Mobility Lab. Master in Future Transportation Design

  • Modalidad presencial o modalidad online ¡tú eliges!
  • Incluye experiencia formativa en Munich y Shangai
  • Cuadro docente de primer nivel

Mobility Lab. Master in Future Transportation Design

  • Modalidad presencial o modalidad online ¡tú eliges!
  • Incluye experiencia formativa en Munich y Shangai
  • Cuadro docente de primer nivel

Plan de estudios de Mobility Lab. Master in Future Transportation Design

New Sustainable development trends and global urban agendas have modified the landscape of our cities. New transportation systems are required to provide this change of society’s mentality. The Master in Future Transportation Design is a course designed to train a new highly demanded professional profile in the transportation design industry. A more human centered vision of the surroundings and the vehicle itself is demanded and to fulfill those skills the transportation designer needs to be up to date on the new technologies and the future ones.

A course created to equip the students with critical thinking to respond to the wider concerns of urbanism, social and technology changes around transportation. Students will be required and engaged to be informed and contribute to the discourse and debate about transportation future. In that sense, creativity and research will be key to finding a solution to the global issues of sustainability, consumption and energy related to the transportation topic.


Mobility Lab. Master in Future Transportation Design, título propio emitido por Centro Oficial de Estudios Superiores Barreira Arte + Diseño.


Mobility Lab. Master in Future Transportation design it’s available in a hybrid version:

  • HYBRID VERSION: The course will be held in house at the Barreira Arte + Diseño school although all the students will have the option to follow the live lessons online through our educational platform Blackboard or watch them later. Management of the course, records from the streamed lessons and all content will be available at the school virtual campus. We will be using collaborative tools such as Notion, Slack or Google Drive.


11 months on-site, +6 months dedicated to the final project
October 2022 to january 2024
Starting date: October 15th.


On-site & streaming:
Tuesday to Friday 16:00 to 20:00 (Madrid time)
Saturday 10:00 to 14:00 (only selected days)


MODULE 1 (first semester)


  • Presentation techniques.
  • 3D Modeling & visualisation.
  • Theory of vehicle design.
  • Future mobility
  • Technical application of vehicle design

Presentation techniques:
Learn analogue techniques such as pencil and pen illustration. Improve and develop visual communication and making skills, including markers , colour pencils and all kinds of illustration tools or other exploration tools ,including the basics of sculpting through different techniques including clay and other experimentation processes. It will encourage students to find their own path to express their ideas, providing support to the studio activities by developing their ability to communicate their design progress (visualizing their thinking, decision-making and design concepts) while using appropriate digital platforms and experiencing new methods of presentation.

Recognizing that students enter the program with diverse digital abilities, the instruction is very flexible, matching individual student skills and needs with the needs of their studio projects. Typical 2D digital tools used include Photoshop, Illustrator or paintbrush.

Every transportation designer must be capable of expressing their ideas through a 3d representation. This is a basic skill in the daily routine of a designer closely connected to the 2d skills as part of the development process. The support between each other is essential for the materialisation.

3d Modelling & Visualisation:
During this course students attend lessons on digital modelling where Autodesk Alias Automotive and Maya or Blender are taught. Preparation for rapid prototyping and visualization tools like Showcase, Vred & Keyshot are also covered, aling with presentation of virtual techniques.

Theory of vehicle design:
Providing knowledge and practice on brand identity and strategic design. Students learn how to analyse an existing brand and practice strategic design. This course is about the architecture of diverse forms of vehicles and the evolution of them, with emphasis on automobiles. Topics include dimensions, human packaging, general layout of components, structure and proportions. H-Point is used as the text for the course.
Mobility will play a central role in the global changes that our generation has been called upon to provoke and direct. However, traditional Car Designers are not sufficiently prepared to face this process. Now is the time to expand the discipline and broaden its scope. The new generation of designers must look beyond the actual automobile and diversify their knowledge and interests towards a set of topics essential to the process of rethinking mobility and the products and services that make it possible. Automotive Design will cease to be a discipline focused entirely on aesthetics and become a profession from which cities, and in turn societies, will be transformed.

