Bachelor in Design Create a better reality
The Bachelor in Design
Is for individuals who are…
Constantly observing, questioning and challenging the world that surrounds you; catalysts. You believe that there are many ways to do things and you not only like to redesign them, but also create and test them.
An innovative program that combines solid design foundations with real-life projects to take on the world’s complex, fast-changing, and unpredictable challenges with a sustainable approach.
- 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 who can seek creative solutions for a better and sustainable life, even when faced with limited resources.
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.
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
LEARN FROM A UNIQUE METHODOLOGY
Unique combination of solid design foundations and a demanding project-based methodology, focused on real life challenges that combine the rigorous scientific aspects of design with a business perspective.
WORK IN THE PERFECT SPACE TO EXPERIMENT
You will have access from the very beginning to the Fab-Lab, a physical space where the thinking and the making work together. You will have the chance to experiment and develop your projects either using the latest digital technology or with the classic hands-on carpentry tools.
BE PART OF A DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT THAT DRIVES INNOVATION
Innovation Is about people collaborating and understanding the social context. The more diverse the environment, the more innovative and creative solutions you can come up with. IE university has more than 100 nationalities on campus. You will be able to share ideas, collaborate and work on projects with people who come from many different countries.
IE University is recognized in Europe and beyond for its entrepreneurial spirit and its expertise in business education. The management skills you will gain are essential in order 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. Design students will be part of a community of students and professionals encouraged to take a creative approach to architecture and design; they will think critically when confronted with a challenge and they won’t be afraid to think outside of traditional boundaries.
BENEFIT FROM A SOLID AND COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING METHODOLOGY
This degree unites theory and practice: design culture and techniques. This will allow you to bring your vision to life, with a solid proposal.
You will become a well-rounded designer by learning from the history of design, methodology and business management to various representational techniques such as drawing for analysis, drawing for communication and 3D visualization.
DESIGN THINGS THAT MATTER
Getting to know a business environment and learning how to market ideas are two things students should be trained in from the very beginning. Here you will learn how to develop a business plan in order to transform your ideas into valuable solutions to improve people’s daily lives. You will also go through selling processes and you’ll learn how to manage projects in a sustainable way. You will benefit as well from the design thinking methodology, coming up with rapid prototyping and impactful solutions.
OBTAIN A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO UNDERSTAND REALITY
In order to understand the complexities of reality and develop a good design criteria, this degree applies social sciences, technology and sustainability to the program to provide students with different perspectives and develop their observations skills, being able to detect things in people’s daily lives that just a few people can see.
BE IN TOUCH WITH PROBLEMS OF THE REAL WORLD
Preparing designers to take on the world’s complex, fast changing, and unpredictable challenges needs a lot of previous experience. Our proj-ect-based methodology pushes you to experiment and learn by making. Every year you will face real problems to solve in the The Design Council, a program in which our partners will share the projects they are working on. Our students and faculty will study them, undertake research, propose alternative schemes and come up with designs proposals.
FROM OUR DIRECTOR
THE FAB LAB AT IE UNIVERSITY
The Fabrication Laboratory or “Fab Lab” is a fundamental part of what we call the culture of making. It is a space where students experiment with digital and traditional woodworking tools to really understand how things go together.
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”.
This gives you the chance to put your work together in a computerized format, giving you the opportunity 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.
We offer a series of programs. The five-year Bachelor in Architecture 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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE