Bau Design College of Barcelona

Introduction

Presentation

Bau is a centre that provides higher education in the field of design.

Located in Barcelona, one of the leading cities in the field of design, BAU is situated in an industrial area of over 6,000 m2 equipped with specific rooms for teaching and multi-purpose spaces designed to promote research, creation and innovation.

The training offered at Bau materialises in university degrees in graphic, audiovisual, interior and fashion design as well as Master’s and Postgraduate degrees. It also offers other courses such as the Diploma in Design ‘Bau Nit’ (Bau Evening), in the specializations of Graphic Design and Interior Design, and the Summer University, in addition to a wide variety of courses, monographic courses and workshops.

History

Bau, Design College of Barcelona, was founded in 1989, on the initiative of a group of professional designers with a strong educational and teaching vocation, as a modern, innovative and multi-disciplinary high-level centre of studies in Design, to complement the models of the more traditional training centres existing at that time in Barcelona.

In 2003, Bau commits itself to a move to the 22@ district, now the innovation and design district of the city, where it restores and renovates a magnificent industrial area of over 6,000 m2.

2009 was an important milestone in the history of our Centre: within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), BAU became a centre attached to the University of Vic (UVIC). It thus became a pioneering centre in providing university studies for the Bachelor’s Degree in Design.

The quality of training at Bau, which is evaluated by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU Catalunya), guarantees our present and our future.

Pedagogic system

The purpose of Bau and its teachers is to train contemporary, questioning, creative, open-minded designers who are able to understand social, cultural and economic changes and are committed to sustainable development to respond to the changing needs of society.

The training model of Bau brings a solid humanistic, cultural, artistic, technical and methodological training that is characterised by up-to-date teaching, connected to the real professional world from the culture of the project perspective.

Bau guarantees small classes to encourage comprehensive training, teamwork and personalized teaching, and is careful to watch over the research activity of both teachers and students as a basis for enhancing creative skills and innovation.

The Bau teaching team applies innovative, quality teaching practices based on the applicability of learning through the development of the projects, and teaches students to work rigorously and systematically to achieve the professionalization of the creative process.

Bau aims to promote multilingualism for professional purposes, and particularly mastery of the English Language, as the essential language for competitiveness in the employment market in the field of design as well as for exercising the profession, and to contribute to the international reputation of its students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master's in Branding and Packaging Design

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Nowadays, companies are much more than simply the products they offer but the total sum of the value of the company, in which we can include the services they offer, the people who work for them, the communications they make as well as where they make them. [+]

Master's in Branding and Packaging Design

The Master's in Branding and Packaging Design (60 ECTS) is obtained by completing two postgraduate degrees, for 30 ECTS each. These postgraduate degrees may be completed in the same academic year, or in different years. All postgraduate courses that are part of a master's degree can be taken independently.

PRESENTATION

Nowadays, companies are much more than simply the products they offer but the total sum of the value of the company, in which we can include the services they offer, the people who work for them, the communications they make as well as where they make them, and, of course, their culture. In the current climate, Branding is now even more important. Only brands that have been managed with a clear strategy will stay ahead of the plethora of other brands and products.... [-]


Master's in Design of Commercial Spaces and Visual Merchandising

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Commercial spaces are currently the scene of a social activity on which a considerable part of the economy rests: the consumer society. The products we consume travel a long way before they reach our hands. [+]

Master's in Design of Commercial Spaces and Visual Merchandising

The Master's in the Design of Commercial Spaces and Visual Merchandising (60 ECTS) is obtained by completing two postgraduate degrees, for 30 ECTS each. These postgraduate degrees may be completed in the same academic year, or in different years. All postgraduate courses that are part of a master's degree can be taken independently.

PRESENTATION

Commercial spaces are currently the scene of a social activity on which a considerable part of the economy rests: the consumer society. The products we consume travel a long way before they reach our hands. Manufacturers, distributors, businessmen, marketing procedures, etc., are involved in this process. However, the space in which consumer products are brought together is also an important area for corporate image, and the responsibility for this falls on the interior designer who designs this setting.... [-]


Master's in Design Research and Experimentation

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Design in the 21st century needs professionals with trans-disciplinary training, who are capable of working in collaborative processes, and who investigate and understand the world in which they live and the effects of their own activity. [+]

Master's in Design Research and Experimentation

Design in the 21st century needs professionals with trans-disciplinary training, who are capable of working in collaborative processes, and who investigate and understand the world in which they live and the effects of their own activity. The increasing dependence on technological devices, the material dimension of life and the presence of objects with which we interact every day make contemporary design a privileged place from which to think and intervene in the world. For these reasons, this Master’s course is offered as an area for reflection about the very processes of design, but also as an area for experimentation, practice and critical intervention.... [-]


Master's in Digital Publishing

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

New digital technologies in editorial design represent a big change for the professional designer. This digital reality affects both the concept and creative process, and the production and dissemination of editorial works. [+]

Master's in Digital Publishing

The Master's in Digital Publishing (60 ECTS) is obtained by completing two postgraduate degrees, for 30 ECTS each. These postgraduate degrees may be completed in the same academic year, or in different years. All postgraduate courses that are part of a master's degree can be taken independently.

PRESENTATION

New digital technologies in editorial design represent a big change for the professional designer. This digital reality affects both the concept and creative process, and the production and dissemination of editorial works. Traditional textbooks and periodicals are transformed and evolve a new digital dimension requiring re-think old concepts and learn new working methods and technologies. Publishing, professional, Designer cannot ignore these changes. The publishing industry needs more than ever to professional designers in this transition to the new technologies in constant growth.... [-]


Master's in Fashion Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Communication in the world of fashion has turned full circle, and the customer is now the main character in the story. The fashion industry is a business which transmits creative concepts, not only through clothes but also through messages and images which have an impact on society and on culture. [+]

Master's in Fashion Management

The Master's in Fashion Management (60 ECTS) is obtained by completing two postgraduate degrees, for 30 ECTS each. These postgraduate degrees may be completed in the same academic year, or in different years. All postgraduate courses that are part of a master's degree can be taken independently.

PRESENTATION

Communication in the world of fashion has turned full circle, and the customer is now the main character in the story. The fashion industry is a business which transmits creative concepts, not only through clothes but also through messages and images which have an impact on society and on culture. The digital revolution imposes criteria for understanding how an effective dialogue may be produced between brand and consumer, and that the content should be made significant by transmitting values and imagery which help to reinforce the brand’s identity.... [-]


Master's in Graphic Design

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Due to the increase in channels of communication and information exchange, the demand for graphic designers has increased exponentially. Graphic Design is a discipline whose aim is to create and convey messages through images. [+]

Master's in Graphic Design

Due to the increase in channels of communication and information exchange, the demand for graphic designers has increased exponentially. Graphic Design is a discipline whose aim is to create and convey messages through images. For this reason it shares some fundamental elements with many other artistic and communications disciplines. Nonetheless, it requires specific training which encompasses the use of specialized graphic design tools and the transformation of a message into a concept and a graphic composition which responds to a request.

This master's offers training on the essentials to be a graphic designer. With a multidisciplinary rather than specialized focus, it provides an overview of the different areas of design: corporate image, advertising, editorial design, packaging and web design. In conjunction with these areas are the tools and resources used by designers: typography, photography, illustration, and the history of art and infographics.... [-]


Master's in Interior Space Design

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Interior Design is a discipline that embodies different subjects and professional strands, as a result of the evolution and specialization of other related activities: design, scenography, architecture and styling, among others. [+]

Master's in Interior Space Design

Interior Design is a discipline that embodies different subjects and professional strands, as a result of the evolution and specialization of other related activities: design, scenography, architecture and styling, among others.

It is also often referred to as a discipline similar to general design and its specific fields: product, industrial, graphic.

This Master’s degree course brings together all these criteria and offers training and an academic vision to those designers coming from a specific field who seek to acquire a deeper understanding of the specific area of Interior Design, in all its professional formats: homes, workplaces, ephemeral or commercial.... [-]


Master's in Motion Graphics Design

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master's in Motion Graphics Design of 60 ECTS is obtained by completing the two postgraduate degrees of 30 ECTS each. These postgraduate degrees may be done either in one academic year or in different years. [+]

Master's in Motion Graphics Design

The Master's in Motion Graphics Design of 60 ECTS is obtained by completing the two postgraduate degrees of 30 ECTS each. These postgraduate degrees may be done either in one academic year or in different years. Alternatively, all postgraduate degrees which form part of a master can be done independently.

