What Is an Automotive Design Degree?
An automotive designer will design the appearance and components of cars, trucks, motorcycles and other motor vehicles. This comprises of interior and exterior design and presents the challenge of combining aerodynamics and aesthetics whilst meeting complex safety regulations.
What will I study?
An automotive design course will teach you to create innovative designs using 3D and computer aided (CAD) technology to create the efficient, sustainable and attractive motor vehicles of the future. You will learn design methods, materials and manufacturing and technological feasibility and gain an up-to-date understanding of the latest developments in automotive design. Please click the link below to see more details:
Year one will give you a grounding in the basics of automotive design. Initially you will learn to sketch your ideas in 2D alongside theory and practise of design principles. You will also learn the business of the of the automotive industry.
In year two you will learn three-dimensional theory, and how to transfer your ideas from 2D to 3D. You will also have the possibility of an internship or industry placement to develop your professional skills and understanding of automotive design in practice.
The final year will see you undertake an external project with an industry partner which will help you develop your professional practice. You will also do a large project creating a physical three-dimensional model, attempting to push your automotive design boundaries in exterior and interior design.
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