IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona

Introduction

Visionary designers and managers to follow Gaudí.

A cultural, industrial and financial centre on the world scale, Barcelona has, among many merits, that of organizing the First World Culture Forum in 2004, a sign of the attention this city pays to the complex issues of globalisation, issues that IED tackles on its campus here, where it trains designers to be capable of understanding, experimenting and developing new tools for designing and managing the great transformations taking place in society.

Here they learn to work in the various fields of design, as well as to recognise and manage the macrotrends of change as and before they come about.

Understanding complexity, the disciplinary interactions at work in design and how to manage processes of transformation is the focus of design management.

In this sense, the IED Barcelona is a workshop for conducting analysis and research applied to material culture, a focus it is destined to develop increasingly in future.

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Master in Design for 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication

Online & Campus Combined Full time April 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master's Course in Design for Digital Fabrication provides the necessary perspective and tools to implement new production possibilities in different professional fields. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH Digital fabrication opens up the gates towards the world of production so that almost anyone can design and build spaces, objects and devices. Designers and professionals whose work defines the objects that surround us can harness the advantages of digital fabrication in order to create new business opportunities and apply the benefits of new technologies to develop new solutions. The Master's Course in Design for Digital Fabrication provides the necessary perspective and tools to implement new production possibilities in different professional fields. It is a test-bed that provides students with certain abilities and competences that build on their professional background, giving them the skills to design, develop and implement creative projects by using techniques such as 3D-printing and numerical control cutters. Objective To equip students with digital fabrication methodologies and tools in order to become key players in implementing this knowledge in different design areas, adding value to the corporate environment and to their careers. Students are also encouraged to develop critical judgement in order to decide how and when to implement different tools in an innovative way, and to understand the possibilities of applying digital fabrication in product design, interior decoration, fashion and visual communication, by identifying the best way to bring their ideas to fruition and by appraising their impact on business benefits. They will also learn how to use digital fabrication tools by combining creativity, management and entrepreneurial spirit within actual businesses, where the aim is for them to become key... [-]

Master in Design Management

Campus Full time 11 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The IED Barcelona Master in Design Management prepares professionals who integrate design value and tools into the business. Designers need to understand the business reality and the role they can play to be able to participate effectively in it and its environment and maximize their contribution to society. Business managers can benefit from understanding the potential of a discipline like Design in the Business environment and facilitate its integration to other strategic functions to contribute to the value creation process. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Day after day the business world is becoming more complex to manage with lower and lower margin for errors. In this context the value of a discipline resides in its ability to facilitate better-informed decisions. This highly competitive environment requires knowledge that helps increase effectiveness, knowledge that reduces the number of failures associated to the risk of innovation. As Marketing did in the past, Design is being identified as the next discipline to join the pool of functions required for successful Business Management. Since the beginning of the 21st century, different fields such as business and engineering have regarded design as an important strategic advantage for innovation and change (organizational, social, technological, business transformation, etc.). Thanks to its ability to integrate brand, market and business needs with user research, and consumer need identification to propose future scenarios, the role of Design is now changing from a project-based to a strategy-based function. Its ability to project, visualize and validate, makes Design a critical tool in decision making by minimizing the risk of innovation uncertainties. Design Management integrates innovation processes, multidisciplinary decision-making, a human-centered mindset and business strategies, to create effective products and services addressing the current landscape of the challenges the world faces today (such inclusion, sustainability and diversity) toward successful and meaningful companies. Design Management blends designers’ way of thinking, sensibility and methodologies with business viability, management strategies and market value creation. Design Management tackles from core design disciplines to business design, considering technology... [-]

Master in Fashion Design

Campus Full time 9 months November 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Fashion Design is conceived to be an approach to the world of contemporary fashion for all those professionals trained in several fields, not necessarily related to design and communication. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The Master in Fashion Design is conceived to be an approach to the world of contemporary fashion for all those professionals trained in several fields, not necessarily related to design and communication. The course is based on providing a solid cultural foundation to understand fashion as a social system tied to the historical evolution of styles, art movements and socio cultural and economic changes that influence society. The program gives the necessary tools and knowledge to control the several stages if fashion production, from the creative idea to selling a collection; embracing the whole creative process and highlighting the creative and strategic value of a collection within a brand. Objetives This degree offers strong enough foundations to advance professionally to the world of fashion in its several aspects. Students experience work in workshops following the several phases to produce a piece of clothing through practical exercises and lectures by professionals from the sector. Knowledge on the fashion system, and its related disciplines, gives students a comprehensive view that enables them to understand the complex process involved in a collection or the whole production of garments. Methodology The degree has a strong practical side, which intends to foster the creativity and personal style of the student, from the inception to the realization of the final product. It is divided in two parts: The first one, devoted to provide the main technical, instrumental and methodological notions from a creative perspective, and strategic as well. These notions... [-]

