my opinion means to follow a full course in transportation design...I think that in your case having had already a bachelor in Industrial Design you can go to make a Master in Car design at IAAD. I would recommend to follow a preparatory course before starting the Master to make sure you can catch up with some fundamentals before making projects. Good luck!


ali 2 years ago

Hello Luciano,

Actually I am a bit confused ,''What to do? How should I start? When should I start?"so if possible can u just guide me a little bit.

This year I passed my 10th standard from a CBSE board in India and now I am confused about what to do for my 11th and 12th. Should I do it in science?. And after my 12th I am planning to leave India and opt for a good designing schools in Germany.

If I have to become a car designer what should i do after my 12th?. Should I directly opt for the designing schools which u suggested? Or is there some other course I have to do first to get admission in those universities?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Ali,

for me you should complete your studies in India and 2 years of Science sounds good to me...after that if you can go abroad (Germany Phorzheim) go and have your full Transportation Design course (I guess 4 years)...that is it!


Ali 2 years ago

thank you so much Luciano for giving me your precious time. :')

Umm one more question, after completing my transportation designing course should i do the masters or i should directly start working?

And is there any prospect of me to work with Audi, BMW,Maserati or any of a well known company?

Am so grateful that u replied.

REGARDS ALI


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

generally if your portfolio is really good at the end of your Transportation Design course you do not need a Master...about working possibilities it will depend mostly on you. take care!


Ali 2 years ago

Thank you so much luciano. I read about you and I should say u are my role model. so I just need a permission... umm can i contact u through Facebook if i have any confusions in future? I saw your page ;).

One interesting thing is that I am facing the same problem which u did. I am on my project to convince my dad. ;). Anyways thank you so much.

REGARD ALI


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Of course you can! and put your LIKE ;)


D S ARORA 2 years ago

Hi Luciano,

I sent you a set of questions and a couple of designs from my son and i look forward to your reply soon. Best !


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

I think I did answer on FB :)


Lucio 2 years ago

Salve Luciano quanto é lo stipendio dei disegnatori di auto?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Ciao Lucio, qui troverai tra i miei articoli uno intitolato: How much money designers make? ecco li' c'é la verità...


Marco 2 years ago

salve luciano

dove hai iniziato tuoi studi?

ho 15 anni e voglio sapere si c'é una scuola per imparare a disegnare macchine perché io voglio studiare al IAAD e mi devo preparare perché non so niente di disegnare auto


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Ciao Marco io ho studiato all'Art Center College of Design di Pasadena perché ai miei tempi non c'era una scuola di car design in Italia. Oggi (grazie anche al moi coinvolgimento sin dagli anni 90) a Toriino i sono 2 scuole che funzionano bene e sono riconosciute dal settore automobilistico IAAD e la scuola IED. Tu hai 15 anni ora é presto ma la sola cosa che devi fare é disegnare disegnare disegnare! se hai la passione e talento alla tua età devi far di tutto per migliorarti il più possibile..poi quando avrai 18 anni e dovrai scegliere una scuola dopo il Liceo allora potrai andare ad una di queste scuole specializzate in car design in Italia ma eventualmente anche all'estero. seguimi su Facebook (Luciano Bove car designer oppure la mia pagina del blog "car design education tips" dove trovi anche tutorials e validi esempi...). OK?


Alex Pawar 2 years ago

Hi

I am looking for industrials design course . How about Florence design academy. Can you please suggest me it's a good school or nothing as when I am searching about this school in interior design it's come into top colleges

Please suggest me


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Sorry I do not know it!


Ashwani 2 years ago

Thanks for reply

It's in Florence Italy ....

And what about DSK ISD Pune india it's provide 3 years course in transportation design.

Should I go for that or choose different college.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

answered on my FB page.


A. C. L. 2 years ago

Dear Luciano!

I got admitted to Coventry and IED Turin.

Now I have to choose but have no idea which one. Nobody I know is into transport design so I don't know the real advantages and disadvantages of both. What would be your choice if you got to choose and why?

Thank you for helping :)


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Both are good schools, however I know IED better than Coventry and in IED you will find excellent facility and good teachers also internship opportunity as well as sponsored projects..


sudhirp2 2 years ago

dear luciano63 whether cerification after completion of 5 yrs in dsk isd india in transportation design is valid for master courses in transportation design in spd / ied / iaad schools in italy


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

yes!


jay 2 years ago

Sir is there any age limit for transportation designing...?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Jay I think yes! If you get your diploma or BS in car design at the age of 21 or max 23 you can attack the designer job market...if you get it at the age of 25/19 you will have high risk to be off market.


sudhirp2 2 years ago

dear luciano63

dsk isd india not giving any degree i.e. bachelor degree after completion of full course of 5 yrs in transportation design.

They are giving only certificate approved by french government i.e. --

level 1 certificate as given in france isd.

My question is that wheather this certification is standard for getting

placements outside india / in india.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Hi, I know that in Europe and in France to get hired in design as designer you need a school diploma or BS of 3 4 or 5 years. if you do not have it you cannot be hired because it is the standard way to get people in the job career grid starting as engineers level.


sudhirp2 2 years ago

dear liciano63

thanks alot for your kind answer

But then kindly guide me wheather i should take admission to dsk isd india transportation ( they are not giving bachelor degree ) or i should

go for other institutes giving bachelor degree.

why institutes like france isd are not giving bachelor degree after completion of full study.


sudhirp2 2 years ago

hi.

is there tough competition for admission at iaad for bachelor in transportation design ?

wheather this course is taught in english languase ?

or italian languase is necessary ?


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

This is a decision you have to make, however the most important thing is that you will enter in a design school for a full course!


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Starting this September I believe IAAD will have English language courses. Contact them to know about their rules...


sudhirp2 2 years ago

thanks luciano63 for your kind answers


saurav 2 years ago

hey luciano i wanted to know that does Hs-Pforzhiem only takes industrial design graduates for mA tarnsportation ??? i asked them on email they said architecture graduates are not eligible??


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

because it is a school that makes a strict selection on designer profile...in a few words they are very serious. Other schools take from every profile.


saurav 2 years ago

It really broke my heart how's hbk in Germany for master in industrial design and iaad Torino is it possible to get cheapest accommodation for foreign students


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Torino for sure yes and IAAD is pretty good.


sudhirp2 2 years ago

how is reputation and teaching quality of coventry university uk. for

course in transportation design ( bachelor degree )


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Not bad at all!


sudhirp2 2 years ago

for admission to iaad one must have good portfolio

my question is that what are necessary things one must include in portfolio ?


sudhirp2 2 years ago

sir. in iaad , according to school sources first yr. is taught in english and second and third yr. in italian

whether thorough knowledge of italian language is necessary for good understanding of course , so that i can prepare myself before admission


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Hi I wrote here a HUB about entry school portfolio...check it!


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

starting September all classes should be in English language,too.


sudhirp2 2 years ago

hi sir , i am collecting information for all possible options

uptil now you have given your opinion about iaad / ied / coventry

thanks for that

how are staffordshire and swansea metropolitan schools in uk.?

or coventry is comparable good option in uk.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Sorry the other schools I never heard for car design...except for Coventry in UK which is not a bad school.


sudhirp2 2 years ago

hi sir ,

i want to know , weather there is saturation as far as placements for car designer job are concerned or opportunities for placements are still better in europe , of course if one has good skills


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Because of so many design schools worldwide today we have lots more young designers asking for a car design job, this is the main reason why it is always hard to get a job in car design on top of this you have to think about the competition between talents from different countries and schools.


Raja 2 years ago

Hi,

I received offer letters from IAAD and DOMUS, Italy for doing the Master's in transportation design. In this which one is best in class and can you please guide me, in these which one has a good placement rate.

Thank you.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

IAAD is more indicated for car designers, DOMUS more for design management.


Meenah 2 years ago

Hi I have a choice between spd and iaad but I have heard a lot racial issues in spd which is making my decision more difficult. Please suggest what do u think about quitting spd n taking iaad up. I have been selected by RCA also but due to insufficient funds I would not b able to make it .

Please suggest a better option between spd and iaad as this is a life time opportunity for me.i am more focused on opportunity after course due to heavy debts.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

IAAD is good!


Method 2 years ago

Dear Luciano,

I would like to ask your opinion about Umeå Institute of Design. What do you think about school and the programme director ? I heard some bad rumor about it, so I'm just curious about the reality of the school!


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Dear Method

I am sorry you had bad rumors about UMEA because I know that school very well and the director is a friend and most of all a very good Professional in this field. The school is very good!


sudhirp2 2 years ago

is bachelor course is present is UMEA school or there is only masters

course


Method 2 years ago

Dear Luciano,

Thank you for the comment!

But now I got confused because I heard the rumor from some of graduated students from Umea. They said the course itself is fine but the programme director often makes troubles because he didn't have any professional background in a field of car design.

But considering with your comment, what they said can be really subjective.


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

Only Master


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luciano63 2 years ago from Paris Author

that school is good!


