Learn vehicle design from a Star Wars designer

Vehicle design

Master class for professionals

Meet Roberto Fernández Castro, concept designer and architect, who will explain his working method to an exclusive group of participants in this exclusive master class on vehicle design.

About Vehicle design

  • Facts

    Title: Master class in Vehicle Design

    Language: English

    Credits: The master class is not accredited with ECTS points

    Duration of the master class: 3 days 

    Master class start: March 16-18, 2018

    Application deadline: March 5, 2018

    Fee EU/Non EU Citizens: 600 EUR

    How to apply: Send an e-mail to marp@via.dk


  • Structure and content

    The class is a mix of lectures and practical excercises as well a individual guidance.

    Roberto's class will be focused on VEHICLE DESIGN from a CONCEPT ART point of view (2D). The master class will offer a combination of class lectures and practical exercises where the teacher will guide the participants individually.

    Roberto Fernandez Castro will go through a series of topics related to vehicle design: -Storytelling in connection with vehicle design. Design and exploration tips on how to create interesting vehicles, like thumbnailing,speedpainting etc.

    • How to approach industrial design to develop a tech language in order to create believable designs. He will also get around scale in vehicle design as well as research.
    • Explain how to show the vehicle design. Cinematic/perspective views and orthogonal views. Use of 3D as a useful tool (3D modelling is not part of the master class)
    • Finally, Roberto will talk about the process of creating a final piece, focusing on the use of brushes, photographs, metal surfaces, background... etc


    • Friday, March 16: 10:00 am -5:00 pm
    • Saturday, March 17: 10:00 am -5:00 pm 
    • Sunday, March 18: 10:00 am -4:00 pm 

    Computer equipment

    The teaching includes digital exercises to all participants are asked to bring a computer with a version of Photoshop on it, maximum age around five years. For participants who do not have a computer that they can bring, The Animation Workshop has a limited number of computers that the participants to borrow during the duration of the master class. PLEASE WRITE IT IN YOUR INITIAL E-MAIL IF YOU NEED TO BORROW A COMPUTER.

  • How to apply

    Applicants are selected based on their drawing skills.

    In order to participate, you have to show a sample of your work in order to demonstrate sufficient drawing skills. Based on that, we make a selection of the applicants.  

    Apply by e-mail

    Please send an email to: marp@via.dk with the subject “Vehicle design”.

    The e-mail should include:

    • Name, age and current occupation
    • Brief summary of your educational background and/or work experience
    • Link to your online portfolio/website OR at least five drawings/pieces of artwork made by you attached directly to the e-mail
    • Also let us know if you need to borrow a computer? 

    Your drawings and artwork should demonstrate good construction drawing skills. Experience with concept art is also an advantage.

    Confirm your seat

    If you are selected, you will receive an e-mail with a link to a payment formula. Only participants who paid before the beginning of the master class can participate.

    The course is open for application as long as there are free seats. 

  • Teacher

    Roberto Fernández Castro

    Freelance concept artist

    Roberto Fernández Castro is specialized in vehicle design, architecture and environment design. He has an impressive CV as he designed for Star Wars – The Last Jedi, Avengers – Infinity War and Guardians of the Galaxy among many others.

  • Fees and finances

    The fee includes all drawing materials as well as some food.

    The fee is 600 EUR (approx. 4500 DKK).

    If you are selected for the master class, you will receive an e-mail with a link to a sign-up page with payment information. In order to confirm your seat you must pay the full fee before the start of the master class.


    PLEASE NOTE: You have to bring a computer with a version of Photoshop on it, maximum age around five years. If you don’t have a computer to bring, we have a limited number of computers for the participants to use. PLEASE WRITE IT IN YOUR INITIAL E-MAIL IF YOU NEED TO BORROW A COMPUTER.

    All drawing materials are included in the course fee.


    The fee includes a welcome dinner on the first night and a sandwich for lunch every day.

  • Housing

    Accommodation is not included in the fee.

    Accommodation is not included in the fee, but Viborg offers several affordable accommodation opportunities.

    Within walking distance of the school you will find Oasen, Nattely and Klosterpensionen. The latter is located right next to Viborgs old Dome, right in the heart of the city.

    Other options include Lisely and Danhostel Viborg.

    You can also take a look at the local tourist agency's list of accommodation.

  • Contact

    Maria Skov Pedersen

    Coordinator and teacher at The Drawing Academy and Professional Training

    T: +45 87 55 49 44