Interior Design

Undergraduate Courses - Barcelona

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The Undergraduate Degree in Interior Design (240 ECTS) prepares professionals who are capable of planning  from a private house, a commercial space, a stand for a fair or an exhibition space, as well as furniture or special pieces thanks to their basic knowledge on product design.

The students get a multidisciplinary training based on the skills needed to develop spatial and multi-sensory perception, creative thinking, an understanding of the aesthetic-emotional dimension, and management and innovation skills. The program also focuses on the user’s experience, light control, finishes, technology and materials. 

  • Credits
    240
  • Start date
    September 2021
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    English

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 internship 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.

Ignasi Bonjoch

Ignasi Bonjoch
Laureato in design degli interni, la sua carriera professionale è segnata dalla sua vocazione multidisciplinare. Tra i tanti suoi progetti, si distinguono il design degli interni realizzato presso Hänsel Barcelona e i negozi di Guy Laroche e Andrés Sardá a Barcellona, Marbella, Mosca e Madrid. È anche professore ordinario e professore in visita presso scuole di design. Ha ricevuto vari premi nell’arco della propria carriera, come il “Premio Nacional Comunicación Visual" o il "Premio Scope al Mejor Diseño de Stands" di Construmat Barcelona.

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