Jeethendar Singh 24 months ago

Hi luciano Bove,

I have done my masters in Product Design and now i'm planning to do masters in Transportation Design. Planning to join Pforzheim but still in dilemma. Can U plz suggest me what I shud do, because i already done my masters in product design and i'm good in Alias and transportation sketching but not getting a job in this domain, I know that I hav to work much harder but I need a good base platform. because most of the industries prefer students from reputed schools. Any suggestions will be priceless to me & my carrier. Thank You..


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luciano63 24 months ago from Paris Author

Dear Jeethendar if you read all my articles you understand why I am not so in favor with Masters!! You are the example about what not to do! To get a job in car design you need a car design full course of at least 3 years or 5 years. Now what to do? I do not know really. see if you can get a job in making virtual 3D modeling. it could be a way to enter.


Jeethendar 24 months ago

Dear luciano Bove,

Thank You for the comments.

I have been in the design field for a while now and i have tried my hand at several disciplines like product,graphics,interface and transport design.i have also worked in all the above fields(either full time or freelance).

I am now pretty sure that i want to pursue my career in transport design. I've done few projects related to transport design and need "to go to a college that would help in brushing up my skills and give me the right exposure.

Below is the link to my profile & portfolio,i would be more than happy of you could see the works i have done and please suggest colleges where i can improve has a transportation designer.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeethendar


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luciano63 24 months ago from Paris Author

Dear Jeethendar, I saw some of your works I have to say that even if you show passion and skills you still need to get better in order to obtain the right demanded Professional level for car design world. So I encourage you to keep on working hard.


ARTIST 7 22 months ago

Respected sir, I am 17 years old ,I am going to pass my junior college (10+2)in june in India .I want to know what grades are necessary to be eligible for transportation undergraduate admissions in IAAD ,Italy.Please may you guide me.Thank you.


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luciano63 22 months ago from Paris Author

You need an entry portfolio for admission (your drawings)...however contact the school for details. www.iaad.it


shaurya sharma 22 months ago

Dear Luciano,

Like every other person here, I have to make a tough decision of selecting a good Automotive design school. I want to do my bachelors in the same field but I am not very sure which college to go to. The colleges like Academy of art or Art Center or CCS are very expensive. I wanted to apply to Pforzheim but, their german language requirement along with other so many requirements makes it a really tough call.

So, I am hardly left with a few options and have limited funds too. Could you please suggest me which out of the following would be a decent option (considering the teaching as well as the job opportunities after the school)-

IED, SPD, IAAD or Coventry?

Or if there is any other college which isn't over expensive and is better than the above mentioned ones.

Your suggestion would matter a lot and it would give me more clarity in making a decision.

Thank you


nipun atri 22 months ago

sir, please tell me that to do bachelor & master course continuously or to do after having some years of gap in between


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luciano63 22 months ago from Paris Author

Dear Sharma you can check IAAD they are a good school cheaper and also have English course session


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luciano63 22 months ago from Paris Author

if you do very well your bachelor in car design you do not need a master


ARTIST 7 22 months ago

Respected sir,I am in a desperate search for guidance regarding a career in car design.please may I become a friend of yours on facebook.Thank you.


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luciano63 21 months ago from Paris Author

search for me on FB Luciano Bove


sudhirp2 21 months ago

hi sir happy christmas and happy new year to you

according to iaad school sources .. for bachelor course first yr is taught in english. second & third year in italian language.

My question is that , Wheather it is difficult for international students

to understand and learn course in italian language ?.

wheather texts are in italian language?

wheather italian language difficult to learn ?

Kindly guide me. I am indian , my son wants to join IAAD


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luciano63 21 months ago from Paris Author

Hi and Merry Christmas and happy new year to all your family! IAAD as a total new full English course for foreign students so no problems about language...text books are very limited because it is a practical school like American ones.


ARTIST 7 21 months ago

Respected sir iam 18 iwant to pursue a career in car design.i am a bit confused what i must actually do to get admission in a good school in america italy etc.i want to ask how to prepare and at what age i might get an admission If i work hard with all my heart and energy.thank you,ciao.


Maadhav 21 months ago

i am confused between ied, spd and dsk isd. Please suggest which one is best among the three for transportation design?


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luciano63 20 months ago from Paris Author

Hi I think that you should try to be admitted by IAAD or IED in Turin Italy for a full 3 years course in Transportation Design.


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luciano63 20 months ago from Paris Author

if you are looking for a Master SPD , IED, IAAD in italy are very good...or UMEA in Sweden.


ARTIST 7 20 months ago

Hi sir, i heard that a person is banned from a design studio if he presents a bad portfolio,is it same in case of bachelor course entry ?


Dieon Roger 20 months ago

The comments here are E.P.I.C

Hello sir, A Big Thanks

I am planning to enroll for the one year Car Design Tools Course @SPD. But I read an above comment on some racial issue? I am now discouraged!!


sudhirp2 20 months ago

hi sir ..

at last we are going to make one selection out of two

iaad italy or coventry uk..

please guide me which one is better ?


