Interior Design for Commercial Spaces

Master Courses - Barcelona

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 The Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces focuses on developing the skills to execute interior design projects in retail establishments and shopping centres. Its content touches on values such as leadership in innovation processes, creativity and project management, as well as offering insight on the commercial contexts of the future.

This field of design is currently calling for multidisciplinary professionals with sound management skills and an understanding of the fundamentals, methodologies and graphic tools involved in industrial and interior design.

The programme builds a theoretical and practical structure around the creation of an introductory project at the start and a second comprehensive commercial space design project at the end in collaboration with major companies in the sector. 

  • Credits
    60*
  • Start date
    January 2021
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    English
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    • Graphic Projects Studio

    • Project Studio

      The studio sessions will focus on developing an understanding of the culture of the market economy, through a unique major project, covering a broad spectrum of commercial activity. The project in question is the redesign of a commercial ‘mall’ in central Barcelona. The mall is located in one of the most expensive retail sites in Spain, ensuring that the surroundings are constantly thronged with eager shoppers, but nevertheless, it remains ubiquitously empty of shoppers.The project requires strategic reassessment and ‘re-positioning’, in the initial phases, before proceeding to the design of a series of spaces within the mall that relate to differing market segments: Visual Merchandising, Fashion and Food.

    • Project Studio 2

      The studio sessions will focus on developing an understanding of the culture of the market economy, through a unique major project, covering a broad spectrum of commercial activity. The project in question is the redesign of a commercial ‘mall’ in central Barcelona. The mall is located in one of the most expensive retail sites in Spain, ensuring that the surroundings are constantly thronged with eager shoppers, but nevertheless, it remains ubiquitously empty of shoppers.The project requires strategic reassessment and ‘re-positioning’, in the initial phases, before proceeding to the design of a series of spaces within the mall that relate to differing market segments: Visual Merchandising, Fashion and Food.

    • Workshops Service Design

      Services and spaces are intimately linked yet too often they are not considered in conjunction with one another during design development, which leads to lost opportunities. We will investigate this relationship and use some service design methodologies and tools to link the two together to expose new potential for creating more compelling experiences. We will gain rapid awareness of services through direct observation and analysis of some local offerings and their characteristics and then use visualization techniques to represent them. Through an exploration of opportunities based on our first hand observations we will develop and present new opportunity spaces.

    • Workshops Public Play

      What does it take to generate good, meaningful play? How do you get people to participate? Why would they want to? In this workshop, we will survey environmental factors of the retail environment and use the information gathered to create strategies for play. Children become active players and authors in the retail environment.

    • Workshops Interface Design

      What does it take to generate good, meaningful play? How do you get people to participate? Why would they want to? In this workshop, we will survey environmental factors of the retail environment and use the information gathered to create strategies for play. Children become active players and authors in the retail environment.

    • Eco-design

    • Project Management

      This courses examines project development, planning and completion using case studies and models specific to cultural-related events and projects.

    • Info. Technology

      Graphic programmes: Photoshop, Freehand, Illustrator. CAD: Autocad, 3D Studio Max

    • Construction Theory

      Constructional problem solving. Standard solutions/non-standard solutions. Mass production/custom production. Static interiors/space in motion. Construction parameters.

    • Construction Practice

      ‘On-site’: Project materialization. Construction & Installations. Materials. Building regulations. Illumination.Theory & Practice. Project construction detail development

    • Public Speaking

    • Software Management

      Software organization within the office. Software integration. Work-sharing.

    • Team Management

      Structure of the office. Work organitzation. Interaction with external professionals.

    • Creative Coaching

      Personal ‘coaching’ sessions dedicated to helping the student to widen his vision of his professional reality, allowing him to observe that reality from a variety of viewpoints, widening his capacity to respond, developing new strategies and new forms of communication and behaviour

    • Design Management

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