The UIC Barcelona School of Architecture and ELISAVA team up to give Design students the chance to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture

28/06/18
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The two schools have signed an agreement that will come into effect during the next academic year 

The UIC Barcelona School of Architecture and the ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering have signed a cooperation agreement which will give graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Design or a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in Industrial Design from ELISAVA access to the Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at our university. 

This is the only agreement of its kind in the Catalan university system, as, for the first time, students from the ELISAVA School of Design will have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from UIC Barcelona via a system of validations, under which students will only be required to complete 180 of the programme’s 300 credits.

The agreement was finalised on 27 June by the rector of UIC Barcelona, Xavier Gil Mur, and the director-general of ELISAVA, Javier Peña Andrés, and will come into effect during the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. According to the director of the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, Josep Lluís i Ginovart, the agreement is “an opportunity for the School and also makes the subject of Design more cross-disciplinary and promotes the back-and-forth between architects and designers. This agreement will catapult our School towards industrial design”, he states adamantly. 

This agreement will benefit graduates who major in Space Design as part of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design or complete the Product Design track of the Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in Industrial Design. The number of places will be decided prior to each academic year by mutual accord between the two centres and based on availability at the School of Architecture.

To earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, the students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Design must complete a minimum of 180 credits, while students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in Industrial Design must complete at least 178.5 credits. ELISAVA students who pass this curriculum will earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture.