ESDi - Design School

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Presentation

Since 1989 ESDi Higher School of Design, centre attached to Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), is engaged to people who dare to redesign the world, and design and build its future. Its mission is to transmit art and design knowledge by a creative process governed by analysis, effort and talent.

In 1992, ESDi becomes the first centre in Spanish State in teaching Design university studies, awarding the own Degree of Universitat Ramon Llull: “Official Undergraduate Degree in Design”. Following the same line, in 2000 the academic fusion with Escola d’Arts i Tècniques de la Moda (EATM) of Barcelona is signed, strengthening in this way both textile and fashion speciality and the rest of the taught studies.

Since the academic year 2008-2009, ESDi teaches Official Undergraduate Degree in Design as a centre attached to Universitat Ramon Llull, following the guidelines settled by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). This is a very important fact that will enable the designer, once graduated, to gain admittance to master’s degree or national and international world of work under the same conditions of the rest of Official Degrees.

In this way, ESDi-URL has become the first Spanish university in offering Official Undergraduate Degree in Design in all its disciplines: Graphic, Product, Interior, Fashion, Audiovisual and Design Management (Multidisciplinary Integration). Offering a total of 140 seats. Also the centre has been pioneer in teaching design third year studies, specifically teaching an Official Master’s Degree which opens the access doors to Design doctorate.

ESDi structures its educational activity in different Educational Units and Knowledge Development (UDDC) and in Experimentation and Application Units (UEA). The centre combines teaching, knowledge transfer and research diffusion. Since 2012 the centre has a research group approved by Universitat Ramon Llull (URL): TADD, Theory, Analysis and Development of Design.

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10 reasons to study in ESDi

REASON 1. OFFICIAL UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

In 1992 ESDi was the first Spanish centre in teaching Design university studies and since the academic year 2008-2009 teaches the Official Undergraduate Degree in Design, as an attached centre to Ramon Llull University according to guidelines established in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

REASON 2. FAST AND HIGH LABOUR MARKET INTEGRATION

61% of ESDi graduates start their professional activity between 1 and 3 months after graduating and 70% before 6 months (92% a year after graduating). Moreover, graduates who decide to be entrepreneurs and to start their own professional project, ESDi offers them support in terms of advice and spaces and infrastructures cession.

REASON 3. SIX DESIGN PROGRAMMES

ESDi-URL is the only Spanish university in offering Official Undergraduate Degree in Design in all its disciplines: Graphic, Product, Interior, Fashion, Audiovisual and Design Management (Multidisciplinary Integration).

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REASON 4. TRAINING PROFESSIONALS

ESDi trains good professionals by an excellent academic curriculum, the practical experience that students acquire and the relationships network in design world. Professionals who venture with promptness and success into corporate world, either joining designers consolidated teams or daring to start their own project.

REASON 5. INTERNSHIP AND PROJECTS WITH ENTERPRISES

Students make a professional internship period in enterprises that becomes their first work experience in design field, at the same time that it gives them the chance to apply all the knowledge acquired at the moment in class. Moreover, ESDi carries out different academic projects in collaboration with renowned enterprises within the sector.

REASON 6. FOREIGN-EXCHANGES

ESDi has agreements to develop international cooperation projects and to ease students and professors exchanges with several universities from Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

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REASON 7. SCHOLARSHIPS TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

One of the Foundation aims for ESDi is to promote academic excellence, foster academic careers and that no student with vocation and ability for design is excluded from the school for economic reasons. That is why several types of scholarships, grants and discounts are given to ease the access to studies.

REASON 8. METHODOLOGY AND PROFESSORS

ESDi Official Undergraduate Degree in Design is given by professors and team members of a recognised career in design field. Academic programme is based on three knowledge areas: theoretical, instrumental and of projects; subjects are distributed harmoniously among the three areas to achieve the foreseen aims all along the 4 years.

REASON 9. MORE THAN 10.000 M2 OF FACILITIES

ESDi has more than 14.000 m2 of facilities, including computer labs, industrial workshop, dressmaking workshop, stitch workshop, fretwork workshop, photography set, video set with direction control room and professional mobile lighting system, library, cafeteria and restaurant, among others.

REASON 10. 10 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

ESDi graduates can join up research and innovation groups that structure its activity around the school with research fellowships and experimentation and third year training scholarships.

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Master Degree in Interface and User Experience Design (UI / UX Design)

Campus or Online Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

The Master Degree in Interface and User Experience Design (Master UI / UX) is projected as a result of the need to train qualified professional staff in the field of information systems design for the different interactive devices on the ITC market. There is currently a great demand for professionals who can design more useful, more effective and simpler products that make rich experiences in users. [+]

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Master in Advice of Styling, Image and Communication

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

More than 40 years of teaching in Fashion of EATM as a center of great experience in this field. Fruit of this experience is the Master in Styling, Image and Communication, in 13th convocation. A rigorous master with a unique approach, whose objective is to train the student, developing and reinforcing the necessary competences to achieve a professional position in the field of fashion. [+]

