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Design and Creation of Spaces

Master's degree. Face-to-face.


UPC School

Space is not one-sided. Everyone has their own concept of space, whether it is inside or outside, living spaces or space used for exhibitions. It is clear that for each of these processes you need a different mentality and a set of basic tools in order to gain an understanding of an empty space and the way to fill or not to fill it. Spaces are places where people do all kinds of activities, from the most private areas like living spaces to collective and participative spaces such as exhibition spaces. These can be enclosed spaces like museums or galleries or they can be part of urban or landscaping contexts.

The Master's in Design and Creation of Spaces brings different professional issues together and is built upon the basis of two different postgraduate courses. On the one hand there is the Interior Design postgraduate course that deals with the professional aspects of interior design, an area of illustrious tradition here in Barcelona that is truly one of a kind. This course seeks to fill a void in the educational offerings in this area that, until now, have not been available. On the other hand the postgraduate course Ephemeral Spaces and Radical Museology seeks to work with space as meeting point between people and culture within the framework of creative museography. By taking these postgraduate courses, being taught at the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona(CCCB), you can earn this Master's Degree in Design and Creation of Spaces.

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)


  • Develop skills to be able to critically and sensibly analyse a space that will be used.
  • Study the existing conditions and transform the results into the backbone of a project.
  • Select the adequate techniques and materials for the development and construction of a project.
  • Apply presentation techniques to transform the space being used according to your vision while incorporating the wishes of the client, supervisor or sponsoring institution.
  • 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 this project out.

Who is it for

  • Architects or Engineers with advanced or associates degrees.
  • Designers (Interior, Industrial, Graphic)
  • Graduates in Art History, Museology, and Museum Design, Fine Arts or associates degrees.


The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.

Interior Design

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 15/10/2018. Barcelona

Ephemeral Spaces and Radical Museology

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 15/10/2018. Barcelona



Interior Design Projects Workshop
6 ECTS. 62 teaching hours.
  • A sequence of exercises that cover conceptual ideas and other material more specific to interior design.
  • Experimental exercises that are centred around specific aspects of the human bodys dimensional and sensorial comprehension, space and spatial language and how these languages are constructed.
  • Accredited design professionals will dictate the project exercises that they believe will be the most appropriate and interesting. This will give students first hand knowledge of different ways of analysing the different problems to be resolved as well as synthesising these ideas into buildable project.
Apoyo al Taller de Proyectos de Diseño de Interiores
4 ECTS. 34 teaching hours.
Percepción Racional
4 ECTS. 36 teaching hours.
  • Students will learn a language which will allow them to dialogue with specialists in each area and present themselves correctly.
  • This module also includes a visit to companies.
Percepción Sensible
5 ECTS. 36 teaching hours.
Actividades Complementarias Diseño de Interiores
4 ECTS. 76 teaching hours.
Proyecto Final de Diseño de Interiores
7 ECTS. 44 teaching hours.
  • Completion of the mandatory final project in order to receive the postgraduate certificate. This part will be carried out upon completion of the course to demonstrate students¿ comprehension of the course material.
Workshop and Production Workshop
5 ECTS. 34 teaching hours.
Workshop Space
5 ECTS. 42 teaching hours.
Space Wokshop Support
4 ECTS. 36 teaching hours.
Sensitive and emotional Workshop Space
4 ECTS. 40 teaching hours.
Ephemeral Space Complementary Activities
5 ECTS. 92 teaching hours.
Final Draft
7 ECTS. 44 teaching hours.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Basadonna Andújar, Arnaldo
  • Corea Dellepiane, Mario
    Industrial engineer. Production head of the Art Department of Exhibitions, Fundació Bancària "la Caixa". Previously, production head of Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB).
  • Pérez Valencia, Francisco José
    PhD in Fine Arts, painter and art curator and exhibitions

