Bachelor in Design | IE University

Bachelor in Design

duration4 years
languageEnglish
locationSegovia and Madrid
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyFull-time
FormatIn-person
duration4 years
languageEnglish
locationSegovia and Madrid
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyFull-time
FormatIn-person

THE BACHELOR IN DESIGN

The Bachelor in Design is a comprehensive degree that seeks to challenge today’s physical, experiential, functional and emotional reality. Designed for flexible and audacious individuals seeking creative solutions for a better and more sustainable life.

This degree of IE School of Architecture & Design uses a unique combination of a solid foundation in design, a demanding project-based methodology and a focus on real life challenges. Rigorous scientific and creative aspects of design are combined with a business perspective, allowing you to transform and improve people’s daily lives.

The Bachelor in Design is fully compliant with the Bologna Process, and is accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Bachelor in Design | IE University

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WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR

IS FOR STUDENTS...

constantly observing, questioning and challenging the world we live in. You believe you can put your critical and creative eye to use, creating, testing and redesigning the world to fit your vision of its future.

LOOKING FOR…

an innovative program that combines solid design foundations with real-life projects to take on the world’s complex, fast-changing and unpredictable design challenges.

TO BECOME...

  • a design consultant
  • a user experience designer
  • a strategic designer
  • a visual designer
  • a product designer
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Location - 2 years in Segovia and 2 years in Madrid | IE University

Location

If you choose to study the Bachelor in Design, then you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last two years in Madrid.

FACT SHEET

PROGRAM

Bachelor in Design

DURATION

4 years

LANGUAGE

English

CENTRES OF STUDY AND NUMBER OF PLACES

Centro de Estudios Superiores IE (Madrid) – 60 places

Escuela Técnica Superior de Estudios Integrados de Arquitectura (Segovia) – 60 places

CREDITS

Total number of credits: 240 ECTS*

Distribution of credits and subjects**:

Core subjects – 60 ECTS

Mandatory subjects – 135 ECTS

Elective subjects – 30 ECTS

Final Project – 15 ECTS

AREA OF KNOWLEDGE

Cultural Industries:  Design, Animation, Cinematography and Audiovisual Production

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Face-to-face

SPANISH MINISTRY’S REGISTRY OF UNIVERSITIES, CENTRES AND DEGREES

RUCT

ASSURANCE AGENCY

ACSUCYL*** – Buscador Títulos Oficiales

 

*European Credit Transfer System

**The character of the subjects is defined by the Spanish legislation

***Quality Assurance Agency for the University System in Castilla y León

DESIGN YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS

01.

LEARN FROM A UNIQUE METHODOLOGY

By providing a solid foundation in design, while taking part in demanding project-based discovery, this program focuses on facing the real industry challenges of combining scientific-based design with a business perspective.

02.

A PERFECT SPACE FOR EXPERIMENTATION

Take advantage of the FabLab, an innovation space where ideas have room to grow. Develop your projects with the latest digital technology and classic, hands-on shop tools.

03.

BE PART OF A DIVERSE AND INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Innovation in the modern world requires global collaboration. A diverse learning environment directly correlates to a student’s ability to find innovative and creative solutions. With more than 130 nationalities on IE University’s campus, you can gain international perspectives to drive innovation and find creative solutions when working on projects.

04.

A SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE

IE University’s entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional method to business education is recognized the world over. Gain essential management skills to adapt to the changing profiles of today’s design professionals.

05.

BACKED BY THE IE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

IE School of Architecture and Design places emphasis on design, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Be part of a community of students and professionals encouraged to take a creative approach to architecture and design. By tackling challenges with a critical eye, students break traditional boundaries to create something exceptional.

BACHELOR IN DESIGN PILLARS

BENEFIT FROM A SOLID AND COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING METHODOLOGY

In this program, theory and practice come together to create a culture of technically based, innovative design that allows your vision to take shape. Become a well-rounded design profesional with a foundation in the history of design, technical methodology management alongside various representational techniques, including drawing for analysis, drawing for communication and 3D visualization.

