Interior Design

Undergraduate Courses - Barcelona

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The Undergraduate Degree in Interior Design (240 ECTS) trains students to design interiors and exteriors, whether permanent or ephemeral, including homes, commercial venues, exhibition stands and halls, and also furniture elements and equipment systems, by drawing on their product design knowledge.

The program offers a multi-discipline training which tackles spatial and multi-sensory perception, creative thinking, aesthetics and emotions, and social and communicational elements, as well as working on management skills and innovation. The course content also focusses on the user experience, good use of light, finishes, technology and materials. It also gives students the chance to collaborate with design companies and other institutions in the sector, as well as innovation centres.

 
  • Credits
    240
  • Start date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Spanish

Methodology

Students learn to observe trends and how styles evolve in social and cultural contexts, and also to comprehend and interpret the specific exigencies and expectations of each client, while encouraging creativity and expressive freedom, and respecting the demands from a future user and the technical problems that may be involved. These abilities arise thanks to acquiring a great sensitivity towards projects and an interdisciplinary culture.

Objectives

The first year of this degree is focused on acquiring basic concepts of design, culture and project methods. Students learn to dare to create and communicate.

The second year is focused on developing one’s own creativity individually, and starting to study specialization-related tools such as: construction drafting, installations, space, volume and lighting, Autocad, Rhino and 3D Max, construction management and costs, and communication using Illustrator and Photoshop and oral communication.

The third year means the beginning of collaborations with companies and new, more technical and complex projects, with prototypes and real costs. Work is developed in transversal teams composed by students of Product, Interior and Transportation design. In addition, new materials will be studied such as sustainable or technological materials, nanomaterials, etc.

During the fourth year students take a compulsory intership in a company and each one chooses a professional profile. Creative management acquires a great relevance through project management and rethinking, modifying and refining projects to respond properly to users’ and market’s needs. Lastly, the degree final project is developed in collaboration with real companies, where prototypes are produced. In successful cases, those prototypes will evolve and manufacture to be launched into the market.

Job Opportunities 

Interior architecture, ephemeral spaces design, projects of interior design and decoration, stands, communication events, new businesses and franchises and design of green spaces and leisure.

 

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Bet Cantallops Dalmau

Bet Cantallops Dalmau
Architect by ETS Architecture Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She has her own studio Saetaestudi in Barcelona that she founded in 1994 with Pere Ortega. They realize projects in architecture, urban planning, interior design and ephemeral architecture. Coordinator of the Master in Interior Design and the Master in Design for Urban Environment.   

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