University profile

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

2015/16 edition

About ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering


ELISAVA is one of the top schools in Europe, and a pioneer in the studies of Design and Engineering. The School has over 2,000 students from all over the world and it is affiliated to Pompeu Fabra University.

ELISAVA promotes knowledge, research, development, and innovation in all the fields revolving around design, engineering, and communication. We prepare our students to meet professional challenges at an international level, promoting the relationship of our community with the business sector, as well as with institutions and contemporary society. In this way, we can ensure the student’s viability to transform themselves and grow in a global and changing environment.

The offer of the Master and Postgraduate Degrees is related to the areas of Graphic Design and Communication, Product Design, Space Design and Architecture and Design, Strategy and Management. All these programmes combine generic and technical content, which have varying degrees of specialisation and which boast the added value of offering professional work experience in companies, facilitating students’ employability.


PG subjects available in English

  • Master's Degree in Graphic Design
  • Master’s Degree in Photography and Design
  • Master's Degree in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture

Master’s Degree in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture. Mention in Research

  • Master’s Degree in Interior Design

Postgraduate Diploma in Design of Work Space
Postgraduate Diploma in Interior Space. Private Perimeters

  • Master’s Degree in Retail Space: Retail Design

Postgraduate Diploma in Retail Design. Design and Space: Shopping
Postgraduate Diploma in Retail Design. Design and Concept: The Brand

  • Master’s Degree in Research for Design and Innovation

Postgraduate Diploma in Coolhunting. Design and Global Trends
Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and Design Thinking

Academic quality

  • Educational project

Motivated to motivate. In our classrooms, the real protagonists are the students. And our teacher's goal is to motivate them to assume full powers.

  • European Higher Education Area

The School’s study programmes are based on ECTS credits and competences, which are the main educational requirements in the European Higher Education Area.

  • International outlook

ELISAVA's main value, therefore, does not only lie in the knowledge it imparts, but also in the networks of professional and international relations underpinning this knowledge.

  • Immersion in the business world

The School particularly values its links with organizations and institutions, since they are where our students will develop their careers.

group of people


  • MediaLab
  • Science and Technology Laboratory
  • Graphic Workshop
  • Prototype Workshop
  • Computer Classrooms
  • Workshop Classrooms
  • Student Room
  • Exhibition Hall
  • Conference Room
  • Enric Bricall Library


We are in the historical centre of Barcelona, just meters away from the Mediterranean Sea. La Rambla, the Gothic Quarter, Gaudi's emblematic works, and many of the city’s famous sights are within walking distance from ELISAVA, and thanks to public transport many other destinations are very close as well.

lecture theatre

Practical Information


Funding and Grants

Living in Barcelona


See PDF for 2015-16 prices here

How to apply

Pre-registration for master and postgraduate programmes are done online at this link.

The steps are specified there, as well as the requirements, for studying in all of the programmes.

One week before the beginning of the course, registration is formalised at ELISAVA.

Contact details