Higher School of Design
Design is an engine of innovation and social change, capable of transforming people’s daily lives. It seeks to find creative, aesthetic, functional, efficient, and ethical solutions to the needs that we create as individuals.
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.
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.
129 € / ECTS Grado Oficial en Diseño. 151 € / ECTS Undergraduate Degree in Design. Check our scholarships and grants.
September to June.
English (first two years) and Spanish (from the 3rd year on).
Double degree option
Undergraduate Degree in Design + Bachelor in Smart Design.
Teaching method followed in ESDi balances three main 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.
Conceptual subjects: theoretical subjects that provide knowledge and abilities in Humanities and Social Sciencies.
Instrumental subjects essential tools and materials to understand the types of products to design.
Project subjects: subjects that teach design specific work methodology.
The Undergraduate Degree in Design is an official bachelor degree approved and authorized by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). When shaping the study plan, we considered the reccomendations suggested by international institutions and organisms such as BEDA (The Bureau of European Design Associations), ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design), ICOGRADA (International Council of Graphic Design Associations) or IFI (Insituto de Formación Integral).
Academic work placement is a training activity which aims to complete and reinforce the student's knowledge through professional experience in a business environment. There are two types of student-university-company agreements:
1 ⟶ Work placement carried out under the corresponding agreement with a company or institution. "Work placement" (curricular internship), a compulsory subject with academic value (14 ECTS).
2 ⟶ Work placement carried out under the corresponding agreement with collaborating companies for educational cooperation internships, aiming to put into practice the knowledge acquired (extracurricular internships), without credit load.
The Undergraduate Degree in Design has a high level of professional insertion not only in industrial or commercial companies, but also in institutions. This is due to the importance that the designer position has gained, with companies focusing on creativity and innovation of their products and services in order to maintain their competitiveness.
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.