Higher diploma in Visual Arts and Design for Industrial Modelling
The Advanced Vocational Training Module in Industrial Modelling has a two-pronged focus. One the one hand is the creation of mock-ups and prototypes for the development of industrial processes ranging from one-off pieces through to models targeted at mass production.
The other, equally important side involves learning to create an industrial design project. We understand the teaching of industrial design to start from the analysis of requirements before going on to develop ideas, sketch projects and implement them with scale models and prototypes, manually and using 3D reproduction techniques.
Complementary modules are distributed over the two years of the course to train experts who will later join the teams of major sector enterprises, where they will employ their skills in designing projects and reflecting them in models and prototypes.
General course objectives
- To carry out industrial design projects with a knowledge of materials and production processes.
- To provide training in the conceptual and creative fields.
- To produce mock-ups, models and product design prototypes.
Options for accessing the field
- Product design projects for objects of use, developed both in personal studios and in collaboration with other designers and companies from different sectors.
- Integration in interdisciplinary teams with experts from other disciplines, specialising in production control and/or project execution and the volumetric materialisation of projects.
- Teaching. The diploma entitles students to teach in the classroom and to give workshops.
- Companies in the automotive industry.
- Lighting sector.
- Exhibition stand sector.
- Product development.
- Also in engineering firms.
The final project is of a global nature and includes all the different areas of academic and technical knowledge covered in the course. It is designed to showcase the students’ achievements and proficiency regarding the knowledge, processes, techniques and skills required to work in the field and to further their careers within the specialty, and demonstrate the level attained.
The objectives are:
- Use and mastery of the theoretical and practical skills needed for project development.
- Planning and structuring of the work process.
- Presentation and defence of the project before an assessment committee.
Structure and Content of the Two Academic Years
|Content of Modules||Module Hours||Hours per Week|
|1st year||2nd year|
|History of Industrial Design||90||3|
|Design Theory and Science||90||3|
|Industrial Modelling Workshop||750||12||15|
|Materials and technology||90||3|
|Ergonomics and Anthropometry||75||2|
|Training and Professional Orientation||60||2|
|Training in Centres of Work||100|
|Total hours per course||1900|