Bachelor (ESDi-specific bachelor's degree)

Smart Design

The Bachelor's Degree in Smart Design meets the needs for training on technological innovation, functionality and sustainability in order to create a digital and mobile day to day. As a designer, you must conquer not only creative tools, but you must also have the technological training and the transformative spirit needed to get ahead in the 4.0 world.

©️ Project "Dystopia STG4" by Aina Périz, Minh Anh Huynh and Jairo Mirete

⟶ In the light of today’s business and industrial needs, it is vital to wed design and technology to achieve innovative and competitive design solutions. Design and technology are a dynamic duo for creating goods, products and services that are more: useful, efficient, customisable for both users and settings, and environmentally-friendly.

⟶ The main goal of the Bachelor’s Degree is to apply new design paradigms and technologies to society. Design as a discipline engenders innovative scenarios for living in society, and fostering dialogue between the physical and digital spheres. In the process, it spawns new lifestyles through the application of new technologies.

Key facts

Bachelor in Smart Design. ESDi-specific Bachelor's Degree.

4 academic years.

46 ECTS (distributed in 4 years together with the 240 ECTS of the Undergraduate Degree in Design).

Face-to-face. ESDi Campus Sabadell (C/ Marquès de Comillas, 81-83, 08202 Sabadell).

Price per year (Double Degree with Official Undergraduate Degree in Design)
8.546€ Grado Oficial en Diseño + Bachelor en Smart Design / 9.896€ Undergraduate Degree in Design + Bachelor in Smart Design. Check our scholarships and grants.

Academic period
October to June.




The number of credits for the Double Degree in Design + Bachelor in Smart Design is 286 ECTS, to be taken in 4 academic years. The curriculum is structured in 240 ECTS for the Undergraduate Degree in Design (60 ECTS per year) + 46 ECTS for the Bachelor in Smart Design (between 10 and 14 per year).

1st academic year

Fundamentals of Digital Culture

This course provides a critical survey of some of the factors relevant on design, art, and technology. It also includes in-depth analysis of selected readings. The themes chosen cover key issues bearing on digital culture.

Credits: 4 ECTS.
Professor: Victoria Sacco + Daniella Savalli.

Smart Objects & Digital Fabrication

The goal of this course is to pique students’ curiosity regarding the incorporation of new technologies in the design process, given that the links between information and the material world have become ever stronger. Information is now a key part of product proposals and the boundaries between the materials used for designing products are becoming increasingly blurred.

Credits: 6 ECTS.
Professor: Agustina Palazzo.

2nd academic year

Smart Design.

This course looks at various programming languages applied to the design of interactive applications, exploring their key technical features and their scope in the design field.

Credits: 6 ECTS.
Professor: Iván Marino.

3D Animation and Holography.

Introduction to 3D animation and holography. We will study the basic science behind holography and will learn various techniques of what are commonly called holograms but that are in fact optical illusions.

Credits: 4 ECTS.
Professor: Agustina Palazzo.

Digital Creation.

The thread running through the themes is the use and handling of digital information from the designer’s standpoint. The course shows the creative scope offered by emerging communication technologies, and how one can exploit the relationships between Machinery and Programming components for design purposes and their scope for human interaction.

Credits: 4 ECTS.
Professor: Agustina Palazzo.

3rd academic year

Dynamic Data Programming.

The course delves deeper into the various programming languages used for creating interactive applications, shedding light on their technical grounding and their scope in the Design field. It also looks into new perspectives for digital interactive creation, bringing Design and Science closer together through resource-sharing.

Credits: 6 ECTS.
Professor: Iván Marino.

Creative Interaction.

The student will go into topics like creative coding for interactive graphics and sound, interfaces, data management and visua- lization, digital communications and IoT. A series of contents that will enhance the capabilities of the student’s projects in the interaction between humans and devices, as well as among devices themselves and with the network. By visualizing and interacting with the virtual environment, students will allow their projects to work not only on their own but also outside the physical device.

Credits: 6 ECTS.
Professor: Javier Albo.

4th academic year

Smart Projects.

The course aims to empower students to envision, design and prototype their ideas, by putting into practice the knowledge and motivations acquired during the Bachelor’s Degree. They will make use of their skills in computational design, digital fabrication, hardware, software, electronic prototyping and coding, and they will deepen in these fields to develop their final Smart Design project.

Credits: 6 ECTS.
Professor: Javier Albo.


This course gives an overview of E-Commerce with a practical focus on creating, managing and marketing an online shop. It explores real-life key factors, identifies alternative paths, and analyses case studies to help students grasp challenges and opportunities in this sector.

Credits: 4 ECTS.
Professor: Patu Antunes.

Career path

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Project "Dystopia STG4" by Aina Périz, Minh Anh Huynh and Jairo Mirete

⟶ Mobile app design.
⟶ Digital services design.
⟶ Interface design and user experience (UI/UX).
⟶ Interaction.
⟶ Social media and digital marketing
⟶ Development of information systems.
⟶ Smart products, spaces and services design: household appliances, wearables, urban furniture, mobility, etc.


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Marianna de Nadal

Coordinator of the Bachelor in Smart Design
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Agustina Palazzo

Multidisciplinary artist and cultural manager
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Javier Albo

Expert in art, design and digital fabrication
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Dr. Iván Marino

Audiovisual artist and researcher
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Tomás Martín

Expert in digital fabrication

Victoria Sacco

LOOP City Screen festival Coordinator
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Daniella Savalli

Audiovisual producer

Scholarships and grants

⟶ No person with the vocation and capacity for design should lose the opportunity to train for economic reasons. Therefore, from ESDi we seek to facilitate access for future students, promote academic excellence and boost the academic and professional careers of students through our scholarships and grants program.

⟶ If you want more information about our specific scholarships and grants for the double degree, please send us an email at admissions@esdi.edu.es

More information

If you are interested in taking the Undergraduate Degree in Design + Bachelor in Smart Design, you can contact us by email fperal@esdi.edu.es or via WhatsApp with the number (+34) 661 972 845. We will inform you about the admissions process, which scholarships and grants are available and we will resolve any queries you may have.


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