Master of Design and Innovation

Master - 11 months

  • School: Design

The Master of Design and Innovation develops unique skills and competences thanks to the diverse methodologies and experiences of the programme.

  • School: Design
  • Start date: 19 April 2021
  • Language : English

    Master of Design and Innovation

    The Master of Design and Innovation is a high performance and qualification programme aimed at professionals who wish to change the world through strategic design, sustainability and innovation, and who also wish to change their lives in labour and personal terms through the training and experience this type of programme provides.

    It is conceived to provide a notable boost to our students’ professional development, positioning them as attractive profiles for companies and opening up new opportunities in their working lives.

    The Master of Design and Innovation develops unique skills and competences thanks to the diverse methodologies and experiences of the programme along with experts with a recognised track record.

    The master concentrates on innovation and strategic design as the central and transversal axis at the same time, without losing sight of the impact that creative thought may have on companies. For the duration of the course, the students share common content and projects and, on the other hand, provides specific training for each one of the cohabiting disciplines: Craft & Product Design Lab, Business & Strategic Design Lab and Communication Design Lab.

    IED Methodology

    The Master of Design and Innovation concentrates on innovation and strategic design as central and transversal axes at the same time. For the students share common content and projects and, on the other hand, provides specific training for each one of the cohabiting disciplines:

    Transversal education

    Students on this programme will receive transversal training to make them professionals with a 360º vision of the corporate world. Designers in all fields require transversal knowledge of common design skills. Such knowledge: methodologies, experiences and laboratories, provides an efficient tool to understand the relations between people, the economy, our planet and design, enhancing the capacity to define the impact we need to become leaders in the future of our fragile ecosystem.

    Innovation: Methodologies and tools for innovative ideas. Design from and with innovation guidelines on the conceptualisation of new businesses, systems and products.

    Sustainability: Social, economic, cultural and environmental sustainability principles applied to thinking and developing design processes.

    Strategic Design: The ability to define and design strategies where designers become more accurate and efficient each step into the process of design and future results.

    Shared education

    Around 50% of Master addresses teaching methodologies and tools which are useful for one discipline or another. It reinforces the concept of a multidisciplinary education, enhancing the experience and collaborative learning by design.

    Specific education

    Each discipline has its own set of projects and subjects where the specific skills are improved through detailed experiences and challenges. Almost all specific activities are projects with/for real clients and scenarios, subjects and the Final MDI Personal Project.


    Why do we travel?

    Master in Design of Innovation journey is an experience that creates essential moments for learning and personal growth. A journey that has the power to change students' perception of innovation and design, providing them with opportunities for connections with the world of work or carrying out real projects in other countries that help them to open their minds and contrast different working methodologies.

    Designing, implementing and communicating is most effective when it is done through a concrete and real project. In addition, they will have a social vision, loaded with values of a sustainable nature, responding to the needs of today's society.

    One of the main characteristics will be multidisciplinary. The trip will be carried out by students from the three routes: a union of talents to carry out social innovation actions that generate a positive impact on the area of action.

    During the course, visits and trips will be programmed, always under the supervision of the evolution of the pandemic, and following the instructions of the health authorities both at the Spanish and international level.


    Programme Leader

    Sebastian Bergne

    British Industrial designer Sebastian Bergne is renown for making everyday objects special with his essential and human approach to design.

    Sebastian’s versatility allows him and his small team to work in different ways. As an external Industrial design facility to international manufacturers, as an Art Director and creator of brands, supplier of bespoke objects for institutions or even as producer of his growing collection of personal editions.

    Having graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990, he founded his studio in the same year. His achievements have since been widely recognised with international design awards, frequent publications, exhibitions and inclusion in museum collections. 

    About Master of Design and Innovation

    "To contribute positively to todays world it is essential to bring together the best of traditional creative and business disciplines with emerging design and strategic practices to create appropriate products, community projects or businesses that not only deliver effectively, but do so in a way that is socially positive and sustainable. 

    The MDI program we have developed at IED aims to recognise student's existing educational journey and experience and build on it with a broad range of taught skills, exploration topics and project experiences. The course strives to provide the right environment to allow students to flourish as creative, strategic thinkers and doers and ultimately become rounded creative individuals, leaders and key members of a first class team."

    Course file

    Master of Design and Innovation

    • Type of course : Master
    • Language : English
    • School: Design
    • Start date: 19 April 2021
    • Duration: 11 months
    • Timetable : Morning-Afternoon
    • Attendance: In-person
    • Qualification: Private Upon completing the course, an accredited private diploma will be presented to students for the successful and satisfactory completion of the course.
    • Directed to : Designers working in any discipline, architects and engineers with academic and professional experience, who want to specialize and materialize an idea into a specific product or project. We recommend that participants arrive at the Masters with a project in mind, since the program offers them the ideal time and place to do it. This Master is a multidisciplinary and international program, on the frontier between design and production.
    • Admission process : To access this program, students will be selected based on: • Updated curriculum vitae. • Certificate of studies (scanned original document). • Work portfolio (if you have one). • Motivation letter, explaining your interest in this programme. • It is essential to have medium-high oral and written level in English. • Interview in person, by telephone or via Skype.
    • Enrollment rate: 4000 €
    • Course Fee: 20500 €

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