BA Interior Design
BA Interior Design
Study Interior Design
The interior designer has evolved greatly over time, becoming a key player in the development of contemporary living spaces. The design of spaces for the habitat, the studio, commercial spaces or even sanitary facilities cannot be understood today without an interior designer.
At ESADA we offer the Official Degree in Interior Design, which is a qualification from the Ministry of Education equivalent to a university degree for all purposes. These studies are part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and are therefore valid internationally.
If you dream of creating meeting spaces that respond to contemporary culture, anticipate change and dialogue with our past, this is the profession for you!
Studying Interior Design will allow students to acquire a large number of skills to tackle the different disciplines that make up their work (architecture, graphic design, decorative arts, furniture and lighting design, textiles...). All these skills have to be learned in a practical way with methodologies that respond to what students will really need for their professional development.
ESADA's main interest is to guide students in their training until they become professionals capable of critical thinking, effective communicators, and have the ability to work as part of a team. All these goals are achieved with a teaching team of great professional experience, and an innovative methodology of Project Based Learning (PBL) that allows students to put into practice the different knowledge in integrated projects of a professional nature from the first year of the degree.
The projects that students will tackle will increase in complexity, and are strategically planned to address the different aspects of interior design.
From the first year onwards, students will have the opportunity to participate in international design competitions, where ESADA students have won several prizes that guarantee the quality of their projects.
At ESADA, formal training is complemented by lectures given by leading figures on the national and international interior design scene.
The creative process is different in each project, which means that it never ceases to surprise and interest the designer.
Interior Design Syllabus
Construction materials I: the building (7 ECTS)
Interior projects analysis (3 ECTS)
Expression techniques in Design (5 ECTS)
Representation systems (8 ECTS)
Vectorial representation (7 ECTS)
Visual Language (8 ECTS)
History of Design: XIX, XX and current century (4 ECTS)
History of the arts and aesthetics (4 ECTS)
Photographic documentation (5 ECTS)
Freehand drawing: Sketches (5 ECTS)
Creativity and Project Methodology (4 ECTS)
Technical English (4 ECTS)
Expression techniques in Interior Design (6 ECTS)
Installations II: electrotechnology and protection (5 ECTS)
Installations I: Plumbing (5 ECTS)
History of architecture and interior design II (4 ECTS)
History of architecture and interior design I (4 ECTS)
Work spaces (6 ECTS)
Dwelling spaces (6 ECTS)
Scientific fundamentals applied to design (7 ECTS)
Eco-design and sustainability (4 ECTS)
3D construction (5 ECTS)
Anthropometry and ergonomics (4 ECTS)
Optativa 1 (4 ECTS)
Optativa 2 (4 ECTS)
Measurements and budgets (4 ECTS)
Digital techniques applied to interior design (4 ECTS)
Materials and building II: interiors (5 ECTS)
Lighting technology (5 ECTS)
Installations III: air-conditioning (5 ECTS)
Lightweight structures (5 ECTS)
Pop Up Spaces and exhibitions (6 ECTS)
Commercial spaces (6 ECTS)
Theory and culture of Design (6 ECTS)
Design management (6 ECTS)
Optional (8 ECTS)
Final Graduate Project (12 ECTS)
Practicum (12 ECTS)
Pathology and restoration (6 ECTS)
Organization and legislation (4 ECTS)
Hostelry and Leisure (9 ECTS)
Dirección de proyectos de interiores (4 ECTS)
Isolation and acoustic preparation (5 ECTS)
Specialisation in Digital Marketing
ESADA, aware of the revolution that digital marketing is bringing about in communications and the importance this has in the professional development of our students, has developed a specialisation in this discipline that all students at our school will be able to access.
Three subjects related to Digital Marketing are offered and the aim is for students to obtain the necessary knowledge to manage their own brand or to obtain an alternative outlet in the labour market, related to these new professions in demand:
- Subject I. Fundamentals of digital marketing,
- Subject II. Advanced digital marketing,
- Subject III. Digital Marketing: Monitoring and Analysis.
Students will be able to take these subjects within the optional programme of our study plans. At the end of the course, they will receive a certificate from the centre accrediting their specialisation in Digital Marketing.
The objective of higher artistic education in Design will be the qualified training of professionals in the field of design, capable of understanding, defining and optimising design products and services in their different fields, mastering scientific, humanistic, technological and artistic knowledge and the methods and procedures associated with them, as well as generating values of artistic, cultural, social and environmental significance, in response to the social and technological changes that are taking place.
As it is a regulated education, the regulations that develop the Degree in Design in the speciality of Interior Design establish a series of Specific Competences that students must acquire, which are:
- Generate and materialise functional, formal and technical solutions that allow for the exploitation and ideal use of interior spaces.
- Conceive and develop interior design projects with criteria that lead to improvements in the quality, use and consumption of production.
- Directing and certifying the realisation of interior design projects.
- Analyse, interpret, adapt and produce information related to the materialisation of projects.
- Solve aesthetic, functional, technical and constructive problems that arise during the development and execution of the project.
- Interrelate formal and symbolic languages with the specific functionality.
- Know the characteristics, physical and chemical properties and behaviour of the materials used in interior design.
- Know the most common manufacturing, production and manufacturing processes of the different sectors linked to interior design.
- Adapt the methodology and proposals to the technological and industrial evolution of the sector.
- Knowing the technological resources of communication and their applications to interior design.
- Master the specific digital technology linked to the development and execution of interior design projects.
- Knowing the economic, social, cultural and historical context in which interior design is developed.
- Knowing the economic and organisational framework in which the business activity of interior design is developed.
- Understand the legal and regulatory framework that regulates professional activity, occupational health and safety and intellectual and industrial property.
- Reflect on the positive social influence of design, assess its impact on improving the quality of life and the environment and its capacity to generate identity, innovation and quality in production.
It is necessary to consider the Interior Designer as the professional currently required by the market, with a technical-artistic profile, occupying the place that other professionals, due to their mainly technical profile, have not been able to develop (as is the case of technical architects), or excessively artistic professionals who have limited themselves fundamentally to working with volumes and urban spaces (as is the case of professional architects).
In practice, what career opportunities can I find by studying Interior Design?
- Designer of interior, residential and commercial spaces; public and private.
- Designer of shop windows, visual merchandising and scenographies.
- Designer of ephemeral spaces, artistic installations, exhibitions and stands.
- Developer of lighting and energy efficiency projects.
- Collaborator of multidisciplinary studios in the design of spaces.
- Designer of furniture, textiles, decorative objects, coverings and surfaces.
- Responsible for the definition and application of concepts, technical development and management of interior design projects.
Access to the degree
Don't forget to visit the section Requirements to find out in detail what you need to study next year at our centre.