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  • Course description
    Master in Design for Urban Environment.
    Master Courses - Barcelona

    The Master in Design for Urban Environment trains professionals to take part in the process of urban transformation by designing ideas that help to reinforce the social, cultural and economic fabric of 21st century cities.

    This course focusses mainly on the following lines of work: design for sustainable development, social inclusion to empower citizens in the face of social challenges, governance, cooperation, e-democracy, open data and transparency, as well as design to tackle urban mobility issues and contribute to people’s safety.

    Urban environments are currently facing significant challenges, which calls for professionals who know about the past, understand the present and can anticipate the future to think up solutions in collaboration with their inhabitants and the people in charge of managing them. 
     

    Complementary Module.

    Check the new Research & Publish Module course, a complementary module with a duration of 6 months, that provides an introduction to the main theoretical and practical tools for research and reflection that are generated in the field of communicating and disseminating projects in the field of design so that students can acquire the skills to document their work correctly, communicate it properly to their target audience and disseminate it through the most appropriate channels. Request more information to your advisor.

    CREDITS: 60*
    DURATION: 9 MONTHS
    ATTENDANCE: EVENING
    LANGUAGE: ENGLISH


    Methodology.

    Observation, analysis and experimentation are an essential part of learning. The course proposes intense theoretical/practical immersion in the urban context of the city of Barcelona, which is why both its theoretical classes and projects are backed by outings led by the teachers of the Master’s degree.


    Objectives.

    To train new professional profiles with the skills to act in urban contexts from a collaborative design perspective.

    To provide students with a global, interdisciplinary and integrating vision of the experiences taking place within the urban environment in order to propose relevant, consensual and sustainable design solution actions.

    To provide students with specific tools and knowledge to complete projects related to the urban environment.

    To train students to acquire the language and role of a designer/facilitator profile in order to co-create urban environment solutions.



    Student profile.

    Professionals and recent graduates who are interested in continuing their studies in order to acquire skills in strategic urban design and become involved in urban design projects from a multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspective.

     Product, visual communication and interior designers, architects and management/marketing professionals, among others.

     Professionals interested in exploring the intersection of design, social innovation and public policies.


    Job opportunities.

    The students will be able to work in public/private entities in some of the following areas/functions:

    Lead urban regeneration processes.

    Urban design consultancy.

    Urban design process management

    Conduct studies related to the urban environment.

    Prepare guidance and statements.

    Site and area design and/or mobility design.

    Facilitate collaborative processes for design in the urban environment.

    Visualise and communicate data in urban design processes.


    Credits.

    The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master  program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.


    Subjects.

    DESIGN FOR URBAN ENVIRONMENT SPECIFIC MODULE.

    TOOLS FOR THE CRITICAL ANALYSIS
    TOOLS TO MAKE STRATEGIC DIAGNOSES 
    TOOLS FOR PLANNING PROPOSALS 
    TOOLS TO CONDUCT WORK AS A POSITIVE ELEMENT
    TOOLS TO PROPOSE AND IMPLEMENT SPECIFIC DESIGN SOLUTIONS


    DESIGN FOR URBAN ENVIRONMENT COMMON MODULE.

    DESIGNING FOR THE MANY
    DESIGN TOUR
    PUBLIC SPEAKING
    PORTFOLIO AND PERSONAL BRANDING
    RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION SEARCH
    DESIGN PROCESS
    SOCIAL DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY
    COMMUNICATION TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONAL PROFILE


    NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION PROJECTS.

    IED strives to strengthen innovation through international, bilateral and multilateral cooperation with other organizations and institutions. The primary objective is to generate value at local and global level by cultivating knowledge, mutual learning and facilitating novel exchange of expertise and experiences through the active participation in cooperation projects.

    IED engages the creative intelligence and competences of its community of academic staff, lecturers, professionals, students and alumni leveraging on its 50+ years proven-track record in design methodologies and sustainable innovation.

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