The academic quality at Elisava is demanding, and excellently recognised internationally. We are the first design school in Spain, and we have been innovating for fifty years through a reference educational model that advances with the synergy of five key elements: the interaction of design and engineering, the teaching community, our classes, and a system of Internal Quality Assurance.
Interaction Design and Engineering
At Elisava, design interacts with engineering companies by providing a holistic view in which creation, innovation and technology converge. Today, with the emergence of new communication platforms, new design requirements, new technologies and new realities, the union between design and engineering becomes more necessary than ever. The confluence of communication, product, technology and design allows us to face the design process in all its complexity, from conceptualization and formalization of a project to its development.
Elisava’s teaching community is made up of more than 700 outstanding active professionals (many of whom were trained in our school) plus an in-house team of academics, doctors linked to the world of design, engineering, architecture or communication, and a heterogeneous group of experts of recognised prestige in the business environment.
This weaves an open, diverse and cosmopolitan network of about 800 trainers for a total of 2,000 students. Furthermore, we have recognised international figures that, through their participation in conferences, seminars, exhibitions or workshops, are involved in the activity of our school.
Here you can discover our entire teaching team.
Elisava's classes are developed in small groups, with tutorials and continuous followings that pursue the motivation of the student body. We work theory and practice from real and current projects that teachers face in their different work contexts. We visit companies and institutions, develop projects on site, attend exhibitions, presentations, debates... taking advantage of the learning opportunities that Barcelona offers us. We teach learning, innovating, observing and researching to respond to the needs of a changing global society.
Immersion in the labour market
At Elisava we prepare our students to be able to face and meet great professional challenges. Our training is oriented to the labour market. We have a precious agenda of collaborators made up of companies, institutions, NGOs and universities at the local, state and international level.