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Master's Degree in Innovative Space Design

Speciality in: 

Design of Healthy Environments
Scenographic Design
Product Design and Manufacturing

 

  • Edition: 1st
  • Teaching period: From October 2021 to June 2022. Final master's project presentation: June 2022.
  • Schedule: From Monday to Thursday from 16:00 to 19:00
  • Modality: On site
  • Language: Spanish
  • Price: 8.280 €
  • Qualification: Master's Degree in Innovative Space Design (Speciality in: Design of Healthy Environments / Scenographic Design / Product Design and Manufacturing) awarded by the UVic-UCC.
  • Credits: 60 ECTS

Presentation

The Master’s Degree in Innovative Spatial Design provides contemporary training in spatial design. The syllabus is notable for its multifaceted, critical and cross-disciplinary approach; applying theoretical knowledge, tools and techniques specific to the discipline while exploring methodologies and strategies from the fields of art, science and cultural studies.

The master's degree is structured around a common training module containing a compulsory content module which aims to explore spatial design within the new paradigms of innovation, sustainability and emerging technologies.

This module operates as a collection of tools and knowledge that establishes the conceptual and technological basis on which the three proposed lines of Speciality are built: design of healthy environments, scenographic design and product design and manufacturing.

Each of these specialities will have its own training requirements that will be delivered through specific modules.

The common training concludes with the master's degree final project (TFM), which consists of developing a project in which the teachings imparted throughout the programme are combined.

Speciality in Healthy Environment Design

Hindsight has allowed us to identify the problems caused by the use of certain products, systems and strategies in the design of interior spaces, particularly in terms of health and well-being. The consequences of our reliance on new materials, systems and installations as opposed to more traditional options, or materials produced by big companies instead of those that are indigenous, have now become apparent.

Speciality in Scenographic Design

The speciality in Scenographic Design delivers an opportunity to train in a broad, creative and innovative discipline that integrates the body, objects, words, light, movement and sound, and is constructed around the expressive power of spatial design. This speciality promotes the interdisciplinary study of the scenographic space, with the intention of responding to the many and varied requirements of the sector.

Speciality in Product Design and Manufacturing

Design, manufacture, make.  The speciality in Product Design and Manufacturing provides training that focuses on material practices through the intertwining of design – critical, innovative and transformative – with materiality and manufacturing – artisanal, industrial and digital.

The mainstream paradigm of product design associated with industrial manufacturing is becoming diluted in favour of hybrid paths that present products, devices and/or artefacts according to the coordinates of design that is contextual (space), relational (actors and roles) and performative (affects).

Syllabus

Common Module

Module 1 – Design, space and innovation. Scenarios for innovation, sustainability and new technologies

 

Speciality Modules

Healthy Environment Design

Module 2 – Concepts and parameters that determine an interior space

Module 3 – Design strategies for achieving healthy environments

Module 4 – Project workshop: holistic vision

 

Scenographic Design

Module 2 – Active theory of the scenographic space. Fundamentals of scenographic design and the management and production of scenographic projects

Module 3 – Digital tools applied to the scenographic space, strategies and techniques for manufacturing and ephemeral construction

Module 4 – Project workshop

 

Product Design and Manufacturing

Module 2 – Critical context analysis. Tools and operational theory

Module 3 – Tools and strategies for manufacturing and prototyping. Advanced design and material practice workshops

Module 4 – Practical laboratory. Social, material and disciplinary innovation through product design and project-based practice

 

MFP Module

Module 5 – Master’s Degree Final Project. The space where the common training converges with the specialities. It is conceived as a project that integrates all those dimensions, concepts and teachings covered in the master's degree

Programme

The Master’s Degree in Innovative Spatial Design is structured around a compulsory common module focused on innovation, sustainability and new technologies, which is followed by the three lines of speciality: healthy environment design, scenographic design and product design and manufacturing.

The three lines of speciality are elective: students must choose one of these lines. The specific competencies of the training are developed in each of the specialities.

The students' training culminates with the development of a master's degree final project in the innovative field of spatial design associated with each of the specialities, in which all the conceptual, technical and creative learning covered in the master's degree is incorporated.

Common Module

Module 1 – Design, space and innovation  

This module proposes a critical and cross-disciplinary view of the challenges opened up by innovation and social, cultural, technological, political, affective and aesthetic transformations. The theoretical blocks and practical workshops position this module as an opportunity to explore innovation scenarios through the central themes of spatial design, such as sustainability and digital technologies.

New scenarios for innovation

An introduction to the discussions surrounding the phenomenon of innovation through myriad themes: the politics and aesthetics of the performative (body and space), disruptive technologies and speculative scenarios, the politics and aesthetics of design, and cultural production.

Design and sustainability

An introduction to the study of economic, social and environmental aspects.

Digital manufacturing and interactive technologies

An introduction to digital manufacturing as a tool for exploring, prototyping and manufacturing artefacts/devices; technology integrated in sensors, IoT, interactives.

Speciality

MFP Module

Module 5 – Master’s Degree Final Project

The master's degree final project integrates innovative processes and languages through a critical and coherent discourse. The content of the project will be proposed by the designer based on a personal field of interest in which to develop their practice. The proposal will include the theoretical-practical development process and, optionally, accompanying devices, artefacts and prototypes.

Career opportunities

Healthy Environment Design Speciality

  • Specialist in the design of healthy interior spaces
  • Planner associated with the design and/or construction of healthy environments
  • Healthy environment design consultant

Scenographic Design Speciality

  • Performing arts scenographer (theatre, opera, dance and/or contemporary musicals)
  • Digital scenography
  • Designer of art exhibitions or installations in museums, galleries or arts centres
  • Ephemeral structure designer (launch events, fashion shows, window displays, shows)
  • Museum exhibits

Product Design and Manufacturing Speciality

  • Contemporary product design
  • Designer-maker
  • Researcher in emerging environments through material practices

Payment methods

Total cost of the course:  8.280 €

Payment methods

BAU, Design College of Barcelona offers different terms of payment:

  • Single payment: attracts a 3% discount
  • Part payment, in three installments:
    • 1st payment consisting of 40 % of the fees on enrollment
    • 2nd payment consisting of 30% of the fees before November 5th
    • 3rd payment consisting of 30 % of the fees before January 5th

Former students of BAU benefit from 10% discount on any of the courses. A former student of BAU is a student who, not being registered in the current academic year, has exceeded 50% of the credits for a Degree, Higher Degree in Design or the Diploma in Graphic Design; or 100% of the credits for any of the Master’s or Postgraduate degrees.

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