Riju94 20 months ago

Sir,

I would like to confirm with you.. You said in your previous comments that IAAD has a full english bachelors course. Is it true? Because i believe only the first year is taught in english.


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luciano63 20 months ago from Paris Author

yes it is however for school admission it is different because the selection is to make sure to have passionate and talented students.


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luciano63 20 months ago from Paris Author

I know that school never heard of it or experienced such problems there.


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luciano63 20 months ago from Paris Author

ask the school www.iaad.it


Ferrarghini 19 months ago

Sir, brilliant article! I would like to join IAAD, turin.. my doubt is, will students from other countries find it difficult to study at the school since it is taught in italian


Ratanprabhu 19 months ago

Hi Sir,

I am Planning to study Digital Design Course from DSK ISD Pune,

Can You Kindly give some information regarding the Scope of Digital Design in the International Automotive Market .

Thanks in Advance !!


Shubham 18 months ago

I have been accepted in CCS....is it better than coventry?


sudhirp2 18 months ago

hi sir..

weather it is good to join sketching classes of 6 months before joining transportation design course ?.. so that basics of sketching can be learned.

or one can directly join course if sketching skills are good

and if one is doing hard sketching practice of his own

what you suggests sir . please guide

thanking you


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luciano63 15 months ago from Paris Author

not really! many foreign students are currently studying in those schools in Italy.


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luciano63 15 months ago from Paris Author

Hi I wrote an article about t you can find it here and on my blog.


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luciano63 15 months ago from Paris Author

it is an excellent school!


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luciano63 15 months ago from Paris Author

school is to teach you! so do your best before and when you are ready try to get accepted.


Akul 15 months ago

Im Pursuing my Bachelor Degree in Automobile Engineering, and im very passionate about getting into vehicle design for my Masters. Is it okay for one to start a carrier in design after pursuing engineering? Would having a Engineering degree give me a heads up in interviews and put me forward on the Job recruiting circle ?


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luciano63 15 months ago from Paris Author

you can of course try it! However it would be difficult to become a car designer this way!


CHIRAGARORA 15 months ago

hi luciano

very impressed to see the way you are helping the car design aspirants :)... hats off to you...

I m aged 24 & want to study car design in detail. I completed Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering in 2014. Now I have following options:

1. to go for preliminary one year car design tools at SPD & next year apply for an additional Masters program of one/two years at either of these colleges like SPD, DOMUS, UMEA, IAAD, IED, CCS, RCA etc. so in total 2-3 years of design study.

2. study 16months Masters Program at IAAD.

3. study one year masters program at DOMUS.

4. study 2years Masters program at MIT institute of design, Pune India.

Please suggest the best option for me.

looking forward to hearing from you soon.

chirag


Franksan 14 months ago

Hi Mr Luciano,

I am from India. I have been doing a research about where to join to pursue transportation course abroad. And doing transportation design in US seems so costly and I chose European countries, and I came across Scuola Politecnico di Design in Italy which really fascinated me so much of their partners whom they work with for transportation design and I am thinking of enrolling in it for doing my Master's in Transportation Design.

Please let me know if it is a good option....

Thank You.


Loaiserhan@hotmail.co.il 13 months ago

Dear Luciano my name is Loei from Israel another three days I will flying to Italy I want cheeks the schools their spd ied iaad my dream is to become scar designer and to have work with the legend Ferrari I hope you can tell me a few notes or steps from your carrier thanks


Simeon Stanchev 12 months ago

Hallo, Luciano

I want to ask you, witch car companies sponsor IED Turin.


Aditya 11 months ago

Hello Luciano,

I am glad that people like you helping out students and answering every questions asked silly or not. A big thank you for that.

Well I do have a question to ask.

I am from India.

I did my bachelors in electronics and telecomm but I am extremely fond of automobile and also drew many sketches.i have applied to IED TURIN for master's in transportation design and I hope to get an admit.

How good is the college teaching wise and job prospective wise?

Is college associated with any big shot automobile company?

And yes is it possible for a student to do a part time job in Turin because in my case I will need to do it.


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luciano63 9 months ago from Paris Author

Hi I am sorry to all of you but lately I am more concentrated on my FB page or my FB blog page...come and join them and I'll answer directly there! Thanks!


adama dabo 9 months ago

Hey I'm adama, a 17 year old high school graduate from Nigeria. I am willing to study transportation design and hopefully have a career in the car industry.i am having difficulties in choosing a good school and also on how to make good a profolio. I hope you reply me soon.

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