The study plan for the Bachelor in Design at IE University has been designed with the prestigious academic experience at its core, our academic faculty’s expert knowledge and research in each area, and the linkages between the University and the professional world.
The Bachelor in Design aims to teach young ambitious individuals to build the proper skill set to become professionals capable of facing real-world challenges.
Through our hands-on teaching methodology, students from the Bachelor in Design will find a perfect balance between what is studied throughout their degree and the projects that are applied based on real-world scenarios.
This will aid them to develop profiles that are able to adapt to new trends happening now in the 21st century.
During your first year, you will have a broad introduction to the world of design and you will begin to develop the necessary skills to work and succeed as a designer. You’ll take a first look into the multidisciplinary aspects of the profession and you’ll benefit from our design studio methodology, defined by its practical approach and its combination of individual and collaborative work.
In your second year of study you will learn about the creative methodologies currently being used in professional practices, and you’ll develop a critical approach to your designs. The assignments will become more complex as you build up your skills; you will be expected to integrate information, concepts, and techniques from related disciplines.
During the first half of your third year, you will continue developing your designer skills in five areas: design culture, techniques, applied sciences, business and project-centered design. You will build a theoretical framework and learn about materials and their different uses. You will take several elective courses, which will allow you to personalize your career path an experience more types of design. During this year, you will also be able to study abroad.
The fourth year is all about consolidating knowledge. You will learn about the latest developments in creative technology and you will use them as tools for your design practice. You will learn about the latest trends in digital fabrication and study creative coding and programming from a designer’s perspective. During this year we will also address the main issues regarding the dissemination of your work, reaching out to important stakeholders, working on your portfolio, and the storytelling of your projects.
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IE University considers multiple language acquisition to be a key element of its educational model, leading to success in both work and study.
The Language Center at IEU is proud to offer students the possibility to study a wide range of languages, including French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, and English. With such a large variety of options, our students are able to personalize their academic path to meet their future career plans and objectives.
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.
The Dual Degree in Business Administration and Design is a demanding program for creative individuals with a passion for innovation and business, looking to produce lasting value within the corporate world. Embark on a unique learning journey where you harness the power of future-forward design, develop unparalleled business knowledge, and gain real-world, hands-on experience.
In design studies, you learn design principles like composition and color theory, develop creative concepts, acquire technical skills using design software and tools, specialize in areas like graphic design or UX/UI design, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Overall, design education equips you with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in the creative field.
Design students study design principles, develop creative concepts, and acquire technical skills using design software and tools. They specialize in areas like graphic design, industrial design, fashion design, or UX/UI design. Additionally, they cultivate critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Overall, design education prepares students for a successful career in the field of design.
Design can be a challenging degree, but the level of difficulty can vary depending on factors such as the program, specialization, and individual aptitude.
While math skills can be helpful in certain aspects of design, such as measurements and proportions, they are not typically a primary requirement for pursuing a design degree.
Design subjects in university typically include courses such as graphic design, typography, color theory, design principles, user experience (UX) design, design history, digital design, product design, and visual communication.