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MASTER’S DEGREE

Yacht Design

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QUASAR INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED DESIGN

Yacht Design

Master's Degree

CREDITS

60

DURATION

1 year

ATTENDANCE

3 days/week
4 hours/day

IN-PERSON COURSE
CREDITS

180

DURATION

1 year

ATTENDANCE

3 days/week
4 hours/day

The Academic Master deals with the design of boats at 360°: from the water lines to the interior furnishings, from the details to all the components necessary for the realization of the project, without neglecting the specific regulations and the analysis of the product.

The Master is sponsored by the National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservators.

Academic goals

The aim of the Yacht Design Master’s Degree is to start the students to operate successfully both in the design of new models and in refitting, as freelance professionals or within studios and production facilities. For this purpose, you will deal with topics which, proceeding by successive degrees towards the specialization, frame the complexity of the theme within clear reference systems to ease the rapid acquisition of familiarity with direct step-by-step applications.

Trainees become familiar with the various types of boats, know the recent evolution of pleasure boating: classifications, nomenclatures and standards; the characteristics of the boating market, the main production structures, the materials and construction techniques in use.

Approaching the project, you’ll be able to prepare the correct distribution of loads and the internal functional partition of the boat; know how to use the dedicated CAD tools effectively in the project; you’ll be able to make the choice of the most suitable method to construct the surfaces suitable for CAM transfer for the milling of the pieces; able to define the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic characteristics of the project and choose the most appropriate water lines; you can take care of the interior design, passing through the calculation of the boat’s trim, the applicable powers and the study of the most efficient rig (in the case of sailing boats); Project management principles and experiences, study of techniques and standards for industrial reproducibility, as well as rules and ways of protecting the project idea, as well as environmental and marine heritage complete the training.

MASTER’S DEGREE IN ENGLISH

STARTING DATE:
November 2025

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96% PLACEMENT RATE

Our students receive a job offer within 6 months of completing the course.
We are the ones who put you in touch with the leading companies in the sector.

96% PLACEMENT RATE

Our students receive a job offer within 6 months of completing the course.
We are the ones who put you in touch with the leading companies in the sector.

CONTENTS
  • 3D modeling training – 8 CFA
  • Naval and technical design – 8 CFA
  • Structural and aesthetic design – 8 CFA
  • Outfitting design – 6 CFA
  • On-board systems design – 6 CFA
  • Types of nautical construction – 6 CFA
  • Design management – 2 CFA
  • Communication and brand strategy – 2 CFA
  • Final Exam – 4 CFA
  • Internship – 10 CFA

Teachers

All courses are taught by successful and experienced designers, professors, technicians and artists, selected for their passion and real knowledge of the working landscape. Our teaching staff is the backbone of our training offer: the aim is to offer you the best.

Professional Landscape

The Master in Yacht Design prepares trainees to operate successfully both in the design of new models and in refitting, as freelance professionals or within studios and production facilities.

Professional opportunities are possible in design studios, and mainly in companies that manufacture components starting from projects that must be revisited by the technical offices of industry and often redesigned according to the quantity and economy of scale.

Don't miss the Open Day!

Whether you are already animated by an overwhelming passion for design or you are simply intrigued by this fascinating world, QuasarDay is an opportunity you cannot miss!

Come and discover our school-laboratory, get to know the teachers and our distinctive approach to teaching. You will be able to participate in the Q&A and find answers to all your doubts, visit our interactive exhibition and find out everything about the new educational offer and scholarships!

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Every year we support talent and creativity by providing scholarships and financial benefits.

A real contemporary craftsman’s workshop available to our students, the place where creative ingenuity can materialize into a prototype and your projects, whether paper or digital, are transformed into tangible artefacts.

A special card created for all our students, which entitles them to numerous advantages and discounts at bookshops and bookshops, copying and printing centres, stationery shops, prototyping services, nurseries, photography and IT centers and much more!

The teachers are available and truly attentive to your study path, which is completely structured, with an excellent balance of theory and practice.
As soon as I graduated, Quasar itself sent me some internship offers, and within a few months I received a job offer.

Giorgia Ciattaglia

The experience at Quasar made me grow a lot, the teachers helped me bring out the best in me, to believe more in myself.
I found a job less than a month after graduating.

Jacopo Pietropaoli

It is one of the best places in Rome when it comes to training creative people.
The teachers care 100% about the student's education, they treat you as an equal, as a professional, they don't make you feel that gap between teacher and student.

Francesca Castaldo

I chose Quasar because it offered me a complete course of study, unlike other institutes, and this proved to be fundamental.
I found a job almost immediately, 2-3 months after graduating, and today I work as a designer in an architecture studio.

Virginia Saracino
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