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 over sixty 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.

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Interaction between 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.

Teaching community

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.

Our classes

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 collaboration hub made up of companies, institutions, NGOs and universities at the local, state and international level.

These collaborations are part of the day-to-day school; whether through academic subjects and projects, master classes and workshops, innovation labs, curricular and extracurricular internships or end-of-degree projects.

At the same time, Elisava Research also collaborates with companies and institutions through different projects such as innovations & research labs, public and private research projects, curating projects or sponsoring activities and lectureships. In addition to this, we have a job exchange service, a timely exit door for students who finish their studies.

System of Internal Quality Assurance

Elisava applied a System of Internal Quality Assurance (SGIC_ELISAVA) that facilitates the fulfilment of all the obligations arising from the Framework for Verification, Monitoring, Modification and Accreditation of its accredited Degrees (VSMA). This system links quality assessment processes to the management of the entire qualification process, and it is always under review and continuous improvement in order to adapt to the changing reality of the school.

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Annual Activity Report

Every year, Fundació Privada Elisava publishes a corporate report with the most relevant data of each year, a summary of the academic and institutional activity developed during the academic year and the main milestones achieved during each academic year.

Check Elisava’s annual reports

Undergraduate Degrees

Below you can check all the information related to Elisava’s University Degrees (general information about the degrees, study plans, educational collaboration agreement), corresponding to the promotions started until the academic year 2020-2021 and which are included in the study plans of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).