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Undergraduate Degree in Interior Design

Language: English

Duration: 4 years

Start Date: September 2018

Credits: 240 ECTS

Biada 11; 08012 Barcelona, España

Introduction

The Undergraduate Degree in Interior Design (240 ECTS) prepares professionals who are capable of planning internal spaces, from a private house, a commercial space, a stand for a fair or an exhibition space, as well as furniture or special pieces thanks to their basic knowledge on product design.

Objectives

This course offers an educational path that teaches students to plan internal spaces, which respond to the physical and functional features of spaces surrounding an individual. To do so, there’s a study of analysis on functional and ergonomic needs, and emotional needs: to feel welcome and safe through the space.

At the same time, communicational aspects take relevance, both in spatial and motion graphics, bearing in mind the mobility of the final user in the designed space. This activity blends creative contribution with research on new trends, usage of new materials and technological applications, always respecting the environment.

The first year of this degree is focused on acquiring basic concepts of design, culture and project methods. Students learn to dare to create and communicate.

The second year is focused on developing one’s own creativity individually, and starting to study specialization-related tools such as: construction drafting, installations, space, volume and lighting, Autocad, Rhino and 3D Max, construction management and costs, and communication using Illustrator and Photoshop and oral communication.

The third year means the beginning of collaborations with companies and new, more technical and complex projects, with prototypes and real costs. Work is developed in transversal teams composed by students of Product, Interior and Transportation design. In addition, new materials will be studied, such as sustainable or technological materials, nanomaterials, etc.

During the fourth year students take a compulsory internship in a company and each one chooses a professional profile. Creative management acquires a great relevance through project management and rethinking, modifying and refining projects to respond properly to users’ and market’s needs. Lastly, the degree final project is developed in collaboration with real companies, where prototypes are produced. In successful cases, those prototypes will evolve and manufacture to be launched into the market.

Methodology

Students learn to observe trends and how styles evolve in social and cultural contexts, and also to comprehend and interpret the specific exigencies and expectations of each client, while encouraging creativity and expressive freedom, and respecting the demands from a future user and the technical problems that may be involved. These abilities arise thanks to acquiring a great sensitivity towards projects and an interdisciplinary culture.

Job Opportunities

Interior architecture, ephemeral spaces design, projects of Interior design and decoration, stands, communication events, new businesses and franchises, and design of green spaces and leisure.

IED DESIGN alumni work at:

Bertone, Frecan, Capmar, Projeckta, Zicla, Lamborghini, Hyundai, Grupo Pangea, Seat, Fun Lab, Orbitel, Cazaly Sylvain, Home Design, MTL Brands, BMW, McLaren, BM Lightning Design, Design Dies, Ubica, Estudi Interiorisme Salietti, Pia Capdevila, VMoto Europa, Scutum Logistics, Gama Ubica, Tarrago Cortés Interioristes, Ibisland Invest, Interiodista Decoración Digital, etc.

Companies

The course promotes the project culture with companies to solve the distance between education and the world of work. Students not only acknowledge methodologies and tools for their discipline, but also learn to work and get in touch with with real clients and briefings.

Companies that have collaborated with the area: Ferrari, Iniciativa BMW, Seat, Mercedes Benz, Casa Decor, Volvo, Unopiù, Frecan, Primavera Sound, Orbea, Panasonic, Derbi, Renault, Zicla, Roca, Decoexpo, Alstom, Hyundai, Toyota, Panatta Sport, Illy, Capmar, Piquadro, Entitat Metropolitana del Transport, Japan Tobacco International, AHEC, Elite Gourmet, Vmoto, Omega Z, I+ED Lab, Idearideas, Architecture for Humanity, Consorzio Tecnologie Meccaniche Centro Italia, Volta Motorbikes, Casa Gracia BCN and Los Cármenes.

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