After three years of successful
collaboration with Audi Group, Scuola Politecnica di Design is to collaborate
again with the Italian brand Alfa Romeo. Scuola Politecnica di Design and Alfa
Romeo will grant eight scholarships in order to participate to the Car Design
Master's Course which will begin on October 17th 2007 and finish in June 2008.
The aim is to select the best students and professionals, providing them with an
excellent training with the protagonists of automobile design.
The Master Course - coordinated by
professor Mario Favilla - will be carried out with Centro Stile Alfa Romeo led
by Frank Stephenson. Students from all over the world will design and develop a
concept car for the famous Italian brand. Participation to the Master Course is
open to candidates who have a degree from schools / universities of design,
engineering and architecture, or to people with significant experience and
skills in car design. Besides theory and design lectures held by world famous
car designers, the programme also includes visits to car companies, styling
centres and museums.
Scuola Politecnica di Design
In Milan, the
capital of design, Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD)
organises annual Master’s courses. With over 50 years of
experience in the field, these courses range from product
design to interior design, from communication to multimedia.
Didactics is personalised, in a human sized environment
promoting easy contact with the faculty and the staff.
The aim is to select the best students and
professionals, providing them with an excellent
training with the protagonists of automobile design.
Image: Project from the 2004 course held in collaboration
with Alfa Romeo.
After three years of successful collaboration with
Audi Group, Scuola Politecnica di Design is to
collaborate once again with the Italian brand Alfa
Romeo and it will offer eight scholarships. Image:
Project from the 2004 course held in collaboration with
The study programs have a strong orientation towards real
projects, keeping in close contact with companies
and professionals. Since 1954 this school has worked with
Italian design, seen it grow and develop into what it is
today. The artist Nino di Salvatore set up SPD in 1954. As a
painter and sculpturer, he has captivated and brought
together artists, designers, professionals and students from
across five different continents. Bruno Munari, Gio Ponti,
Max Huber, Pino Tovaglia, Isao Hosoe have all taught at SPD.
Guests at the school include Achille Castiglioni, Rodolfo
Bonetto, Roberto Sambonet, Donald Norman and Tomato. Today,
working along side young designers, experimenting with real
projects and designs, training new talent are Piero Lissoni,
Stefano Giovannoni, Denis Santachiara, Andrea Branzi.
past has been extremely rewarding with exceptional
recognition of the school: Boasting the exhibition at the
Biennale di Venezia in 1986, at the Carrousel du Louvre and
at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; the ‘Medaglia d’Oro’
at the tenth Triennale in Milan and even the ‘Compasso d’Oro’
awarded by the ADI - Associazione Disegno Industriale in
1994; not to mention the honour of being granted twice the
SMAU prize for Industrial Design.