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Bachelor Degree in Design

Adscribed to the Arts and Humanities branch, is built around content from culture, art, and tools. With optional mention to Graphic Design and Visual Communication, Audiovisual Design, Interior Design or Fashion Design.

Description of the curriculum

  • Edition: 15th
  • Teaching period: from October 2024 to June 2025
  • Schedule: mornings from 9am to 2.30pm or afternoons from 3pm to 8.30pm
  • Modality: on site
  • Language: Catalan and Spanish
  • Price: 143 € / ECTS
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Qualification: Bachelor Degree in Design by the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia
  • Credits: 240 ECTS
  • Academic calendar 2023-24

Presentation

The purpose of BAU and its teachers is to train contemporary, questioning, creative, open-minded designers who are able to understand social, cultural and economic changes and are committed to sustainable development to respond to the changing needs of society.

The training model of BAU brings a solid humanistic, cultural, artistic, technical and methodological training that its characterized by up-todate teaching, connected to the real professional world from the culture of the project perspective.

BAU guarantees small classes to encourage comprehensive training, teamwork and personalized teaching, and is careful to watch over the research activity of both teachers and students as a basis for enhancing creative skills and innovation.

The BAU teaching team applies innovative, quality teaching practices based on the applicability of learning through the development fo the projects , and teaches students to work rigorously and systematically to achieve the professionalization of the creative process.

BAU aims to promote multilingualism for professional purposes, and particularly mastery of the English language, as the essential language for the competitiveness in the employment market in the field of design as well as for exercising the profession, and to contribute to the international reputation fo its students.

Differential characteristics
  • Accredited degree by the Agency for the Quality of the University System of Catalonia.
  • The entire institution is dedicated to the service of student learning.
  • Teaching staff involved, cohesive, committed and highly qualified.
  • Live and constantly evolving study plan and syllabus.
  • Continuous improvement of teaching quality.
  • Small groups and personalized teaching.
  • Human quality.
  • Spaces designed for research and design practice.
  • Infrastructure and equipment with advanced technology.
  • Internship program in institutions and companies.
  • Mobility and exchanges with universities in Europe, America and Asia.
  • Research as a growth engine.
  • Location in the 22@ of Barcelona, the district of innovation and design.

Study plan

Programme of studies

Credits by type of subject:

  • Basic training: 60 ECTS
  • Compulsory: 60 ECTS
  • Elective: 102 ECTS
  • External internship: 6 ECTS
  • Final project: 12 ECTS

TOTAL: 240 ECTS

Workshops RAC

Some of these courses offer the possibility of academic recognition of credits (RAC) for students of the Degree in Design of BAU.

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Objectives

  • Ability to develop their own creativity through the learning of artistic languages.
  • In-depth knowledge of the socio-economic and cultural determinants events in the evolution of design and vision of the same from a critical perspective.
  • Command and management of specific tools for the development of the professional projectual process.
  • Creative, innovative, committed and responsable spirit, respect to the needs and demands of society.
  • Implementation of business, management and communication knowledge in the context of national and international design.
  • Ability to transmit, exhibit and communicate, in both orally and writing, the typical design proposals, in both the native language and in English.
  • Application of specific methodologies of research into the world of design.
  • Ability to develop design projects in teamwork and in structures of collaboration and cooperation.
  • Development of the profession from a committed attitude with sustainability and respect for the environment.

International mobility

Mobility programs are a fundamental line of action to facilitate the exchange of content, methodologies and resources, and to enhance the generation and transmission of knowledge.

From this perspective, student mobility is considered at BAU as a means of mutual knowledge between different countries and cultures that invites intercultural dialogue and an exchange of enriching educational experiences.

BAU promotes the mobility of its students, amd his international recognition as a design institution offersthe possibility of an international education under ERASMUS program regulations within Europe and with exchange programs with foreign universities prestige.

List of schools and universities with ERASMUS agreement and collaboration agreements.

