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Bachelor in Product Design

ESDi, Design Higher Education School
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Barcelona
28 September 2020

Online / distance program
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Program description

Bachelor in Product Design

Gadget lover?

If when you were younger you wanted to be like Inspector Gadget, there are more gadgets in your kitchen than in chef´s kitchen and you dream of be given the basket lamp, there is no doubt: you are made for product design.

By studying the Bachelor Degree in Product Design, you will be able to express your creativity through objects that stand out for the experiences they generate. We teach our students about materials, ergonomics, eco-design and lighting.

Degree: Official Degree in Design, Product Mention

Credits: 240 ECTS (120 common to all the mentions, 120 specific to the chosen mention)

Duration: 4 years

Language: Spanish / English

In the product creation process, a Product Designer must understand not only the manufacturer's needs, but also seek to emotionally connect with its users.

With the Product Design Degree at ESDi, you will learn to handle different types of materials, while you delve into the functional, aesthetic, spatial and ergonomic characteristics of the products. In our workshops and classrooms you will make models, prototypes and create 3D designs.

Also, given the growing concern for eco-design in consumption and manufacturing, the life cycle of objects is one of the key points in Product Design. For this reason we place a special emphasis on sustainability and recycling . Innovation in terms of materials, functionalities and techniques will also be taught through Smart Design, one of the emblems of the democratization of technology, the modernization of cities and the 4.0 industry.

Admission requirements

Applicants for the undergraduate degree courses have to apply via the online application
form on our website.

It’s important to keep in mind that the admissions for each degree are limited and are covered on a first come first serve basis, which is why some groups might be closed several months before the beginning of the academic year.

Once you have officially reserved your spot, you will be able to enroll in the established periods (July: for the ordinary call or September for the extraordinary call).

Admission process steps:

  1. Request information through our website.
  2. Formalize the access test (online and free of charge). Depending on the result and if necessary, an interview with an academic leader will be arranged.
  3. For the Degree in English, you must present an official diploma of Spanish that certifies a minimum level of B2.
  4. You will receive the letter of acceptance to the requested program from your advisor.
  5. Make the reservation payment to save your spot.
  6. Start the enrollment process.

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Program content

The first two years, common to all the Design Degree itineraries, are centered on basic knowledge subjects, such as photography, technical drawing, and computing. In addition to this, the students are introduced to theory, art history, and professional ethics. From the third course onwards, the Product Design student delves into knowledge about ergonomics, packaging, eco-design, modeling, and small appliances, among others, which give him or her an integral understanding of the different development stages of a product.

training programme

1st Year

  • Art Theory and History I
  • Design Theory and History I
  • Sociology
  • Representational Drawing
  • Technical Drawing I
  • Project Basis
  • Computing I
  • Photography I
  • Form Theory and Workshop
  • Introduction to Projects

2nd Year

  • Art Theory and History II
  • Design Theory and History II
  • Communication
  • Literature and Communication
  • Business I: Organization and Processes
  • Projects I
  • Comprehensive Projects I
  • Profession Ethics
  • Materials and Technology I
  • Computing II

3rd Year

  • Projects II
  • Comprehensive Projects II
  • Design Issues
  • Business II: Organization and Processes
  • Materials and Technology II
  • Elective Subjects:
    • Scale Models and Prototypes
    • Ergonomics
    • Computing / IT Extension: Industrial
    • Product: Analysing Projects
    • Book and Project Presentation
    • Furniture Design
    • Design of Small Household Appliances
    • Departmental Intensification

4th Year

  • Internships
  • Final Degree Project
  • Elective Subjects:
    • 3D Modelling and Rendering
    • Ecodesign
    • Projects III
    • Projects IV
    • Technique
    • Utilisation Technique. Materials and Mechanics
    • Industrial Packaging
    • Departmental Intensification
    • Elective Workshops and Seminars
    • Fundamentals of Digital Culture
  • Smart Objects & Digital Fabrication
  • Smart Design
  • 3D Animation and Holography
  • Digital Creation
  • Dynamic Data Programming
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Projects
  • E-Commerce

Tuition fees

Tuition fees: €9.080 per academic year

Scholarships & funding

The Foundation of Textile Design (FUNDIT) is a foundation that fosters design education and research. ESDi’s future will be shaped by the core values of FUNDIT: curricular innovation, pioneer use of curricular experimentation, a visionary’s view and the collaboration between design and technology. The foundation provides financial support and various grants (scholarships and awards).

