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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.


16th Edition
30 ECTS (302 teaching hours)

Language of instruction
Special conditions on payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Take advantage of the special enrollment conditions in this admission round! Complete your enrollment by July 25. Ask your Program Advisor!.
Start date
Classes start: 07/10/2024
Classes end: 17/06/2025
Programme ends : 27/06/2025
Monday: 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
Why this postgraduate course?
This postgraduate course has enabled two great institutions to work together, the UPC School and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). The course sets an interesting challenge: to delve into the CCCB's past from a contemporary viewpoint. The ultimate objective is to provide tools to future specialists in exhibition design.

This close examination of the CCCB's archives will provide the core content of the two workshops on which the course is based. The first will examine the Centre's records and a review will be made of the exhibitions it has held since it first opened its doors in 1994. The second will look at exhibition spaces and how to approach them in a perceptive and sensitive manner.

 Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)

  • Train exhibition display specialists.
  • Cover all of the possible contexts involved in this field, from project design to set up.
  • Provide an intellectual and practical vision with the expressive possibilities in contemporary art exhibition.
  • Teach critical interpretation and encourage students¿ public speaking skills.
Who is it for?
  • Architects or Engineers with advanced or associates degrees.
  • Designers (Interior, Industrial, Graphic)
  • Graduates in Art History, Museology, and Museum Design, or Fine Arts

Training Content

List of subjects
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.
8 ECTS 74h
Ephemeral, Expository and Scenographic Space Workshop
  • Sequence of exercises related to the ephemeral, exhibition space, museographic and stage scene where the student will have to face various situations and act from perception and sensitivity.
  • The ability to read and understand a space is worked, as well as the management and relationship with characters from other disciplines.
5 ECTS 46h
Expository Space's Theory, History and Experiencies
  • Monographic lessons and classes of a theoretical nature linked to the workshop on ephemeral and exhibition space.
  • It is deepened in aspects related to the definition and construction of exhibition and museum spaces, such as the question of virtual exhibitions, the practice of collecting, the vision of the creative curatorship, the critical function of the artist, the place of the latest trends in art or scenographic strategies as a condition of the exhibition story, among others.
5 ECTS 66h
Tools of the Exhibition Space
  • Practical and theoretical sessions that work on the formalization of ideas through the graphic applied to ephemeral architecture, accessibility and design for all, the exhibition and assembly techniques, the ephemeral constructions in the exhibition area, the assembly and lighting companies, among others.
4 ECTS 16h
Research Workshop and Synthesis of Efímer Space
  • Final research and synthesis work that must reflect the knowledge acquired throughout the course.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Postgraduate qualification in Design of Exhibition Spaces, 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:
relation Postgraduate courses:

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.
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.
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
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
  • Baquero Riazuelo, Iñaki

    Architect. Founding partner of BOPBAA. Teacher at the Elisava School of Design (UPF) and at the International University of Catalonia (UIC).
  • Basadonna Andújar, Arnaldo

    Architect, he was a professor at the School of Architecture ETSAV (UPC) and the Massana School of Art and Design.
  • Bonjoch Sesé, Ignasi
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    Designer for the Barcelona University School of Design and Engineering (ELISAVA), BA with first class honours from Design University of Southampton. Founder of the Bonjoch Studio, dedicated to the design of interiors and ephemeral spaces. Professor and Program Leader at Istituto Europeo di Design de Barcelona (IED), professor at Masters in Design and Production of Spaces at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in Museology and Museology at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), in Museography from University of Barcelona (UB), in Brand Retail from ELISAVA.
  • 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

    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.
  • Corea Dellepiane, Mario

    Industrial engineer. Production manager of the Production Unit of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). Previously, production manager of the Departament of Art Exhibitions of the Fundació Bancària "la Caixa".
  • García Aguirre, Francisco Javier

    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.
  • Pezzullo, Giovanna

    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..
  • Rieradevall Pons, Joan
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    PhD of Chemical Science from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB. Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department and member of the SosteniPrA research group at The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at the UAB. Master's degree in Managerial Management from EADA and a Diploma in Environmental Engineering. Areas of environmental research: ACV, Eco-design, waste prevention and recycling, utilising biomass based energy and industrial ecology. Awards and recognition: DMAH Autonomous Government of Catalonia Universities Award 2006, Agenda 21 Sustainability Award from the City of Barcelona 2004, Design for Recycling 2000 DMAH Autonomous Government of Catalonia, The Award for Environmental Applications for Technology from the City of Barcelona 1990.
  • 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).
  • Subirós Viñuales, Olga
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    Architect at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and supervisor of exhibition projects. PhD student at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technoloy University (RMIT).

Associates entities

Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • Project manager of ephemeral spaces.
  • Scenographer.
  • Artistic direction.
  • Specialist in design of exhibition and museum spaces.
  • Specialist in window dressing and stands.
  • Consultant in cultural management.


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