Dassault Systèmes has entered a new relationship with the Royal College of Art (RCA), which will see the incorporation of the company’s CATIA Creative Design portfolio into the college’s Vehicle Design curriculum.
Based in London, UK, the RCA was founded in 1837 and is the only wholly postgraduate institution offering Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) qualifications in the world.
The college’s two-year Master of Arts programme is the only established and dedicated post-graduate course in vehicle design on the planet.
Thanks to the new partnership, students will be able to access to Dassault Systèmes’ design simulation technology. This will allow them to produce 3D sketches, create virtual clay models, and simulate whole-vehicle designs using the ‘Imagine and Shape’ capability.
“Dassault Systèmes CATIA is a significant addition to our teaching toolset,” said Professor Dale Harrow, Dean of the School of Design and Head of the Vehicle Design programme. “Its use at the RCA delivers an exciting opportunity to provide young creative minds with advanced, stimulating and highly relevant technology that they are likely to encounter when they go into industry.”
As part of the sponsorship programme, Dassault Systèmes will also deliver lectures and demonstrations on how best to use the software, and the company will provide support throughout the two-year course.
“This course is known worldwide for the quality of its graduates and I am delighted that RCA students are now able to develop their skills, broaden their capabilities and innovate vehicle design with CATIA,” said Stephen Chadwick, managing director of Dassault Systèmes EuroNorth. “We are proud to support RCA students using CATIA and we hope to continue supporting them beyond graduation and through their careers as world leading vehicle designers.”
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