Postgraduate Diploma in Interior Space Design. Private Perimeters
Degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
The Postgraduate Diploma in Interior Design, Private Perimeters has a history dating back over more than 10 years. Over 650 students from around the world had participated up to date. All of them support a program whose main objective is the promotion of creativity and innovation in the design, combined with a reflective and critical attitude by the student, offering professional preparation and an introduction to research.
The Postgraduate programme supports and promotes the impulse of a "divergent thinking", which means the ability to respond in different ways to the same question. Through theoretical reflections the students gain new knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of current settings. They apply this acquired knowledge in the project that they will develop during the program.
This interior design project is the core programme of the course while other assignments explore and open-up themes relevant to other professional field.
The project is based on the design of a private domestic space in a specific context, taking into account all the elements necessary for its development, the level of living conditions, lighting, furniture, materials and finishes, sustainable aspects, the construction and production processes as well as visualization and communication of the project.
Students will learn about their active and proactive role as a designer within the interactive processes in which other professionals are involved and they will get to know the complexity of production systems and building techniques.
The major impact of the special environmental issues (climate, population, culture, etc.) in the interior design requires a greater interest in sustainability issues and reducing the ecological footprint. One of the intentions of the course is to sensitize students to implement these considerations into their design.
Gaining knowledge and basic skills of digital technology is part of the Postgraduate programme. Digital fabrication allows students to experiment and produce results without limitations on methods and materials that are new and innovative. The great flexibility of this tool serves both intellectual exploration and problem solving in the real world. Students learn how digital technology shapes the contemporary interior design and furniture by introducing innovative processes into their work.
The work in small groups fosters interactive learning and allows each student to contribute to the creative process with their knowledge, skills and experience generating possible alternative design ideas, points of view or solutions to a problem. During the course, each group develops an interior design project that will run to a high standard with very elaborate and detailed plans.
The Postgraduate programme in Interior Space. Private Perimeters is directed through active and proven methodologies and prepares students to successfully tackle the challenges of the professional world.
- Delve into the specific production features of the different types of design in relation to the space.
- Meet the requirements of domestic interiors.
- Assimilate the emerging social and cultural values, which form the basis of applicable criteria, by analyzing the disciplines that are involved: sociology, economics, ecology, ergonomics, anthropology and the impact they have on the design process.
- Use knowledge creatively in a way that corresponds to the fundamental idea of design.
- Assess the impact of new technologies in the physical space conditioning.
At ELISAVA, students will get a major in interior design. They will investigate, analyze, share, listen and experiment with space, materials, textures and colours. All this serves to prepare them for the professional practice.
To train researchers with creation and participation capacity in innovation and development processes.
To provide the professionals that are not linked to design with tools that could complement their training in scientific, technical and humanistic fields, in order to improve their professional profile and their opportunities.
To offer professionals linked to design an interaction space with other agents of the innovation processes with the objective of working in multidisciplinary teams.
To approach innovation in a broad sense, including their technological, social, creative, productive and business model aspects.
To promote the creation of exchange and collaboration spaces and events amongst all the agents linked to the innovation processes.
To provide the organizations, companies and governments with the exploration of new systems, products, services and experiences through academic projects related to innovation.
Graduates in Design. Architects. Architectural technicians, building engineers. Graduates in Fine Arts. Professionals or academics with proven experience in the fields this course covers.
English edition: February - July. Spanish edition: September - February
This school offers programs in:
- Spanish (Spain)