Car Design Summer Course

The design core in the world in terms of Luxury Car Design still in Italy, that is one of the best country in the world that provides best hands-on training to students coming from abroad in the field of Car Designing.

The Levels

This Car Design course is an overview in the Italian Industrial Design with focus on Luxury Car Design, developed within three levels of depth.

Depending by the level, students will learn the historical aspects of vehicle design, basic of aerodynamic and ergonomic, new trend analysis, manual sketching, 2D/3D modeling and materials technology.

Here you have the main subjects divided by module:

MODULE BASIC SUBJECTS MODULE MEDIUM SUBJECTSMODULE PRO SUBJECTS
History of Automotive
History of Motorcycle Design
Manual Sketching
Shape & Function
Main tips about Ferrari-Ducati-Piaggio success
Car interior & exterior design
From Oil to Electric energy
Use of materials
SketchUp modelling
From airplane to Piaggio Vespa
Motorcycle design
Car & Motorcycle the challenge application
SketchUp Advanced
Cinema 4D rendering tecniques
FINAL PRESENTATION FINAL PRESENTATIONFINAL PRESENTATION
Industrial Design Concept with manual sketchingIndustrial Design Concept with SketchUpIndustrial Design Concept with SketchUp
rendering techniques
REQUIREMENT: NONEREQUIREMENT: DEMONSTRABLE SKETCHUP SKILLSREQUIREMENT: DEMONSTRABLE CINEMA 4D SKILLS

The official SYLLABUS will be issued once you confirm your enrollment. A SYLLABUS is a detailed document revealing your daily activity.

Description

This course is an overview to the design aspects involved specifically in vehicle design. Creative, sensorial, emotional, expressive skills which characterize the italian way to look at industrial design will be coached to the students. We will improve your personal knowledge about “Made in Italy”.

The work of the car designer blends creative design and automotive styling skills with elements of engineering, ergonomics and marketing.

The workshops will be focused on the vehicle of tomorrow. Creativity is a matter of solutions, so we will try and try again during the workshops to develop a project that can be usefull for people. A project that can be usefull giving people a benefit. The benefit may be provided by the use of a new material or by the shape. Learning about designing both the interior and the car’s body is a clear target.

Students will be guided to the development and production of personal vehicle design concepts starting from an initial brief touching most of the italian design aspects. From the idea sketches to the final presentation of Car Design project at the end of each module. Students will be inspired through our external visits to the Piaggio museum in Pontedera, Ducati Museum in Bologna or Ferrari museum in Maranello.

The course is held in English language and it’s open to all the people (with corresponding requirement for module medium/pro) that are concerning the Industrial Design and the Italian Culture.

During the course the teacher will suggest web sites and other sources where the students may find interesting contests. So every student will be able to have an additional comparison with theory and real practice.

A student completing Car Designing with Florence Design School studies shall become a professional in the field of automotive sector thereby enhancing his skills in varied areas of interest like engineeringergonomicsdesign and performance with environmental sustainability.

During the lessons students can count on a software package that includes last release of: Autocad, Rhinoceros, SketchUp, Cinema 4d, Adobe Master Collection.

Facilities

Accommodation Assistance

We can facilitate you in finding the best accommodation depending on your needs. We have a list of accomodation in a private page that we will send you after your apply. Here you have a sample of accommodation that we can provide.

Bike in supply

We wil provide you a bike for you transfers from and to the Florence Design School. All of our bikes are designed specifically for city riding comfortable and classyeasyfun and comfortable to use and ride. They feature a wide range of heights. To adjust the seat height, follow the seat post down to where it fits into the bike frame and flip to open the quick release lever.

You can easily take a ride on the “viali bicycle path” and make a trip to sights in the surroundings of Florence, like Fiesolevillage or chiantigiana road.

It works with a preauthorization hold of $50 per bike that is placed on your credit card account. This is a not a settled charge against your account. It serves as a security deposit and will be released when the hold expires. You can also deposit the same amount by cash.

