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The Interuniversity Master's Degree in Design (UPC‐UB), is a multidisciplinary master's degree where creativity, innovation and research are applied as tools of knowledge and proposal for the Design of the future. It arises in an integral, broad and transversal sense, characteristic of the design made in Barcelona that has become an international reference in the last decades. From a proposal attitude, it provides with new visions about theoretical reflection, participatory networking strategies and the most innovative trends on new products. Tasks are developed through design workshops, different themes projects, research laboratories in materials and technology, collaborative work and digital manufacture lab, among others.

It is developed over one year, with 60 ECTS, and consists of a compulsory common phase of 15 ECTS and transversal profile; and another elective phase of 30 ECTS, which includes five specializations lines with expert teaching staff from various referral centers, such as the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Engineering (EPSEVG), Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering (ESEIAAT) by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya ∙ BarcelonaTech (UPC); and the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universitat de Barcelona (UB). The specializations lines are:

  • Contemporary Design (taught in English)
  • Design, Innovation and Technology (taught in English)
  • Industrial Design Engineering
  • Art Direction in Design
  • Design Research (transversal specialization line, which deals with previous four).

All specialization lines end with a specific Master's Thesis (TFM) of 15 ECTS, which can be oriented to a project or a research. In addition to these five itineraries, there are also common elective subjects dealing with business, intellectual property and entrepreneurship topics.

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