The reach of Automotive Design is broader than it has been understood. Cars have simply transformed humanity in ways the discipline is not yet involved with. The goal of this academic program is to raise general awareness on the contexts of such broadness and pin point personal interests towards the development of specific issues. This class is designed for students to expand their conception of the automobile and with it, the scope of their creative impact.

Future mobility:
Insight into the problem, society’s smart mobility and changing landscape. Preparation for the final project subject.
Every evolutionary step of the Automotive Industry has come as a response to a shift in landscape conditions. The current transformation follows, amongst other factors, three main changes that have shaken the idea of the automobile from the ground up: globalization, the environmental crisis and digitalization. From the process of globalization, we have learnt that any issue in question is interconnected to others and that a complex problem cannot be solved without prior analysis of its context and the stakeholders’ relationships to it. Globalization has outlined systematic thinking as a key aspect of the intellectual process of challenging the status quo. Global Warming has prompted not only a change in consumer habits, but a complete rethinking of the ethical values of the products and services the public is offered. For its part, digitalization has immersed new generations in information, expanding its variety of uses and transforming the individual’s standards and expectations regarding a variety of topics that range from the technological to the philosophical. From the combination of these factors, for example, electric mobility was (re)born and an array of digital transport services became ubiquitous

Along these industry transitions, the role of the Automotive Designer is changing. This course is designed to provide him or her with the tools required to develop a deep understanding of the historic evolution of the industry, global knowledge on the cultural, environmental and technological shifts predicted to have an impact on the sector and, perhaps most importantly, the individual creative skills needed to help the discipline deal with the fact that Car Design, after all, is not only about designing cars, but about envisioning ways in which the automobile can regain its historic relevance.

Technical application of vehicle design:
In this course the students will learn the fundamentals of technical structure of a vehicle, including ergonomics, safety and legislation requirements. Parts and development of a full project, stakeholders involved and cost control of the budget. It will be applied later on their personal project.

MODULE 2 (second semester)


  • Interior Design project
  • Exterior Design project
  • UX integration in mobility ecosystems
  • Internship within the industry.

This term features 2 long projects to be done in a team to challenge convention and demonstrate the student’s ability to handle team work, develop a complete interior and exterior project and deliver a full package.

Project interior/ exterior:
Our students must apply their previous knowledge to develop a complete vehicle (interior and exterior).The course will consist of an introduction to the total process of vehicle design. The focus will be on an understanding of automotive proportion and form. Students will be given a package and should adapt to it following the industry requirements. Such exercise is normally implemented in collaboration with the industry and comprises further education about ergonomics, vehicle architecture and design methods. These student projects should present a mix of conceptual ideas and detailed realistic design solutions that give credibility to their results. An external tutor is assigned to support the group of students during all phases of the project and the collaborating company is normally represented during the reviews. The automotive exterior module focuses on the development of vehicle exterior design. Students are required to make concept proposals for a given theme in sketch and rendering form along with a scale clay model based on a technical “package”. Thereafter, students should produce a 3D virtual model which should be submitted at the end of the course for assessment. The final proposal must identify and feature innovation through service, technology and design as a group experience.
Interior project adds an extra assessment, students are also required to submit examples of research, including ergonomic and material studies.

Internship within the industry:
As an optional assignment students will be able to take an internship validating the Final Project. At the end of this period they will have to submit their experience as a Final Project for a final assessment.

UX integration in mobility ecosystems:
This course is a key element to connect the human part of transportation with the development of new products. As a fundamental part of the Mobility lab and with the collaboration of the Digital Minds Master in UX aim to integrate visual(styling) and interactive (UX). The goal is to create a professional capable of developing a full product from the appearance to the interaction with the user.

