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Masters in Design and Architecture

5th Programme: October 2009 to July 2010 6th Programme: March 2010 to February 2011 ECTS Credits: 60 Language: Spanish Qualification: Masters in Design and Architecture, from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA Escola Superior de Disseny. October 2009 Programme: The Master in Design and Architecture is obtained by following the Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Image and Architecture, from October 2009 to February 2010, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Environment and Architecture, from March to July 2010. March 2010 Programme: The Master in Design and Architecture is obtained by following the Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Environment and Architecture, from March to July 2010, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Image and Architecture, from October 2010 to February 2011. Price: The fee for the programme is 6,900. Former students of ELISAVA enjoy a 10% discount on the enrolment fee.

Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Image and Architecture


Programme: 6th Duration: October 2009 to February 2010 ECTS Credits: 30 Language: Spanish Qualification: Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Architecture and Image, from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA Escola Superior de Disseny. Price: The fee for the programme is 3,700. Former students of ELISAVA enjoy a 10% discount on the enrolment fee.

Presentation In the 21st century there is a need for professionals capable of developing design and architecture projects on all possible fronts. The Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Architecture and Image aims to provide a response to this challenge for all those students who wish to focus their careers on the building and construction sector and associated disciplines. In many respects the frontiers between architecture and design have faded as the development of professional projects nowadays in these fields calls for an open, global multidisciplinary approach. This means that, now, when designers and architects undertake, for example, the design of commercial premises, they also must take into account details such as employees changing rooms, the clients corporate identity and the creation of a user experience. In this context, the Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Architecture and Image aims to be a course that offers 21st century professionals the interdisciplinary skills, abilities and knowledge needed to be competitive in the market and be capable of providing global solutions to the complexities of present-day design and architectural projects.

Goals The main goal of the programme is to educate new professionals in the field of 21st century design, as follows: By providing the tools, knowledge and experience that students need to tackle projects and find solutions in the currently shifting panorama of architectural design and image-creation. By teaching students how to manipulate the information which images contain and to learn how to construct them to make them attractive. By experimenting with an interdisciplinary approach to design, in all it facets, as a frame of reference in the new field of knowledge. By giving students a command of the parameters underlying the increasingly complex, interconnected, and designed world of the 21st century.

Structure The Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Architecture and Image is structured around different workshops in which the students acquire the knowledge needed to become professionals with the sufficient technical skills and know-how to successfully taking on any project related to design, architecture and image: Workshop on creativity, improvisation and intuition This workshop provides the instruments needed for students to be creative and to know how to create a professional image, thereby improving their competitiveness and their possibilities of finding clients. The second part applies this knowledge to the world of materials in the workshop Materialise Me. Digital creation workshop Students learn how to produce materials with the latest computer applications: Rhino, RhinoCam, 3D Max, Virtools, Maya, Topsolid, Adobepremiere / After Effects. Digital production workshop Students learn how to use the design tools vital for differentiating and personalising their projects: CAD/CAM, 3D, XYZ, UV, modelling, rendering, animation, post-production, video, interactivity, sensors, and increased reality. Edit me workshop Introduction to the fundamental elements of the publishing and graphic design worlds and the way they are applied to global design, architecture and graphics projects: Freehand, editorial design, graphic advertising and illustration. Federation of ideas workshop Students learn how to generate ideas and concepts enabling them to develop differentiated and competitive design and architectural projects, using multidisciplinary approaches to deal with the demands of the concept. Aerlab workshop Students learn how to seduce with their projects, how to involve all the senses and apply the concept of the sensorial experience. These experiences are developed by learning how to use diverse resources such as presentations, web pages and Flash. Bonvoyagekobajagi workshop Through space, photography and art direction, students learn how to manage any type of professional project. In this workshop, participants learn how to create a concept for their work and to detect strengths and weaknesses. They will broaden their professional training in order to be able to provide global, competitive solutions in any situation. Finally, this programme analyses case studies of real projects and applied exercises which allow the interdisciplinary nature of other activities to be integrated (from cooking to new arts and technologies to cinema) in the world of design, image creation and architecture. In each workshop there are also practical exercises that are complemented by participation in important events such as Barcelona Visual Sound, Sonar, OFFF, Construmat, BAFFF, Loop and others.

Direction Ignasi Prez Arnal. Founder of the architectural agency AxE Arquitectura y Entorno. He leads the Sustainability Department of the Barcelona Architecture School of the International University of Catalonia (EsArq_UIC) and is senior visiting lecturer of the Facolt di Architettura di Alghero. He is Head of Building Engineering Studies at ELISAVA.

