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Interior Design

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree Design and Creation of Spaces.
Shortly we will publish updated information about the new edition of this programme.

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 (CCCB)


  • 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 Engineers with advanced or associates degrees.
  • Designers. (Interior, Graphic and Industrial)
  • Professionals from fields related to interior decoration and fine arts



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.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Basadonna Andújar, Arnaldo
    Architect, he was a professor at the School of Architecture ETSAV (UPC) and the Massana School of Art and Design.
  • 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
    Artist and museologist specialized in contemporary artistic languages, he is an outstanding innovator of the expository practice of our country. Doctor by the University of Seville, he regularly teaches at numerous Universities in Spain and Latin America, in the field of Creative and Experimental Museography. He is currently professor of creative thinking in the degrees of Communication, and doubles in Communication-International Relations and ADE of the University of Loyola Andalucía. Creator of The Emotional University.

Academic coordination

  • Masferrer i Juliol, Cristina
    Interior & Graphic Designer

Teaching staff

  • Basadonna Andújar, Arnaldo
    Architect, he was a professor at the School of Architecture ETSAV (UPC) and the Massana School of Art and Design.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Masferrer i Juliol, Cristina
    Interior & Graphic Designer
  • Peirón Martín, Medín
    Músico independiente, profesor de sonido, informática musical, acústica y organologia.
  • Puignau, Albert
    Agricultural engineer and wine consultant in VINIC Consulting company.
  • Ricart Ulldemolins, Josep
    Architect and professor at the ETSAV-UPC, where he also carried out research work with the FPU grant from the Ministry of Education. He has been a guest lecturer and lecturer at universities and American institutions (TEC Monterrey, UT Austin, UT Dallas) and Europe (Marne la Vallée in Paris). Founding partner of HARQUITECTES. His work has earned the recognition of several prizes for both built and in ideas contests, and the publication in national and international media.
  • Salas i Monforte, Carles
    Director of the Theater Institute of Vic. Director of the Postgraduate Postgraduate in Performing Arts and Education Director and choreographer of the Búbulus dance company for 2 years. Professor of Contemporary Dance Techniques and Composition Workshops.
  • Santacana Juncosa, Amadeu
    Doctor architect and professor Reader Serra Hunter of the Technical School of Architecture of the Vallès (ETSAV) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Award to the X Arquis / Thesis contest by 2015. He has been a professor at ETSAM-UPM (Madrid), ESARQ-UIC, EINA and ELISAVA (Barcelona), and at The Illinois School of Architecture, University of Illinois. Book editor "Soriano & Palacios: Is it small, it rains inside and there are ants?" (Actar, Barcelona, 2000), "Crossed: New territories of avant-garde design?" (Actar, Barcelona, 2003) and "Créate" (Actar, Barcelona, 2014).

General information 2018-19 EDITION

Next course
October 2019
30 ECTS (288 teaching hours)
Tuesday  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
Postgraduate diplomas 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 this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

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Virtual Campus
The students on this Postgraduate course 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
5.000 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Postgraduate course.
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.


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