MODULE 3 (third semester)

Final Project:
Reaching this point each one of the students will be asked to pick a topic for their personal final project. For a period of 6 months they will develop their idea that it will be presented at the end of the period. A selected jury will attend the final presentation and the project will be assessed.
In the final term students lead their own major project (Independent Research Project)

The final core project in this program runs for 6 months and is a self-directed investigation into an area of the students’ selection. This project is normally done in cooperation with a corporate sponsor or external partner, established on the initiative of the student. Students are expected to identify design opportunities, establish contact with stakeholders and write a project brief which includes project goals, description of methods, anticipated deliverables and outline budget. The process of defining the projects starts early in the second semester at the future mobility course and is done in dialogue with the Program Director. You will receive tutoring support throughout the project, with regular checkpoints to assess your progress. Your final results will be exhibited at the annual graduation event.


Today ‘s transportation industry requires an international background. To guarantee the success of our students Barreira and the Mobility Lab. offer a chance during the course of an international educational experience:

  • Munich – Germany : For 3 days we will be visiting the HQ of the most relevant german car manufacturers. Having an immersive experience in the history of transportation form the first steps till the present days. It will also include a visit to the mobility show in Munich “IAA Mobility Show”, which will be geared more toward future mobility solutions beyond the automobile. It is held every second year, being 2023 the year for the next edition.

BMW museum:
Mercedes museum:
Audi museum:
Porsche museum:

  • Shanghai- China. For a week we will be visiting Shanghai in China. Considered the hub of automotive design (over 50 studios based in the city) and the center for innovation in new technologies. We will be attending the SHANGHAI: CONSUMER, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION SHOW ( )that will show the future of transportation in all its versions and the actual connexions with the tech world and other design disciplines. Understanding transportation as a gear in the society ‘s system to be able to evolve it for our benefit. Besides that we will have the chance to visit some of these design studios and also participate in a short workshop.

Included in the price is the trip from Valencia, hotel and the workshop.

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Opciones económicas

A continuación, te mostramos las diferentes ayudas económicas con las que cuenta este máster en marketing de moda:

  • Para los profesionales en activo el curso puede ser bonificado por la Fundación Estatal para la Formación en el Empleo (antes Tripartita).
  • Realizando el pago al contado del máster te beneficias de un 3% de descuento.
  • Si eres o has sido estudiante de Barreira A+D en alguna titulación oficial tendrás un 15% de descuento.
  • Si eres autónomo te puedes beneficiar de un 5% de descuento.
  • Posibilidad de realizar el pago del máster en tres plazos.
  • Beca “tutor” (30%)

Financiación a tu medida

Contamos con un acuerdo Préstamo Estudios de BBVA* mediante el cual puedes financiar tus estudios en la escuela Barreira Arte + Diseño desde 35,63€ al mes: con este sistema los alumnos deciden cuándo devolver la cantidad prestada. Como en el modelo anglosajón, solo pagarás al finalizar los estudios, cuando encuentres trabajo, o cuando elijas. Nos encargamos de gestionarte una financiación a medida.
*Condiciones de financiación sujetas a la aprobación de la entidad bancaria. Recomendamos solicitar más información al respecto a la escuela superior de Barreira Arte + Diseño.

¿Por qué este máster de movilidad y no otro?

  • Because Barreira A + D High School is considered one of the most prestigious in Spain, with more than 60 years of experience in the art and design sector.
  • The Master’s Degree is taught by 10 ACTIVE PROFESSIONALS that make up our team.
  • International experiences in Germany & Shanghai
  • Besides the different subjects of the master’s degree, the TRAINING TRIP to the SHANGHAI: CONSUMER, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION SHOW stands out, considered the most important EVENT in new technologies and a hub for innovation in all design fields.
  • A MASTERCLASS once a month.
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¿Qué debo hacer para ser admitido?

To apply to this course simply send us a CV and a motivation letter together with a portfolio showing some of your skills. If your profile gets selected you will be contacted for a personal interview.

¿Qué perfil debo tener para acceder al máster?

Professionals from any design field, architects, industrial engineers or fine arts graduates with knowledge on 3d volumes and shapes are welcome. Any other person who wishes to improve his knowledge on transportation design development. Although it is recommended to have a basic knowledge on form, aesthetics and tech. Professionals from the automotive industry that wish to extend their knowledge or adapt to the new industry trends and environments are also welcome.

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