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Starting date for the 10th edition of Specializing Master in Transportation & Automobile Design: APRIL 4, 2018


What is Master TAD?

Master TAD is a Specializing Master in Car Design
of the Politecnico di Milano held
jointly with Volkswagen Group
and managed by POLI.design.

It is a pathway to excellence for those who seek scientifically rigorous training to meet the professional challenges that automakers’ design departments are offering in this era of far-reaching change and radical innovation in the industry.


How can you access to the Master TAD?

  • Application Info

    University degree in industrial designarchitecture or engineering.

    The admissions board reserves the right to admit candidates whose degrees are in other fields.

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    The course Elements for Transportation & Automobile Design (ETAD) is designed to prepare those interested to enroll in the Master TAD.

    It’s offered to enable the partecipants to sharpen their presentation skills in a design context.

  • Application Info

    Portfolio with projects and sketches

    – Application form

    – Updated Curriculum Vitae

    – Scanning of Degree containing the exam transcript and the final mark

    – Scanning of ID document or Passport

  • Application Info

    Send an updated portfolio with your projects and sketches.

    Remember to explain the design process. From the first ideas, through its evolution to the final presentation.



What career opportunities offers Master TAD??

Every designer involved in car design works in teams with people who can have the same skills or not.

The Master in Transportation & Automobile Design is designed to form a designer figure
capable of developing his own creativity,
integrating it innovatively with the academic knowledge of training scenarios
and experiencing the entire process of style’s developing, typical of the automotive industry world.

Exterior Designer

He/she designs the shape of the exterior surfaces of cars…

Interior Designer

He/she designs the car’s interior

Color & Trim Designer

He/she designs the last two millimeters visible in all the car…

Multimedia Designer

He/she deals with multimedia showcase inside and outside the company…

Multimedia Designer

He/she deals with multimedia showcase inside and outside the company…

Color & Trim Designer

He/she designs the last two millimeters visible in all the car…

Clay Designer

Through the physical modeling of the clay, he/she makes the project visible

Surface Designer

He/she creates the digital models of interior & exterior design…


Why Master TAD?

Listen to the opinions of our students
and find out in which companies our alumni work.


What’s new?

  • TADtalks: car design inspiring ideas - Fabio Filippini
    TADevent, TADnews
    6 March 2018
    TADtalks - March 9, 2018 - Fabio Filippini Car Design: a multidisciplinary and multicultural path 09 marzo 2018 - h 12:30 Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa Via Candiani 72 - Building B1 -...
  • Lecture at Dallara Automobili
    23 February 2018
    Lecture to Dallara Automobili 22th of February 2018 | visit to Dallara Automobili On 22th of February 2018 the students of the ninth edition of Master TAD visited the Dallara Automobili...
  • OPEN DAY - 19 febbraio 2018
    12 February 2018
    OPEN DAY - 19 febbraio 2018 Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa, via Candiani 72 (Edificio B2) Il 19 febbraio 2018 il Master in Transportation & Automobile Design si racconta Politecnico di Milano, Campus...
  • La Gazzetta dello Sport 14.10.2017
    14 October 2017
    La Gazzetta dello Sport 14.10.2017 Il Car Design? Si impara al Politecnico di Milano Il Master universitario Transportation & Automobile Design festeggia il traguardo dei 10 anni di attività. Realizzato in collaborazione...



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