Why to study at ELISAVA?
1. European Recognition (EHEA)
The courses we offer follow the criteria of the new European Higher Education Area framework: our students’ qualifications and professions are recognised in the European Union.
2. Track record: prestige and experience
We have experience and prestige in teaching design and related disciplines. Our 50 years of experience in the education sector guarantee our quality.
3. Accredited qualification awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)
We are a teaching centre affiliated with a renowned university, Pompeu Fabra University, which awards all the School’s degrees.
4. Educational offering, official Bachelo's degree and continuing education
Our courses cover all educational levels and provide comprehensive training to students in the various stages of their education. The school teaches official Bachelor’s degrees, as well as a high number of Master and Postgraduate programmes which promote students’ knowledge and professional growth.
5. Creative and technical training with a difference
Our educational methodology combines conceptual and technical training so that our students can be successful in their careers. Each learning route combines a strong sense of identity and own vision of the discipline with the multidisciplinary nature of the variety of studies available at the School.
6. Specialization in pathways
Thanks to the methodology used in the teaching, students can choose optional subject modules so they can configure their own pathway to meet the current diverse requirements of the labour market.
7. Students' introduction to the university
In the first trimester of the first year, ELISAVA provides students with the tools they need to acquire knowledge and have a realistic approach to their Bachelor’s degrees.
8. Tutorials and personalised supervision of the students
Our study plans include guided or tutored study in the student’s self-study process. Individually or in a group, students will receive 2.5 hours of guidance by teaching staff for every ECTS credit.
9. Tutorials and personalised supervision of the students
The over 870 lecturers and collaborators who hold classes at ELISAVA have extensive teaching experience. We collaborate with renowned professionals in their respective fields of activity, who facilitate contact between students and the professional sector.
10. Wide range of students
The over 2,200 students at the School do not only come from Catalonia, but from the rest of Spain, Europe, Asia, and America. ELISAVA is a fascinating place to study, work, and learn. The School’s multidisciplinary programmes allow students from different disciplines and with varying educational levels to share, learn, and participate in multidisciplinary projects.
11. Activities which supplement the training
We supplement classroom teaching with conferences, round tables, exhibitions, visits, and events that consolidate the links between the various courses and the professional sector, at the same time as they strengthen the sense of belonging to the ELISAVA community.
12. Furthering the knowledge of languages
The training ELISAVA provides will enable students to tackle the new European structure of university studies with all the skills they need to be internationally mobile. At the end of their courses, students’ knowledge of languages and technical English will be stated in their European Diploma Supplement.
13. Promotion of international exchanges
We make it possible for students to go on university exchanges with the best international schools. We have established agreements with over 50 centres in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. We participate in several exchange, cooperation, and research programmes with foreign academic institutions, such as the Cumulus Network and the Lifelong Learning Programme. We are members of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE), and we collaborate with the Council on International Educational Exchange.
We have multipurpose spaces and state-of-the-art rooms with the resources students need to complete their projects. We have various work spaces, such as the model workshop, advanced multimedia room, engineering laboratory, computer rooms equipped with latest generation MACs and PCs, photography laboratory and studio, common room, etc., and all our facilities have Wi-Fi access.
15. Library / Collection
We have the best library specialised in design in the country, which has a collection of over 9,000 copies specialised in various aspects of design, architecture and engineering, and it subscribes to over 100 journals.
16. Work placements with tutorial supervision
To help students gain professional skills and enter into the working world, they can choose to go on a work placement in companies and institutions in their fourth year. These placements are supervised and assessed constantly by a tutor, and they will be recorded in the European Diploma Supplement as the student’s curricular experience.
17. High labour market integration
ELISAVA is one of the university schools with the highest percentage of labour market integration of its students. It has its own job exchange open to all the students.
18. Collaboration with companies and institutions
We highly value relations with companies and institutions, since this is where our students’ future career will unfold. We are constantly expanding and furthering these connections, and establishing joint work structures that are enriching for both the entities we collaborate with and our students. Our hard work has led to the signing of consolidated and stable agreements with innovative and pioneering companies and institutions.
We promote the human, community, and professional development of students, former students, tutors, and collaborators of the school, by contributing to the continuation of a close and fluid relationship with other professionals, encouraging networking, backing professional development, and facilitating the updating of knowledge.
20. Privileged location
The location of our school, right in the centre of Barcelona, offers excellent transport connections with the rest of the city and its surroundings. The proximity of the city’s cultural and artistic hub provides our students with an excellent opportunity to supplement their education with a wide range of cultural and leisure activities.