Teaching staff Ana Batory. Copywriter. Jacques Brion. Architect, partner in N+B (Montpellier). Dennis Dollens. Artist. Creator of Exodesic and Director of SITES. Mauricio Obrien. Graphic designer. Federation of Ideas. Federica Sandretti. Architect. BonvoyageKobajagi Studio. Uri Altell. CEO of Strike Agency. Miquel Arnal. Photographer. Mette Bak Andersen. Designer. Jordi Bernad. Photographer. Marko Brajovic. Architect. BonvoyageKobajagi Studio. Michel Campino. Architect. Bet Cantallops. Architect. Saeta studio. Cristobal Castilla. Aerlab studio. Nicol Ceccarelli. Architect and lecturer at the Facolt di Architettura di Alghero. Enser. Publishing group. Alberto Estvez. PhD in Architecture. Director of the programme Arquitecturas Genticas, EsArq-UIC. Massimo Faiferri. Architect. Senior lecturer at the Alguero Architecture Faculty at the Universita di Studi di Sassari. Sylvia De Felipe. Architect and specialist in parametric design. Albert Ferr. Architect. Project Director at Actar Editorial. Gemma Figueras. Director and writer at Living Dec. lex Flaqu. Director-general of MET. Manuel Gausa. PhD in Architecture. Founder of Actar and director of the programme Intelligent Coast. Member of the advisory committee for Desarrollo Sostenible de Catalua (Sustainable Development in Catalonia), CADS. Pere Ginard i Laura Gins. Laboratorium. Guillermo Grasso. Architect; specialist in 3Dmax. Alicia Guerrero. Art historian.

Maruan Halabi. Architect. Director of p.lab, Parametrics Laboratory for Design. Joaquim Llovera. Founder and cook at Boc. Inocuo Design. Graphic studio. Mia Makela. Live cinema artist. Marioimiguel. Art management. Freddy Massad. Architect. Elodie Nourigat. Architect. Partner at N+B (Montpellier). Affonso Orciuoli. Architect; Specialist in CNC production; Lecturer at EsArq-UIC. Rojo. Publishing group. Marc-Aureli Santos. Architect. Foment Ciutat Vella, Barcelona City Council. Jaime M. De Los Santos. Art Historian. Txema Salvans. Photographer. Lydia Oliva. Specialist in photography and exhibition organiser. Petz Scholtus. Ecodesigner. Sonos. Graphic designers. Maria Stamenkovic. Dancer and performer. Jordi Truco. Architect. Director of the Simposio de Arquitectura Emergente SimAe. Patrick Thomas. Graphics designer and illustrator, Lavista design. Vasava. Graphics studio.

Aimed at Graduates with Higher Design Degrees. Architects, technical architects and building engineers. Graduates in Humanities. Professionals who work in the world of photography, advertising or fashion. Professionals who want to set up a trends magazine or organise exhibitions, whether they are artists, graphic designers, illustrators, architects or photographers. Persons who want to understand how the world works through the eyes of its authors and manipulators, the creators of the places we live in, experience and enjoy. Professionals or academics with proven experience in the different fields of study.

Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Environment and Architecture


Programme: 3rd Duration: March to July 2010 ECTS Credits: 30 Language: Spanish Qualification: Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Environment and Architecture, from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA Escola Superior de Disseny. Price: The programme fee is 3,700. Former students of ELISAVA enjoy a 10% discount on the enrolment fee.

Presentation The modern world has created a need for designers with a different profile, who use a multidisciplinary approach to tackle their professional projects and also possess the skills needed to incorporate environmental criteria. In fact, modern conceptualists must incorporate new trends relating to sustainability into their work, as this is affecting the way design is building the world of the future. In this context, design must take account of the criteria derived from the Kyoto protocol and concepts such as being green or being orange, among others. It is against this backdrop that the Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Environment and Architecture has been conceived. It is aimed at training professionals to know how to apply European and other international directives that relate to the environment, in order to deal with all the issues relating to sustainability which we have to date not known how to resolve in the creation of advanced spaces and innovative products.

Goals The main goal of the programme is to train new professionals in the field of 21st century design, so as to be conceptualists capable of: Learning the tools, knowledge and experiences so to be able to tackle projects and find solutions to the changing position of architecture and design, as an urgent consequence of new directives relating to the environment. Experiencing the trans-discipline nature of design in all its environmental aspects, as a frame of reference in the new field of knowledge and action. Mastering all the elements related to sustainability that must be incorporated into new design and architectural projects. Learning to understand the world through the eyes of others: getting close to other peoples thinking. Being aware of sustainability and of CO2 in the manufacture of products and in daily life.

