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Entry qualifications equivalent to 2:1 in an automotive, transport, industrial or product design related degree or relevant professional experience (and the required IELTS qualifications, if applicable). A 500 word personal statement suggesting area of potential MA research.
And an excellent portfolio which should:
- Evidence vehicle exterior and interior design knowledge at a professional level (ideally through placement and/or professional experience) in critical evaluation, creative problem solving, and presentation. Freehand sketching (sketchbooks, etc.) skills and exploration of a wide range of ideas must be extensively demonstrated through project work.
- Illustrate proficiency in developing automotive surfaces and volumes from 2D to 3D through automotive clay modelling or appropriate analogue materials and in CAD.
Months of entry
Aimed to build on knowledge gained in undergraduate study or professional practice, this postgraduate course will offer you the opportunity to develop core skills demanded by design studios of global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
With current major industry links, including a chance to show your work to industry leaders, you will be provided with the opportunity to get ahead with our Automotive Design MA.
Working on studio delivered briefs and ‘live’ industry projects, you will be taught the underlying theory, 2D and latest 3D techniques used to resolve automotive design challenges with in the areas of exterior, interior, colour and trim design. We offer state-of-the-art facilities, including automotive clay modelling studios, laser cutting, rapid prototyping, 3D printing and a 12-camera motion capture studio for the measurement of human motion, machine interaction and biomechanics.
Past graduates have gone on to become design directors and chief designers at Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Ford, Aston Martin, Lotus, Tata, SAIC, PSA (Peugeot-Citroen), Johnson Controls, Faurecia, and Volvo.
Information for international students
This course requires IELTS of 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Faculty of Arts and Humanities
- +44(0)24 7765 4321