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Industrial Design, Transportation, term 2

  • Number of credits 30 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2023

Admitted to the course package

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course package starts.

About the course package

The exchange term at Transportation Design Programme gives the student basic competence to work with design and development of different types of vehicles.
Students entering must have a basic understanding of designer tools together with a competent level of sketching skill. They will develop their creative thinking process with tutoring support focused on trying to solve future transportation problems. Students will explore how to design and develop vehicles with a growing awareness of the environmental issues.
The students are encouraged to build realistic vehicle concepts around future lifestyles. Equally, these designs must be attractive and desirable. The essence of the student work will be about form and function in balance with the human needs at the center of their design development process.

5ID212 Vehicle Design Analysis 7,5 credits
The course provides theoretical and practical knowledge about the aspects that influence form in vehicle design. The content is covered in two modules:
Module 1: Vehicle Design Theory (1,5 credits).
Module 2: Clay Modelling (6 credits)

5ID227 Storytelling in Design 7,5 credits
This course provides both theoretical and practical information related to visual storytelling used for conceptual design creation, visualisation and communication. It includes storytelling theory, movie editing and a creative project work.
Module 1 Visual Storytelling Theory 3 credits
Module 2 Creative Assignment 4,5 credits

5ID228 Project 2: Strategic Design 15 credits
The course is structured in 2 modules, providing knowledge and practice on brand identity and strategic design.
Module 1: Research, Brand and Strategy 4,5 credits
Module 2: Creative Project Work 10,5 credits
In response to the students own design brief, ideation phase begins and creative tools are used to generate a number of possible design proposals that will fulfill the aspired attributes of the vechicle concept. These alternatives are discussed and one is selected for further refinement in the process. Regular tutoring sessions and seminars support the students learning during this section.

This course package is an opportunity for students who is doing exchange studies at the MFA Programme in Transportation design to apply for one more semester.

Courses in course package

Vehicle Design Analysis, 7.5 credits

Starts 16 January 2023
This course is only included in the course package.

Storytelling in Design, 7.5 credits

Starts 20 February 2023
This course is only included in the course package.

Project 2: Strategic Design, 15 credits

Starts 27 March 2023
This course is only included in the course package.

Application and eligibility

Industrial Design, Transportation, term 2, 30 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

The information below is only for exchange students


16 January 2023


4 June 2023

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognized university. Specific entry requirements are: 60 ECTS credits in the field of Design + Portfolio. 5ID094 Skills and Techniques, TD 7,5 ECTS, 5ID117 CAID-Advanced level, step 1, 3 ECTS, 5ID118 CAID-Advanced level, step 2 4,5 ECTS, 5ID086 Vehicle Design 15 ECTS or the equivalent.Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.


Selection is based upon submitted portfolio material and motivation letter. For acceptance, artistic talent and design aptitude is essential. Students applying for courses within a double degree exchange agreement, within the departments own agreements will be given first priority. Then will - in turn - candidates within the departments own agreements, faculty agreements, central exchange agreements and other departmental agreements be selected.

Application code



This application round is only intended for nominated exchange students. Information about deadlines can be found in the e-mail instruction that nominated students receive. The application period is closed.

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Course is given by
Umeå Institute of Design
Contactpersons for the course are:
Exchange studies, International contact person