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Master in Design for Emergent Futures

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Barcelona
October 2022

Barcelona
October 2023

Barcelona
October 2024

Program description

Master in Design for Emergent Futures

This programme focuses on design of interventions in the form of products, platforms and deployments that aim to produce new emergent futures by previously analyzing the current challenges in society and industry.

Do you want to take the design one step further by turning your innovative ideas into great solutions? In the Master's Degree in Design for Emerging Futures you will learn to combine high technology, design thinking and creativity for the future.

The Master's Degree in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) is organised by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, in collaboration with the Fab Academy.

The aim of this Master's Degree is to provide the strategic vision and tools for designers, sociologists, economists and computer scientists, to become agents of change in multiple professional environments. The programme focus is in the design of interventions in the form of products, platforms and deployments that aim to produce new emergent futures, by previously analysing the current challenges in society and industry.

Admission requirements

  • Higher university degree, bachelor's degree or o college degree diploma.
  • Motivation letter.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

First year

  • Term 1: Understand How to Design for Emergent Futures
  • Term 2: Envision Emergent Contexts
  • Term 3: Intervene, Create Future Speculations

Second year

  • Term 1: Project Growth Plan (Alpha)
  • Term 2: Immersion (Beta)
  • Term 3: Writing and Finalizing (V.1)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fee for Non EU Students: €16,000
  • Tuition fee for EU Students: €12,800

Qualification

Master's Degree in Design for Emergent Futures, degree awarded by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Elisava.

ECTS credits: 75

Competences

  • Be able to understand, develop, prototype and test new ideas on how design and technology are able to generate different outputs in any given reality.
  • Acquire strong skills in the field of digital fabrication, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technologies and computer science.
  • Be able to design and adopt new strategies to curb climate change in the product life cycle, design to accelerate economic transformation through a systems thinking approach and for social impact at the local scale through small interventions and sustainable initiatives.
  • Be able to translate ideas into prototypes, and prototypes into products, which can be tested and iterated throughout the design process and be positioned within the market or design sector.
  • Be able to recognize the potential of new business models associated to circular economy, self-sufficient paradigms and emergent technologies.

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About this institute

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

ELISAVA, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, promotes education, knowledge and research in the fields of design, engineering and communication. With more than 50 years of experience, it has trained more than 17,000 students and it has established itself as...


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Why study at ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

If you want to study engineering or design, this is your home.

Of course, you're not just going to study here... you're going to discover theories and tendencies, you're going to question pre-established ideas, you're going to experience new ways and build alternatives. We will give you the best tools to achieve it; your creative energy sets the pace.

You are our present and the future. We want to empower your abilities, lead you and connect you with the professional environment to enable your dreams so that they come true. We believe in a better world and we believe we can transform it. We're ready.

Contact info

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

La Rambla 30-32
08002 Barcelona Catalonia
Spain

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www.elisava.net

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