Postgraduate Course in Digital Design and Manufacturing


Program Description

Course file

  • Type of course : Postgraduate
  • Language : English
  • School: Design
  • Attendance: blended
  • Qualification: Private accreditation at the end of the course.
  • Directed to: graduates or holders of diplomas in the fields of art, design, architecture, etc.
  • Admission process: Currículum vitae / Motivation Letter Project Portfolio (max 3Mb) / Web Personal interview as deemed necessary by the Academic Coordination Team

The Postgraduate Course in Digital Design and Manufacturing specializes designers in design and prototyping techniques using a digital workflow, for both graphic production and project development, through Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software and Digital Fabrication techniques that allow rapid prototyping of designs.

The world of digital fabrication is currently undergoing major development and mastering the range of fabrication techniques allows designers to start from an advantageous position when overseeing projects from their conceptual development until they are launched on the market.

This Postgraduate Course forms part of the structure of the Master in Digital Fabrication and Media.


  • Control the processes of digital fabrication and contemporary prototype development
  • Develop your creativity and ability to solve design problems while providing specific solutions to real manufacturing problems
  • Obtain the tools for the computer-aided representation and modeling necessary for project development and manufacturing
  • Understand and control the differences between Idea, Project and Product, understanding the implications involved in moving from one to the other
  • Understand the problems and difficulties in getting a product onto the market

Professional Opportunities

Professionals able to control the digital workflow both in design and in prototyping by overseeing all the stages from ideation to achieving a real prototype, acquiring an ideal profile for companies that require rapid development of solutions for specific problems (design, events, exhibitions, interiors etc.) or which wish to control the design and development of their products.

  • Design lead
  • Process and Prototyping manager
  • Product engineering
  • Product specialist

How we do it?

The teaching methodology of the IED Innovation Labs constitutes the convergence of the theoretical knowledge of the best international professionals with their practical development in the Fab Lab, a prototyping laboratory fully equipped with everything necessary for the whole development of projects.

During the week you develop in a practical manner everything you have learned during the lectures guru's a mentor's sessions.

Organization of each module:

  • Online Lessons
  • Practice at Fab Lab
  • Intensive Workshop

Why study at IED Innovation Lab?

The IED Innovation Lab is an international networking center focused on promoting a dynamic collaboration between disciplines, interaction with professionals, hybridization of concepts and prototyping results.

The center operates around LABS where experts from different fields explore the future of design working with the latest technologies in digital fabrication, electronics, media production, virtual reality, etc.

It is located in what is considered the new creative district of Madrid, 20 minutes by underground from the other IED spaces. The neighborhood offers largescale workspaces where new designers can work freely, taking advantage of the premises’ great functionality.

Last updated November 2019

About the School

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