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Undergraduate Degree in Design

The Undergraduate Degree in Design seeks to find creative, aesthetic, functional, efficient, and ethical solutions to the needs that we create as individuals. Design is an engine of innovation and social change, capable of transforming people’s daily lives. For this reason, the Undergraduate Degree in Design trains professionals around the values of observation, analysis and reflection, creativity and artistic sensitivity, ethical and sustainable responsibility, social commitment, and innovation.
  • Degree: Undergraduate Degree in Design, accredited degree awarded by the Ramon Llull University. 
  • Duration: 4 years.
  • Credits: 240 ECTS (60 ECTS per academic year).
  • Places of new access: 120 places.
  • Price: 129€/ECTS Grado Oficial en Diseño. 151€/ECTS Undergraduate Degree in Design. Check our scholarships and grants.
  • Teaching period: from September to June.
  • Language: English-Spanish-Catalan.
  • Double Degree option: Undergraduate Degree in Design + Bachelor in Smart Design.

PROGRAMME OF STUDY

The curriculum of the Undergraduate Degree in Design consists of 240 ECTS, to be distributed in 4 academic courses. The first two have a transversal character developed through compulsory subjects (96 ECTS) and basic training (60 ECTS), necessary to be able to face the design process in general. Although students carry out works and projects related to the chosen design specialty from the first year, it is from the third year on that they deepen their mention through optional subjects (56 ECTS), internships in companies (14 ECTS) and the Final Degree Project (16 ECTS).

 

ESDi Higher School of Design offers the following design specialties:

SUBJECTS

1st Year

 

  • Art Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Sociology (6 ECTS)
  • Representational Drawing (6 ECTS)
  • Technical Drawing I (6 ECTS)
  • Project Basis (4 ECTS)
  • Computing I (6 ECTS)
  • Photography I (6 ECTS)
  • Form Theory and Workshop (6 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Projects (6 ECTS)

3rd Year

 

  • Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Design Issues (6 ECTS)
  • Business II: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology II (6 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (26 ECTS):
    • Collection Concepts (4 ECTS)
    • Textile Design Projects (4 ECTS)
    • Textile Computing (4 ECTS)
    • Pattern Designing and Dressmaking (4 ECTS)
    • History of Fabric and Costume (3 ECTS)
    • Dyes and Finishes (4 ECTS)
    • Fabric Structures Techniques (4 ECTS)
    • Analysis of Projects (4 ECTS)
    • Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)

2nd Year

 

  • Art Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Communication (6 ECTS)
  • Literature and Communication (3 ECTS)
  • Business I: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Profession Ethics (5 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology I (6 ECTS)
  • Computing II (6 ECTS)

4th Year

 

  • Internships (14 ECTS)
  • Final Degree Project (16 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (30 ECTS):
    • Channels and Techniques (6 ECTS)
    • Fashion Projects I (6 ECTS)
    • 21st Century Fashion: Styling and Fashion Photography (3 ECTS)
    • Fashion Projects II (6 ECTS)
    • Technology (Pattern Making / Industrial Processes) (4 ECTS)
    • Materials and Technology III (8 ECTS)
    • Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)
    • Elective Workshops and Seminars (2 ECTS)

1st Year

 

  • Art Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Sociology (6 ECTS)
  • Representational Drawing (6 ECTS)
  • Technical Drawing I (6 ECTS)
  • Project Basis (4 ECTS)
  • Computing I (6 ECTS)
  • Photography I (6 ECTS)
  • Form Theory and Workshop (6 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Projects (6 ECTS)

3rd Year

 

  • Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Design Issues (6 ECTS)
  • Business II: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology II (6 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (26 ECTS):
    • Typography (4 ECTS)
    • Calligraphy (3 ECTS)
    • Video (4 ECTS)
    • Computing III (4 ECTS)
    • Book and Project Presentation (4 ECTS)
    • Image Digital Treatment (3 ECTS)
    • Illustration (4 ECTS)
    • Computer Animation (6 ECTS)
    • Dyes and Finishes (4 ECTS)
    • Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)

2nd Year

 

  • Art Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Communication (6 ECTS)
  • Literature and Communication (3 ECTS)
  • Business I: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Profession Ethics (5 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology I (6 ECTS)
  • Computing II (6 ECTS)

4th Year

 

  • Internships (14 ECTS)
  • Final Degree Project (16 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (30 ECTS):
    • Graphic Arts (3 ECTS)
    • Typography II (4 ECTS)
    • Projects III (6 ECTS)
    • Projects IV (6 ECTS)
    • Web Design (4 ECTS)
    • Graphics for Advertising (4 ECTS)
    • Industrial Packaging (3 ECTS)
    • Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)
    • Elective Workshops and Seminars (2 ECTS)

1st Year

 

