Sorry I didn’t pay much attention on your previous thread because I have not been through masters myself, but I thought I can give you some suggestions.
First of all, why do you want to do masters immediately after your undergrad ID degree? It’s not necessary for a job, but may be required for teaching.
For automotive designs, the only schools I will recommend is Art Center and CCS.
Art Center: Expensive but you can continue with masters there.
CCS: Considerably cheap, in fact, cheaper than most art/design schools. There is a rumor that they may establish a grad program but you can’t count on rumors.
Or, you can consider European schools. Some of which takes more than 4 years but you get a Mdesign instead of BFA. Personally, for personal development, I think European school will be my suggestion.
The down side for going to Europe is, the car industry has a lot to do with contacts. If you graduate from CCS, you get lots of exposure from US-based car studios. They will come to the school to see your work. Same works for European schools. So if you intend to work in the US right after graduation, I don’t know if going to Europe will help you.
You mentioned about finishing the degree in 2 years. As far as I know, it’s not too possible. First, you probably can have your liberal arts credits transfered from your ME degree. However there are core studios that you need to fulfil, and usually, students take one at a time. I have seen students who take 2 studios at a time and it’s not fun at all. Furthermore, trans programs are usually specialized, meaning that they move the same batch of students together at the same pace. So you will graduate with the same classmates you entered with. So for many people, they still need to spend 4 years even if they have fewer credits to finish.
When you talk to schools, don’t just talk to the academic advisors. Talk to the department itself. Schools tend to have lots of changes in their courses and advisors may not be aware of what it takes to graduate as a trans grad.
Oh btw, at CCS, you are not garanteed to graduate as a trans designer. Only about 15~20 students graduate as trans designers each year out of the 150 freshman they get. I think it’s different in Art Center.
The route to becoming a car designer is really narrow. First of all if you do it, there are only these few ways. Secondly, if you don’t make it to the end(being hired as one), you are pretty much done for. They only want the top graduates, and your graduation show will be extremely important for your career.