Master in Design through New Materials

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En Barcelona (España)

$ 10.135.446 Exento de IVA

*Precio estimado

Importe original en EUR:

11.000 €


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  • Lugar

    Barcelona (España)

  • Duración

    2 Semestres

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Could materials define the way our future is built? Understanding new materials in order to create new possibilities.

The study of materials is a remarkable driving force behind innovation, which opens up a range of practically endless possibilities. Both new advanced materials as well as new uses of conventional materials provide alternative solutions and new ways for socio-economic development, which will certainly have a great impact on our future.

Design through New Materials aims to provide a working knowledge and active mastery of new materials as agents in innovation and understand their current and future roles in design, sustainability and industry.

The contents and methodology of the course allow for experiencing both materials theory and material hands-on practice; to envision innovation from research to industry, from speculative to applied projects, and to adopt a scientific, creative and multidisciplinary attitude on the field.

The programme sustains practical workshops as well as up-to-date insights from relevant lecturers and visits to leading materials innovation hubs and material-related industries. Our working spaces are both ELISAVA and Materfad, our innovative materials library located at the Barcelona Design Hub, while collaborating simultaneously with multiple institutions and universities involved with related materials innovation and material-driven design in Europe, to strengthen networks and facilitate partnerships.

The applied professional orientation of the master involves developing a final master project with a focus on sustainability, innovation and near-future inspired solutions.

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?: This Masters course aims:

To prepare professionals for the new opportunities arising from the advancement of materials and technologies.
To train professionals with the ability to blend scientific research applied to the design process with product development.
To train professionals with abilities in the development of projects with energy and environmental concerns.
To train professionals to new creative ways of making.

¿Esta formación es para mi?: - Professionals from the design sphere: product design, industrial design, textile design, activewear
- Engineers and architects
- Marketing and forecasting professionals in search for specialization in their sector
- Professionals and entrepreneurs who want to seize the opportunity to innovate through materials

Requisitos: Bachelor's degree. Documents: Academic and professional CV + Portfolio + Motivation letter. Selection: based on background, professional motivation and personal commitment criteria.

Para poder hacer este curso debés tener uno de estos niveles de estudios: Grado universitario, Master, Doctorado

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  • Hubs
  • innovation
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Strategy
  • Design
  • Sustainability
  • Materials
  • Society
  • Marketing manager
  • New materials
  • Advanced materials
  • New industry
  • New business models
  • Market trends
  • Futures-research
  • Future scenarios
  • Narratives
  • Proposition
  • Publisihing agency


Module 1. Materials in context, material narratives -culture and forecasting. (4.5 ECTS, 30h)

The cultural and social aspects of materials. Market trends. Futures-research methodologies and building future scenarios and narratives.

Invited lecturers: experts from materials culture and forecasting areas

Workshop 1: exploring future scenarios


Module 2. Materials foundations - science and technology. (4.5 ECTS, 30h)

Materials families. Metals, ceramics and beyond: towards a new ontology of materials. Scientific and creative views on physical properties. Materials processing.

Discovery: Traditional and upgraded traditional materials discovery session at Materfad.

Invited lecturer: traditional materials industry


Module 3. Materials in use – materials in action, materials as form. (4.5 ECTS, 30h)

Materials selection. Understanding applications of materials in different sectors, from automotive to health.

Workshop 2: initiation to hands-on work. Materials as form


Module 4. Materials innovation – research and futures. (10.5 ECTS, 70h)

Current views on materials innovations. Materials research and materials development trends. From advanced high tech materials and nanotechnology to bio-based low-tech materials.

Discovery: several new materials discovery sessions at Materfad

Visits: technological centers and other innovation hubs

Invited lecturers: company, designer, developers, researcher, organisations (3)

Workshop 3: ideating applications of new materials


Module 5. Materials experimentation – experimenting and developing and DIY. (6 ECTS, 40h)

A series of workshops on materials making. From craft to industry.

Workshop 4: Materials development

Workshop 5: Field trip workshop


Module 6. Materials industry and sustainability – the future of fabrication. (3 ECTS, 20h)

Production in the 21st century. Sustainability – from life cycle to new business models

Invited lecturer: sustainable industry through materials: case study

Visits to or from companies


Module 7. Materials languages, materials interaction - Materials as form, surface and emotion. (6 ECTS, 40h)

Colour, materials and finish design. Materials aesthetics trends. Languages and narratives, visual storytelling, styling, media

Emotionality of materials. Sensory qualities. Tangible and intangible properties.

Invited lecturer: color and trim designer and a materials forecasting representative

Workshop 6: surface design lab


Module 8. Materials strategies – communication and market placement. (3 ECTS, 20h)

Market placement; strategy, patent, IP, business models

            Invited lecturer: marketing manager, publishing agency



The final master project is developed by devoting weekly sessions with tutors and runs in parallel to course modules. Research begins in module 1. A value proposition is made by Module 4, followed by development, evaluation, communication and the development of a portfolio.

The project will consist on developing a materials-derived product and/or strategy with focus on innovation and sustainability. The Project can be orientated and/or done in collaboration with an industrial partner.

Master in Design through New Materials

$ 10.135.446 Exento de IVA

*Precio estimado

Importe original en EUR:

11.000 €