Master in Luxury Automotive Interior Design

Istituto Marangoni

Program Description

Master in Luxury Automotive Interior Design

Istituto Marangoni

Master in Luxury Automotive Interior Design

The course is intended for students who are have a degree in automotive design, industrial design, engineers in vehicle design or an equivalent as well as for those who have substantial experience in the field. The aim of the course is to prepare design specialists in high-end interiors. They are capable of developing projectual solutions to specific automotive interiors field, using innovative and vanguard techniques and materials.The course is focused on the development of a project with the aim of covering each phase, that allow to translate the conceptual idea into an interior design solution for such spaces. Under the supervision of skilled tutors, the learners will show their ability to work in teams and learn the specific language of the sector. They will learn how to use the tools in technical drawings, 3D modeling, research methodologies and how to create solutions that are in line with market needs and the company brand identity.

Starting from the brief with the client, the students will develop further projects, in collaboration with important companies in the sector, showing their ability to independently manage all aspects of development. They will respect to lead times, proper use of professional tools, the organization of the development process all the way to the final presentation. Tutors will guide the process with particular emphasis on the quality of the work on the basis of research methods used to generate ideas that are innovative and coherent with the style of the company brand, as well as the communicative ability regarding the work. The final project will be judged by the company that commissioned the project.

Designers of such “mobile” spaces are able to integrate the concept of ergonomics and comfort into the concept of beauty and contemporaneity, so as to create spaces that are able to generate sense of wellbeing in interiors for automotive design. Such specialized and skilled professionals are able to interpret these reduced spaces and the effects of materials and lighting upon them, in order to make alternative solutions with high qualitative content, in line with the brand and specifications of the project. . Specifically, they will design the interiors of yachts, luxury campers, the first and business classes of airplanes and trains, as well as suites on cruise ships..

At the end of the training path learners will be able to work as freelance designers or for one of the many professional studios in the field of automotive design, relevant industries, shipping yards, etc.

Learning outcomes

  • Interpret the various aspects of “Luxury Thinking” in automotive spaces;
  • understand the different identities and languages of luxury Brands regarding the area of communication;
  • consider the creative use of aspects in design that come from other disciplines and use them in the automotive context;
  • Innovatively transform generic research into solutions that are suitable for automotive spaces;
  • evaluate how social changes can bring about different solutions in different contexts;
  • translate their own ideas into a design solution for automotive spaces (project).

Course themes

  • Interdisciplinary thinking
  • development of the creative concept
  • final project
  • research methods

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with an Istituto Marangoni certificate.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
1 year
Full time
22,400 EUR
Start date Oct. 2017
Italy Milan
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 22,400 EUR
enrolment fee: € 3.500