Whether you are looking to develop a new career, make a career change or enhance your existing art or design skills, WUD’s Diploma programs in Professional Automotive Modeling can help.

The Professional Automotive Modeling programs prepare you for employment as a 3D modeler in the transportation and product design industries. Coursework includes the essential techniques of hand modeling for pre-visualizing final products in clay and/or digital modeling of designs in Alias®. The program prepares you for high demand positions at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the auto and product industries. By building manual and/or digital modeling skills, you will learn how the two approaches integrate in the real world.

Student must complete the diploma successfully before being accepted into the advanced diploma program. There is a choice of 2 tracks – Clay and Digital.  A student may opt to study both the tracks, but only one track of study can be completed at a time.

Clay Modeling (15 Seats)

You’ll learn to translate drawn design concepts into 3D clay models using industry standard tools and methods. Work from orthographic drawings and work with design direction to transform a designer’s vision into a tangible reality. It will be an intensive skill based programs which will have inputs in design fundamentals, form studies, technical design, digital modelling, materials and model making.

Clay modeling is used widely in the automotive and product design industries as a way to previsualize concepts which help in decision making before taking the products further for manufacturing. Automotive Clay Modelling is identified collectively by Indian OEMs as an area with a gap between the supply & demand of skilled personnel. The related skill sets are much in demand, and their availability well below the desired supply.

ALIAS* – Digital 3D Modeling (15 Seats)

OEMs need digital sculptors who can prepare meta data files for manufacture. This requires the ability to work with fine detail, problem solve structural and design issues, and work at a high level of skills in Alias®. Though involved in the creative process, Sculptors are the last link between design and manufacturing, and need to communicate well with both Designers and Engineers.

WUD offers the program in close collaboration with Desmania Autostudio.

About Desmania Autostudio

Desmania is a highly respected name in design industry and counted amongst the top design companies of India for last 15 years. It has worked in diverse industry sectors including white goods, appliances, electronic gadgets, auto motive, capital and medical equipments. Desmania Autostudio has a state of the art integrated design studio for automotive styling in NCR. The 6000 sqft Design Studio is equipped with Clay modeling & prototyping shop, mock-up, workshops, presentation, rooms and utilities, Full body paint booth and Vacuum forming etc. It has as its partners - Q-id of Italy, NaRae Plan of South Korea and Design Consulting Gmbh of Germany for expertise on modeling, mock-ups & prototyping.

We offer you access to state-of-the-art facilities, including a wind tunnel, robotic milling, laser cutting, rapid prototyping, 3D printing and excellent clay modelling facilities.

Why choose this course?

  • This course is designed to give you the chance to develop the skills and understanding to work as a modeler in all fields of Automotive and Transport Design. This includes cars, motorbikes, boats, vehicles and vehicle interiors, as well as emerging areas such as electric vehicles.
  • The industry partner in Desmania  brings a direct connect with many automotive companies including:.
  • NCR is among India’s top 3 auto-hub spread across three states – Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi – hosting production facilities for Maruti, Honda, Hero Moto Corp, Yamaha and other established players in the automobile industry. Apart from manufacturing, the region also houses R&D and testing facilities at Rohtak and Manesar. WUD and Desmania are based in NCR - Haryana.
  • Strong associations with the industry offering placement opportunities and potential employment prospects for successful students.

How you'll be taught

  • You will study in WUD’s base studio with your year-group colleagues, which is where you will learn through design exploration, discussion, sketching and making. There will also be a series of lectures with associated seminars and workshop practical classes.
  • The small student groups mean you can always find a tutor to help you with your work.  The teaching team consists of highly experienced designers who are either engaged in industrial practice or are research active, supported by industrially trained technical staff.  This ensures that the course delivers a qualification and experience that is highly relevant to the changing needs of the industry.
  • You will work on collaborative projects with industrial partners whilst based in the University (in collaboration with Desmania).
  • You will have access to excellent facilities including dedicated design studios, traditional modelling workshops supported by a comprehensive range of advanced CAD/CAM and Rapid Prototyping machines. You can gain experience of working with wood, metal, plastics, glass, ceramics and automotive styling clay. Our studios and CAD facilities are equipped with latest versions of industry standard design and visualisation software, such as Autodesk Alias Automotive, Autodesk VRed and Adobe Creative Suite.

Career Prospects

Graduates from this course can find leading positions in the automotive and transport industry as modelers, sculptors, CAD professionals, or professionals within established automotive companies, in-house design teams at leading design companies or setting up their own creative business.. The career paths for successful graduates are flexible and diverse.

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