Structure The Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Environment and Architecture is structured around different workshops in which the students acquire the knowledge needed to become professionals with the sufficient technical skills and know-how to successfully taking on any project related to design, architecture and image: Ecological footprint workshop The demand made on nature by our designs will be calculated. Workshop - simulating nature The importance of intervention in nature through design. Workshop for all/second life An exercise in immersion in different lifestyles, their pros and cons. Water culture workshop An exercise in the development of imaginary imagery around the culture of water and its application to architecture and design. Orange design workshop Exercise focusing on recycled products and creating objects using residues. Flower fashion workshop The utilisation of ecological materials in the world of fashion, television graphics and radio. Study of pro-ecological guides. Biomimetics workshop The ecological and environmental projects that are generating a change of paradigm in contemporary architecture and construction. Parametric lab workshop The creation of virtual models is a computer technique producing spectacular results in the world of architecture and design. It facilitates the understanding and analysis of projects and allows consistent solutions to be found quickly with fewer mistakes. Zero energy workshop Study of present-day social movements aimed at limiting energy waste. Back-to-the-land workshop Workshop where students will experiment with the ways in which design is used to reinterpret nature, influencing it and being influenced in its turn. Workshop on sustainable alternatives The development of eco-products, i.e., products that incorporate criteria favouring the environment. Stop and go workshop Workshop where students experiment with pre-fabrication and industrialisation as processes aimed at reducing the generation of waste, incorporating the principles of Kaizen. Bamboolab workshop Workshop where students will experiment with the relation existing between materials, architecture and art.

Direction Ignasi Prez Arnal. Founder of the architectural agency AxE Arquitectura y Entorno. He leads the Sustainability Department of the Barcelona Architecture School of the International University of Catalonia (EsArq_UIC) and is senior visiting lecturer of the Facolt di Architettura di Alghero. He is Head of Building Engineering Studies at ELISAVA.

Teaching staff Mauricio Obrien. Graphic designer. www.federaciondeideas.com Federica Sandretti. Architect. BonvoyageKobajagi Studio. Carlos Sant Ana. Architect. Pau Alsina. Director of Art Nodes and lecturer at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Virginia Amiot. Economist at axe Arquitectura y Entorno. Jos Juan Barba. Architect. Founding director of Metalocus. Shigeru Ban. Architect and specialist in international cooperation. Txell Bonet. Director of the programme El cabaret elctric at icat.fm. Marko Brajovic. Architect and artist. Ramn Brecha. Consultant specialising in waste management. Daniel Calatayud. Architect. Completing a PhD on the ecological footprint, EAV. Luigi Centola. Architect and winner of the 2nd Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction. Bill Dunster. Architect and founder of ZedBed. Xavier Elas. Consultant specialising in waste valuation. Per Fagring. Industrial designer Cristina Fernndez. Architect and founder of LABB. Alex Flaqu. Director-general of MET Justo Garca Navarro. Director of the AENOR work group Sustainable Construction. Manuel Gausa. PhD in Architecture. Founder of Actar and director of the programme Intelligent Coast. Member of the advisory committee for Desarrollo Sostenible de Catalua (Sustainable Development in Catalonia), CADS. Franois Guisan. Architect and consultant on energy demand limitation. Jaime Hayn. Industrial designer at ARTQUITEC.

Markus Lauber. Architect and founder of LABB. Marta Mal-Alemany. Architect and specialist in parametric design. Toni Marqus. Sculptor and artist. Ivan Merino. Industrial designer (CAMPER, SALOMON). lex Novell. Architect. Director of 4Dvirtual. Anna Nufrio. Director of Co-Habitar. Isabel Nez. Essayist and writer specialising in the History of Literature. Gnter Pauli. President of the Zeri Foundation. Nina Paulowsky. Designer of theatre accessories and costumes at TNC Giuseppe Penone. Nature sculptor and artist. Luis Sabadell. Art historian and author of Arquitectures Vives. Jorge Riechman. Philosopher and author of Biomimtica. Esther Rovira. Architect. Martn Ruiz De Aza. Eco-product designer. Francesco Sacconi. Architect and author of Stop & Go. Fergus Stothard. Publicist and photographer. Andrea Tapia. PhD in Architecture. Massimo Tepedino. Architect. Nacho Toribio. Architect. Pere Torres. Industrial engineer and plastic materials specialist Jordi Truco. Architect and parametric design specialist. Mnica Tudela. Journalist, El Peridico de Catalunya newspaper. Ken Yeang. Author of Ecodesign. A manual for ecological design. Carmelo Zappulla. Architect. Front. Product designers (Sweden) Green Works. Evolution software. Pas De Pua. Product and recycling designers. Rhino. Parametric software. Vaho. Product and recycling designer. Xnographics. Graphic design and communications studio. Zicla. Developers of recycled materials. Aimed at Graduates with Higher Design Degrees. Architects and technical and senior architects, building engineers. Graduates in Environmental Sciences. Graduates in Humanities. Professionals who work in fields such as international co-operation and corporate social responsibility. Any person who wants to understand how the world works through the eyes of its authors and manipulators, the creators of the places we live in and experience. Professionals or academics with proven experience in the different fields of study.