This Automotive Design course gives students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and intellectual abilities to undertake the design and development of new vehicles (primarily cars and motorcycles) based on a clear understanding of proportion, volume and surface design principles. The course includes live design projects that enable students to engage with both major companies and small entrepreneurial businesses. This industrial contact allows students to develop their skills in response to real-world scenarios and prepares them for the demands of employment. External client projects are undertaken each year, with recent client companies including world-renowned brands such as Jaguar LandRover, McLaren Automotive, Westfield and Lotus. 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. The School is situated in the refurbished ALEX building in the Swansea Arts Quarter where students have access to excellent facilities including dedicated design studios with individual workstations. Traditional modelling workshops are supported by a comprehensive range of advanced CAD/CAM and Rapid Prototyping machines. Students can gain experience of working with wood, metal, plastics, glass, ceramics and automotive styling clay. Our studios and CAD facilities are equipped with Wacom Cintiq displays for freehand digital sketching and the latest versions of industry standard design and visualisation software such as Autodesk Alias, Sketchbook Pro, SolidWorks, and Adobe Creative Suite.