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Teachers

Fran Díaz, Doctorand. Architect and Master in City and Sustainable Architecture
Rebecca G. Mutell, PhD in Fine Arts. Bachelor of Fine Arts (Image)
Lluís Alexandre Casanovas, Architect, curator and critic. Interior Design itinerary Coordinator of the Bachelor Degree in Design
Joan Ros, Fashion designer. Coordinator of the Fashion itinerary of the Bachelor Degree in Design
Pau de Riba, PhD Candidate. Graduate in Graphic Design. Graphic Design and Visual Communication itinerary Coordinator of the Bachelor Degree in Design
Frank María, PhD Candidate. Graduate in Fine Arts. Audiovisual Design itinerary Coordinator of the Bachelor Degree in Design. Master in Stop-Motion Animation coordinator.
Gabriel Ventura, Bachelor's Degree Humanities

Gabriel Ventura

Bachelor's Degree Humanities

Cristina Goberna, Licenciada en Arquitectura. Investigación

Cristina Goberna

Licenciada en Arquitectura. Investigación

Citlali Hernández, Doctoranda. Licenciada en Diseño Industrial. Artista multidisciplinar

Citlali Hernández

Doctoranda. Licenciada en Diseño Industrial. Artista multidisciplinar

Cris Noguer, Designer and researcher

Cris Noguer

Designer and researcher

Josep Pagà, Grado en Diseño mención Moda. Investigador y patronista

Josep Pagà

Grado en Diseño mención Moda. Investigador y patronista

Nadia Speranza, Graduada en Diseño Gráfico Editorial. Metodología de investigación y análisis

Nadia Speranza

Graduada en Diseño Gráfico Editorial. Metodología de investigación y análisis

Lucía Segurajáuregui, Diseñadora y artista multidisciplinar

Lucía Segurajáuregui

Diseñadora y artista multidisciplinar

Núria Costa, Co-founder of ZER Collection brand

Núria Costa

Co-founder of ZER Collection brand

Kike Macías, Interior Designer

Kike Macías

Interior Designer

Diego Suárez, Technical Engineer of Telecommunication, specialty in Electronic Systems

Diego Suárez

Technical Engineer of Telecommunication, specialty in Electronic Systems

Crisal Rodríguez, Graduate in Biology

Crisal Rodríguez

Graduate in Biology

Camila René Maggi, Architect

Camila René Maggi

Architect

Marina Salazar, Master's degree in research and experimentation in design

Marina Salazar

Master's degree in research and experimentation in design

Claudio Marzà, Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design

Claudio Marzà

Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design

Roc Albalat, Graphic designer. Art. Realization

Roc Albalat

Graphic designer. Art. Realization

Mireia Feliu, PhD in Fine Arts. Degree in fine arts. Coordinator of the Department of Projects of the Degree in Design. Final Project Degree Coordinator

Mireia Feliu

PhD in Fine Arts. Degree in fine arts. Coordinator of the Department of Projects of the Degree in Design. Final Project Degree Coordinator

David Ortiz Juan, Master in Visual Arts. Artistic production.

David Ortiz Juan

Master in Visual Arts. Artistic production.

Adrià Molins, Titulado Superior en Diseño Gráfico

Adrià Molins

Titulado Superior en Diseño Gráfico

Daniel Pitarch, Doctor. Researcher and artist

Daniel Pitarch

Doctor. Researcher and artist

Blanca Pia, Art direction. Investigation

Blanca Pia

Art direction. Investigation

Irena Visa, Visual artist and teacher

Irena Visa

Visual artist and teacher

Mercedes Pimiento, Artist and researcher

Mercedes Pimiento

Artist and researcher

Mario Santamaría, Artistic production

Mario Santamaría

Artistic production

Ingrid Pou, Fashion and bag designer

Ingrid Pou

Fashion and bag designer

Berta Julià, Industrial designer. Communication strategy. Circular economy.

Berta Julià

Industrial designer. Communication strategy. Circular economy.

