Friday, August 31, 2007

Car Design Schools

Car Design Schools Links:

  • AIDE - Automotive Industrial Design Engineering

    This International Master´s Programme, organized by Chalmers University (Goteborg - Sweden) provides comprehensive education in automotive industrial design engineering. The programme is run in English and is open to students from all countries.
  • Academy of Art University

    The Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA) industrial design college offers on campus and online industrial design degree courses in product design, toy design, furniture design, transporation design and more.
  • Art Center College of Design

    Art Center College of Design has been a leader in art and design education for nearly 75 years. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, included a degree in Transportation Design.
  • CCS - College for Creative Studies

    (Detroit, MI, USA) The College for creative Studies (formerly known as the Center for Creative Studies) is one of the leading arts education institutions. The Industrial Design Department offers courses in Furniture Design, Product Design and Transportation Design.
  • Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA)

    (Cleveland, USA) The Cleveland Institute of Art prepares artists and designers for professional roles in the visual arts sector. It features an undergraduate Industrial Design Program.
  • Coventry University - Automotive Design

    Automotive and transportation design undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Creapole

    (Paris, France) Créapole (School of creation management) is one of the leading French design schools. It offers courses in Industrial Design and Transport Design.
  • Espera Sbarro

    Franco Sbarro's training centre. It is located in Pontarlier (France) and offers a pluri-disciplinary course associating both theory and practical knowledge.
  • Istituto Europeo di Design

    IED (European Institute of Design) is based in Milan, Turin and Rome (Italy), Barcellona and Madrid (Spain) and Sao Paolo (Brazil). Depending on the location, it features many design-related courses, included degrees in Transportation Design and Industrial Design.
  • Istituto di Arte Applicata e Design

    The Institute of Applied Arts and Design (IAAD, Turin, Italy) operates in different design areas: Transportation design, Industrial Design, Advertising & graphic design, Interior Design.
  • Master in Car Design and Mobility

    The Master in Car Design and Mobility (Milan, Italy) is a yearly Course organized by Domus Academy, an open project around the Italian design and fashion experience.
  • Monash University - Faculty of Art & Design

    Monash Art & Design is one of Australia's leading educators in art and design. The Department of Design offers degree courses in design, industrial design, visual communication (graphic design) and interior architecture.
  • National Institute of Design (NID)

    (Ahmedabad, India) The National Institute of Design (NID) is a multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. It lists undergraduate and postgraduate Industrial Design diplomas with Transportation & Automobile Design courses.
  • Northumbria University - School of Design

    The School of Design at Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK) includes a Transportation Design course.
  • Pforzheim School of Design

    The Pforzheim School of Design (Germany) is part of the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences and offers courses in Industrial Design and Transportation Design.
  • Pratt Institute

    (New York, USA) offers both undergraduta and graduate Industrial Design programs with transportation design classes.
  • Royal College of Art

    The Royal College of Art is the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design. It offers degrees in Industrial Design, Engineering and Vehicles Design.
  • Scuola Politecnica di Design

    Based in Milan and Turin (Italy), SPD (Scuola Politecnica di Design) offers courses in Industrial Design, Interior Design and Transportation & Car Design.
  • Strate College

    (Paris, France) Offers a comprehensive range of Design courses, taught in French/English.
  • Swansea School of Industrial Design

    The Industrial Design School at Swansea Institute (UK), Faculty of Applied Design and Engineering, offers design related programs, including 3D Product Design, Automotive Design and Computer Aided Product Design.
  • Umea Institute of Design

    Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University (Sweden) provides four academic programmes focusing exclusively on industrial design and related specializations. Programmes range from bachelor to masters and doctoral levels and include Industrial Design and Transport Design.
  • University of Cincinnati

    (Cincinnati, OH) The School of Design (DAAP - College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning) offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Digital, Fashion, Graphic, and Industrial Design. Transportation is a track within the Industrial Design program focusing on the design of vehicles and transportation systems.
  • s MIT - Institute of Design

    (Pune, India) The Institute of Design at Maharashtra Academy of Engineering Education and Research (MAEER) offers Graduate and Post Graduate courses in Product Design and

concept cars

A concept car or show car is a car prototype made to showcase a concept, new styling, technology and more. They are often shown at motor shows to gauge customer reaction to new and radical designs which may or may not have a chance of being produced.

General Motors designer Harley Earl is generally credited with inventing the concept, or show, car, and definitely did much to popularize it through its traveling Motorama shows of the 1950s.

Concept cars never go into production directly; in modern times all would have to undergo many changes before the design is finalized for the sake of practicality, safety and cost. Concept cars are often radical in engine or design:

car designing.............

The earliest stage of the design process is the creation of initial concept sketches. The sketches are a relatively quick way to visualise ideas, themes and styles. In a typical design studio, a team of designers may be asked to submit initial ideas for a vehicle which will subsequently be narrowed down and further developed. Often, a dozen or so initial ideas will be evaluated, with further development of two or three before a final solution is chosen. At each stage, designers whose work is not chosen will be redeployed to assist in the development of the chosen ideas or posted to another project. Typically, one team is responsible for the interior whilst another takes charge of the exterior.
The interior rendering above is a hand-drawn, highly finished view of the dashboard of the Avantime. Following initial ideas, after resolving the view, proportions and perspective a rendering like this is produced. It is drawn lightly in pencil before colour is added using markers. This illustration uses mainly light yellows and cool greys. The metallic effect is achieved by banding white with very light blues. Additional light, shade and line definition is added with coloured pencil. Light mapping lines (as visible vertically on the driver's door) are sometimes used to help illustrate changes in form in addition to colour and tone

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