Other Facilities

Pre Departure Services

Course enrollment through housing assignment with our office and web site providing friendly, professional assistance.

Pre-departure PDF about Florence Design School containing useful information about student life.

Support and assistance through E-mail and Telephone.

Optional Health insurance: HTH student health insurance, including full medical coverage and medical emergency evacuation. Go to insurance web site. 

On-Site Services

Welcome reception with director and staff.

Welcome bag upon arrival containing items to kick-start your experience abroad.

Orientation: a comprehensive introduction to your city and program.

24 hour emergency support telephone.

Excursion assistance (one for each module).

Weekly cultural activities; a rich calendar of events and excursions.

Re-Entry Service

Alumni network.

Follow Up with project started.

Italian Language Lessons Included for Free

A basic Italian language course is included with all the studies. A nice and funny way to bring back home a little piece of Italy.

An hour lesson will be taken every day after course’s end for all the students. All together, in order to mix your different interests.We will start learning basic words, sentences, questions. That ones you could use in your stay in Florence, but we will upgrade talking about current events in DesignFashionPhotography and following the most important social accounts that can tell us what to do or can help us finding out events in Florence and Tuscany.

We will comment with critical method news and contemporary italian designers combining curiosity and your personal willing. In a relaxing mood trying to let go the stress of the day.

It is UP to you to take this course, if you will do it you will receive a specific certificate.

FAC SIMILE CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE

The Three Levels

Module Basic

Students completing this course will:

Gain knowledge of the technique about a car building process.
Develope technical proficiency in drawing a car shape focusing on main elements details.
Improve their capability to creatively interpret and criticize the result betwen shape and function.
Produce a concept car and a series of manual sketches that describe it.

Module Medium

Students completing this course will:

Gain knowledge of the immaterial values, the sensorial experience that’s connected to a CAR.
Have developed technical proficiency in producing Digital Sketches.
Experience a new culture through the medium sustainable materials in CAR production.
Have produced a portfolio of different CAR concept through Sketchup.
Create series of concepts in order to tell a product story and build a cohesive body of work.
Improve their capability to creatively interpret and criticize contemporary CARS markets.

Module Pro

Students completing this course will:

Gain knowledge of the technique about a car building process.
Develope technical proficiency in drawing a car shape focusing on main elements details.
Improve their capability to creatively interpret and criticize the result betwen shape and function.
Produce a concept car and a series of manual sketches that describe it.

The Rates

  • ONE MODULE
    Basic Italian language course included. NO enrollment fee. A visit included.
    1400 €
  • TWO MODULES
    Basic Italian language course included. NO enrollment fee. Two visits included.
    2600 €
    2800 €
  • THREE MODULES
    Basic Italian language course included. NO enrollment fee. Three visits included.
    3800 €
    4200 €

The Dates

  • Dates Summer 2017
  • FROM 26 OF JUNE to 10 of JULY
  • FROM 12 OF JULY to 27 of JULY
  • FROM 1 of AUGUST to 14 of AUGUST
  • FROM 24 of AUGUST to 11 of SEPTEMBER
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Final Certification

All the students will receive a certificate of attendance.

During the last day of courses the school will organize an internal show with all student artworks. At the end of each course students will be issued with an attendance certificate in a ceremony.

Enrollment Steps

  • Complete the application form and forward it to us via email.
  • Be sure to receive an email by us within 5 days confirming the enrollment form was received.
  • Together with confirmation we’ll send our bank details.
  • Proceed with the full amount payment.
  • Send us copy of the payment demonstration.
  • Congrats! Now you’re a Summer Course LABA student.

Minimum qualification required: Highschool Diploma.

Courses will start prior a minimum number of 5 participants. In case that minimum number won’t be reached the course will not start and the full amount (100% of payment) will be given back.

Method of Payment

  1. Payment by bank transfer (any bank commission is on student charge).
  2. Payment by credit card.

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