  • Art Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Sociology (6 ECTS)
  • Representational Drawing (6 ECTS)
  • Technical Drawing I (6 ECTS)
  • Project Basis (4 ECTS)
  • Computing I (6 ECTS)
  • Photography I (6 ECTS)
  • Form Theory and Workshop (6 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Projects (6 ECTS)

3rd Year

 

  • Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Design Issues (6 ECTS)
  • Business II: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology II (6 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (26 ECTS):
    • Sound Digital Treatment I (3 ECTS)
    • Narrative, Scripts and Audiovisual Models Analysis (6 ECTS)
    • Programming and Author Systems I (8 ECTS)
    • Computer Animation I (6 ECTS)
    • Image Digital Treatment (3 ECTS)
    • Graphic Design for TV (3 ECTS)
    • Departmental Intensification(4 ECTS)

2nd Year

 

  • Art Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Communication (6 ECTS)
  • Literature and Communication (3 ECTS)
  • Business I: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Profession Ethics (5 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology I (6 ECTS)
  • Computing II (6 ECTS)

4th Year

 

  • Internships (14 ECTS)
  • Final Degree Project (16 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (30 ECTS):
    • Audiovisual Creation (6 ECTS)
    • Interactive Systems Design and Programming (8 ECTS)
    • Projects III (6 ECTS)
    • Audiovisual Installations (5 ECTS)
    • Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)
    • Elective Workshops and Seminars (2 ECTS)

1st Year

 

  • Art Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Sociology (6 ECTS)
  • Representational Drawing (6 ECTS)
  • Technical Drawing I (6 ECTS)
  • Project Basis (4 ECTS)
  • Computing I (6 ECTS)
  • Photography I (6 ECTS)
  • Form Theory and Workshop (6 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Projects (6 ECTS)

3rd Year

 

  • Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Design Issues (6 ECTS)
  • Business II: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology II (6 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (26 ECTS):
    • Models and Prototypes (4 ECTS)
    • Ergonomics (4 ECTS)
    • Computing / IT Extension: Industrial (4 ECTS)
    • Product: Project Analysis (4 ECTS)
    • Book and Project Presentation (4 ECTS)
    • Furniture Design (3 ECTS)
    • Design of Small Household Appliances (3 ECTS)
    • Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)

2nd Year

 

  • Art Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Communication (6 ECTS)
  • Literature and Communication (3 ECTS)
  • Business I: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Profession Ethics (5 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology I (6 ECTS)
  • Computing II (6 ECTS)

4th Year

 

  • Internships (14 ECTS)
  • Final Degree Project (16 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (30 ECTS):
    • 3D Modelling and Rendering (6 ECTS)
    • Ecodesign (4 ECTS)
    • Projects III (6 ECTS)
    • Projects IV (6 ECTS)
    • Technique (3 ECTS)
    • Utilization Technique. Materials and Mechanics (4 ECTS)
    • Industrial Packaging (3 ECTS)
    • Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)
    • Elective Workshops and Seminars (2 ECTS)

1st Year

 

  • Art Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Sociology (6 ECTS)
  • Representational Drawing (6 ECTS)
  • Technical Drawing I (6 ECTS)
  • Project Basis (4 ECTS)
  • Computing I (6 ECTS)
  • Photography I (6 ECTS)
  • Form Theory and Workshop (6 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Projects (6 ECTS)

3rd Year

 

  • Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Design Issues (6 ECTS)
  • Business II: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology II (6 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (26 ECTS):
    • Models and Prototypes (4 ECTS)
    • Computing III (4 ECTS)
    • The History of Architecture (3 ECTS)
    • Installations (4 ECTS)
    • Book and Project Presentation (4 ECTS)
    • Lighting and Acoustics (3 ECTS)
    • Design of Exterior Spaces (4 ECTS)
    • Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)

2nd Year

 

  • Art Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Communication (6 ECTS)
  • Literature and Communication (3 ECTS)
  • Business I: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Profession Ethics (5 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology I (6 ECTS)
  • Computing II (6 ECTS)

4th Year

 

  • Internships (14 ECTS)
  • Final Degree Project (16 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (30 ECTS):
    • Computing IV (4 ECTS)
    • Materials and Finishes (4 ECTS)
    • Design and Adaptability (3 ECTS)
    • Projects III (6 ECTS)
    • Installations II (6 ECTS)
    • Rehabilitation (4 ECTS)
    • Stagecraft and Lighting (3 ECTS)
    • Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)
    • Elective Workshops and Seminars (2 ECTS)

1st Year

 

  • Art Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Sociology (6 ECTS)
  • Representational Drawing (6 ECTS)
  • Technical Drawing I (6 ECTS)
  • Project Basis (4 ECTS)
  • Computing I (6 ECTS)
  • Photography I (6 ECTS)
  • Form Theory and Workshop (6 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Projects (6 ECTS)

