Language

Spanish

Start date

September 2023

Frequency

Full time

Fruition

On campus

Duration

4 Years

Credits

240

Price

from 12.900€

Today, design is everything. Society is undergoing a full-blown transformation to meet more demanding requirements with better solutions and this creates new opportunities for designers who have a crucial role to play at the dawn of this new age. Are you ready for the future of design?

When we design interiors we create new experiences and well-being. A designer imagines how we’ll live and behave, and creates unique physical or virtual spaces to maximise user comfort. 

In this course you’ll develop a wide range of interior design projects in contexts, such as the home, retail, services, hotels, and more. To do this you’ll be using state-of-the-art technology like virtual reality, infographics and interaction in the IED Fab Lab. 

Information to decide

You’ll develop projects for all kinds of spaces: residential, retail, tourism, urban environments, services and virtual spaces. 

You can choose between two pathways in the IED Madrid course in Interior Design, Spatial Design or Home Decor and Furniture Design, both of which are based on years of experience IED has in these particular specialisations.

It’s a practice-based course, so you’ll study and gain experience at every stage of the interior design project: strategic planning, user understanding, defining user experience, using scale models and mock-ups for testing, developing plans and selecting materials, finishes and lighting, digital and virtual visualisation and communication. 

The Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design gives you access to unique Design Labs where you can develop your own Personal Project and acquire advanced Soft Skills, combine contemporary handicraft with the latest technology.

This is an official BA that gives you a panoramic perspective of all the different types and areas of interior design, so it’s ideal for those who love decorating and finding creative solutions for friends and family when designing their living spaces. 
If you love working with different materials and it seems you’ve always got a fresh idea for a new space, experience or business model, this is the course for you. 

Another decisive point is the numerous job opportunities. When you’ve finished the course, you’ll be qualified to work in a variety of different areas designing spaces, products or virtual experiences, fields in which the city of Madrid represents a global reference point in sectors such as tourism hotel, retail, catering, residential, culture, events, and more.

Studying design in Madrid puts you right where the action is, in a bustling entrepreneurial context. 

Madrid is more than just the capital of Spain, it’s one of the most modern and dynamic cities in the European design world, playing host to events like Casa Decor, Madrid Architecture Week and the Madrid Design Festival, one of the biggest events on the international design scene.

In this metropolis, you’ll also find a vibrant entrepreneurial culture where people never stop learning, the ideal place to start your own business with a wealth of networking opportunities while studying at IED. 

This derives from the fact that all our students gain experience with studios and companies in the sector, putting what they’ve learnt in the course into practice working alongside top professionals in the design sector. IED collaborates with some of the major names in the design world. 

Last but not least, this course lets you develop your own Personal Project in which you can put everything you’ve learnt at IED into practice in two official pathways to specialise in Spatial Design or Home Decor and Furniture Design, gaining hands-on experience in Labs. 

Syllabus

What will you learn?

In the first year you’ll learn to analyse, combine and manage information to evaluate and develop ideas. You’ll start studying the fundamentals of design and take a look at eco-design and interior design for a sustainable future. You’ll also start working with technological tools. 



DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS / ANALYSIS
DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS / IDEATION



REPRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION LANGUAGES AND TECHNIQUES

SKETCHING / REPRESENTATION 
SKETCHING / COMMUNICATION 
VOLUME 
REPRESENTATION SYSTEMS 
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY 
COLOUR



SCIENCE APPLIED TO DESIGN

SCIENTIFIC FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN 
ECO-DESIGN



THE HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN

ART HISTORY AND THEORY



INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR INTERIOR DESIGN



INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

INTERIOR DESIGN



FREE CHOICE

SCALE MODELS AND MOCK-UPS I / MANUAL TECHNIQUES

What will you learn?

In the second year you’ll study the most important milestones in 20th-century interior design and learn the ins and outs of different techniques, materials and technologies developing various hands-on projects. You’ll also be doing Lab work and learn about the life cycle and assessment of the design process. 



