The BA (Hons) in Business Design offers an educational path that teaches students how to develop skills in writing and articulation, communication and presentations, negotiations and sale, self-awareness and impact, as well as capacity for collaboration. The key work tools are research, conceptual development, visualisation and prototyping of ideas and projects presentation.
This course blends creativity, business and communication, in order to teach future creative professionals how to develop, coordinate and implement ethnographical market and consumer research to generate insights, brand and product innovation as well as business design, communication strategies and event design.
The first year of this course is focused on acquiring the fundamentals of design, creative economy, project culture and methodology. Students learn to comprehend the influence that art has in business, the relevance of research, communication, public relations, and event and management design by means of visual communication.
The second year involves usage of tools and techniques to develop elaborated projects with companies and offer effective and pragmatic solutions, as well as deepening on how to grasp cultural trends, do research on markets and competition, assess the impact that neuroscience has on consumers’ behaviour, develop communication and branding strategies; in addition to studying the necessary technology to communicate a simple and effective visual message through developing the own creativity and interdisciplinary methodological processes with video techniques and social media.
During the third year, students learn about aspects such as research on emerging markets, collective funding, technical production of events and creation and design of service experiences, everything in order to conceive social and creative business projects. Also, the professional expertise area is chosen (Business Design or Communication and Event Design). In the end, the degree final project is developed in collaboration with real companies, where prototypes are produced. In successful cases, those prototypes will evolve and be manufactured to launch them into the market. Creative management acquires a great relevance through project management and the capacity of implementing the knowledge acquired in the previous years.
Duration: 3 years
Start: October 2019