Successful applicants are adjudicated in compliance with the requirements. There is a limited number of scholarships which are subject to availability. The University reserves the right to withdraw, amend, discount or discontinue any scholarship. Even if an applicant meets scholarship criteria, a scholarship may not be awarded. Applicants will be assessed according to the assessment criteria set out for each program and scholarship category. The decisions made by the University are final and there are no provisions or appeal processes.

  • ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Description
ESDi encourages academic excellence in future designers. ESDi´s Academic Merit Scholarship recognizes outstanding potential and academic achievement which will ensure success in the bachelor studies. Students must maintain good grades during their jouney at ESDi, if the undergraduate student provides evidence of the scholar’s satisfactory performance and progress, the grant may be renewed for a second, third, and fourth year.

Economic Discount

The grant consists on an 80% of discount on the total course.

  • CREATIVITY SCHOLARSHIP

Description
ESDi encourages excellence in academic performance by future designers. ESDi´s Creativity scholarship recognizess the next generation of designers and motivates the future careers of those who create. The Creative Scholarships provides an economic discount on the total course to young people who are pursuing studies on a creative field and using creativity as a force for positive social impact. Candidates must
also display personal and academic excellence.

Economic Discount
The grant will consist off15% discount on the total course.

Eligibility

  • FINANCIAL SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP

Description
ESDi encourages excellence in academic performance by future designers.Receiving financial support could help our students to achieve their dreams. The Financial Support Scholarship offers financial aid to aspiring, talented future designers in exchange for their participation on a project at ESDi.

Economic Discount
The grant will consist of 20% discount on the total course.

Eligibility

  • o Admissions Scholarship:
  • o Foreign National Passport
  • o ESDi acceptance letter.
  • o Valid General Certificate of Education / High School Diploma / International Baccalaureate Diploma.
  • o High school transcript.
  • o Have achieved of a minimum of A level / 90 percent overall.
  • o A Portfolio.
  • o Statement of remuneration paid of the student’s parents (Submitting a document of your parents’ income and financial assets).
  • o A certificate in proof of regular income received from abroad (A statement from the student’s parents that they will send money on a monthly basis)
  • o High school transcript.
  • o A statement from the credit institution to certify the availability of funds (an amount in a foreign bank account of which it has been established that the balance is available to the student during the course of his studies).

How to apply
Email us with the following:

Your first, last name and name of the scholarship in the subject line.

Letter of introduction describing your history, why you are seeking an official undergraduate degree in design and why you feel you would be a good candidate for this scholarship award.

(Attach the required documents).

Qualification

At ESDi you will learn to:

  • use sustainable materials
  • 3D modeling and printing
  • meet the product´s needs of use
  • make models and prototypes
  • design packaging
  • design robots
  • design vehicles

Our students, through ESDi, have collaborated with companies such as Mango, IKEA, Caixa Bank, Adidas, HP, Samsonite, Rosa Clará and more.

Career opportunities

  • Career Path:

    • Design of Smart Products, products for Smart Cities and Smart Retail
    • Automotive design and mobility
    • Furniture design for housing and public furniture
    • Design of professional equipment
    • Illumination design
    • Appliance design
    • Design of household appliances and objects
    • Design of devices with electronic technology and bionic design
    • Design of accessories
    • Precision instrument design
    • Packaging design and ecodesign

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