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

OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

At IE University, we believe that what you learn outside the classroom is just as important as what you learn in the classroom. That’s why we make sure every student has endless opportunities to expand their cultural, personal, and professional horizons.

With our exchange programs, for example, you can study at any of our partner universities across the globe and open yourself up to a whole new culture or language—something that’s becoming more and more important in our increasingly interconnected and globalized world.

We also have our special IEU Labs, a hands-on and internship-like experience on campus that helps you learn extra skills and better prepares you for your future career.

There are also more than 150 clubs to help you find like-minded people who share your hobbies and interests. Ranging from theater to sports, academia, and more, there’s something for everyone.

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HANDS-ON LEARNING IN OUR LABORATORIES

IE University offers innovative learning environments that promote exploration, creativity, and practical learning. This program provides students access to cutting-edge facilities, including the Fab Lab. This lab offers a blend of academic rigor and practical experience, allowing students to turn their ideas into tangible prototypes using advanced technology such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC milling machines.

The Design Studio and Architecture Studio provide dynamic environments where students work on real-world projects, guided by faculty and industry experts, to develop practical design solutions.

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.

Learning by doing - Bachelor in Design | IE University
Learning by doing - Bachelor in Design | IE University
Learning by doing - Bachelor in Design | IE University
Learning by doing - Bachelor in Design | IE University
Learning by doing - Bachelor in Design | IE University
Learning by doing - Bachelor in Design | IE University

ADVISORS

Deyan Sudjic | IE School of Architecture and Design
DEYAN SUDJIC
Director of the Design Museum of London
OLE BOUMAN
Director of the Shekou Design Museum
MARK CHOWN
Director at ARUP
HUGH FORREST
Director at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival
JEREMY MYERSON
Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

DESIGN STUDIOS

Autoban Logo
Liska Associates Logo
Comte Bureau
2 X 4 Logo
BMD Logo
Idreal Logo
Saffron Logo
Pentagram Logo
Priestman Goode

BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS

BBVA Logo
Roca Foundation Logo
Telefonica Logo
Steelcase Logo
Hong Kong Design Centre

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A MEMBER OF IE DESIGN COUNCIL?

The Milan Design Immersion Summer Course

Hosted by IE School of Architecture & Design and POLI.design

Immerse yourself in Milan's design culture and gain practical skills that will set you apart. Shape the future of design— become one of the future leaders in design and architecture, adept at solving modern challenges with innovation!

Discover POLI.design, where academic excellence from Politecnico di Milano converges with international design expertise and business dynamics to foster innovation at the heart of the design world.

a dynamic 10-day experience

The Milan Design Immersion Summer Course offers a dynamic 10-day experience. Through a blend of lectures, workshops, and field visits, students uncover the evolution of Milanese design culture. Guided by experts, you'll engage in hands-on activities to merge theory with practice, immersing yourself in the vibrant design landscape of Milan.

OUR CREATIVE CAMPUS

Whether in Segovia, Madrid, IE School of Architecture and Design offers cutting-edge technology for experimentation, production, and idea testing. But it's also where creative minds from different disciplines come together to collaborate.

Where the IE Community engages, through initiatives like D LAB, Fab Lab, Venture Lab, capstone projects, and more, with the wider community to provide real solutions for future challenges at all scales. And where, through exhibitions and events, we showcase the outstanding range of creative work developed by our students.

IE University announces Creative Campus, to open in Segovia in 2025

Want to know more?

Our Creative Campus is more than just a place; it's a state of mind.

THE EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Studying abroad is just one of the many ways IE University allows you to discover global perspectives and gain cross-cultural insights. The chance to live and study in another country will open you up to new possibilities, ideas, and worldviews. It’s a life-changing experience that will stay with you long after graduation.

Embark on a global adventure! Click here and find out in which semester you can go on an exchange and start planning your transformative international experience.

GPA global map

A PERSONALIZED STUDY PATH

The IE University experience involves much more than academic studies. Our practice-based methodology takes you beyond the classroom walls and straight to the frontlines of the industry you’re passionate about. We offer an exceptional range of opportunities that allow you to tailor your studies to your specific career goals and enhance your employability by obtaining extra qualifications.

PERSONALIZED SUPPORT AND MENTORSHIP

Students receive academic guidance from tutors and advisors who provide direction, encouraging the integration of the different degree elements. Build a personalized academic program that matches your professional aspirations.

IEU LABS

IEU Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internships. Designed for first- and second-year students seeking high-level internship placements, the IE Labs provide a hands-on, internship-like, on-campus experience, where you work on projects for leading companies and institutions in a variety of sectors.

HUMANITIES

Holding them as one of its values, IE University understands the Humanities are key to understanding the reality of our world, and applying critical thinking skills to complex, global challenges. Students can select which Humanities course to complete, based on their interests.

ADVANCED SEMINARS

Advanced Seminars complement the core degree by giving students deeper knowledge of subjects in a very diverse area of studies.

INTERNSHIPS

Additionally, students can take part in several internships, gaining professional skills and enhancing that highly valued international profile.

LANGUAGES

Aside from mastering Spanish, our students can decide to study other relevant languages of today’s globalized world, including French, Portuguese, German, Arabic, or Chinese.

In their shoes

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is design profile?

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A design profile refers to a summary or description of a designer's skills, experience, and expertise. It typically highlights their creative abilities, technical skills, design software proficiency, and any specialized knowledge in specific design disciplines or industries. A design profile often includes a portfolio showcasing their best design work and projects. It serves as a representation of a designer's capabilities and is often used for job applications, freelance work, or networking purposes in the design industry.

What makes a good design student?

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Overall, a good design student combines creativity, strong visual sense, adaptability, a strong work ethic, collaboration skills, problem-solving abilities, and technical proficiency to excel in their studies and future career in design.