PRESENTATION

From the pioneering credits of Saul Bass and the visual experiences of Norman McLaren to the modern creations of Michel Gondry and Danny Yount, today graphics in movement has found a new audiovisual space – film, television, internet...- new challenges and opportunities.

Identity and packaging for TV, Series and Movie headings, video clips, video projections, advertising, corporate audiovisual elements, audiovisual training support..., a workspace in expansion for the new audiovisual designer.... [-]


Master in Innovation and Design Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The need to innovate to achieve business excellence has contributed to change the role of design in the fields of business. The interrelationship between management and design is fundamental at a strategic level to provide to organizations a pioneer position, to obtain profitability and to create value. [+]

Master in Innovation and Design Management

The need to innovate to achieve business excellence has contributed to change the role of design in the fields of business. The interrelationship between management and design is fundamental at a strategic level to provide to organizations a pioneer position, to obtain profitability and to create value. The Master in Innovation and Design Management gives to professionals this new perspective on their work. The Postgraduate Degree in Design Management emphasizes in the acquisition of business management skills, while at the Postgraduate Degree in Innovation and Design Thinking delves on how to innovate from the Design Thinking.

The Master in Innovation and Design Management (60 ECTS) is obtained by completing two postgraduate degrees, for 30 ECTS each. These postgraduate degrees may be completed in the same academic year, or in different years. All postgraduate courses that are part of a master's degree can be taken independently.... [-]


Master in Smart Cities

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

When the smart city concept first emerged during the last decade, it constituted the contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to the development of cities for learning, adaptation and innovation. [+]

Master in Smart Cities. Designing with Citizens

When the smart city concept first emerged during the last decade, it constituted the contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to the development of cities for learning, adaptation and innovation. However, since then the concept has shifted towards a more neoliberal stance promoted by multinational companies, who view ICT as a means of enhancing the competitiveness of cities through the development of the digital economy.

The Master’s degree in Smart Cities. Designing with Citizens, coordinated by the Design for All Foundation and Bau Design College of Barcelona takes the approach that competitiveness, economic development and improved efficiency in cities should not be an end in itself. Rather, it should be the natural consequence of the active involvement of citizens in the evolution of urban societies towards greater sustainability, as the harmonious development of a city may only be achieved through the will and empowerment of healthier, more creative and socially engaged citizens.... [-]


Master’s in Stop Motion Animation

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop-motion animation in both its creative and its technical aspects. [+]

Master’s in Stop Motion Animation

The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop-motion animation in both its creative and its technical aspects.

The curriculum combines craftsmanship and technology, and is at the same time exhaustive and eminently practical. By means of this syllabus we promote an overall and artistic perception of the management/production of projects together with the acquisition of a solid base consisting of the fundamentals of animation, combining the foregoing with the learning of the many techniques of stop motion: plasticine, cut-out, pixelation, sand, paint-on-glass, animation with light, etc., and placing special emphasis on animation with articulated stick figures. ... [-]


Master’s in Web Design

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

In a society where printing on paper is becoming less common every day, and where contents are most likely to be received via screens, there is a growing need for professionals from the graphics sector to provide an easy-to-use, responsible and attractive response to the challenges posed by the users of on-line platforms. [+]

Master’s in Web Design

In a society where printing on paper is becoming less common every day, and where contents are most likely to be received via screens, there is a growing need for professionals from the graphics sector to provide an easy-to-use, responsible and attractive response to the challenges posed by the users of on-line platforms.

The democratization of technology has made the constant consumption of contents one of the most common habits of people. Each moment has its own content, which is, in turn, consumed via different types of devices. This has turned the job of the designer into a more complex one, which demands specific training in the web context since it is ruled by its own regulations and codes. Consequently, the role of the web designer has become radically different from that of the graphic designer.... [-]