Bachelor in DesignCreate a better reality
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.
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.
- a design consultant
- a user experience designer
- a strategic designer
- a visual designer
- a product designer
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).
Segovia and Madrid
LIQUID LEARNING AT IE UNIVERSITY
Find out more about our Liquid Learning Model.
Agility, flexibility and fluidity are key to navigating today’s increasingly digital, constantly changing world.
At IE University we have developed Liquid Learning, a unique and evidence-based educational model that transcends conventional learning methodologies and platforms by fusing physical and digital learning spaces so that you can access first-rate education, no matter where you are.
In the particular case of the Bachelor in Design, you are expected to attend your classes in person. However, if you are unable to attend for justifiable reasons, you have the possibility to participate remotely as a temporary solution.
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.
Bachelor in Design
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
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
Spanish ministry’s registry of universities, centres and degrees
*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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FROM OUR DIRECTOR
“As a profession, ‘designer’ is constantly evolving. Historically, a person would study graphic design, industrial design, or interior design, since there were a finite number of professions with design needs. In the near future, you could be an artificial organ designer, a cybernetic director, or fusionist. We’re starting to see that design and creativity are needed to confront an increasing number of more difficult tasks. Everyday life has become more complex, and new challenges need creative professionals capable of tackling them”.
Edgar González – Director of the Bachelor in Design
THE FABLAB AT IE UNIVERSITY
The Fabrication Laboratory or “FabLab” is an important part of our “culture of making.” It is a space for students to experiment with digital and traditional woodworking tools to fuel practical constructional understanding. The FabLab is divided into two: the digital part with a CNC router, laser cutters and 3D printers, and the other with traditional, hands-on carpentry tools.
This gives you the chance to put your work together in a computerized format, allowing you to make any necessary alterations to your design while also providing you with a platform to incorporate this function into other creations.Explore the Fab Lab
LEARNING BY DOING
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ABOUT IE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
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