IED Barcelona offers four-year Undergraduate Degrees in Design which are equivalent to University Degrees (240 ECTS) with the aim of transforming passion, talent and creativity into knowledge and skills that will enable future design professionals to develop their careers in the world of Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management.
Credits: 240 ECTS
Duration: 4 years
Schedule: Monday to Friday, full time
Both interior designers and product or transport designers have the goal of providing innovative and efficient solutions with a commitment to sustainable development. Studying at IED Design gives students the chance to work with design companies and institutions in the sector, as well as innovation centres. All of the teachers are working professionals, and the school's workshops are brand new and equipped with the best tools and materials for developing projects.
The course trains students to become product designers who are capable of anticipating market needs. Product designers who graduate from IED Design are versatile and backed by multidisciplinary training based on the skills needed to develop creative thinking, multisensory perception, good command of technology and materials, an understanding of the aesthetic-emotional dimension, and management and innovation skills.
Who is it aimed for?
The Undergraduate Degree in Product Design provides future professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to design products bearing in mind the user and their surroundings, ergonomics, social value, technology and the materials needed to create a “good design”. The course covers various fields such as lighting, consumer electronics, wearables, packaging, personal accessories, utensils, furniture, domestic appliances, food, service design and more.
Working as a freelance product designer or in the design, development, marketing, colour&trim or R&D department of a design, engineering or architecture company or studio. Other options include working as a materials researcher, 3D modeller and visual recorder, project manager at companies dedicated to innovation and strategy, creative or artistic director for specialised sector advertising agencies or magazines.