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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the continuing education master's degree in Design and Creation of Spaces.

Presentation

Edition
15th Edition
Credits
30 ECTS (296 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face



Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€5,100
Special conditions on payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 07/10/2024
Classes end: 17/06/2025
Programme ends : 27/06/2025
Timetable
Tuesday: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm | 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sessions will be held occasionally outside the established hours.
Taught at
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
C/ Montalegre, 5
Barcelona
Why this postgraduate course?
Barcelona is a city with an illustrious tradition in interior design. As a discipline it has seen great success but until now there have not been any notable interior design educational offerings. This postgraduate course in Interior Design seeks to fill this void by offering a new program that awakens curiosity and sharpens the perception and sensitivity of participants. Interior design work starts where architecture leaves off and mainly deals with the empty spaces that have been created. It is the designer who has to keep the people who use the space in mind.

Up until now we have never seen so many different family models and different casuistries in terms of what are referred to as relational structures. People can live alone, with partners for a time period, or even with children and later without them, once they have become adults. This is why this postgraduate course totally breaks with the concept that has existed up until now; the concept that interior decorators or designers can do everything according to their own personal style and way of doing things. The personal needs of every individual and their situation have humbled professionals in this field.

This postgraduate course is may be taken independently or as part of the Master's programme in Space Design and Creation. In this course students will work with perception and awareness, two important aspects to take into account when learning how to listen and respect the opinions of others. When designing interiors nothing is ever completely finalised, anything can be created and final and definitive changes will come when the client finally moves into the space.

All of the class sessions will be taught at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)

Aims
  • Learn about tools that can teach you how to work with living spaces.
  • Develop skills to critically and sensibly analyse a space that will be transformed.
  • Work with perception and awareness as fundamental aspects of interpreting a client's needs.
  • Manage the development of the idea all the way to its construction phase and communicate how to do this to the professionals who will carry out the project.
Who is it for?
  • Architects or senior technicians.
  • Senior engineers or technicians.
  • Graduates and Design Professionals (Interior, Industrial, Graphic).
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts.
  • Professionals related to decoration, window dressing or the field of art.

Training Content

List of subjects
8 ECTS 95h
Workshop of the Interior Space
  • Sequence of different thematic exercises designed to respond to spatial, specific or conceptual problems.
  • Criticism, reflection and analysis are promoted with the will to formulate ambitious proposals that overcome the conventional forms that we are accustomed to.
  • Volumetric and sensory understanding of space, space language and materialization of this language are worked on.
5 ECTS 49h
Theory of the Interior Space
  • Monographic classes and monographs of a theoretical nature linked to the workshop of the interior space.
  • It is deepened in aspects related to the definition and construction of interior spaces, such as the concept of urban interior, new ways of living, the culture of minimum space, the imaginary of the house in the mass media and flexibility as a condition of interior design, among others.
5 ECTS 36h
Tools of the Interior Space
  • Space, sensory and perceptive experiences involving color, light, shadows, sounds, aromas, new models of interpretation and emotion.
4 ECTS 16h
Research Work and Synthesis of Interior Design
  • Final research and synthesis work that must reflect the knowledge acquired throughout the course.
8 ECTS 100h
Comprehensive Workshop: Design and Production of Spaces (BCN Light)
  • Research of the perceptive, sensitive and emotional fields that customize the spaces, with the objective of verifying and extending the capacities of constructing a formal language of its own.
  • Experimentation with the factors that individually or collectively act and interact in the construction of a certain spatial sensation.
  • Acquisition of language that allows dialogue with specialists in each subject and project responsibly.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Degree
Postgraduate qualification in Interior Design, issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued by virtue of the provisions of art. 7.1 of Organic Law 2/2023 of 22 March, concerning the University System, and art. 36 of Royal Decree 822/2021 of 28 September, which establishes the organisation of university education and the procedure for ensuring its quality. A prior official university qualification is necessary to obtain it. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. Lifelong learning studies at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya are approved by the University's Governing Council on an annual basis. (See details appearing on the certificate).
Range of modules
This postgraduate course is part of the training track for the continuing education master's degree in Design and Creation of Spaces .
The continuing education master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire continuing education master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Continuing education master's degree:
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Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.



Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Case studies
Real or hypothetical situations are presented in which the students, in a completely participatory and practical way, examine the situation, consider the various hypotheses and share their own conclusions.
Visits
These visits are to specialist centres, companies in the sector or outstanding and important locations in the sector, in order to obtain knowledge in situ of development, production and demonstration environments within the programme.
Workshops
Students are supported when undertaking group work, including theoretical sessions which provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a result. Ideas and results are exchanged between all the participating groups.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this postgraduate course will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Teaching staff
  • Basadonna Andújar, Arnaldo
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    Architect, he was a professor at the School of Architecture ETSAV (UPC) and the Massana School of Art and Design.
  • Callís Figueres, Josep
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    Architect from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), postgraduate degree in Housing Rehabilitation from the College of Architects of Catalonia (COAC) and master’s degree in Materials and Structures Mechanics from the University of Girona (UdG). Associate Professor in the Department of Graphic Expression at the UdG. Co-founder of 2Sis Arquitectes (from 2005 to 2013). Associate professor at the UdG, in the department of Specific Didactics. Co-founder Callís Marès architects.
  • Claret Marti, Coque
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    Architect and lecturer at the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès (ETSAV-UPC). Founding member of the AUS grouping of the COAC. Lover of the practical realization and of the theoretical / critical debate on subjects related to architecture and sustainability; architecture, health and energy poverty, etc. Impeller of the PAUS research laboratory at the ETSAV. He has participated as a Faculty Advisor in the 2010-2012-2014 editions of the Solar Decathlon Europe in the ETSAV-UPC team. He works at the Center for Research and Transfer of Technology CRiTT of the ETSAV-UPC.
  • Claret Muxart, Jaume
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    Catalan filmmaker and producer who is part of the first generation of Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola. Among his works, Ella y yo stands out, premiered at the San Sebastián Film Festival. He has exhibited at festivals such as Rotterdam International Film Festival, FICUNAM México or IndieLisboa. Currently, has completed the short film DIE DONAU, world premiere at FIDMarseille, and is developing his first feature film, ESTRANY RIU. Member of Arquitectura Filmada, a collective that produces architecture videos for studios such as HArquitectes, Fundación Enric Miralles, Peris & Toral or Batlleiroig.
  • Cruz Guaqueta, Monica Marcela
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    Architect. Master's Degree in History, Art, Architecture and City of the UPC. Currently pursuing a PhD in History and Theory of Architecture, specializing in Gaudí, Barcelona and its architecture. Research work in historical archives, documentation management, teaching, conferences and publications. Collaborations in the academic field, the assembly of exhibitions and museum management.
  • García Aguirre, Francisco Javier
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    Lighting designer Actor, Musician and Photographer. Member of the Theater of the Senses since 1996, he carries out a training and research work on the language of the senses applied to the performing arts, design and space. And artistic director of the Minimons project. In the educational area he is also professor of the Postgraduate Course in Sensory and Poetic Language of the Game of the University of Girona and professor and coordinator of several national and international monographic workshops.
  • Ortega Romero, Carmen Cristina
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    Architect by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Postgraduate in Interior Design from the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development (UPC School). Postgraduate in Hotel Architecture and Commercial Spaces from the Escola Sert of the College of Architects of Catalonia. Postgraduate in Building Rehabilitation from the Escola Sert of the College of Architects of Catalonia. Founder and CEO of Cristina Ortega A&I. She has an experience of more than 20 years in the architecture and interior design sector developing residential and tertiary projects and rehabilitation projects.
  • Pérez Valencia, Francisco José
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    Professor of the Universidad Loyola Andalucía. Artist and museographer, specialist in contemporary artistic languages, is a leading innovator of the exhibition practice of our country. Doctor by the Universidad de Sevilla, he regularly teaches at numerous Universities in Spain and Latin America, in the field of Creative and Experimental Museography. He is currently a professor of Creative Thinking and Leadership and Personal Development in the Communication Degrees, and in doubles in COM-RRII and COM-ADE of the University of Loyola Andalucía. Creator of the Universidad Emocional.
  • Pezzullo, Giovanna
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    Humanistic training in Italy where she studies art history and acting. Since 1999 she is part of the Teatro de los Sentidos company. Since 2016 she founded and is president of the cultural association La Inefable (facebook La inefable, instagram la_inefable_) which deals with the creation of historical and community memory projects. Since 2017 she is a professor of the Master in Design and Production of Spaces at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). She teaches sensory language workshops around the world. She is also a creator of olfactory landscapes for plays and installations.
  • Quetglas Campmany, Jordi
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    Architect from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Master in Design and Production of Spaces from the UPC. More than five years at the head of a creative team in the field of ephemeral corporate architecture in the context of fairs, congresses. He is currently the co-founder of a Creativity Laboratory-Workshop linked to spaces.
  • Ramirez, Juan Pablo
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    Architect by the National University of Córdoba, (Argentina). Postgraduate in Ephemeral Spaces and Radical Museography from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He currently designs and develops ephemeral installations and architectures for festivals and fairs nationwide. He worked on research projects at the Argentine Ministry of Science and Technology, as a professional researcher. Previously, he worked as a teaching architect at the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Design of the National University of Córdoba..
  • Santacana Juncosa, Amadeu
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    Doctor architect and professor Reader Serra Hunter of the Technical School Superior of Architecture of the Vallès (ETSAV-UPC). Award to the X Arquis / Thesis contest in 2015. He has been a professor at Auburn University (Alabama-USA), ETSAM-UPM (Madrid), ESARQ-UIC, EINA and ELISAVA (Barcelona), and at The Illinois School of Architecture of the University of Illinois. Editor of books "Soriano & Palacios: It's small, it rains inside and there are ants" (Actar, Barcelona, 2000), "Cruzados: Nuevos territorios del diseño de vanguardia" (Actar, Barcelona, 2003) y "Créate" (Actar, Barcelona, 2014).

