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Product Design

Learn how to design furniture, lighting and appliances, how to use sustainable materials, and how to model and 3D print. In four years you will be able to conceptualise, design and prototype a product, and create and communicate your own brand or design studio.

Syllabus

Structure

The Official Undergraduate Degree in Design has a four-year structure. The first two are made up of core subjects and basic training, where students develop work and tasks from the syllabus.

Specialized subjects start to be delivered in the third year, which help to deepen the theoretical knowledge and specific practices of each track.

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
    • ·  IT Ampliation: Industrial (4 ECTS)
    • · Small Appliances Design (3 ECTS)
    • · Bionics (3 ECTS)
    • · Product Design: Analyzing Projects (introduction to jewelry) (4 ECTS)
    • · Book and Project Presentation (4 ECTS)
    • · Illustration (stamping techniques) (4 ECTS)
    • · Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)
    • · Free-choice Credits (2 ECTS)
  • Internships (14 ECTS)
  • Final Degree Project (16 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (30 ECTS):
    • · 3D Modelling and Rendering (6 ECTS)
    • · Projects III (6 ECTS)
    • · Projects IV (6 ECTS)
    • · Technique (3 ECTS)
    • · Industrial Packaging (3 ECTS)
    • · Furniture Design (3 ECTS)
    • · Ecodesign (4 ECTS)
    • · Textile Computing II (3D printing) (4 ECTS)
    • · Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)
    • · Free-choice Credits (2 ECTS)

Internships

⟶ At ESDi, we have collaboration agreements with all kinds of businesses in the product design sector and its different areas: industrial design, furniture, lighting, packaging, digital production, etc.

⟶ Our product design students have completed placements at companies such as: Mà Trencada, Canaled, Espai Creactiu, ALOS Design, FAD,Foment de les Arts i del Disseny, Rojo Sillón, Luis Eslava, BD Barcelona, Plat Institute, or Ebader We transform the Wood, among many others.

Career
opportunities

⟶ bionic design
⟶ stand design
⟶ furniture design
⟶ services design
⟶ packaging design
⟶ appliances design

⟶ lighting design
⟶ accessories design
⟶ smart products design
⟶ professional equipment design
⟶ automotive and mobility design

Workshops

ESDi has more than 14,000 m² of facilities including workshops specialized in models and prototypes, engraving, stamping, footwear design, 3D printing and laser cut tech labs, and video/photography sets.

© Photography

Final Project Degree. Specialty in Product "Assault" by Pol López.

Mobility

At ESDi, we encourage our students to travel through our exchange programs with international universities who are leaders in the different disciplines of design. We have more than 50 agreements with various institutions across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, including some universities specialized in product design such as: Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Finland) or Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands).

We put our trust in mobility programs, both for students and (teaching) staff, as a way to exchange resources, knowledge and methodologies that will enrich and complete the international experience of studying design at ESDi.

Final Degree
Project

The Final Project is the last educational task to evaluate the knowledge that students have acquired during the course of their studies. It's a project that should make use of skills in planning, conceptual thinking and production. The work is carried out individually, with the help of a tutor. Each specialization has its own specific regulations.

Testimonials

Faculty

Isona Ten

Head of studies EAA Product & Interior Design
mila nikolic, arquitecta

Dra. Mila Nikolic

Architect and urban planner
Marta Torrentó, diseñadora de producto, grado en diseño esdi

Marta Torrentó

Product Designer
Marcelo de Medeiros, diseñador de calzado, cuenca&co, postgrado diseño de calzado barcelona

Marcelo de Medeiros

Designer specialized in experimental materials and footwear
tomás martín, smart design, impresión 3d, curso de verano

Tomás Martín

Specialist in digital production
ivan merino, diseñador de producto, biscuits bcn, diseñador de calzado, diseño de calzado

Iván Merino

Product designer specialized in footwear and food design
clàudia santamaria, ilustración, grado en diseño esdi

Clàudia Santamaria

Graphic workshop manager. Illustrator
guiu llusà, mà trencada, diseño de producto, disseny de producte, product design

Guiu Llusà

Industrial designer and founder of Mà Trencada studio
álex miravalles, tatay, diseño de producto, disseny de producte, product design

Álex Miravalles

Design Director at TATAY
gennis senen, banzai turba, gravina, diseño de producto barcelona, disseny de producte, product design

Gennís Senén

Product designer and co-founder of Banzai Turba
mireia mesalles

Mireia Mesalles

Product designer and founder of Manok studio
quim llimona, diseño de producto, disseny de producte, product design

Quim Llimona

Transversal and 360º product designer
coral martínez

Coral Martínez

Product designer
marc fernandez, arquetica

Marc Fernández

Architect and director at ARQUETICA
berta perarnau

Berta Perarnau

Head of Design at Puig Hi-Tech Parts
mireia puig

Mireia Puig

Product designer specialized in Ergonomics

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