For you designers looking to change up your career, here's a subset of ID that's off the beaten path: Yacht design. Apparently there's "strong demand for [designers trained] in the pleasure craft segment," according to the Politecnico di Milano Design School, and they aim to bridge the gap with their degree course.
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Their "Specializing Master" course in yacht design is conducted completely in English, contains a mandatory three-month internship, and covers the following:
The Specializing Master provides the tools for managing the design and construction of sailing and motor boats, from project brief to definition of general plans, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic calculations, fitting-out of interiors, deck and board equipment, boat systems, production in the yard and control of executive stages. Participation in the Specializing Master allows students to achieve the following training goals:
* development of planning skills, in particular problem setting and problem solving skills in the leisure boat market;
* development of specialised technical skills; acquisition of principles and procedures of construction methods and techniques;
* development of skills related to production organisation and shipyard management;
* development of the ability to work in a group and to present oneself with authority in the professional world;
* ability to manage conflicts in the team and to encourage creativity.
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For those of you interested, they're hosting a free webinar describing the course in greater detail on Wednesday (this week, the 19th). You can sign up for it here.