Master in Fashion Management

Campus Full time 11 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

This IED Barcelona Master in Fashion Management aims to prepare professionals capable to manage innovation into the fashion market, integrating project management, strategic planning, and core business management principles adding value into the business environment and maximize the value of their contribution. Fashion designers, product managers, fashion marketing and communication professionals cannot work independently. A coordinated management profile is needed to understand all factors involved and facilitate better-informed decisions, in order to increase effectiveness and innovation in the fashion business. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Fashion is part of our society. The act of “getting dressed” is part of our culture, covering functional needs of human beings and, more important, satisfying the necessity of communication. People from ancient times had always covered the body, both for determining the sense of belonging, and to differentiate from peers. Just considering that no adays one of the first things done with new-borns in occidental society is dressing them, we can understand the importance of garment. The fashion phenomenon involves multiple complexities: we are no longer talking about a product; we are facing a complex system of interrelated disciplines that gives consumers a comprehensive experience where the garment is just a part of it. The product is surrounded by an entire world to be managed to ensure that the final target receives the right message and satisfies its expectations. The communication received simultaneously by different media channels should be coherent with the style of stores and their location, the packaging, the service offered by the staff, the quality and style of the product, and the price paid for it. Fashion business is becoming more complex, and fashion managers should be prepared for taking decisions in the context of an unstable market. The role of a professional capable to interpret target needs, and transform them into opportunities, integrating product, distribution, branding, marketing, communication and service. This IED Barcelona Master in Fashion Management aims to prepare professionals capable to manage innovation into the fashion market,... [-]

Master in Global Design

Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The aim of the Master in Global Design is to acquire a global vision, open to collaborations with other design disciplines and gain sensitivity and predisposition towards working together with other professionals or join multidisciplinary teams. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Designers interested in developing their career in a global society should conceive design as a global practice. Day after day, the markets are becoming more competitive and ever changing, while the consumer is more demanding when it comes to quality and shows an increasing interest in cultural, ethical or environmental aspects that traditionally haven’t been properly noticed, until today. This context requires from companies and institutions an understanding of the complex market reality and the discovery of strategies that enable them to satisfy the consumer’s needs and demands, and outstand among their competitors. In the last few years, products (whether they are an object, a dress, a space) are no longer perceived for their physical dimension, but for every single detail surrounding them: they way they are shown (both in virtual and real life), their in-store presence, their packaging, the graphics and their visual communication. The experience of buying, using and consuming is increasingly related to the values associated with a product and the brand it belongs to (intangible values, such as symbols or emotions) that influence customer loyalty towards them. For all this, today we cannot comprehend the conception of a new product, space of service without the involvement and complicity of professionals from different disciplines. Those professionals with a global conception, capable of understanding together languages and ways to work will be able to collaborate with other designers or join multidisciplinary work teams, in addition to being those prepared to offer a... [-]

Master in Graphic Information Design and Media Branding

Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Masters Course in Graphic Information Design and Media Branding intends to tackle the changes in reading methods brought about by the emergence of new platforms and devices and by new reading and writing habits. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH In today's scenario, designers are faced with a major challenge brought on by the need to quickly and easily understand excessive amounts of information. In addition to growing quantities of data and shorter processing times comes a constant pursuit for new devices, maps and codes. The Masters Course in Graphic Information Design and Media Branding intends to tackle the changes in reading methods brought about by the emergence of new platforms and devices and by new reading and writing habits. The course aims to explore new paths so as to conceive visual communication strategies with which to render content (information) in a clearer, more efficient and more attractive way on different platforms. The practical possibilities this masters course offers are so vast and (happily) undefined that Graphic Information Design and Media Branding rises as a tool with huge potential for use in today's world. With this in mind, the end-of-masters project is geared towards a TV channel and the multimedia devices that make up its content and branding. More and more companies and institutions are creating specific Graphic Information Design departments with specialists in the field in order to enhance and improve communication and a better understanding of their products and services. For instance, Barack Obama's US Government Recovery Independent Advisory Panel added Eduard Tufte to its team so that he could apply Graphic Information Design to the prevention of fraud and bad investment of gains, as well as to promote transparency and clarity... [-]