DESIGN THINGS THAT MATTER

Understanding your business environment and learning how to market ideas are fundamental in a comprehensive design education. In this program you will learn how to develop a business plan, explore sales processes and impactful project management while benefiting from your innovate designing thinking methodology. Create real prototypes and bring your design solutions to life.

APPROACHING REALITY FROM A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE

In this program students develop a comprehensive set of design skills by exploring social sciences, sustainability and the use of modern technology. Gain different perspectives and sharpen your observational skills to change the way you think about design.

READY TO TAKE ON THE REAL WORLD

It takes a great deal of experience to meet the design needs of the modern world. Our project-based methodology encourages experimentation and ideation. Face real challenges in The Design Council. In this program, our profesional partners share their projects-in-progress, before students and faculty come together to undertake research, propose alternative schemes and come up with design proposals.

Student Stories

At IE University, more than 75% of our student body comes from outside Spain, representing an average of 130 nationalities on campus each year. We take great pride in these numbers—and in the individuals behind them. 

Our students are natural go-getters with a global outlook and a dream of a better future. Regardless of their degrees or passions, they strive every day to unleash their innovative potential and reach their goals. Driving this shared vision are people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. They are both united and entirely unique. These are our students. Discover their stories.

FROM THE Academic director​

Clara Llamas is the Academic director of the Bachelor in Design at IE University.

Faculty Stories

Our 500-strong faculty guides students to unleash their potential day in, day out. Their influence across all five Schools can’t be overstated, inspiring young, energetic minds as they define their personal and professional trajectories. 

But what kind of person does it take to create such impact? The individuals that make up the IE University faculty are special. Coming from diverse, global backgrounds, they each bring distinct perspectives and innovative ideas that embody what makes IE University stand out. Their stories are personal and unique—but don’t take our word for it. Read their stories to see for yourself.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is a Bachelor of Design Worth It?

A Bachelor of Design degree can be worth it depending on your interests and career goals. It provides industry-relevant knowledge and practical skills in various design disciplines. The degree can open doors to creative industries such as advertising, marketing, media, architecture, and product development. It offers networking opportunities and helps you build a strong portfolio, which can enhance job prospects. However, job opportunities and salary potential may vary based on industry demand and location. It's important to research the job market and consider your personal aspirations before deciding if a Bachelor of Design is worth pursuing.

Is graphic design BA or BS?

The classification of a graphic design degree as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) can vary between universities. However, a graphic design degree is typically offered as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) program, emphasizing creative and artistic skills. Some universities may offer a Bachelor of Science (BS) program in graphic design, which may have a stronger focus on technical aspects and research-oriented courses. It's important to research individual programs to determine their specific curriculum and alignment with your interests and career goals.

Which design degree is best?

The best design degree is subjective and depends on your individual preferences. Consider your interests, career goals, and the specific field of design you want to specialize in. Research programs that offer a comprehensive curriculum, practical skills development, industry relevance, networking opportunities, and a strong portfolio focus. Ultimately, the best design degree is one that aligns with your passions, provides relevant skills, and helps you achieve your desired career outcomes.

Why should I study design?

Studying design offers the following advantages:

  • Creative expression and problem-solving.
  • Development of practical skills applicable to multiple industries.
  • Versatility and adaptability across various fields.
  • Abundant career opportunities in design-related roles.
  • Potential for impactful and meaningful work.
  • Collaboration and networking with professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Is bachelor of design a good degree?

A Bachelor of Design degree can be a good choice for individuals interested in the design field. It provides industry-relevant knowledge, practical skills, and the opportunity to build a portfolio. The degree can open doors to creative industries, offers networking opportunities, and prepares you for various design careers. However, the worth of the degree depends on personal interests, career goals, and the specific program you choose. Research the job market and consider factors such as job opportunities and salary potential in your desired field before deciding if a Bachelor of Design is right for you.

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