Academic coordination

  • Masferrer i Juliol, Cristina
    Interior & Graphic Designer

Teaching staff

  • Basadonna Andújar, Arnaldo
  • Bosco, Roberta
    Journalist and cultural critique of Media Art and Net Art
  • Callís Figueres, Josep
    Architect and profesor at the Girona University.
  • Casadesús Casadevall, Ignasi
    Window dresser and temporary spaces creator
  • Chaves Martínez, Norberto Rodolfo
    Architect. Essayist and professor, Corporate Identity assessor, Theory and cultural critique of architecture, brands and communication. Judge for awards and design competitions. Technical director for events.
  • Claret Marti, Francisco
    Estudios de Diseño Industrial en la Escuela de Diseño ELISAVA y la Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design de Londres. Diseñador freelance.
  • Claret Marti, Jordi
    Architect and UPC professor
  • Corea Dellepiane, Mario
    Industrial engineer. Production head of the Art Department of Exhibitions, Fundació Bancària "la Caixa". Previously, production head of Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB).
  • Cros Bahí, Susanna
    Architect and text editor, digital communication and cultural management
  • Cruz Guaqueta, Monica Marcela
    Arquitecta. Máster en Historia, Arte, Arquitectura y Ciudad UPC. Actualmente cursando el Doctorado de Historia y Teoría de la Arquitectura, especializada en en Gaudí, Barcelona y su arquitectura. Trabajos de investigación en archivos históricos, gestión de documentación, docencia, conferencias y publicaciones. Colaboraciones en el ámbito académico, el montaje de exposiciones y la gestión museística.
  • Freixes Melero, Daniel
    Architect and interior designer. Founder of Varis Arquitectes studio
  • García Aguirre, Francisco Javier
    Diseñador de iluminación. Músico. Integrante de Teatro de los Sentidos desde 1996, realiza un trabajo de formación e investigación del lenguaje de los sentidos. Es diseñador de iluminación de las producciones de la compañía, músico y fotógrafo. En el área educativa es profesor en el Posgrado en Lenguaje Sensorial y Poética del Juego de la Universitat de Girona y profesor y coordinador de diversos talleres monográficos.
  • López Matas, Emiliano
    Architect and professor of ETSAV-UPC. Master of Architecture (M.Arch II) from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Grant from the Real Colegio Complutense of Madrid).
  • Martínez Puerta, Oscar
    Curator, editor and para-designer in Oscar Guayabero study.
  • Masferrer i Juliol, Cristina
    Interior & Graphic Designer
  • Masferrer Ordis, Mariona
    Psicóloga y escritora. Finalista de los premios Donna y Montserrat Roig. Socia de la Asociación de Escritores en Lengua Catalana.
  • Peirón Martín, Medín
    Músico independiente, profesor de sonido, informática musical, acústica y organologia.
  • Perello Ferrer, Antonia Maria
    Art Curator at the MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
  • Pérez Valencia, Francisco José
    PhD in Fine Arts, painter and art curator and exhibitions
  • Permanyer Barrier, Ignasi
    Historiador del Arte.
  • Pezzullo, Giovanna
    Diseñadora de paisajes olfativos. Actriz, dramaturga, profesora de lenguaje sensorial, formadora de actores y smell designer. Estudia historia del arte en la Universitá Statale di Milano y se forma como actriz, entre otras, en la Escuela de Arte Dramático Il Piccolo de Giorgio Strehler. Desde el 1999 trabaja con la Compañía Internacional Teatro de los sentidos, dirigida por Enrique Vargas. Coordina el máster "Imagen sensorial y poética del juego" organizado junto a la Fundació Universitat de Girona y Caixa d'Eines del Teatro de los Sentidos.
  • Porras Zambrano, Gabriel
    Técnico de Iluminación de la Unidad de Producción del Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona. Responsable del diseño y montaje de la iluminación de las Exposiciones y Festivales del CCCB.
  • Puignau, Albert
    Agricultural engineer and wine consultant in VINIC Consulting company.
  • Ricart Ulldemolins, Josep
    Architect and UPC professor
  • Rodriguez Pombo, Jorge
  • Rousaud Baron, Fernando
  • Salas i Monforte, Carles
    Director y coreógrafo de Búbulus Dansa. Subdirector del Conservatorio Superior de Danza del Instituto del Teatro de Barcelona. Espectáculo, talleres y clases de técnica y composición coreográfica.
  • Santacana Juncosa, Amadeu
    Architect and lecturer at the Vallés Higher Technical School of Architecture (ETSAV) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
  • Subirós Viñuales, Olga
    Arquitecta y directora creativa en proyectos museográficos y expositivos.

General information

60 ECTS (576 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:15/10/2018Classes end:18/06/2019Programme ends: 30/09/2019
Monday  10:30 to 14:30  16:00 to 20:00Tuesday  10:30 to 14:30  16:00 to 20:00
Taught at
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
C/ Montalegre, 5
Telephone: (34) 93 112 08 65
Special master's degree issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain it, is necessary to have an official university qualification. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.

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Virtual Campus
The students on this Master's degree will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
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 appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
9.200 €
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.


Language of instruction
Payment of enrolment fee
The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
- In two instalments:
  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up to 90 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme

This Master Degree course will be taught in Spanish.

Visiting Faculty in previous editions Interior Design:
- Francesc Fàbregas Cambó. Grafic Designer
- Paulina Muxart Agell. Painter and artist.
- Amadeu Santacana . Architect. Teacher at UPC

Visiting Faculty in previous editions The Exhibition Space:
- Juana Aizpuru, Gallery owner and ARCO and BIACS founder
- Maria Luisa Bellido. Art history professsor at the Granada University
- Fernando Martín Martín. PhD and Museology & contemporany art history professor at the University of Sevilla.
- José Carlos Roldán. Art restorer at the CAAC, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo

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