Master in Interaction Design

Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Interaction Design aims to train professionals who aspire to be tomorrow’s digital leaders equipped with the collaborative, critical thinking and technical skills required to react, adapt and leverage the impacts of digital transformation and understand how the digital can be harnessed for strategic design. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Master in Interaction Design aims to train professionals who aspire to be tomorrow’s digital leaders equipped with the collaborative, critical thinking and technical skills required to react, adapt and leverage the impacts of digital transformation and understand how the digital can be harnessed for strategic design. The Master provides an environment of creativity, design and technological innovation by focusing on projects through a future lens. It provides students with the skillset and mindset to challenge the status quo and produce well-rounded designers who can work across disciplinary, cultural and geographical boundaries to design solutions addressing future individual, societal and business needs by nurturing curiosity, experimentation, technical skills and critical thinking, as well as empathic, collaborative skills. Main objective of the course To acquire the necessary theoretical and technological knowledge for the digital labour market. To develop wide-ranging skills in the design, production and leadership of interactive projects. To learn from the major leading companies in the sector. To create a broad professional portfolio based on real briefs. To access the city’s business and cultural context. To master new digital fabrication tools and software. To promote efficient, multidisciplinary, collaborative, work. To improve communication skills for public presentations. To enhance student autonomy through self-assessment and learning by doing. To encourage creativity, experimentation and innovation. Methodology The Master is divided into 2 stages, each a module: the first is a cross-cutting stage in which students are taught core skills for disciplines that address future needs, followed... [-]

Master in Interactive Apps Design

Campus Full time 7 months March 2018 Spain Barcelona

The purpose of this degree is to train professionals capable of knowing and comprehending deeply the necessary skills and tools to develop interactive interfaces that link the information available on the Internet of Things, no matter the type of interface making it possible. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Design, as a discipline, is changing dramatically and getting adapted to a complex reality, which is defined by communications and connections that we establish through several devices, by screens and interfaces. Interfaces define the frame for contact and interaction between people and machines. They are becoming the main access point to information, and as an essential tool for communication in the current environment. Personal communications (by emails, videoconferences, instant messages, meetings facilitated by geolocation, social networks, just to mention a few), institutional communications, business transactions, sales and distribution channels, access to information, are increasingly being performed through several types of interfaces. Much of this communication, which is established through several mobile devices, is based on applications that work as communication interfaces between users and data as well. Main objective of the course The purpose of this degree is to train professionals capable of knowing and comprehending deeply the necessary skills and tools to develop interactive interfaces that link the information available on the Internet of Things, no matter the type of interface making it possible. By knowing the several stages of creation, students will be able to elaborate projects from a design perspective focused on user experience and interaction. The course is based on two content areas: user experience design (UX) and programming. User design experience is the central point around the whole programming work will be developed. Students will acquire the tools to translate into efficient metaphors the complexity of huge information flows... [-]

Master in Interior Design

Campus Full time 9 months November 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Interior Design meets the needs of professionals from several disciplines related to design and architecture interested in completing their training focusing specifically on interior design for commercial spaces. Starting from the particular needs of this type of space, students work in a multidisciplinary manner on tools that permit the interpretation of brands’ commercial needs, always from the standpoint of design. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The Master in Interior Design meets the needs of professionals from several disciplines related to design and architecture interested in completing their training focusing specifically on interior design for commercial spaces. Starting from the particular needs of this type of space, students work in a multidisciplinary manner on tools that permit the interpretation of brands’ commercial needs, always from the standpoint of design. This way, the course is directed to real and professional treatment of retail design, working in close proximity with existing and original commercial situations supported by contributions from real clients. Objectives - Finish off the student’s training providing first hand the whole of disciplines intervening in commercial design. - Comprehend the aspects that need to be taken into consideration in the conception process of any projects, as well as the range of professionals that the designer may need to work with in permanent collaboration when undertaking projects in relation with interior design. - Acquire knowledge on sustainability, project management, architectural criticism or lighting, composing a multifaceted perspective over the complex current commercial reality. Methodology The nature of the course is based on a combination of theory and practice. All theoretical approaches are always put in question from a real application dimension, and directed for experimentation through projects assessed by professors of different subjects. Each project is sustained by a strong conceptual support, by in the end conclusions are taken to their building and economical consequences. This method allows no mistake in... [-]

Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces

Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces proposes to work from the basis of a theoretical and practical reflection on the design of the commercial space. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces proposes to work from the basis of a theoretical and practical reflection on the design of the commercial space. The aim is to combine theoretical concepts and construction, quotation, and material interpretation, with the understanding that the design practice exists in relation to current society, to the present. Therefore, applying a historical perspective to design, analysing the current situation, and referring to the history of the place will, therefore be important issues to consider. The Master uses Barcelona as its working ground, and so deals with the commercial space associated with a territory where the street is the protagonist. Due to the geographical characteristics of our city, and good weather, much use is made of public spaces. Streets and squares are open spaces that oxygenate the urban fabric; and, within this area of high-density housing, they provide necessary ‘living rooms’ for citizens. Barcelona, unlike American cities, for example, is a “mixed-use” city, a sparsely zoned territory, where domestic life, work, and leisure co-exist. These two characteristics, the use of the public space and the “mixed-use”, makes the ground floor an important place of transition, and a threshold between public and private life. The boundary between the interior and the exterior is a blurred one, where the confines of the street do not end at the buildings, but rather extend into their interior, through its contact with the ground. Over the past few decades Barcelona has been... [-]

Master in Strategic and Creative Direction for Communication and Advertising

Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Integral Advertising understand that the way advertising is made is changing dramatically, and will change even more in the future. Advertising on tv and traditional media is losing its efficiency and, today, the most creative campaigns (both at realization and strategy levels) are being developed by small professional teams working independently, surpassing the established separation between accounts and creation. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The Master in Integral Advertising understand that the way advertising is made is changing dramatically, and will change even more in the future. Advertising on tv and traditional media is losing its efficiency and, today, the most creative campaigns (both at realization and strategy levels) are being developed by small professional teams working independently, surpassing the established separation between accounts and creation. These teams are composed by professionals who know perfectly well the field they work in and in touch with specialist from any other sector. Consumers have changed too and nowadays they are able to merge sources of information, interaction and entertainment. The consumer influences the way social and artistic trends are created, and decides how to have fun, create, interact, receive commercial information or advertising. Objetives - Provide the tools to domain integral advertising and strategic creativity in the most cutting-edge and up-to-date subjects (guerrilla marketing, strategic planning, creativity in events, creative mix of media, etc.) - Provide the tools to manage advertising strategy and creativity in campaigns conceived for the current advertising environment. - Provide the tools to obtain campaigns including the most original and efficient creative and strategic concepts, key factors to achieve success in any present advertising communication. Methodology The course is structured in accordance with a theoretical and practical methodology, with the predominance of Learning by Doing. It is developed by three areas: Strategy, Creativity and Project. The block on strategy brings all the necessary concepts to conceptualize,... [-]

Master in Sustainable Product Design: Innovation and Management

Campus Full time 9 months November 2017 Spain Barcelona

The students of the Master in Diseño Sostenible de Producto study in depth the complexity and diversity of contemporary creative product design, which is based on analysing the demands of project management and incorporating new social values, such as sustainability. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH In the past, traditional designers simply created. Today, designers are professionals who act as the link between the different departments in a company, often leading the change between the company and society. The creation of wealth and of new values is handled by those who know how to manage uncertainty and use it to bring improvements to both individuals and companies. Modern-day designers are moving away from the duality of form and function; they are professionals who follow the changing needs of the times and provide results that meet the specific requirements of each project. Design today is complex and requires an understanding of both companies and society to provide solutions. In addition to the aesthetic results, design is an essential mental process for generating innovation. The students of the Master in Diseño Sostenible de Producto study in depth the complexity and diversity of contemporary creative product design, which is based on analysing the demands of project management and incorporating new social values, such as sustainability. Objectives The aim of the master’s course is to train design professionals in the areas of innovation, creativity and project and team management. A special emphasis and depth of study are placed on the theme of sustainability, so as to offer multi-directional training and demonstrate different facets and points of view. The objective therefore is to produce designers with a cutting-edge training in a field that is predicted to be the driving force of innovation in the coming... [-]

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