Interior Spatial Design and Conceptualisation



Start date

January 2025




On campus


3 Months


15 IED (120 horas)

Course Coordination

Jose Manuel Fernández


€ 3,300

In this course you’ll put theory into practice, use reflection and forecasting to design modern interior spaces. 
In a constantly changing world always on the lookout for new experiences, interior design has become an essential tool to identify and configure the needs of the user and the relationship between space and the people using that space.
This course introduces you to the theoretical concepts and the tools used by professional interior designers in the creative process, opening the doors to a multitude of possible career paths in the sector.


-          Provide the resources required to create spatial concepts that meet the needs of the contemporary market.

-          Study interdisciplinary tools and subjects, such as marketing, branding, and how the human brain works.

-          Reflect on concepts such as accessibility and sustainability in the design process.

-          Recognise new trends and apply them to the design process.

-          Analyse, study and develop a series of experiences designing retail spaces and hospitality spaces for hotels, bars and restaurants.

Information to decide

The course covers three specific areas of design:

DESIGN BASICS AND STRATEGY, REPRESENTATION TOOLS AND THE SPATIAL WORKSHOP. Each of these areas is broken down into specific or interdisciplinary subjects so you can acquire the essential know-how and resources you need to take your interior design to the next level.

The learning method is mainly practice-based and you’ll gain hands-on experience applying the new knowledge you’ve acquired to two projects, the backbone of the course, to consolidate your progress as you go.





We’ll study interior design concepts to establish links and relationships between the disciplines of modern thinking and art that inspired some the most emblematic examples of contemporary design. We’ll take a critical and analytical look at architects, artists, schools, mechanisms, projects and works, to lay the foundations of the criterion adopted in future projects.



More than ever before, we need to design in an inclusive way to propose interior spaces with a universal mission. Spaces designed for humans, but respectful of the environment and the planet we live on.

Students are actively encouraged to make sustainability and accessibility an intrinsic part of the creative process.



We’ll study the basics of the creative process in-depth, and see exactly how they’re applied to spatial design.



A quick but in-depth look into market strategies, positioning, potential customers and basic know-how to design an interior space that conveys the spirit of the brand.



An analytical study of the needs of each type of space and the people using it. A global, interdisciplinary vision to work with concepts that meet the demands of a multifaceted and constantly evolving market.



An introduction to sales techniques, product display, spatial distribution and customer flows in retail spaces.



An introduction to the basics of constructing interior spaces. A quick look at the different construction techniques used to build the various parts of a space (flooring, cladding, ceilings, carpentry).





Hands-on experience on location to find out which materials and technologies are best suited for the new possibilities offered by the current situation. We’ll take a look at many different materials and see how professional designers research materials as a fundamental part of the creative process.



Basic guidelines for using lighting in interior spaces. Lighting, an autonomous project, and a fundamental part of the interior design project.



Whether an interior space is a success or not also depends on the environmental and acoustic conditions in the same. We’ll take a look at the basic concepts of conditioning spaces.



Good project management is intrinsic to good professional business development. It’s essential to optimise time and manage industrial resources in an effective way if we’re going to obtain the desired results from a project. We’ll study the key concepts and methods to do exactly that.






One of the secrets of a good interior designer is knowing how to use graphical representation to convey ideas to the various stakeholders involved in the project, in particular during the construction process. We’ll be using the concept of consultation to consolidate the basic requirements of effective interior space representation (explanatory plans, technical drawings, design details, visualisations).



We have to draw spaces first, before we can actually build them. To draw them we have to imagine them, and to imagine them we first have to observe them. We’ll study various artistic techniques that can be used in the representation and formalisation of spaces and concepts.



We’ll actively encourage you to break the mould, to create and consolidate as you develop the RETAIL SPACE, HOSPITALITY SPACE AND WORK SPACE course projects, giving free rein to your creative spirit. This is the very heart of the course on which the rest of the syllabus is based, and the design space where you’ll put the skills and know-how you’ve acquired to the test. Develop projects inspired by your own interests, in the most productive and creative environment to make a mark with your work. There are two course projects, one on retail space and the other on hospitality space.



This course is for people who want a solid grounding in the basics to take their first steps in the world of interior design with the tools and criteria adopted by professional designers.

It’s also for professionals working in the design sector (architects, industrial designers, graphic designers, interior designers) who want more in-depth knowledge of the methods and tools used in the creative process, and the most effective way to use them to design modern interior spaces.

When you finish the course you’ll be able to:

-          Apply formal concepts to create new interior spaces.

-          Create inclusive spaces based on the concepts of sustainability and accessibility.

-          Propose a market-based strategy.

-          Recognise and use the most appropriate materials for an interior space.

-          Apply the basic concepts of lighting to space and spatial needs.

-          Design and choose the right furniture for each project.

-          Optimise every stage of project management.

-          Use appropriate representation tools and criteria for each stakeholder and stage of the project.


Jose Manuel Fernández

Course Coordinator