Roger Guilemany, Industrial Designer and Design Researcher

Roger Guilemany

Industrial Designer and Design Researcher

Núria Gómez Gabriel, PhD in Communication. Cultural researcher, writer and art curator

Núria Gómez Gabriel

PhD in Communication. Cultural researcher, writer and art curator

Jorge Caballero, Audiovisual Filmmaker, Producer and Researcher

Jorge Caballero

Audiovisual Filmmaker, Producer and Researcher

Xavier Maixenchs, Industrial and Audiovisual Designer

Xavier Maixenchs

Industrial and Audiovisual Designer

Joan Martorello, Fashion design and artistic direction

Joan Martorello

Fashion design and artistic direction

Jordi Galobart, Freelance developer of websites and digital applications

Jordi Galobart

Freelance developer of websites and digital applications

Alejandra L. Gabrielidis, PhD. Degree in Philosophy. Art and digital technologies

Alejandra L. Gabrielidis

PhD. Degree in Philosophy. Art and digital technologies

Carlos Nogueras, 3D, VFX & Motion Graphics Artist

Carlos Nogueras

3D, VFX & Motion Graphics Artist

Mariona Ribas, Design and art direction

Mariona Ribas

Design and art direction

David Ortega, Interior designer

David Ortega

Interior designer

Raül Maldonado, Graduate in Design

Raül Maldonado

Graduate in Design

Fran Díaz, Doctorand. Architect and Master in City and Sustainable Architecture

Fran Díaz

Doctorand. Architect and Master in City and Sustainable Architecture

Serafín Álvarez, PhD Candidate. Master in Artistic Productions and Research

Serafín Álvarez

PhD Candidate. Master in Artistic Productions and Research

David Martín, Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

David Martín

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

Marta Camps, Doctor in Educational Innovation. Degree in fine arts. Pedagogical and artistic researcher.

Marta Camps

Doctor in Educational Innovation. Degree in fine arts. Pedagogical and artistic researcher.

Elisa Amann, Doctoral student. Fashion design. Coordinator of the Master in Design, Technology and Innovation in Fashion

Elisa Amann

Doctoral student. Fashion design. Coordinator of the Master in Design, Technology and Innovation in Fashion

Pierino dal Pozzo, Graduate in Architecture. Cultural Management and Dissemination Coordinator

Pierino dal Pozzo

Graduate in Architecture. Cultural Management and Dissemination Coordinator

Lúa Coderch, PhD in Fine Arts. Degree in fine arts. Artistic production

Lúa Coderch

PhD in Fine Arts. Degree in fine arts. Artistic production

Glòria Deumal, Bachelor's Degree in Humanities

Glòria Deumal

Bachelor's Degree in Humanities

Nataly dal Pozzo, PhD in Art History

Nataly dal Pozzo

PhD in Art History

Mariel Fuentes, Master's Degree in Interior Design

Mariel Fuentes

Master's Degree in Interior Design

Montse Casacuberta, Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts

Montse Casacuberta

Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts

Jorge Luis Marzo, PhD in Visual Arts

Jorge Luis Marzo

PhD in Visual Arts

Mariona García, Bachelor's Degree in Teaching and Graphic Design

Mariona García

Bachelor's Degree in Teaching and Graphic Design

Anna Carreras, Master's Degree in Audiovisual Media

Anna Carreras

Master's Degree in Audiovisual Media

Arnau Pi, Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

Arnau Pi

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

María Fernanda Moscoso, Phd of Anthropology

María Fernanda Moscoso

Phd of Anthropology

Mª Àngels Fortea, PhD in Design. Coordinator of the Department of Cultural Contexts

Mª Àngels Fortea

PhD in Design. Coordinator of the Department of Cultural Contexts

Rebecca G. Mutell, PhD in Fine Arts. Bachelor of Fine Arts (Image)

Rebecca G. Mutell

PhD in Fine Arts. Bachelor of Fine Arts (Image)

Laura Gual, Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

Laura Gual

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

David Torrents, Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts

David Torrents

Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts

Anna Clemente, Architect

Anna Clemente

Architect

Josep Maria Marimon, Master's Degree in New Media Art Curators. Coordinator of the Department of Materials and Technologies

Josep Maria Marimon

Master's Degree in New Media Art Curators. Coordinator of the Department of Materials and Technologies

Jordi Álvarez, Digital Communication & Branding

Jordi Álvarez

Digital Communication & Branding

Ricardo Iscar, Bachelor's Degree in Laaw and Higher education in image

Ricardo Iscar

Bachelor's Degree in Laaw and Higher education in image

Elisenda Fontarnau, Bachelor's Degre in Fine Arts

Elisenda Fontarnau

Bachelor's Degre in Fine Arts

Mariona Moncunill, PhD. Artist. Researcher

Mariona Moncunill

PhD. Artist. Researcher

Mónica Rikić, Degree in fine arts. Electronic art and creative programming

Mónica Rikić

Degree in fine arts. Electronic art and creative programming

Sílvia Rosés, Phd in Art History

Sílvia Rosés

Phd in Art History

Ricard Marimón, Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design

Ricard Marimón

Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design

Nico Juárez, PhD student. Audiovisual Designer and Architect

Nico Juárez

PhD student. Audiovisual Designer and Architect

Roger Vicente, Bachelor's Degreee in Graphic Design

Roger Vicente

Bachelor's Degreee in Graphic Design

Isa Quiles, Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts

Isa Quiles

Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts

Jesús Morentin, Bachelor's Degree in Design

Jesús Morentin

Bachelor's Degree in Design

Joan Maroto, Architect Doctor. Specialized in relational design and digital manufacturing

Joan Maroto

Architect Doctor. Specialized in relational design and digital manufacturing

Marta Morralla, Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design

Marta Morralla

Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design

Mireia P. Carbonell, Master’s Degree in Graphic Design

Mireia P. Carbonell

Master’s Degree in Graphic Design

Pau Pericas, Master's Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual contemporary studies

Pau Pericas

Master's Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual contemporary studies

Mònica Mestanza, PhD in Communications. Graphic design, art direction and creative direction

Mònica Mestanza

PhD in Communications. Graphic design, art direction and creative direction

Jaume Ferrete, Artist, researcher and teacher. Voice, performance and technologies

Jaume Ferrete

Artist, researcher and teacher. Voice, performance and technologies

Career opportunities

  • Designer -Graphic, Space, Audiovisual, Fashion and / or Services-
  • Creative director
  • Art director
  • Marketing, Communication and Organization of Events
  • Investigator/Researcher
  • Multidisciplinary equipment
  • Strategist in innovation and research
  • Project manager and coordinator
  • University teacher/Professor
  • Occupations linked to the culture of design, art and creation: critic, analyst, curator of exhibitions, editor of publications, etc.


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Cost

The total cost of the course depends on the number of ECTS inscribed plus the student insurance, management fees and university fees.
The price of the ECTS credit for the 2024-25 course is 143 €.
The fixed cost of university fees, management fees and insurance for the 2024-25 academic year is 200€.
The total amount of the course for 60 ECTS is 8.522,60€.

Payment conditions:

  • Single payment: if you pay the full course upon enrollment a 3% discount is applied to the total amount of the ECTS .
  • Installment payment: consists of an initial payment of 3.380€ upon enrollment (includes university taxes) + 9 monthly installments of 600€ (from October to June).

Scholarships and grants

As a BAU Bachelor student, you can take advantage of different scholarships and grants throughout your academic life at the center, as well as special discounts and preferential internal and external financing conditions.

Access and registration

Access

The registration period for the Bachelor's Degree in Design for new students takes place according to the calendar established by the University Preregistration office of Catalonia (Oficina de Preinscripción Universitaria de Cataluña).

Students educated in Spain

Students from a foreign education system

Students members from European Union countries or from countries outside the European Union will find more information about the access requirements here.

Entrance

Through the official University Preregistration of Catalonia.

Quality

The quality of the BAU pedagogical system is guaranteed by various indicators and reports by the seals of (AQU, RUCT, EUC ...). Visit the Quality section.

Degree registered in the Register of Universities, Centers and Titles, RUCT

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