What kind of activities and workshops will we do?
The course is structured through project workshop modules. Each module will be activated by a visit to a controversial site where we will observe and analyse aspects, concepts and agents related to this situation. For which we will use skills and abilities related to mapping, diagramming, conceptualisation, interviews, as well as photographic, sound and graphic reports.
This will be followed by an active project-based methodology where, through workshop classes, creative processes in art and design will be activated, accompanied by concrete content capsules in conceptualisation, audiovisual and photographic language, drawing, modelling, materials, storytelling, public speaking, music, dance, programming....
The creative processes will allow the activation of different languages, thus exploring the different fields of art and design: performance, illustration, photography, drawing, dance, music, theatre, graphic, spatial, service and product design.
At the end of the course, both the results and the processes will be recorded in a portfolio or personal diary.
Where will the classes and workshops take place? How can I get there?
The main space where the classes and workshops will take place is EINA Bosc. The building is located in the north of the Sarriá neighbourhood of Barcelona, 15-20 minutes by public transport from the city centre. The easiest way to get there is with the S1 and S2 lines of the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat, getting off at Peu del Funicular.
At the same time, there will be outings and explorations to various places, making sure that you can always get there easily by public transport.
Do I need previous knowledge to follow the course?
It is not necessary to have previous knowledge of creative arts or design to access the course. Although it is not a prerequisite, we do recommend and value that you have completed the baccalaureate and/or a medium-level training cycle before. If you have any doubts about your profile, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the contact form on our website.
Can I enrol if I have not passed the university entrance exams? What if I have not done the baccalaureate?
Although the course takes place in a university centre, you do not need to have passed the university entrance exams to gain access, nor do you need to have pre-enrolled at university. We do recommend and value that you have previously completed the baccalaureate, or a medium-level training cycle. If you have any doubts about your profile, you can contact email@example.com or fill in the contact form on our website.
How do I have to register?
The first step to enrol in the course is to fill in the enrolment form. Once you have filled in the form, the course coordinator will contact you so that you can send her your letter of motivation and arrange a date for an interview.
What is the admission process for the course?
Places on the course are limited to a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 20 students, so you have to go through a short admission process in which your profile is assessed. This process consists of two parts: a letter of motivation, which may be accompanied by a portfolio, and a personal interview with the programme coordinator. If admission is favourable, you will be notified so that you can continue with the enrolment process.
What will the interview be like? Do I have to prepare?
The aim of the interview is to get to know your profile and the motivations you have for participating in the course. The format will be a fluid and informal dialogue between the applicant and the course coordinator. You do not need to prepare beforehand. The interview will take place by video call, arranged in advance with the programme coordinator, and will be one-to-one with the student.
How can I prepare a portfolio?
It is not compulsory to submit a portfolio in order to apply for admission to the course, but if you do submit one, it can help to complement your entry profile. To prepare a portfolio you only have to gather a series of works from any creative field, such as illustrations, designs, audiovisual pieces, literary writings, among others that you think are appropriate to explain your profile both on a technical level and in terms of media or languages of expression, as well as other fields of interest.
How do I have to pay the registration fee and are there different options?
Once you have passed the admission process, you can continue with the enrolment process. The academic administration will provide you with a link to process the enrolment and make the payment. Payment is normally made by credit card through the same enrolment platform.
You have two payment options that you can choose at the time of enrolment: single payment (100% at the time of enrolment), or payment in instalments (50% at the time of enrolment and the remaining 50% up to 15 days before the start of the course).
Please note that your place will not be reserved until either the single payment or the first of the instalments has been made.
I don't live in Barcelona, where can I stay during the course?
Barcelona is a city that gathers many international students every year, and you can find different accommodation options ranging from shared flats to university residences. At EINA we have an agreement with the Residencia Universitària Sarrià, located very close to our facilities, which has very complete accommodation options for students.
How can this course help me in my academic future and my decision to follow the path of design?
This course will give you an insight and training in the field of design and art, both globally and in specific skills that will be useful for your future.
At the same time, a possible partial recognition of credits could be considered if the student decides to take the Degree in Design at EINA.
Will this course allow access to a university degree?
No. Having taken CursO does not provide a special access route to a university degree. In the event that you want to continue your university education, you will have to do so through the standard university access routes.
Will I be able to validate credits from the Degree in Design if I decide to continue my university education at EINA?
If once you have finished the course you want to continue your education in the Degree in Design at EINA, we are working on the recognition of a maximum of 12 ECTS credits.