Associates entities

Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • Specialist in energy rehabilitation of buildings.
  • Specialist in sustainable urban planning and smart cities.
  • Specialist in BEST (Building Energy Simulation Tools).

Testimonials & news

Testimonials

On a scale from 1 to 10, this postgraduate is a 10. Following the programme has meant a huge change for me: my professional outlook has changed, it opened by senses towards exploring, it has freed me from some preconceived ideas and parameters in my mind and has allowed me to flow freely. At class we were asked to contribute to the maximum to create wonderful spaces, showing the best of each student.

Joyce Ortuño-Vera, Interior Designer at BO Concept

Videos
EL PATI DE LA MONTSERRAT - Llum Bcn 2020
CAUCE - Proyecto de los alumnos del máster en Diseño y Producción de Espacios para Girona, Temps de Flors 2018
Proyecto Món Llibre 2018 de los alumnos del máster en Diseño y Producción de Espacios
CONTINUO - Proyecto de los alumnos del máster en Diseño y Producción de Espacios para Llum BCN 2018
BANY DE ROIG - Proyecto de los alumnos del Máster en Diseño y Producción de los Espacios para Llum BCN 2016
Proyecto Món Llibre 2016 de los alumnos del máster en Diseño y Producción de Espacios

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Once the fee has been paid and we have all your documentation, we will assess your candidacy and, if you are admitted on the course, we will send you a letter of acceptance. This document will provide you with all the necessary information to formalize the enrolment process for the programme.




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