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Automotive Design Studio at Coventry University
 

Facilities for automotive and transport design students

I wanted to tell you about the awesome learning facilities available to Automotive and Transport Design (ATD) students. As design students, our course offers a creative approach to learning, extending beyond traditional classrooms. Here is a rundown of the facilities I have been using during the year.

Delia Derbyshire building Coventry University

Main studio

Located in the Delia Derbyshire building, the main studio serves as the focal point for our weekly course hour, feedback sessions, and some visiting lecturers. Additionally, it provides a valuable environment for on-campus project work, promoting collaboration among students.

Lecture theatre

Our tutors arrange sessions with visiting lecturers from various companies to discuss industry trends and future career opportunities. These informative sessions typically take place in the spacious lecture theatre.

Clay studio

The Delia Derbyshire is equipped with a specialised clay studio. This studio meets industry standards and provides all the necessary facilities for creating physical, three-dimensional clay models. These models play a crucial role in bringing design concepts to life and ensuring both aesthetic appeal and functionality.

Clay Studio Coventry University

Hyper studio

The Delia Derbyshire building features a cutting-edge hyper studio designed for cross-disciplinary projects and immersive experiences using virtual and mixed reality technologies. During our 'Careers Week,' our course utilised this space for interactions with industry professionals, portfolio reviews, and discussions on career opportunities.

Conclusion

The facilities available on my course, along with other design and architecture courses, greatly enhance the learning experience. The university prioritises providing alternative and comfortable environments to support students in realising their potential. One aspect I particularly appreciate is the dynamic nature of the learning experience, with different events taking place across various studios. Moreover, the encouragement to utilise common spaces fosters a sense of community and collaboration among students.

By investing in such facilities, the university not only enriches the educational experience but also cultivates an environment that encourages innovation and collaboration, essential for success in the field of design.

Francheska-Maria Dobrinska

Automotive CMF/Interior Designer | Automotive &Transport Design BA (Hons), Coventry University

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