Bachelor in Design Create a better reality

The Bachelor in Design

Is for individuals who are…

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

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.

PROGRAM

Undergraduate Degrees

DURATION

4 years

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

Madrid, Segovia

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.

DESIGN YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

A PROGRAM THAT GOES BEYOND TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE

Management and visual and verbal communication skills are essential for the contemporary architect. You will learn how to define strategies, organize projects, lead teams, and communicate your vision to others. These skills, combined with a design approach, will make you stand out as a well-rounded architect capable of creating innovative environments.

IN COLLABORATION WITH TOP STUDIOS WORLDWIDE

Combining classroom learning with a real-world work environment is one of the goals of the internship program. Students have the chance to interact and learn straight from influential professionals from top studios in the field during the second semester of years 2, 3, and 4. Destinations throughout the world include not only architecture and design firms, but also magazines, museums, and NGOs.

IDEAL ENVIRONMENTS TO COLLABORATE AND EXPERIMENT

Spaces are essential in order to stimulate learning. Our open Design Studios replicate the working environment of a firm or agency. The Fabrication Laboratory, or “Fab Lab,” is a fundamental part of what we call the culture of making. It’s a space where students experiment with digital and traditional woodworking tools to truly understand how things are built. There are two parts to the Fab Lab: one which uses digital tools (CNC router, laser cutters, 3D printers) and the other which uses more traditional carpentry and shop tools, allowing students to “think with their hands.”

AN ENGAGED AND ALTERNATIVE APPROACH

The Bachelor in Architectural Studies takes an integrated approach to learning. Our faculty is made up of architects, visual artists, designers, and engineers. They bring different perspectives to your studies and help enrich your understanding and expressive abilities.
In the last year of the course, you will experiment in areas beyond architecture and design. “Alternative Practices” is a series of courses that will enrich your perspective: “The City, Landscape, and Environment,” “Management and Entrepreneurship,” and “Design and Digital Studies.”

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.

ABOUT IE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

IE School of Architecture & Design places emphasis on excellence in design, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our students are encouraged to take a creative approach to architecture, learn the latest digital skills in a contemporary context, and develop talents to become leaders in a changing field. IE School of Architecture & Design is part of a broader university, which supports learning across disciplines, especially the humanities and business.

OUR PROGRAMS

We offer a series of programs. The five-year Bachelor in Architectural Studies degree means that upon completion our students have completed all the requirements to be fully recognized architects. The various masters and special programs allow our students to acquire the skills needed in the world of architecture in order to develop successful careers. Moreover, all this is combined with direct and continuous contact with leading international professionals in architecture and design that confer to each of our programs the added value of learning from the experience of leaders in their fields.

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PARTNERS, EXCHANGES, AND INTERNSHIPS

IE School of Architecture and Design understands that collaboration, especially on an international level, contributes to our community. Recognizing and appreciating diverse outlooks by studying and working with others in different places and in different settings enhances the overall academic experience.

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