At IE University, we practice a hands-on methodology that encourages students to learn by working on real projects, gaining experience in the fields they're passionate about before they even graduate.
For students in the Bachelor in Design, this means one thing: the sky's the limit. Our students are constantly observing, questioning, and challenging the world that surrounds them.
In their program projects, they design, redesign, and test ideas and objects until their idea comes to life.
Throughout the development of these projects, students are supported by cutting-edge tools and technologies provided to them by 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.
Develop a multidisciplinary profile and specialize in two distinct yet connected fields by combining another bachelor degree with your studies in design.
A good design student possesses a combination of qualities such as creativity, curiosity, open-mindedness, strong work ethic, attention to detail, and effective communication skills. They are willing to take risks, think critically, and embrace feedback. They demonstrate a passion for design, actively engage in projects, show initiative, and seek opportunities for learning and growth. Additionally, they are organized, meet deadlines, collaborate well with others, and have a strong sense of aesthetics and problem-solving abilities.
In design, you can expect to learn principles of design, creative problem-solving, visual communication, color theory, typography, design software, user-centered design, research skills, collaboration, and design ethics.
Approaching a design project involves understanding the brief, conducting research, developing multiple design concepts, sketching, and iterating to refine the ideas.
Studying design offers opportunities to develop creative skills, problem-solving abilities, and a versatile mindset that can be applied across various industries and professions.
Yes, real projects are often carried out in the Bachelor of Design program to provide students with practical experience and prepare them for professional work.