About the Programme
MA Intelligent Mobility is a new 15-month, 240 credit programme that will succeed the existing MA Vehicle Design. It will be launched in 2017/18 alongside the Intelligent Mobility Lab, a new multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to the future of transportation design, systems and urban mobility, led by Director and inaugural Chair in Intelligent Mobility Professor Dale Harrow. MA Intelligent Mobility aims to place the RCA in the vanguard of the ‘third age’ of automotive design.
The MA Intelligent Mobility programme will comprise two distinct specialisms: Automotive Transitions and Urban Mobility. Automotive Transitions students will focus on using design thinking to develop innovative forms of transportation, such as autonomous vehicles. Urban Mobility students will focus on designing the systems and frameworks that enable people to move through hyper-connected cities. The programme will also acknowledge and explore solutions for the 80 per cent of people in developing or emerging economies who do not have access to transport.
The programme offers
- a strong tutor team with diverse and high-level practitioner experience
- varied creative and cultural backgrounds within the MA specialisms
- close ties to the Intelligent Mobility Lab, a new multidisciplinary research centre
- extensive industrial relationships through sponsored projects, internships, portfolio reviews, trips and bursaries/awards. Recent collaborations have been with organisations including: Audi, Bentley, Citroen, Hitachi Rail Europe, Jaguar, Kia, EXA (aerodynamic software), Sabic and TATA
- close relationships with other RCA programmes, including Fashion, Textiles, Sculpture and Innovation Design Engineering
- a west-London location at the heart of a uniquely diverse vehicle, design and cultural environment
- alumni in numerous top design positions globally.
MA Entrance Requirements
Candidates for all MA programmes are assessed on their existing qualities as demonstrated in their work and in their interview, as well as on their potential to benefit from the programme and to achieve MA standards overall. The assessment will consider: creativity, imagination and innovation evident in the work; ability to articulate the intentions of the work; intellectual engagement in relevant areas; appropriate technical skills; overall interview performance, including oral use of English.
- You must have completed or be in the final year of a first degree in art and design or a related subject.
- You will need a proven commitment to the discipline, with a high level of self-motivation and evidence of independent study.
- You should possess a high standard of illustrative skills and understanding of 3D form.
- You should submit an online portfolio which clearly communicates design ideas, demonstrates research methods and approaches and illustrates a broad range of design skills related to general design and automotive work.
- It is important that the portfolio clearly demonstrates an understanding of the various stages of the design process from research to conceptual development to final design presentation.
- If selected for interview you will be given a brief for a two-day design project that you will be expected to present at interview.
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Last updated October 23, 2017