Continuing Study Programs

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Project: Seat Mergo

Continuing Study Programs

The aim of the Continuing Study Programmes (CSP) of IED Barcelona is to offer to professionals from different disciplines the opportunity to update, broaden and deepen their training in the areas of design and creative methodologies.

On the current context, professional profiles have changed and it is necessary to be updated on specific topics to meet the demands of demanding market in constant transformation.

These curses are characterized by their flexibility and diversification in the training offer. That’s why they were conceived for all of those who need an approach to a design discipline either for professional reasons or for personal growth, or for those who want to complement their training to respond to demands of the companies and their need for qualified professionals. 

IED Barcelona proposes a dynamic methodology for the professional program in which the course functions as an analysis laboratory, a place for the exchange of information and discussion of cases.  Participants will have the opportunity to share experiences with the lecturers, in an atmosphere of close dialogue that serves as a meeting point for their current knowledge and future professional aspirations.

The curriculum will be implemented in a dynamic environment, combining different types of lessons that allow professional enrichment in each module:
– Talks in which a prestigious professional of the sector proposes themes that later are analyzed from study cases. 
– Debate and analysis sessions where different models of work, methodologies, tools and their applications are discussed. 
– Technical lessons on tools and resources of the sector given by well-known professionals. 

Advantages of taking a continuous training program: 
–    Specific training on specific topics. 
–    Teaching staff composed by prestigious professionals. 
–    Projects development in collaboration with companies and institutions. 
–    Training in a multidisciplinary environment. 
–    Combination of specific knowledge and cross curricular didactics.


The courses are organized in different levels, ensuring that participants can acquire the skills that are relevant to them according to their training and previous experience. 

• Professional Programs 

• Specialization Programs 

• Introductory Programs 

These are short courses of 90 and 120 hours, taught in different formats that allow attendance to professionals and students, providing a direct contact with other professionals and companies in the sector of interest.

Semestral course 
2 or 3 days a week  (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursdays), 
from 19.30 to 22.30h

Intensive course: 
4 days a week, from Monday to Thursday from 19.00 to 22.00h

Weekend course: 
Friday from 15.00 to 21.00 and Saturday from 9.00 to 15.00h


CSP in Project Management

- Barcelona - 3 months
The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Project Management trains professionals to manage, plan, execute, supervise and implement projects from a position of leadership, as well as learning to strike a balance between scope, timing and budget.  The world of creative industries,… More Info

CSP in Smart Lighting

- Barcelona - 3 months
The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Smart Lighting provides a comprehensive view of the latest innovations in lighting and smart and digital lighting systems. The illumination sector has evolved relentlessly over the past few years owing to research and new… More Info

CSP in Project Design and Management

- Barcelona - 3 months
Good ideas alone are not enough in an increasingly competitive business environment. A project manager facilitates the proper coordination of the actors involved and interrelated activities, while at the same time ensuring quality, cost-effectiveness and value creation. The CSP in… More Info

CSP in Marketing Digital

- Barcelona - 3 months
The Digital Marketing: Strategies, channels and tools course is developed around creating value for digital audiences, gaining their loyalty and influencing their path towards purchase. It includes all essential knowledge related to user behavior and interaction; from elements of advertising… More Info

CSP in UX Design

- Barcelona - 3 months
The CSP in UX Design is aimed at identifying the emotions and sensations that a person feels when interacting with the features and functionalities of a product or service. Design implies a holistic approach to user experience in which sociology,… More Info

CSP in Contemporary Interior Design

- Barcelona - 3 months
The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Contemporary Interior Design covers the most relevant theoretical and practical tools to research and reflect on design in contemporary indoor spaces.  The course structure comprises three project research fields: Space, Form and Materials. These… More Info

CSP in Jewellery Design

- Barcelona - 3 months
The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Jewellery Design equips students with the know‑how, skills and tools they need to make metal items of jewellery.   In the fashion world, jewellery is the ultimate accessory and the key to interpreting a collection’s… More Info

CSP in Interior Decoration and Styling

- Barcelona - 3 months
The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Interior Decoration and Styling is an introduction to the sector’s main research tools and theoretical and practical ideas. From a contemporary social perspective, creating spaces that are suitable for personal, professional and/or social development… More Info

CSP in Graphic Design

- Barcelona - 3 months
The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Graphic Design introduces students to the various stages involved in graphic production and shows them how to handle the different tools used.  Books, magazines, posters, signs, flyers, packaging, labels, explanatory leaflets, product and business… More Info

CSP in Image Consultant and Personal Shopper

- Barcelona - 3 months
The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Image Consultant and Personal Shopper teaches students the theoretical and practical basics to become professional image consultants and personal shoppers.  From finding the right style for any occasion to lending beauty and lifestyle advice,… More Info

CSP in Fashion Styling

- Barcelona - 3 months
The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Fashion Styling provides the insight students need to embrace constant changes in the fashion sector and create relevant content that can be adapted to different styling projects.  Fashion styling has become a fundamental resource… More Info

CSP in Fashion and Visual Merchandising

- Barcelona - 3 months
The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Fashion and Visual Merchandising trains the professionals of tomorrow to adapt to new trends in consumption habits and technology in the commercial sector.  Visual Merchandising is intended to encourage customers to purchase products and… More Info