Increasingly needed is the figure of both the Image expert and the Stylist and Communication expert, as a strategic instrument for achieving optimum image quality. More than 40 years of teaching in Fashion of EATM as a center of great experience in this field. Fruit of this experience is the Master in Styling, Image and Communication, in 13th convocation. A rigorous master with a unique approach, whose objective is to train the student, developing and reinforcing the necessary competences to achieve a professional position in the field of fashion. The Higher School of Design (ESDi) is a university school located in Sabadell and Barcelona, which awards the official university degree in design in the specializations of Graphic Design, Fashion, Product, Audiovisual, and in design management. The Foundation for Design (FUNDIT) is the founding institution of the ESDi Higher School of Design. The director of the Foundation for Design (FUNDIT), who heads ESDi, is Antoni Garrell i Guiu. The Higher School of Design (ESDi) is a center attached to the Ramon Llull University (URL), the first private university in Spain and with a strong presence in Catalonia, and the whole of its curriculum is adapted to the EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION (EEES). ESDi has more than twenty years of history. It was the first center to introduce university studies in Design, as a degree of the URL, and was one of the first university schools in Spain to teach the official university degree of Design in 2008. Its vocation for research Is... [-]

Master in Digital Art Curatorship

Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

The Master in Digital Art Curatorship serves the needs of professional and academic training in curating exhibitions, art theory and design, criticism or cultural management, with the particularity of being specialized in the creation and use of new technologies. [+]

The Master in Digital Art Curatorship serves the needs of professional and academic training in curating exhibitions, art theory and design, criticism or cultural management, with the particularity of being specialized in the creation and use of new technologies. The commissioner in digital art can be considered one of the most successful activities at the same time, one of the most innovative, for their particular purpose to act in the present context. His role is shared by a number of cultural practices related to new technologies, including: The organization of artistic, recreational, educational or disseminating activities. The development of multimedia presentations and forms of exposure at conferences, lectures, etc.. The development of original projects of confluence of art and new media. Organizing events, festivals, shows, etc.. The new media critics. Theoretical research on latest trends in art and design. These studies are part of Arts and Humanities branch of knowledge. This master offers 20 places. Objectives Master’s degree main objectives are the following: To train in exhibitions commission and cultural events field, cultural management, art theory and criticism, especially in creation areas using new media (electronic or media art, multimedia creation, Internet, et). To provide very latest knowledge about conceptual, formal, technical and specialized instruments for creation, planning, management, design and productions development, research, critical thought formation and aesthetic sensibility for the most contemporary trends in art. To contribute to the access to contemporary art circuit aimed at new media, through knowledge of its most important institutions and circulation spaces,... [-]

Master in Fashion Industry Management and Design

Campus Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Management of the Fashion and Design Industry was a pioneer in the international field as a formative initiative between one of the first international fashion companies, the Higher School of Design and the Ramón Llull University, with the aim of training professionals in the field of product and company management and management of the fashion sector. [+]

The Master in Management of the Fashion and Design Industry was a pioneer in the international field as a formative initiative between one of the first international fashion companies, the Higher School of Design and the Ramón Llull University, with the aim of training professionals in the field of product and company management and management of the fashion sector. As a unique bet of university training, specialized, high quality and outstanding practical approach that develops an integral training in the management of the fashion and design industry, with the recognition of the company MANGO. The Higher School of Design (ESDi) is a university school located in Sabadell and Barcelona, which awards the official university degree in design in the specializations of Graphic Design, Fashion, Product, Audiovisual, and in design management. The Foundation for Design (FUNDIT) is the founding institution of the ESDi Higher School of Design. The director of the Foundation for Design (FUNDIT), who heads ESDi, is Antoni Garrell i Guiu. The Higher School of Design (ESDi) is a center attached to the Ramon Llull University (URL), the first private university in Spain and with a strong presence in Catalonia, and the whole of its curriculum is adapted to the EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION (EEES). ESDi has more than twenty years of history. It was the first center to introduce university studies in Design, as a degree of the URL, and was one of the first university schools in Spain to teach the official university degree of Design in 2008.... [-]

Master in Industrial Innovation (Double University Degree)

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

Obtain two Master’s degrees in one context of internationalization. Master in Production and Innovation of Industries of the University Ramón Llull. Master’s Degree (Official) in Innovation of Textiles Industries of the University Ramón Llull. [+]

SPECIALIZE IN INNOVATION Obtain two Master’s degrees in one context of internationalization. Master in Production and Innovation of Industries of the University Ramón Llull. Master’s Degree (Official) in Innovation of Textiles Industries of the University Ramón Llull. The students, once they have passed the master, obtain two titles: I) Master in Production and Innovation of Industries by Ramón Llull University. This Master is based on the design thinking that has been applied for years ESDI. A powerful tool to develop not only innovative products but also innovation projects business. A tool that allows you to achieve results from a user-centered view by endowing to companies a powerful response in these times of change and need for innovation. Design thinking pivots on three key factors for success: economic viability, technological feasibility and social utility (the satisfaction of the needs of the people). These three factors are essential for an innovative project to be successful. An innovation or has a transfer in the market or is not innovation, and for this it is essential to develop a business model that is assumed by a company willing to take advantage of innovative ideas. And there is not negotiation model that is sustained without a good definition of the processes of promotion, commercialization and distribution of its products and services, why industries nowadays consume and produce services. These are pre- and post-production activities, such as innovation, design, marketing and communication; As much or more important in the generation of value, as the generation of... [-]

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Marquès de Comillas 81-83

Barcelona, 08202 ES
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Extension classroom in Barcelona
Paseo de Gracia, 114 second floor

Barcelona, 08008 ES