THE HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN

DESIGN HISTORY AND THEORY



REPRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION LANGUAGES AND TECHNIQUES

PHOTOGRAPHY AND AUDIOVISUAL DESIGN 
EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES



INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

MATERIALS AND INNOVATION I / CONSTRUCTION 
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY / MODELLING 
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY / RENDERING 
SPACE AND INTERACTION / COMFORT



DESIGN CULTURE

DESIGN THEORY AND CULTURE



INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

PROJECTS / SPATIAL DESIGN / USER INTERACTION 
PROJECTS / SPATIAL DESIGN / USER EXPERIENCE 
LAB / SPATIAL DESIGN / MATERIALS AND COLOUR 
LAB / SPATIAL DESIGN / PLANNING



INTERIOR DESIGN MANAGEMENT

SYSTEMS, DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY



FREE CHOICE

SCALE MODELS AND MOCK-UPS II / DIGITAL TECHNIQUES

What will you learn?

In the third-year core syllabus you’ll study various subjects on business organisation, digital technology and materials, acquiring more in-depth and technical knowledge while also taking a look at strategy and services. Third-year subjects depend on whether you choose the Spatial Design or the Home Decor and Furniture Design specialisation. This year you also have the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus programme.



Core Syllabus

DESIGN MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS ORGANISATION

INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY / INFOGRAPHICS 
MATERIALS AND INNOVATION / STRUCTURES 
MATERIALS AND INNOVATION / SURFACES AND FINISHES 
DESIGNING INSTALLATIONS

INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS
PROJECTS / SPATIAL DESIGN / VIRTUAL 
LAB / SPATIAL DESIGN / LIGHTING I / FUNDAMENTALS 
STRATEGIC DESIGN

DESIGN CULTURE
AESTHETICS



Pathway Syllabus

SPATIAL DESIGN

THE HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN
THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF SPATIAL DESIGN

INTERIOR DESIGN MANAGEMENT
SPATIAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS
LAB / SPATIAL DESIGN / LIGHTING / APPLICATION

PATHWAY OPTIONS
SPATIAL DESIGN / SYSTEM
SPATIAL DESIGN



Home Decor and Furniture Design

THE HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN
THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF HOME DECOR AND FURNITURE DESIGN

INTERIOR DESIGN MANAGEMENT
HOME DECOR AND FURNITURE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS
LAB / LAMP DESIGN

PATHWAY OPTIONS
HOME DECOR AND FURNITURE DESIGN / SYSTEM
HOME DECOR AND FURNITURE DESIGN



Free choice subjects

ENERGY AND SPATIAL ECOLOGY

What will you learn?

In the fourth year you’ll design a personal portfolio for your specialisation. You’ll also complete your studies and strategic projects for companies, while working on your own brand identity. Last but not least, you’ll prepare your final project, to be published at an international level.



Core Syllabus

INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS
GRAPHIC IDEATION



Pathway Syllabus

SPATIAL DESIGN

 

PATHWAY OPTIONS
PORTFOLIO
SPACE AND INTERACTION

TUTORED WORK EXPERIENCE + FINAL PROJECT
FINAL PROJECT
TUTORED WORK EXPERIENCE



Home Decor and Furniture Design

PATHWAY OPTIONS
PORTFOLIO
TEXTILE DESIGN

TUTORED WORK EXPERIENCE + FINAL PROJECT
FINAL PROJECT
TUTORED WORK EXPERIENCE



Free choice syllabus (Subject to revision)

DESIGN AND BRANDING 
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 
VIDEO II 
RESTORING SPACES

Faculty

Lourdes Treviño Quiroz

Teacher

Daniel García

Teacher

Esther Mengual Miret

Teacher

Niko Barrena

Teacher

Ana Arnáiz Bernaldo de Quirós

Teacher

Alexander Calderón

Teacher

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