3rd Year

 

  • Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Design Issues (6 ECTS)
  • Business II: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology II (6 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (26 ECTS):
    • Visual Communication Techniques (4 ECTS)
    • Work Sociology (4 ECTS)
    • Law and Legislation (3 ECTS)
    • Special Projects I (5 ECTS)
    • Special Projects II (5 ECTS)
    • Book and Project Presentation (4 ECTS)
    • Business III: Design Management (6 ECTS)
    • Departmental Intensification(4 ECTS)

2nd Year

 

  • Art Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Communication (6 ECTS)
  • Literature and Communication (3 ECTS)
  • Business I: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Profession Ethics (5 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology I (6 ECTS)
  • Computing II (6 ECTS)

4th Year

 

  • Internships (14 ECTS)
  • Final Degree Project (16 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (30 ECTS):
    • Conditioning Spaces (4 ECTS)
    • Ergonomics (4 ECTS)
    • Typography I (4 ECTS)
    • Ecodesign (4 ECTS)
    • Stagecraft and Lighting (3 ECTS)
    • Channels and Techniques (6 ECTS)
    • Intensificación Departamental (4 ECTS)
    • Elective Workshops and Seminars (2 ECTS)​

ADMISSION PROFILE

What characteristics define a designer? Above all, creativity, curiosity, and the ability to analyze the environment. Having a sensitivity for art and culture is almost essential, and also be aware of the trends that are appearing in different disciplines. At ESDi you will learn to develop these skills and make them your best allies so that you can make the most of your talent. re-design yourself.

METHODOLOGY

Teaching method followed in ESDi searches for balance between three components:

1. Theoretical foundations which mean the learning basis.

2. Tools and languages that enable to put in practice ideas.

3. Professional experience in enterprises.

 

There are three types of subjects:

Conceptual subjects: theoretical subjects that provide knowledge and abilities in humanities and social sciences.

Instrumental subjects: with the essential tools and materials to understand the types of products to design.

Project subjects: subjects that teach design specific work methodology.

 

ESDi complements the subjects with workshops, conferences, and seminars of interest to our students, visits to companies or exhibitions, events, and trips. Projects in collaboration with companies are a fundamental pillar since they provide students with the first contact with a real client. Also, the internships in companies, both curricular and extracurricular, which can be done from the 3rd year onwards and which represent a significant professional opportunity for our students.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

ESDi wants to facilitate the insertion of future students, promote academic excellence, and potentiate the professional and academic trajectories of students through the scholarships and grants program.

ADMISSIONS AND ENROLLMENT

The admissions process to request your place at ESDi can be done throughout the year, although the most common and recommended is formalized between twelve and six months before the start of the academic year in September. It’s important to keep in mind that the places for each specialty are limited and are covered rigorously by order of reservation, which is why some groups might be close several months before the start of the academic year. Once the reservation of the place has been formalized, enrollment will be made in the established periods (July-ordinary call or September-extraordinary call).

 

ADMISSIONS PROCESS:

1. Request information through our website, completing the following form, or contacting by email at admissions@esdi.edu.es, or by telephone at +34 937 274 819. The admissions department will contact you to arrange a personalized interview (including a visit to the facilities), or through Skype.

2. Formalize the access test (online) of ESDi (there is no additional cost). Depending on the result, if necessary, an interview with an academic leader will be arranged.

3. For the Degree in English, you must present an official diploma of Spanish that certifies a minimum level of B2.

4. You will receive the letter of admission to the requested program from your advisor.

5. Make the payment of the place reservation.

6. Start the enrollment process.

 

ACCESS ACCORDING TO ORIGIN

 

a) Students from the Spanish education system

  • Baccalaureate + University Entrance Exam (PAU)
  • Vocational training (possibility of validations)
  • Entrance examination for students over 25, 40 or 45 years old
  • University studies iniciated (possible study of credits recognition)

 

b) Students from European educational systems, Switzerland, International Baccalaureate and China

  • If this is the first time that you access university in Spain, you must obtain the acreditation for the Spanish University by writing to www.uned.es/accesoUE.

 

c) Students from other educational systems. With nationality of the European Union, or residence in Spain, and coming from non-European educational systems and do not have signed a reciprocal agreement with Spain

  • Obtain the validation of the completed studies through the Spanish Ministry of Education (all official academic documentation must be submitted in Spanish or English. For all other languages, it is essential to provide a sworn translation into Spanish or English that includes the seal official of the center of the origin country).

 

ECONOMIC REGULATIONS

Registration will be considered formalized once the reservation and the first payment on account are made. This payment is understood as acceptance and signing of the course tuition. Check the economic regulations for the reservation of place, discounts, cancellation or postponement of the course, change or cancellation of registration, withdrawal of the student, and the degree.

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