Contemporary Interior Design

Continuing Study Programs - Barcelona

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The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Contemporary Interior Design is an approach to the main theoretical and practical research tools in the field of interior design. The course is based on three fields of research (Space, Form and Materials). The first one is focused on researching on several ways of interpreting and producing a contemporary interior space. The second remarks the possibilities offered by autonomous objects from their own logic, but also from the attributes they bring to modify an interior space. The third field is centered on analysing the range of possibilities blooming from a more direct and perceptible precision, from usage of different material surfaces to finish off previously generated spaces and objects.

  • Credits
  • Start date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    3 months
  • Attendance
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- Know how to explore the relation between form, dimension and scale respecting the vital functions of the habitat for the contemporary individual.

- Analyse and propose a series of experiences that emerge from interior design, related with housing, commerce and cultural activity.

- Acquire theoretical knowledge on history and theory of design, arts and architecture during the 20th and 21st centuries.

- Get an introduction to the proper usage of resources, efforts and energies to offer sustainable spaces.

- Explore new materials and furniture offered in the market to apply them to projects.

- Get initiated on the knowledge of interior designer representation tools: models and digital representation.

- Perform several exercises in which all theoretical and technical knowledge acquired during the course can be applied.


From the basis of the three fields of research (Space, Form, Material), a series of projects will combine exercises on domestic and residential spaces with design for commercial spaces. Also there will be a workshop on ephemeral spaces, under the heading of “Projects Workshop”, which intends to foster and promote the most extensive and free creative possibilities. These practical exercises are complemented with lectures divided in two areas. The first one, named Fundamentals and Strategies, is composed of several sessions that present the several disciplines taking part in the professional development of an interior designer (systems, lighting, marketing, graphic design, sustainability, accessibility, furniture, materials, …). The second part, Representation Tools, is based on analysing the necessary tools to develop and represent an interior space (digital representation, visual analysis, models, photography, etc.).

Student's profile

This course is aimed at students and professionals from design, or other creative disciplines, and all those interested in interior design in general that, given the employment context, require this specialisation to face successfully this increasingly competitive and changing sector.

Career opportunities

This introductory course intends to provide basic tools to get started in the professional world and be able to start collaborating in a studio of interior design or architecture. It will bring theoretical and practical knowledge to work in a project, developing it from the very first idea to the proposal to the client.


José Manuel Fernández

Architect and coordinator of the interior design department for Lagranja design studio (

Duration and frequency

Start: September 24th 2020
Frequency: 3 months 
Timetable: Tuesday and Thursday + alternate Friday, from 18.30h to 22.40h

* The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master issues private degrees.