Language

Spanish, English

Start date

September 2024

Frequency

Full time

Fruition

On campus

Duration

4 Years

Credits

240 ECTS

A bilingual degree that will allow you to acquire the technical and soft skills most in demand by the market to define future scenarios

The Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design prepares you to design all types of experiences in space, both physical and virtual, integrating and enhancing your creative interests from an ethical and sustainable perspective. 

Choosing this degree means betting on a profession that is highly in demand in the market to define new scenarios—work environments, spaces linked to mobility, leisure or culture, homes, hotels, restaurants, shops and commercial spaces —that promote positive social values and respect the environment.  

You will tackle a wide variety of projects, many of them in collaboration with companies: residential, commercial and retail, restaurants, hospitality and tourism, offices, fairs and events, culture, wellness space, public space, space for children, virtual space…

Along with the development of your own professional identity, this program promotes the international dimension of your profile: it is a bilingual proposal, starting from the very first year with subjects taught in English, as well as the work experience and the Final Project. 

Thanks to the guidance of a teaching team of active professionals, you will be actively involved in your learning through practice in workshops. Among them, the Fab Lab, dedicated to prototyping, production and experimentation with different processes, tools and materials. 

At the end of your training, you will have a portfolio that will be your best letter of introduction to the labour market, since it will not only include your projects, but also your evolution and your identity as a design professional.

Information to decide

Channel your creativity and critical spirit towards the creation of services and experiences that make all types of spaces more comfortable, unique and sustainable. 

Throughout four academic years and under the guidance of a team of active professionals, you will delve into all those aspects where the design of experiences in space can respond to new ways of living, working and relating. 

Your learning, highly practical and experiential, will gradually grow in complexity and will include both technical skills and knowledge linked to your specialization as well as soft skills and international projection, as the course is bilingual.   

Much of your practical training will take place in the Fab Lab, an open laboratory where you can work on your mock ups and models, training in manual techniques, such as ceramics or screen printing, and digital techniques, such as laser cutting or 3D printing. 

In addition to the practical work provided for in the curriculum, you can participate in the Design Labs, complementary activities to enhance soft skills or advanced techniques of your interest.

In the last academic year, you will carry out the curricular work experience, as well as prepare a Final Project that will gain visibility on national and international platforms and contests. 

For people who are passionate about interior design and want to participate in the creation of more habitable environments and experiences committed to the environment, as well as the positive development of ecosystems. 

This bilingual degree in Interior Design will allow you to combine your creative interests and professional goals with your contribution to the great process of positive transformation of our society and environment.  

The design of spaces, whether physical or virtual, can be applied in a wide variety of areas, therefore, is in high demand by companies and organizations from all sectors. 

You will acquire a very versatile and complete profile, since you will go through the entire design process, from strategic conception, through experimentation and technical development, to communication and management. Additionally, you will work on defining your own identity as a design professional, embodied in a portfolio.

You will also boost your CV with a set of fundamental skills to face any future job: problem solving, sustainable thinking, teamwork, systemic thinking, leadership, strategic vision, communication, and creativity. 

Both during school hours and outside of them, you will have many workshops at your disposal where you can work on digital and technological processes, among which the Fab Lab stands out with its infrastructure and tools to develop a complete project, from start to finish. 

All of this, at the IED Madrid, part of an international design education network and the only official school of the Madrid Design Festival. In recent years, the centre has won numerous prestigious awards: Best of the Year iF Design Talent Award, Delta ADI FAD Medals, Dubai Global Grad Show, Artsthread Global Graduation Show, James Dyson Award or the MINI Design Award, among others. 

Upon completion of your studies, you will be able to apply for a variety of job positions: working as a self-employed professional or for studios, large service or strategic consulting companies, or specializing in the design of spaces for hospitality and retail experience. 

Syllabus

What will you learn?

The first year focuses on general design skills, in addition to introducing the methodology of the design process and offering an introduction to digital tools.



DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

Analysis

Ideation

 

REPRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION LANGUAGES AND TECHNIQUES

Sketching. Analysis

Sketching. Communication

Volume

Representation systems

Digital Technology

Colour

 

SCIENCE APPLIED TO DESIGN

Scientific fundamentals of design

Ecodesign

 

HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN

Art history and theory

 

INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

Analysis of construction elements

Digital technology for interior design

 

INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

Methodology in design

What will you learn?

The acquisition of basic technical skills (sustainable materials and construction systems), the complete development of projects with consolidation of work on a program, topology (spatial relationships), look & feel and user experience are addressed,  as well as the understanding of design as a circular system and comfort factors. The management of digital tools is also improved.



REPRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION LANGUAGES AND TECHNIQUES

Expression and communication techniques

 

HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN

Design history and theory

 

DESIGN CULTURE

Design theory and culture

 

INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

Materials and sustainability

Construction design based on materials

Fundamentals of structure design

Design of light structures

Digital technology. Modelling

Digital technology. Prototyping


INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

Projects. Interior Design

Laboratory. CMF Design

Projects. Users and Context

Laboratory. Models for Details

Graphic and Visual Design

What will you learn?

This academic year focuses on the acquisition of professional competence in the technical and sustainable development of a space, on the application of strategic and service design and on practice in lighting laboratories. 

Collaborations with companies and participation in recognized contests also start at this point, and the identity of each student is outlined.

Finally, the acquisition of specific software competence is completed (integration of all tools seen at the highest level, VR)



REPRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION LANGUAGES AND TECHNIQUES

Photography and Audiovisual Design

 

DESIGN CULTURE

Aesthetics

 

DESIGN MANAGEMENT

Business organisation

 

INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

Construction systems and details

Habitability and comfort of spaces

Digital technology. Communication

Circularity and renovation

Energy and spatial ecology

 

HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Contemporary Language and Trends

 

INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

Projects. Service and Systems Design

Projects. New Models

Personal Branding

 

OPTIONAL

What will you learn?

In the last year, an optional project with maximum strategic potential is carried out in collaboration with a company. Curricular work experience is also completed, as well as the Final Project with the general mark for the course and with international projection through platforms and contests. Another notable aspect is training in professional project management.



HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Cultural Anthropology

 

INTERIOR DESIGN MANAGEMENT

Project management

 

OPTIONAL

TUTORED WORK EXPERIENCE

FINAL PROJECT

Faculty

Niko Barrena

Architect, professor, researcher and member of Contra Architecture.

Teacher

Laura Andreu

She studied architecture and specialised in interior design and later in commercial interior design.

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