Bachelor in Design Create a better reality

The Bachelor in Design

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

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

BENEFIT FROM A SOLID AND COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING METHODOLOGY

In this program, theory and practice come together to créate a culture of technically based, innovative design that allows your visión to take shape.
Become a well-rounded design profesional with a foundation in the history os design, technical methodology management alongside various reprensentational 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 theis projects-in-progress, before students and faculty come together to undertake research, propose alternative schemes and come pu 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.

Learning by Doing

Learning by doing, the very first design exhibition is the result of the introduction to the project-based learning model and the skills needed to begin a design career. In the first year, students started working in the world of design experimentation and problem solving. The methodology unites theory and practice during 10 diverse and agile exercises, both individually and in group, sketching and working with materials at the IE Fablab.

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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DESIGN IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY

How will the increasing pace of technological change impact tomorrow’s architects and designers?

HOW ROBOTS ARE REWRITING THE RULES?

Before designers and architects pour forth their visions for a better world, first they need to know what technologies are reshaping our future.

IS TECHNOLOGY A SOLUTION OR A TOOL?

For many, technology is the solution to any challenge. As software becomes increasingly complex, it is able to manage and model new shapes, sizes and structures of buildings.

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