Undergraduate Courses - Barcelona.
The Undergraduate Degree in Transportation Design (240 ECTS) provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to develop mobility solutions in the broadest sense, ranging all the way from designing the inside and outside of a motorbike, car, aeroplane, train or boat to all kinds of accessories and associated services.
The course teaches transport design students a versatile, multidisciplinary and innovative approach which will allow them to come up with ideas that factor in the user, the environment, ergonomics and social value.
DURATION: 4 YEARS
The degree offers a formative path that teaches students to comprehend and anticipate the market exigences, interceding with business intentions and translating them in a defined project than can be manufactured. It boosts the relevance of concept, in order to foresee the trends and styles of consumption, thanks to the comprehension of market exigences and social needs.
Also, the course brings knowledge on production materials and technology in order to bring projects to life. Beyond the theoretical comprehension of the project, students focus on analysing technologies, function, ergonomics and usability.
The first year of this degree is focused on acquiring basic concepts of design, culture and project methods. Students learn to dare to create and communicate.
The second year is concentrated on developing one’s own creativity individually, and starting to study specialization-related tools such as: packaging, clay, Key sketch, Chartpaks felt tip pen, Alias and graphic communication.
The third year means the beginning of collaborations with companies and new, more technical and complex projects, with prototypes and real costs. Students begin to study production systems and models.
During the fourth year students study A-class surfaces, animation and video. They take a compulsory internship in a company and each one chooses a professional profile. Creative management acquires a great relevance through project management and rethinking, modifying and refining projects to respond properly to users’ and market’s needs. Lastly, the degree final project is developed in collaboration with real companies, where prototypes are produced. In successful cases, those prototypes will evolve and manufacture to be launched into the market.
Car interior and exterior designers, motorcycles, ships, aeronautical sector, public transportation, color&trim, etc.
PROJECT FOUNDATION I
REPRESENTATION TECHNIQUES I
PROJECT COMMUNICATION I
REPRESENTATION TECHNIQUES II
INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING
SCIENCE APPLIED TO DESIGN
COLOUR AND FORM
PROJECT FOUNDATION II
PROJECT COMMUNICATION II
TECHNICAL DRAWING I
HISTORY OF ARTS AND DESIGN
COMPUTER TOOLS FOR PRODUCTS I
REPRESENTATION TECHNIQUES FOR PRODUCT DESIGN I
HISTORY OF PRODUCT DESIGN
VOLUME FOR PRODUCT DESIGN
MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP I
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECT I
TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCT DESIGN I
TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR PRODUCT DESIGN I
TWO WHEELS PROJECT
PROJECT COMMUNICATION FOR PRODUCT DESIGN I
COMPUTER TOOLS FOR TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
LAB FOR PRODUCT DESIGN I
TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCT DESIGN II
MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOPS II
PROJECT COMMUNICATION FOR TRANSPORTATION DESIGN I
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
INTERIOR DESIGN TRANSPORTATION PROJECT
PROJECT DESIGN MANAGEMENT
PROJECT COMMUNICATION FOR PRODUCT DESIGN II
LAB FOR PRODUCT DESIGN II
MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP III
Barcelona, city of design.
The main interest of IED, throughout these years, has been to become a world reference of quality in the education and popularization of the design and the culture at international level. Each year, some 10,000 people from about 90 different countries study in the IED. More than 200 courses are taught, including bachelor's degrees in design, bachelor's degrees in arts (honors) validated by the University of Westminster, IED diplomas, master's and postgraduate courses, continuing study programs and summer courses.