Duration: 4 years
Start Date: September 2022
Credits: 240 ECTS
Price: From €14,100 per year. Contact us for payment facilities and special conditions.
The Bachelor of Arts in Product Design is equivalent to a University Degree (240 ECTS). Taught in English.
This course provides future professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to design products bearing in mind the user and their surroundings, ergonomics, social value, technology and the materials needed to create a “good design”.
The course covers various fields such as lighting, consumer electronics, wearables, packaging, personal accessories, utensils, furniture, domestic appliances, food, service design and more. It also explores new financial and productive realities such as collaborative consumption, crowdfunding, digital production, rapid prototyping and 3D printing.
The Bachelor of Arts in Product Design has the goal of providing innovative and efficient solutions with a commitment to sustainable development.
The first year of the course focuses on acquiring the basic concepts of product design and its culture and methodology. The students are challenged to analyse and understand their environment, to create and to communicate.
The second year focuses on developing individual creativity and the students start to learn the tools of this speciality, such as mould making, mechanical and digital production systems, sketching, storytelling, Rhino, CAD and communicating through Illustrator, Photoshop and oral communication.
In the third year they start to spend time in companies and develop more complex, technical projects involving prototypes and actual costs. The product design, interior design and transportation design students work together in cross-departmental teams. They also study new materials, such as sustainable and smart materials, nanomaterials, etc.
In the fourth year they select their individual professional directions and have compulsory internships with a company. Finally, they undertake a course-end final project with real companies, in which they first build prototypes and then, if successful, see them produced and launched onto the market.
Product Design teaches students to comprehend and anticipate the demands of the market, by negotiating with business intentions and translating them into a properly defined project that can be manufactured. It emphasizes the importance of the concept, in order to predict consumption trends and styles.
The course also gives the students a knowledge of production materials and technology so that they can bring their projects to life. In addition to a theoretical understanding of the project, the students focus on analysing technologies, function, ergonomics and usability.
– Self-employed designers
– Design departments
– Marketing, colour&trim or innovation for companies and design, engineering and architecture studios
– Companies working on innovation and strategy
– Creative and art departments in advertising agencies
– Research departments in companies and institutions
Ex-IED DESIGN students work for:
Alessi, Nestlé, Marcel Wanders, Zicla, Home Design, MTL Brands, McLaren, BM Lightning Design, Design Dies, Ubica, Tous, Karim Rashid, Fab Lab, etc.
The department has collaborated with the following companies: Vitra, Roca, Alstom, Médicos sin fronteras, Donuts, Interface, Ferrari, BMW, Seat, Mercedes Benz, Casa Decor, Volvo, Unopiù, Frecan, Primavera Sound, Orbea, Panasonic, Derbi, Renault, Zicla, Decoexpo, 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, Volta Motorbikes, Casa Gracia BCN, Los Cármenes, etc.
Former student of IED Barcelona, won the Antonio Miró contest in 2004, got the second prize in the contest Bombay Sapphire Spain and won of the contest “La Incubadora” by FAD in 2006.
Co-founder of Outofstock, based in Singapur, he currently combines his activity as professor with his design studio at Barcelona, where he develops projects related to habitat and more conceptual experiences, such as his latest project In the Bauhaus Kitchen.
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