Home Abroad (Blended Learning)

Home Abroad Elisava
Home Abroad Elisava
Home Abroad Elisava
Home Abroad Elisava

This is a programme that Elisava is offering in English for sophomore students. This course proposal aims to give an opportunity for international students to study in other countries even if they can not move from their hometown. The programme’s proposal includes one digital and synchronic part and one week presential workshop in Barcelona, optional, if the students want to travel.

A programme that proposes students to come in a digital trip to take any subject of their semester in Elisava, while they are taking all the other subjects of their regular degree programme in their University. The subject they will take will be giving them credits for their local programme.

This is a good opportunity to try, to experiment, and to learn abroad without moving from home, and share knowledge with students coming from all over the world.

This is how it works:

  • Student chooses any of the subjects Elisava is offering (more information below).
  • January 11th - March 19th. Online classes during 10 weeks, 3 hours a week per subject.
  • June 14th-18th. After the online classes, students can come one week to Elisava to share their experience.
  • 4 subjects to choose (1 subject minimum, 4 subject maximum).

For more information or registration, you can write to us at homeabroad@elisava.net.

These are the courses that the programme Home Abroad offers:

Graphic Design and Visual Communication

This course focuses on graphic design and visual communication with special attention in typography and the relationship between texts and images, colours and textures. The course aims to teach students the basic tools of visual communication in order to present their projects.

This course will discuss graphic design as an essential element of communication across social, cultural and functional boundaries.

Short projects will allow students to implement design methodology and experiment with design skills. Projects will range from experimental typography, branding, poster composition, editorial and visual interaction.

Product Design and Furniture

This course focuses on product and furniture design, covering the entire process from conceptualization, formalization, development to pre-production of a designed object for the human, domestic or work environment. The course will analyze the social, ergonomic and aesthetic environment of the user, the method for producing the final work and the impact of this on the environment as a whole.

Students will approach the semantics of objects, their functional and communicative capacity along with the integration of materials and technology.

Interior Design and Retail

The Interior Design and Retail design course introduces design students to the development of urban habitat and selling stage, and puts them in touch with the local architecture and design culture.

The course structure is designed to provide a general framework for the development of a range of projects, from small scale briefs to a larger scale proposal, for a residential interior and a retail space. The programme provides the student the knowledge and skills in all areas of space planning, theory and concept, model-making and freehand drawing as well as communication.

Food Design

This course focuses on food from the origins to the present in order to understand the complex system that has been developed around the need of “feeding” people. The topic will be approached from gastronomy, anthropology, history, etymology and food systems, amongst other disciplines, since the course aims to offer to the students different approaches and tools to make them capable not just to understand this interdisciplinary subject but to create design objects or services in relation with food and gastronomy with sense and content.

The course will introduce students to the interaction of food design, as a creative process, with food as a fundamental part of human being not only based on the tangible aspects (space, forms, product, packaging...), but in a wide range of approaches, from culture to territory, from well-being to aesthetics. 

We must understand the whole relation of humans with the environment in order to create innovative ways, systems or products to enhance this interaction. Designing in a creative way will allow us to find out new ways of understanding our world and improving it.

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