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Postgraduate Course in Digital Design and Manufacturing


Control the digital workflow in the design and prototyping of your projects.

    Postgraduate Course in Digital Design and Manufacturing

    The Postgraduate Course in Digital Design and Manufacturing specialises designers in design and prototyping techniques using a digital workflow, for both graphic production and project development, through Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software and Digital Fabrication techniques that allow rapid prototyping of designs.
    The world of digital fabrication is currently undergoing major development and mastering the range of fabrication techniques allows designers to start from an advantageous position when overseeing projects from their conceptual development until they are launched on the market.

    This Postgraduate Course forms part of the structure of the Master in Digital Fabrication and Media.


    • Control the processes of digital fabrication and contemporary prototype development
    • Develop your creativity and ability to solve design problems while providing specific solutions to real manufacturing problems
    • Obtain the tools for the computer-aided representation and modelling necessary for project development and manufacturing
    • Understand and control the differences between Idea, Project and Product, understanding the implications involved in moving from one to the other
    • Understand the problems and difficulties in getting a product onto the market

    Professional Opportunities

    Professionals able to control the digital workflow both in design and in prototyping by overseeing all the stages from ideation to achieving a real prototype, acquiring an ideal profile for companies that require rapid development of solutions for specific problems (design, events, exhibitions, interiors etc.) or which wish to control the design and development of their products.

    • Design lead
    • Process and Prototyping manager
    • Product engineering
    • Product specialist

    Course Directors

    Ignacio Prieto

    Architect specialized in infographics and 3D modeling. Run the Fab Lab IED Madrid together with Daniel García and teaches the courses of Digital Fabrication in MediaLab Prado (Madrid).
    Has been Manager in Fab Lab UPM and has taught classes, seminars and workshops in the UPM, CEU and IED Madrid. In the professional field, as freelance, has developed projects of Digital Prototyping, Design, infographics and Interior Design through his carpentry workshop.

    Daniel García

    Run the Fab Lab IED Madrid together with Ignacio Prieto and teaches the courses of fabrication in theMediaLab Prado (Madrid). Architect and Master in Advanced Architectural Projects (MPAA).
    Was Manager of the Fab Lab in the Polytechnic University in Madrid (UPM) and has taught at several universities like UPM, IED Madrid, CEPT University or Camilo José Cela University. As an Architect, he was founder member of Papalagi Studio, a national and international competition award winner.

    How we do it?

    The teaching methodology of the IED Innovation Labs constitutes the convergence of the theoretical knowledge of the best international professionals with their practical development in the Fab Lab, a prototyping laboratory fully equipped with everything necessary for the whole development of projects.

    During the week you develop in a practical manner everything you have learned during the lectures guru's an mentor's sessions.

    Organization of each module:

    • Online Lessons
    • Practice at Fab Lab
    • Intensive Workshop


    CAD (Computer-Aided Design)

    CAM (Computer-Aided Machining)

    Composite Manufacturing and Industrial Processes

    Why study at IED Innovation Lab?

    The IED Innovation Lab is an international networking centre focused on promoting a dynamic collaboration between disciplines, interaction with professionals, hybridization of concepts and prototyping results.

    The centre operates around LABS where experts from different fields explore the future of design working with the latest technologies in digital fabrication, electronics, media production, virtual reality, etc.

    It is located in what is considered the new creative district of Madrid, 20 minutes by underground from the other IED spaces. The neighborhood offers largescale workspaces where new designers can work freely, taking advantage of the premises’ great functionality.

    Course file

    Postgraduate Course in Digital Design and Manufacturing

    • Type of course : Postgraduate
    • Language : English
    • School: Design
    • Start date: October 2019
    • Attendance: Blended
    • Qualification: Private Private accreditation at the end of the course.
    • Directed to : graduates or holders of diplomas in the fields of art, design, architecture, etc.
    • Admission process : Currículum vitae / Motivation Letter Project Portfolio (max 3Mb) / Web Personal interview as deemed necessary by the Academic Coordination Team
    • Enrollment rate: 1200 €
    • Course Fee: 3900 €

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