Product Design

Undergraduate Courses - Madrid

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The Official Undergraduate Degree in Product Design trains students to be creative professionals with technological and project knowledge that enables them to develop products and services for consumers, keeping in mind their intervention with the environment. The design of all kinds of objects, produced industrially or artisanally, to make them attractive and useful for users. Product desingers anticipate the demands and needs of the market, developing projects in a resposible way, working on research and the implementation of new methods, materials and manufacturing processes.

Professional Profiles: Urban and domestic furniture designer; Product designer; Household products, bath and home accessories designer, lighting, toys, items, packaging, jewellery, etc.

With its mixed format, this degree will allow all students to learn, participate and be part of the IED community in person, in physical and virtual classrooms, and remotely.

  • Credits
  • Start date
    September 2021
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Attendance
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The Official Undergraduate Degree in Design, specialising in Product Design, trains students to
become creative, ethical and innovative designers, with projectual, technological and management skills which will allow them to develop products and services to improve the quality of life of users and the environment.

The teaching methodology revolves around a method based on the current economic and social-cultural context, where students learn about the importance of their professional role, with the
production of their own multidisciplinary projects for research, experimentation and creativity, synchronising with other support contents and activities, such as seminars, workshops and technical, technological, cultural and communication subjects.
The contact with companies, designers, experts on sustainability and industry, and other professionals forms part of the continuous experience enjoyed by the students.

By the third year, students may choose from three different specialisations:
Product or Furniture and Decoration Design (Home Design)

Product Design

A core subject of the Degree in Product Design, it focuses primarily on the development of objects that can be manufactured industrially, in large quantities. It also considers semi-industrial products and those made under the concept of self-production: digital manufacture or craftwork. The most usual products are: toys, urban and household furniture, packaging, tools, household appliances, jewellery, sports and technological products and accessories.

Furniture and Decoration Design (Home Design)

Design in the context of the home is subject to trends, so it is imperative to understand the keys to cutting –edge design in the domestic sphere, both inside and out. Home Design trains students in the design of objects, furniture and accessories to define spaces. The students work in research and the application of materials and specific techniques, bringing artisanal and industrial methods together in the manufacture of products. They design lamps, textiles, household items, furniture, bathroom fittings, packaging and other elements. They cover all aspects related to the design of objects and their relationship with domestic spaces. This course allows students to explore the history of furniture and decoration to experiment and propose new object-based formats.

This program has been recognized by the Autonomous Government of Madrid and the Spanish National Government as an official Degree in Product Design.