ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

Introduction

Mission

ELISAVA promotes knowledge, research, development, and innovation in all the fields revolving around design, engineering, and communication. This is achieved by means of an academic training that prepares the students to meet professional challenges at an international level, promoting the relationship of our community with the business sector, as well as with institutions and nowadays society. In this way, the School ensures the student’s viability to transform themselves and grow in a global and changing environment.

Vision

ELISAVA wants to become a university centre with the status of international model, contributing to the transformation of human environment and the creation of new realities; combining the development of design, engineering, and communication with creativity and quality.

Values

At ELISAVA, the education and research opportunities we provide are innovative, flexible, creative, multidisciplinary, and strongly focused on the professional sector. With this objective, the School collaborates widely with local, national, and international firms, institutions, and universities.

Its methodological guidelines have been implemented as role model in other design schools.

The School is a catalyst for cross-line training and research, flexible and creative, poured into the professional world and in close collaboration with international companies and universities.

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering is a university center founded in 1961 and it is the oldest school of design in Spain. ELISAVA is among the 100 best schools of design and architecture in Europe according to the Domus magazine.

ELISAVA is attached to the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and has 2.000 students from all over the word that take the official studies of the Degree in Design and the Degree in Engineering in Industrial Design and a wide range of Master and Postgraduate programmes linked to different areas: Graphic Design and Communication, Product Design, Space Design and Architecture, and Design Strategy and Management.

ELISAVA is a platform for interchanging knowledge and experiences that promotes studies that combine the creative process with the technical development of projects for training competitive professionals. ELISAVA methodology is based in an advanced education offered by more than 700 highly qualified professionals. The School is located in the heart of Barcelona and has 11.000 m2 of modern facilities.

ELISAVA methodology is directed towards the professional world, and it boosts collaborations with companies, institutions and universities from all around the world. It has a philosophy that since 1961 has contributed to the training of professional entrepreneurs within the fields of design and engineering.

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Master

MA In Design And Product Development

Campus Full time September 2016 Spain Barcelona

The initial development of the final product concept through the different phases of design and engineering. This is the path of the training offer Masters in Design and Product Development. [+]

Masters in Design and Product Development Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona The initial development of the final product concept through the different phases of design and engineering. This is the path of the training offer Masters in Design and Product Development. The Postgraduate Diploma in Product Concept is incised on enhancing the initial stage of the design project with methods and resources to get innovative concepts. In the Postgraduate Diploma in Product Development is incised in providing solid knowledge of the latest manufacturing technologies offered by the industry and the different materials available on the market, to develop the product in the most simple, effective and economical manner. The Masters is oriented specialization and updating of professionals and postgraduates from different sectors, especially professionals in the field of engineering design and product development. Most professionals who collaborate in teaching the Master come from these areas. One of the key points of the success of the Master in Product Design is the relationship with the companies that collaborate with the course, as these continually monitor the briefings of proposed projects. Visits to technology centers and companies allow close contact with current professional reality. Some of the companies, which have their own design and production, and which has worked since its inception and is currently collaborating are: Play, Hewlett Packard, Cosmic, Roca Santa & Cole, Simon, Figueras, Valira, Lamp Lighting, Educa Borras, Laken, El Naturalista, Tech-Rock, Zobele Group, Esportiva Aksa and Pando. GOALS Provide resources to facilitate the development of new concepts for innovative products. Knowing the current state of practice of product design and its future prospects. Linking project activities with the discussion and analysis of social and cultural aspects of contemporary production. Provide solid knowledge on the latest technologies in the industry and the different materials available on the market, in order to develop the product in the most simple, effective and economical as possible. Knowing the technological feasibility and production costs of a project to make the best decisions in the course of its development. Study and assess the specific decisions that are taken in a product development project by presenting and discussing real projects undertaken by companies. Learning to use different CAD tools (Computer Aided Design) / CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) for determining and properly analyze the product and exchange information in an agile and dynamic way. TARGET Graduates in Design. Engineers in Industrial Design. Graduates in the fields of engineering, technology, production or design. Architects. Academics from the fields of engineering, technology, production and design. Profiles professionals with experience in this area. START DATE Two editions are made annually starting in September and February [-]

MA In Design And Project Management For Internet

Campus Full time September 2016 Spain Barcelona

Internet is now the place where we most informed, buy and interact, so it is essential to train professionals to understand the total transformation that such information volume behaves and to exploit its potential for social and economic growth. [+]

Masters in Design and Project Management for Internet Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona Internet is now the place where we most informed, buy and interact, so it is essential to train professionals to understand the total transformation that such information volume behaves and to exploit its potential for social and economic growth. In this program we propose a range of training applied covering all aspects necessary for the student to acquire the skills and knowledge to enable it to undertake, manage, design and implement projects, services and Internet applications. By specialized teachers in each of the thematic areas of the program, case studies and practical realization of a project, the student will get a multidisciplinary training. With this training the student will have a detailed overview of the entire process of creating an interactive project where the business vision, the user experience (UX) technology and interface design are at the center. The Master offers the possibility of internships in leading companies (eg BeRepublic, Optimyzet, Multiply or Ogilvy) but also start-ups or companies in other areas such Ulabox and Diari Ara. After completing this master, a significant number of alumni have incoporado some of the major companies in Spain and abroad. Many of the Masters final projects have also been awarded with prestigious international awards and funding and scholarships. GOALS The main objectives of this program are: Knowing the philosophy, mechanisms and dynamics of Internet to understand this space of creation and technology as its own language. Understand the importance of user experience as a discipline that gives meaning to all technology, design and interaction work. Provide the interdisciplinary knowledge needed to be able to design and implement functional websites and web apps focusing on users and their needs. Know the strategies to brand positioning and establish collective intelligence processes in the development of projects. Understanding the characteristics of Internet technologies in relation to various platforms, especially mobile devices to exploit its potential in the service creation features. Introduce new business models, promoting the entrepreneurial spirit of the environment and establish new professional opportunities. Being able to manage, design and implement a project for Internet autonomously and be able to participate in a specialized team. TARGET Graduates in Design. Graduates in Communication Sciences. Graduates in Telecommunications Engineering and / or Computer Science. Accredited professionals in the field of design experience. Professional or academic with proven experience. START DATE Two editions are made annually starting in September and February [-]

Master's Degree in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

There is growing interest in finding guidelines in living systems to help us understand new forms of designing. On occasion, this interest makes the mistake of wishing to imbue designs with a veneer of new organic ways, imitating natural forms. [+]

Master's Degree in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture Degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering There is growing interest in finding guidelines in living systems to help us understand new forms of designing. On occasion, this interest makes the mistake of wishing to imbue designs with a veneer of new organic ways, imitating natural forms, perhaps unconsciously aided by the incredible digital modeling resources we are increasingly able to master. This could not be further from our intentions at the BioDesign laboratory (ADDA). We focus our interest on observing how biological organisms achieve complex emergent structures from simple components. The structures and forms generated by natural systems are analyzed and understood as hierarchical organizations of very simple components (from the smallest to the largest), in which the properties arising in an emergent manner are rather more than the sum of the parts. In our constantly developing society, with its demanding market, the use of new production technologies in fields such as engineering is becoming more frequent, and research is conducted to create state-of-the-art materials, such as composites, which open up new possibilities of use and performance, and contain the logic of living materials. Perhaps all this leads us to reflect on the issues to be addressed by contemporary architecture. Should a building be a static object - rigid and airtight - with var­ious gadgets for controlling light, sound and tempera­ture? Or should it rather be an articulated system, ca­pable of constantly interacting with its environment and somehow receiving information which it then reprocesses to respond to this stimulus in a process of self-adjustment? In other words, should a building be an open, dynamic, “living” system instead? And also, should the act of design be based on a static idea or rather should be a iterative computational process that by inductive method can measure and produce many different formal and programmatic answers to the same problem, selecting at the end the best of the multiple variations. We will plunge into all these issues to learn, develop and innovate in a new way of doing architecture. Goals In the field of architecture, even more rightly, we are forced to regain this sensitivity in observation and research, and learn the lesson of nature on the act of formalizing and metabolizing. Our objective is to learn and explore this knowledge to then transfer it and apply it to the design process of architecture and spaces. Aimed at Architects. Engineers. Industrial Designers. Interior Designers. Product designers. Artists working in various media. Landscapers. Starting Data One edition per year from September to July [-]

Master's Degree in Graphic Design

Campus Full time September 2016 Spain Barcelona

Both programmes are designed to deliver content through problem-solving dynamics very close to the real-life professional world experience. The Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design applied to Communication is the programme that equips the designer with a more holistic and multidisciplinary vision. [+]

Master's Degree in Graphic Design Degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering Both programmes are designed to deliver content through problem-solving dynamics very close to the real-life professional world experience. The Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design applied to Communication is the programme that equips the designer with a more holistic and multidisciplinary vision. It is structured around between 9 and 12 practical projects exploring the versatility of the contemporary designer faced with different needs, environments, processes and languages. It also includes three intensive workshops. The Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design and Publishing Projects is the specialisation programme tackling one of the most complex disciplines in the profession. The emergence of digital technology has also exponentially multiplied the potential of publishing projects. The programme is designed around three major projects in parallel. Transversely to the projects and in a more intense and short format, workshops are conducted with the aim of increasing awareness of how content affects the publication. The course is rounded out with modules on publishing and even other complementary disciplines (illustration, photography, etc.). Typographic consulting is offered throughout the course to help students with typographic issues during project implementation. Goals With the aim of enhancing individual students’ skills, this programme focuses its goals on: Give designers the ability to understand and respond to the multifaceted reality of design. Make designers feel comfortable and prepared to tackle diverse yet complementary projects, which form the profession's current spectrum. Encourage designers to have an attitude that enables them to strategically choose the paths less travelled, which are more innovative and outstanding. Provide an overview of the current outlook from the main players in the profession. Acquire in-depth knowledge of the various kinds of projects in the publishing world for different kinds of content. Know who the main players in the publishing world are: recognise their potential and how they complement one another. Learn the tools and the specific working process of the publishing world. Aimed at Graduates in Design. Graduates in Communications and Advertising. Graduates in Fine Arts. Professionals or academics with proven experience. Starting Data Two editions per year starting in September and February [-]

Master's Degree In Interdisciplinary Studies In Design And Communication (MUDIC)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

The need to optimize the design and communication is imposed on any individual professional proposal, any business and in every field of cultural or institutional disclosure. [+]

Master in Interdisciplinary Studies in Design & Communication (MUDIC) Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra and ELISAVA School of Design The need to optimize the design and communication is imposed on any individual professional proposal, any business and in every field of cultural or institutional disclosure. In all the MUDIC, Master in Interdisciplinary Studies in Design and Communication, is an advanced training of specialized and multidisciplinary nature that aims at professional specialization and introduction to research activities. The master's degree trains professionals and researchers with the necessary platform application development skills, habilitándoles for designing communication strategies and effective messages. It is a title awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona. The MUDIC is operational from the academic year 2008-2009. GOALS Communication has become one of the key strategic factors for innovation and positioning companies and institutions. In the designer has the responsibility to formalize the strategic policies of organizations. Among the main objectives of MUDIC they are: Provide knowledge and skills in communication strategies and / or design project processes. Provide students with tools of theoretical reflection and practical innovation to develop creative ability, seduction and persuasion; making them responsible for critical analysis and team management. Incorporating educational profile of pupils items related research dimension, typical of graduate studies, enabling them to pursue postgraduate studies at. Experience through new languages, media and channels with the intention of deepening existing applications scenarios and communication design. TARGET The MUDIC is an advanced multidisciplinary training that is aimed at professional specialization and introduction to research activities. It is aimed, therefore, a multidisciplinary group. and, in general, professionals Design, Advertising, Multimedia, Photography and Digital Media, Engineering, Communication, Public Relations, Architecture, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Information: It is aimed primarily at the academic profiles science or technology wishing to explore aspects of design and communication to transfer technology and market research projects. START DATE An annual edition takes place September to June [-]

Master's Degree in Photography and Design

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

The MA Photography & Design course at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona is a taught, practice-based programme, which attracts students from around the world and approaches photography as an open visual discipline. [+]

Master's Degree in Photography and Design Degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering The MA Photography & Design course at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona is a taught, practice-based programme, which attracts students from around the world and approaches photography as an open visual discipline in where you are encouraged to confidently produce complex and extended photographic projects as well as engage with contemporary, critical, experimental and speculative approaches to photography. The course places an emphasis on innovation, experimentation, and intellectual and practical enquiry in where students are encouraged to actively engage with contemporary photographic art practice through publication, exhibition and participation in live projects. The course offers a dynamic and exciting environment for studying the practice of photography enabling students to acquire advanced photographic skills and apply them to complex, self-generated projects, and engaging with different technical and theoretical practices about the image. This characterises our committed study at postgraduate level, bringing photographic education up to date with contemporary photographic practice. It also pays attention to the dissemination of photographic work, exhibition & publication and focuses on the reasons by which the meaning of an image is shaped by its use and contextualization. Drawing on the expertise of a diverse range of professional photographers, guest lecturers and technical advisers, you will enhance your knowledge and skills through a series of photographic projects using practice-led research and supportive written work. By the end of the MA you should be able to produce challenging cutting edge contemporary work that uses photography effectively, exploring beyond the medium specific boundaries in order to produce innovative solutions to new arenas and methods of display and delivery. COURSE AIMS Provide a flexible but structured interdisciplinary context in which students can rigorously pursue a self-directed research project whose outcomes are embodied within the systematic production of a specific and original body of work within the field of photography. To encourage the development of each student’s own critical reflection as the basis for developing as independent learners capable of advancing their own skills, knowledge and professional and research practice. Provide students with the means for establishing and understanding the place of their own work within the context of relevant and contemporary academic and professional situations and debates. Provide students with professional photography technical skills. To encourage the development of research strategies that reflect the contemporary context in theoretical discourse and creative practice and form the basis for informed speculation about future directions. To engage with real audiences, generating new challenging narratives about the nature of the work itself and its relation with changed modes of production, dissemination and consumption. To provide professionals specialising in the area of photography with multidisciplinary training so that they can use photography as a tool for conveying concepts and ideas. COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES On successful completion of the course students will have: Initiated and implemented an individual self-directed research project using research methods, materials, techniques and processes appropriate to design practice. Demonstrated a thorough understanding of, and critical engagement with, the relevant practical, theoretical and professional contexts of their project and be able to situate and interpret their own work within this context. Demonstrated an ability to employ analysis, synthesis and evaluation to a range of external sources and to their own practice to inspire and inform the generation, development and application of original ideas. Demonstrated a reflective and evaluative approach to their own work which allows them to act independently in identifying, implementing and sustaining individual research and practice at a professional level. Demonstrated an ability to communicate complex and speculative concepts, methods and proposals effectively in spoken, written and visual forms. Identified the potential for their work within specific professional contexts and developed appropriate communication skills for engagement with this audience. Demonstrated an ability to use photography as a tool for communicating effectively concepts and ideas. Aimed at The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award. Applicants are normally expected to possess an BA degree in fine arts, applied arts or design, or have equivalent experience. Graduates from related disciplines who can demonstrate a suitable level of visual literacy may be considered. Applicants who do not have a BA but who have had experience in the field, may also be considered. All candidates must submit a portfolio with their application, which should normally consist of 10-20 images that represent their area of interest. Starting Data One edition per year from September to July [-]

Master's Degree in Research for Design and Innovation

Campus Full time September 2016 Spain Barcelona

The master’s degree combines two powerful disciplines in the pre-design process: trend research and co-creation techniques. It is focused on providing current tools related to qualitative and ethnographic research, interdisciplinarity and design thinking geared toward innovation processes. [+]

Master's Degree in Research for Design and Innovation Degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering The master’s degree combines two powerful disciplines in the pre-design process: trend research and co-creation techniques. It is focused on providing current tools related to qualitative and ethnographic research, interdisciplinarity and design thinking geared toward innovation processes applicable to society and industry. We see innovation as a process of continually addressing users’ real and changing needs in order to improve quality of life through products, services, experiences and new tools. Old patterns are re-examined and re-evaluated and prototypes are being boldly designed based exclusively on thorough research. During the course, we carry out research projects in the private and public sectors, such as at rtemide, Lékué, Telefónica, Cirque du Soleil or the City of Barcelona among others. We collaborate with multiple entities, groups, institutions and universities involved with innovation in Europe and Latin America, to strengthen networks and facilitate partnerships. Students in each course go on two field trips to European cities to explore trends, working patterns and user opinions. They come back with a wide range of innovation-related options. We organise workshops and events that help increase participation around issues such as design, trends, innovation and design thinking. Goals To train researchers with creation and participation capacity in innovation and development processes. To provide the professionals that are not linked to design with tools that could complement their training in scientific, technical and humanistic fields, in order to improve their professional profile and their opportunities. To offer professionals linked to design an interaction space with other agents of the innovation processes with the objective of working in multidisciplinary teams. To approach innovation in a broad sense, including their technological, social, creative, productive and business model aspects. To promote the creation of exchange and collaboration spaces and events amongst all the agents linked to the innovation processes. To provide the organizations, companies and governments with the exploration of new systems, products, services and experiences through academic projects related to innovation. Aimed at All the creative professionals interested in complementing their professional training with research and innovation tools. Businesspeople and entrepreneurs interested in exploring and creating new business models and collaboration. Engineers, technologists and technicians interested in developing creation and innovation abilities.Professionals of other areas interested in innovating in their sector. Starting Data Two editions per year starting in September and February [-]

Master's Degree In Stage Design

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

Many of the innovations in the scenic area at the international level in recent years have emerged from the theatrical development. The contribution of the design is key and opens a field of artistic and technical exploration focused on producing shows frontline. [+]

MA in Set Design Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona. Many of the innovations in the scenic area at the international level in recent years have emerged from the theatrical development. The contribution of the design is key and opens a field of artistic and technical exploration focused on producing shows frontline. The MA in Set Design is a professionalizing program that fosters the discovery of a linked to the performing and visual arts discipline in which participants will be introduced in the design of environmental immersive environments, addressing the multifaceted scenic creation from a contemporary perspective by complementarity of the two modules that comprise it. On the one hand, the Module Set Design explores the scenery from the artistic and conceptual aspects. On the other, the scenographic Techniques Module explores the techniques and technologies associated with scenic creation. This aspect is an essential complement value that allows a comprehensive and unprecedented training in the field of scenery. From the point of view of the designer and with both technical and artistic approach, the master includes the theater, film, advertising, music and in general areas, those events that require hardware or any device for fiction. Thus, the contents of postgraduate especially emphasize the more technical, literary and poetic side provided deepen and test media and stage forms. The Master explores the performing arts from design provided acquire the knowledge to direct and produce a theatrical project for theater, film, television, commercials, opera or big events. The program provides internship agreements with companies, designers and producers of top-level participants Students who pass the program solvency. GOALS The main objective of the program is to deepen the scenery as a specialty design linked to the performing and visual arts, addressing the creation of media space for theater, opera, circus, concerts, dance, major events, television and film, from a perspective artistic and technical. Acquire the ability to develop and direct a theatrical project: from the interpretation of the dramatic text, screenplay, operatic libretto, script for a show, to the space conceptualization. Know the main scenographic plastic that make possible the transfer of the script into space from the hand of professionals contemporary scene. Explore the application of this knowledge both in the area of ​​the stage for live entertainment as in the shows registered. This module corresponds to the current program Graduate Set Design of ELISAVA- IDEC. Assimilate the technical operation of various types of performance spaces to know the characteristics and potential of the areas where the sets are inserted. Delve into techniques and technologies associated with the set design, with focus on the differences between formats live and recorded. Knowing the parameters of building, installation and stage production that influence the design of a stage. TARGET The program is aimed at professionals in the field of design, art, architecture, drama, communication and in general, anyone interested in the evocative and communicative ability of space objects. Aimed at graduates or graduates with college degree itself. The program is aimed at: Graduate in Design, Art Graduate, Graduate Interior Design, Audiovisual Graduate, Graduate Dramatic Arts, Architects, Graduates in Fine Arts, Graduate Engineering and Multimedia. They will also be considered professionals in the field of theater, actors, directors, choreographers, artists, designers and visual artists in general. START DATE September issue annually takes place in July [-]

Master In Ephemeral Architecture And Design Of Temporary Spaces

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

Ephemeral architecture and design of temporary spaces are now rising activities that encompass a wide range of formats consolidated in the cultural field, and emerging in the commercial field. [+]

Master's in Ephemeral Architecture and Design Temporary Spaces Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona. Ephemeral architecture and design of temporary spaces are now rising activities that encompass a wide range of formats consolidated in the cultural field, and emerging in the commercial field. Interventions in public space, exhibitions, events or pop-up devices are treated independently from different areas of design without being considered as a cohesive disciplinary body. The Master's in Ephemeral Architecture and Design Temporary Spaces proposes an overall deepening in the world of ephemeral formats in order to provide a common conceptual and instrumental tools. Time, light, sound or narrative are key elements to consider in the short-lived project, factors that are, by way of contrast, secondary buildings in the architecture or interior design. The ephemeral nature also means that the material and constructive solutions must respond to other paradigms. Firmness and durability, classical pillars of the architecture are not the fundamentals of ephemeral architecture, which is based, however, on the way, the speed of assembly, economy of resources, the ability to react to changes in Real time or the ability to create atmospheres and environments. That is why we need to have a Master's program focused on the design of temporary spaces in its entirety, a program where you delve into the essential aspects of this specific discipline and key formats are working from concept to concrete and detailed resolution. GOALS The main objective of the Master in Design of Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces ELISAVA 2015-2016 is the comprehensive training of designers and planners in the field of temporary spaces. This training involves the acquisition of the following capabilities: Develop research capacity Developing the capacity for strategic thinking Developing the capacity of multidisciplinary and Negotiation Working with other stakeholders in the project process Developing the capacity of materials proposed Resolution Developing the capacity of communication and presentation of proposals Thematic and methodological structure organized in order to meet this primary objective, which successfully complete the Master's supposed to acquire a professional profile specialized high added value in the design of temporary spaces in both the commercial and cultural area. Beyond academic postgraduate training, the Masters aims to give specialized training to enable students to be well positioned in the labor market of the design of temporary spaces. TARGET Architects. Interior Designers. Product designers. Graphic Designers. Fine Arts graduates. Professionals with proven experience in related fields. START DATE September issue annually takes place in July [-]

Master In Furniture Design

Campus Full time September 2016 Spain Barcelona

In the Master in Furniture Design developed specifically those internships that make up a trade, that of "furniture maker" or furniture designer. This discipline has some peculiarities that distinguish it from other specialties in design. [+]

Master in Furniture Design Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona In the Master in Furniture Design developed specifically those internships that make up a trade, that of "furniture maker" or furniture designer. This discipline has some peculiarities that distinguish it from other specialties in design. Among others, requires knowledge of a language and a own references that have been developed and debugged in the course of time and allowed us to resolve solvency objects that make up our domestic environment or work. This immersion in the reality of furniture, the present and the past, opens the doors to the industrial reality of a sector that is now one of the leaders in the production of art objects with own fashions and trends, new materials and technologies that enable us to move forward and innovate, offering products that improve the quality of our environment. The master identifies and connects with the various professional profiles of the sector. The tasks and projects to develop realistic proposals match. Teachers in counseling and monitoring of projects are professionals, and the various speakers and scheduled visits respond to this spirit. The Master is structured in two graduate programs that allow us to have an overview of the various realities of the sector. On one side, the side that is closest to us, as the furniture or household, and secondly, more industrial shed, that of the "contract" furniture for facilities and communities. GOALS The development of this Master focuses on intensive work on various projects to achieve the following objectives: Enable students to work in groups or in collaboration with technical offices, adapting to new situations and assessing the specific needs of a customer from the analysis of its catalog and product. Incorporate different techniques and methodologies to project without differentiation or deviation occurs between the conceptual and constructive aspects, developing turn specific practices that make the trade. Purchasing habits in the expert observing the attributes of the past and present, which determine the characteristics of the codes that allow us to identify objects or innovative solutions. Reaching an advanced knowledge of the sector identifying the manufacturers and designers of reference and lines or current trends, anticipating future scenarios and applications. Learn and master the specific formal language of the sector to establish a fluid and coherent dialogue with the user, incorporating the desired correctly attributes the projects. Know the processes, technologies and materials, plus ancillary industries involved to generate real innovation in the sector, providing technically feasible and commercially realistic solutions. TARGET Graduates in Design. Industrial Engineers. Engineers in Industrial Design. Architects. Fine Arts graduates. Professionals with proven experience in this field. START DATE Two editions are made annually starting in September and February [-]

Masters In Advertising Design And Communication

Campus Full time September 2016 Spain Barcelona

In the complex context of the current global market, skills and competencies communicator and designer require a highly qualified professional for the tasks of defining strategies and effective messages. In terms of communication that is not there. [+]

Masters in Advertising Design and Communication Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona In the complex context of the current global market, skills and competencies communicator and designer require a highly qualified professional for the tasks of defining strategies and effective messages. In terms of communication that is not there. The program trains professionals necessary to develop a strategic plan of communication, from the definition of objectives to implementation of measures derived therefrom, in a 360 degrees, with focus on new media and tools PAID concept, EARNED, OWNED. The main objective of this program is to train professionals to take a strategic overview of communication and mastery of skills and functions of advertising creative to devise persuasive messages with the will to sell and convince. GOALS Highlight the central role of strategic communication and creativity as factor analysis, differentiation and positioning for both organizations in the private sector and the public sector. Give students a competitive professional profile include in their praxis know the latest trends in communication and integrated marketing. Train new professionals with a vision and strategic thinking to communication and design, to achieve real and efficient solutions to problems. Form the skills of students and equip them with tools so you can design a strategic action of 360 degrees, global and multichannel. Offer designers and communication professionals the ability to integrate acquired knowledge in professional practice from the perspective of design. Introduce the latest practices and trends in communication and design. Provide participants with the theoretical and practical basis for the acquisition of a solid professional competence, in the framework of new media, advertisement, branded content and Internet. Create a training framework that integrates most recent research on user-centered design with the current practice of advertising. The story and storytelling in support of persuasive messages. Develop creative methods to carry out efficient campaigns. TARGET Graduate superior in design. Graduates in Communication and Advertising. Fine Arts graduates. Professional or academic with proven experience. START DATE Two editions are made annually starting in September and February [-]

Masters In Branding

Campus Full time September 2016 Spain Barcelona

Any company or institution that offers a product or service has a brand that operates in your environment. The dimension of this brand and its projection can be variable but in any case, global brand management is a key factor to success in an increasingly globalized and competitive environment. [+]

Master in Branding Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona Any company or institution that offers a product or service has a brand that operates in your environment. The dimension of this brand and its projection can be variable but in any case, global brand management is a key factor to success in an increasingly globalized and competitive environment. At a time when the quality of products and services and their costs are not sufficient reason for differentiation, branding becomes a key element of both companies and institutions in the development of a powerful strategy to distinguish. The main objectives of a brand are gaining recognition and position. Whether from the public sector or the private, properly managing a brand is essential for those who want to grow and acquire strength, but also for those who, from a stronger position, seeking to maintain leadership in its sector. Branding refers to the complex process of building the brand through strategic arrangement of a set of assets linked directly or indirectly to the commitment, identity and experience of an organization. GOALS Reaching a global and strategic vision of the world of the brand based on real cases from different business sectors, presented by their authors and / or the companies themselves. Offer theoretical and conceptual tools to develop a complete process of brand building and innovation through the brand. Implement the knowledge acquired through the approach and the development of specific micro and global innovation project through the brand. Have resources to meet the complexity and the environment in which a product or service to deploy a strategic project to implement the design of a brand operates. TARGET Graduate Design. Graduates in Advertising. Graduate in Marketing. Graduates in Business Administration (Diploma in Strategy). Professional or academic with proven experience. START DATE Two editions are made annually starting in September and February [-]

Masters In Design And Art Direction

Campus Full time September 2016 Spain Barcelona

At a time when ideas are conveyed through images, art director becomes the principal creator of the messages. The Master in Design and Art Direction is articulated by two graduate degrees, the Postgraduate Diploma in Design and Communication Strategies, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Art Direction. [+]

Masters in Design and Art Direction Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona At a time when ideas are conveyed through images, art director becomes the principal creator of the messages. Different disciplines such as typographical languages, video, illustration, art, photography and music merge into one body, expanding current graphic design practices and providing the visual creation of the necessary efficiency to communicate in the complex current market. In the very near future all companies require an art director, responsible for the aesthetic strategy, combining the corporate messages and helps the company to connect with your customer in the most sensitive and direct as possible. The Master in Design and Art Direction is articulated by two graduate degrees, the Postgraduate Diploma in Design and Communication Strategies, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Art Direction. Its main objective is to train professionals to take a strategic overview of communication and mastery of skills and functions of art director to create and manage projects in the field of visual messages. GOALS Highlight the central role of strategic communication as factor analysis, differentiation and positioning for both organizations in the private sector and the public sector. Train new professionals with a vision and strategic thinking to communication and design, to achieve real and efficient solutions to problems. Stimulate the skills of students and give them tools so you can design a global, multichannel strategic activities. Introduce the latest practices and trends in communication and design. Train professionals to theoretical and practical level within the creation and management of projects in the visual field, in order to master the skills and functions of art director. Encourage immersion in visual culture, promoting multidisciplinary and interrelation of languages ​​and creative platforms (music, theater, cinema, photography, mapping, performance, etc.). Establish different lines of theoretical and practical work for the analysis and control of the efficiency of audiovisual persuasive message. Encourage reflection on the changes and trends that new media are incorporated in communication and design. TARGET Graduate superior in design. Graduates in Communication and Advertising. Fine Arts graduates. Professional or academic with proven experience. START DATE Two editions are made annually starting in September and February [-]

Masters In Packaging Design

Campus Full time September 2016 Spain Barcelona

The current packaging needs professionals with the ability to communicate, both formally and graphically, the attributes of a product. [+]

Masters in Packaging Design Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona The current packaging needs professionals with the ability to communicate, both formally and graphically, the attributes of a product. With the aim of training professionals to design socially conscious and environmentally responsible, this master provides appropriate to conceptualize and develop projects of integrated packaging tools. This training uses graphic design as a communication tool. The ultimate goal is to provide a professional level participants through workshops and theoretical and practical knowledge on branding, typography, history of packaging ...; how it is created and a product is developed from the point of view of strategy and branding; approach, analysis, design and implementation of a packaging project; detection of customer needs, especially when developing packaging design; and knowledge of the lines followed by different design teams for a successful product. The Master also focuses on the structural design of packaging as a communication tool in the package, but not from a technical standpoint, but so and communication. It delves into eco-design to create more efficient and sustainable packaging, which promote good design and optimal use of materials. The goal is to understand the factors affecting the production and selection of a container for a particular product and its possibilities and materials. GOALS Deepen the discipline of packaging, its history and current social conditions. Acquire a solid theoretical basis of branding. Knowing how to create and how a product is developed from the point of view of marketing. Learn to raise and analyze, design and implement a packaging project. Identify customer needs and what you value at the time of developing a packaging design. Knowing the following lines strategists and designers to achieve a successful product. Knowing the factors that influence the production and selection of a container for a particular product. Identify the different types of packaging and the possibilities that exist. Knowing the role that the selection of a particular type of packaging can have on a product. Knowing how to influence society and consumer packaging trends. Provide students with specific knowledge of the materials used in the packaging industry, the creation of packaging systems, prepress and printing, and quality control. Learn to create more efficient and sustainable packaging to promote good design and optimal use of materials. TARGET Graduate superior in design. Professionals and academics with accredited in various fields of these studies experience. START DATE Two editions are made annually starting in September and February [-]

Master’s Degree in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture. Mention in Research

Campus Full time September 2016 Spain Barcelona

We consider that nowadays new project proposals are closer to an empirical methodology than to a rationalist system structured in advanced. The theoretical manifests have an apparently relative incidence ―or, at the very least, vague― on avant-grade architecture and other design fields. [+]

Master’s Degree in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture. Mention in Research Degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering We consider that nowadays new project proposals are closer to an empirical methodology than to a rationalist system structured in advanced. The theoretical manifests have an apparently relative incidence ―or, at the very least, vague― on avant-grade architecture and other design fields. It seems to be nourishing by the effects caused by an economical and social system permanently growing, by the viral and inalienable emergence of a digital environment, and by a growing concern on sustainability and energy efficiency for everything we should produce from now. These new world-wide emerging and disappearing markets and the transformation of the social fabric, together with the new tools that allow the return to architectural practice with renewed possibilities to project. They all allow us to develop projects from a “thinking as experimenting” methodology, so we return to the deleuzian concept of “thinking as doing”. That’s why, once Term 1 and Term 2 of the Master’s Degree in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture ―almost exclusively focused on research and new design methodologies exploration― have finished, we suggest Term 3, where we dedicate our efforts on the consolidation of the theoretical part by rigorously elaborating a document (dissertation). The student will count on the help of high knowledge doctors and teachers in advertisement. At the same time, we suggest the design and building of a pavilion that allows the approach of every process carried out in Term 1 and Term 2 to an architectural object scaled 1:1. Goals GOAL 1: DISSERTATION After finishing the 12 month of research and experimental design at ADDA (Term 1 and Term 2), the Mention in Research ( Term 3 ) allows the student to develop a structured dissertation of the entire contents, both of research and design, generated previously throughout the course. The course will help the students to set up properly the theoretical fundaments of the new design strategies in architecture, that have been applied during the previous 12 months, engaging with the logic of emergence applied to design, genetic theories, and new paradigms of digital environment. This course will be a big opportunity to students to set up a very well structured topic in case of being interested on the development of their PhD. GOAL 2: ADDA GROUP RESPONSIVE PAVILION The target is to design and the manufacture of a true scale prototype every year with the students of the Mention in Research. Therefore, intensive workshop at the first week of the course will define the bases for the material system to be developed. Later during the rest of the 5 months all group of students will develop the design of a physical system (phenotype) and the design of a digital process (genotype). All the students, as a big team will conclude the Term 3 with the manufacture and assembly of a responsive pavilion at the court yard of ELISAVA. The goal is learning to think designs to be produced as a live systems able to react to an alive environment, adapting to it. In that way it will be possible to imagine and design systems that feel, observe, listen, react, learn or interact. Aimed at Graduates in architecture, Graduates in product design, Graduates in industrial engineering, Graduates in building engineering, Graduates in biotechnology, Graduates in arts. Starting Data One edition per year starting in September [-]

Master’s Degree in Interior Design

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

The Master’s Degree in Interior Space is a one-year programme designed to gain advanced knowledge on the theory and the practice of interior spaces through the Postgraduate programmes. [+]

Master’s Degree in Interior Design Degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering The Master’s Degree in Interior Space is a one-year programme designed to gain advanced knowledge on the theory and the practice of interior spaces through the Postgraduate programmes. Both the Postgraduate Diploma in Interior Space: Private Perimeters and the Postgraduate Diploma in Work Spaces are focused on the social, economic, technological and environmental changing conditions that have an effect on domestic and work spaces. The Master’s Degree in Interior Space is addressed to students who want to specialize in designing architectural interiors, offering them the opportunity to develop the capacity of analyzing, identifying and creating solutions using the critical thought and the spatial understanding for the solution of design problems in the built environment. The programme prepares future design professionals to improve the spatial and functional quality of interior spaces, ensuring the well-being of its users and being environmentally friendly. ELISAVA encourages and supports the application of technological innovation as an advanced method to design interior spaces and furniture. The Postgraduate Diploma in Interior Space, Private Perimeters programme is based on the design of a domestic interior space and it offers the exploration of new design opportunities inside the singular architectural spaces that already exist. The programme stresses the importance of giving a distinctive character and an appropriate significance to a space, emphasizing the use of sensitive elements such as light, colour, materials and textures, apart from creating suitable conditions for the user and new ways of living. The Postgraduate Diploma in Design of Work Spaces programme insists on the rationalization of space, the physical and psychological notion of comfort, on the management of the energy flows driven by sustainability, functionality and adaptability criteria and on helping users to be in contact with the objectives and the business and brand demands. The Postgraduate programmes are organised into different modules which enable students to understand and evaluate critically the main theoretical and practical issues which affect the interior design. Students are encouraged to develop an open way of thinking of interior design, and the School provides the tools to commit critically to the contemporary design approaches. Through active and proven methodologies, the objective of this Master’s Degree consists of preparing designers to face the challenges of the professional world successfully. Goals Study in depth the specific production characteristics of various design methods in connection with work space. Discover the requirements of corporate entities. Value the impact of new technologies on the fitting out of physical space. Assimilate emerging social and cultural values, which form the basis of implementation criteria, by studying the disciplines they consist of: ergonomics, ecology, economics, sociology, anthropology and their impact on the design process. Use knowledge creatively, as befitting the very notion of design. Aimed at Graduates in Design. Architects. Architectural technicians, building engineers. Graduates in Fine Arts. Professionals or academics with proven experience in the fields this course covers. Starting Data Two editions per year starting in September and February [-]

Master’s Degree in Retail Space: Retail Design

Campus Full time September 2016 Spain Barcelona

This master’s degree is designed for professionals who wish to acquire the essential knowledge to work on and design retail spaces. However, within retail there are many disciplines we will teach you to in which you can develop with the utmost professionalism. [+]

Master’s Degree in Retail Space: Retail Design Degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering This master’s degree is designed for professionals who wish to acquire the essential knowledge to work on and design retail spaces. However, within retail there are many disciplines we will teach you to in which you can develop with the utmost professionalism. From small-scale to large-scale design, from boutiques to large multinational brands, we will explain what differences apply in each case. All subjects will be dealt with in theory and practice. Importance is given to the analysis and study of trends and innovation in the market and society to get a close-up view of the elements in designing a retail space (space, communication, flow, exhibition, virtual aspects, sensory perceptions, etc.). Art and analysis are the basis of any project and the concept and projection of space. We make every effort so students come away with the highest standards and ability to work with the most demanding companies in the market. Goals Analyse the role the retail sector plays in commercial strategy at all levels. Explore retail types, their various functions, how to deal with demand for them, the role they play in economic and social activity, and the future challenges this sector faces. Demonstrate and analyse the design process for the development of a retail space. Identify and apply social and market studies, and learn how to interpret and work with this information to obtain an ideal design. Create a complete project for the design of a major retail space with all the aspects that need to be taken into account to bring it to a good conclusion. Aimed at Graduates in Design. Graduates in Fine Arts. Graduates in Communication. Professionals with proven experience in this field. Starting Data Two editions per year starting in September and February [-]