IE School of Architecture & Design
IE School of Architecture & Design
Cardenal Zuniga, 12
40003 Segovia, Spain
t: +34 921 412 410
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IE School of Architecture & Design is part of IE University, a fully accredited higher education institution, international in scope, and with campuses in Madrid and Segovia, Spain. IE University is ranked among the leading universities of Europe.
The IE School of Architecture & Design places emphasis on excellence in design, innovation, and entrepreneurship. IE students are encouraged to take a creative approach to architecture, learn the latest digital skills in a contemporary context, and develop talents to become leaders in a changing field. IE School of Architecture & Design is part of a broader university, which supports learning across disciplines, especially establishing synergies with the humanities and business.
University'sundergraduate campus is in the city of Segovia, located just 25 minutes by high-speed train from Madrid. Segovia, declared a World Heritage City, reflects the union of several cultural legacies and is especially renowned for its Roman, Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture.
Classes at the Master level are held at IE facilities the heart of Madrid. Spain's vibrant capital city provides all the opportunities of a major cosmopolitan, capital city.
165 students (125 Bachelor, 40 Master, 0 PhD), 70% of foreign students.
54 staff members (8 full-time and approx. 46 visiting lecturers and critics).
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IE University has one on-campus dorm (Only for the Bachelor). Reservations for new students are accepted beginning November 1st. Places are awarded starting the following July 20. Located on the University's Santa Cruz la Real Campus in Segovia, it a newly renovated building with single and double rooms with en-suite bathrooms, telephone and Wi-Fi broadband internet access. The rooms are fully furnished with bed and bath linen and are cleaned daily. Apartments and other types of accommodation are available in both Segovia and Madrid. The University's housing office assists students in their search for accommodation.
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Bachelor: EUR18,000 per academic year
Master: EUR24,200 per course
Scholarships and other types of aid are offered based on excellence and need. Information is available through IE Foundation and the Financial Aid Office. For additional information please contact the Admissions Department at (+34) 915 689 872
The Bachelor and Master programs have rolling admissions policies, which means applications are accepted at any time of the year. It is recommended that you to start the admissions process several months in advance of the start date of the course, as places are limited, and the confirmation of previous academic records and visa arrangements takes time.
Language of instruction: English. Format: Full-Time
Master (Postgraduate), Master in Architectural Management & Design, 13 months, Master, 60,
Language of instruction: English. Intake: February Format: Blended: online and on-campus (Madrid-London-Madrid)
Master (Postgraduate), Master in Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments, 13 months, Master, 60,
Language of instruction: English. Format: Blended: online and on-campus (Madrid-London-Madrid)
The Bachelor of Architecture program is a 5-year program fully recognized by the Spanish Government and the Bolonia Accords. The Bachelor in Architecture at IE School of Architecture & Design transcends the traditional boundaries of conventional programs by adding classes in management and humanities, in addition to its focus on design. A series of exciting elective courses and alternative studios are offered during the fifth year.
IE University has developed an exceptional internship program, allowing students to gain practical experience in top firms and placements during the second semester of their second, third, and fourth years at IE.
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The Bachelor in Architecture (300 ECTS)
The Bachelor in Architecture uniquely combines design, innovation and management. It is aimed at those who aspire to play a leading role in the fields of architecture and design. Class size is small to facilitate individual attention and full student participation. Innovative teaching methods include integration and experimentation workshops that approach design issues from many perspectives in an effort to break down traditional barriers and seek solutions in a variety of ways. IE has established the IE FabLab that has the latest technology and tools used in architecture and design. From laser cutters to 3d modeling machines, students are encouraged to use the the facilities for learning and experimentation.
Admission Requirements for the Bachelor Program
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Master in Architectural Management and Design (60 ECTS)
The Master in Architectural Management and Design is aimed to bridge the gap between advanced design and business management within architecture. It is a 13-month, blended program that allows participants to work and study at the same time alternating on-line sessions with 3 on-site periods. The face- to-face periods are held in Madrid and in London, providing networking opportunities with classmates, professors and practicing professionals.
Most architects are, in fact, entrepreneurs and vocational designers who face business responsibilities without adequate tools and training. This program addresses the design implications of business decisions and vice versa through course themes that include; design and business communication, strategic planning, marketing fundamentals, project management, human resource management, and computational design and others.
Master in Design for work, retail and learning environments (60 ECTS)
The Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments is an innovative, post-professional program that addresses the shifts that are occurring within the realm of business and educational spaces.
There are new complexities in the way we work, shop and learn; the technology we use, increased competitiveness, new forms of communication and collaboration, globalization, sociological shifts and sustainability are some of the issues to be examined. This master degree program has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle new challenges for the understanding and definition of these typologies of spaces, which are shaping the future of society.
The program will undertake careful analyses of work, retail and learning environments – from multiple perspectives – that will include theoretical, technological, spatial and managerial issues. The program seeks to provide a unique understanding of the relationships between strategy, space design and performance objectives. It comes at a time when organizations are radically rethinking how they will function in the future due to profound changes in technology, economics and culture.
The multifaceted nature of the course will address the design of spaces with a holistic, trans-disciplinary approach, fostering new ways of understanding the definition of contemporary communal environments. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to join companies that provide design and consultancy services, establish or enhance their own practices in the field of work, retail and learning environments — where demand for strategic expertise is high.
A 13-month, blended program, it allows participants to work and study at the same time, alternating on-line interactive sessions with three on-site periods. The strategic partner institution hosting the London component is the Helen Hamlyn Center for Design, of the Royal College of Art.
Admission Requirements for the Master Programs
Bachelor degree from an accredited university, transcripts, photocopy of passport and diplomas or certificates. Photo, c.v., portfolio, English proficiency, application fee EUR125.
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