EINA University School de Disseny i Art de Barcelona. Attached to the UAB

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EINA, Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona

Services and Facilities


The EINA library has a support role for teaching, research and cultural activities of the education community. Thanks to its specialist contemporary art and design collection and its management, the EINA library has become a benchmark centre for scholars and researchers in these subject areas.

IT Services

Located on the second floor, next to the open computer room, the IT Services not only update and maintain the equipment but they also assist users, students, teachers and personnel at the school and are available to solve any queries or problems.

File server. Public server for students on which to leave, share and access files from any IT classroom.

Wi-Fi network. Free Wi-Fi connection for students' and teachers' Wi-Fi devices.

E-mail. Students and teachers have their own mail account. When their enrolment is completed, students are given a document indicating the configuration data. You can check mail on the internet at www.eina.cat/correu, and/or with any mail program, such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Entourage, etc. Given that e-mail is a common form of communication in the education community (periodical information, events, marks, information sent by the teachers, etc.), it should be checked frequently and kept below its maximum capacity.

Virtual classroom. Every subject will have a virtual classroom that all enrolled students can access through http://intranet.eina.cat. Teachers can use this virtual classroom to send and/or receive material and to organise various distance activities (questionnaires, forums, etc.).

Projectors. EINA has projectors for use in lessons in all its classes.

Suggestion box. A suggestion box is available in the open computer room for suggestions, complaints, proposals, etc.

IT classrooms. EINA has three classrooms with IT equipment for the specific training required by the constant use of individual equipment: classroom A10, with PC, classroom A12, with Mac, and classroom A11, with Mac laptops. It also has a free-access IT room, the open computer room, with PC, Mac, black and white and colour printers/photocopiers and scanners. All computer screens have direct access to the following public folders: “public” on which to leave, share and access your files on any computer; “assignatures” where teachers can leave subject material; “scanner” where works scanned on the printers/photocopiers are left.

Printing/photocopies. EINA has black and white and colour printers/photocopiers, one-side and two-side with automatic document feed. They work with cards available from the secretary's office.

Plotter printing service. Accepted formats are A1, A2 and A3. Please consult IT Services for printing with the plotter.

Scanner. EINA has desktop scanners, although there is also the possibility of scanning on the photocopiers. The photocopiers have an automatic document feed for scanning large quantities.


Graphic Creation Workshop

The graphic creation workshop houses specialist equipment for creating and engraving in chalcographic, lithographic, silk-screen printing and woodcut procedures. The workshops are in the Old Quarter, at the premises of the EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre, and host the graphic creation and printmaking classes on the Design Degree and initiation and advanced postgraduate courses. During the academic year, the workshop is open to students and lecturers at set weekly times.

Functions. The Barra de Ferro workshop is used and equipped both for theoretical sessions on original graphic work and printmaking and for practical sessions aimed at learning manual graphic expression techniques and printmaking.

Areas. The Barro de Ferro workshop is divided into sub-areas equipped to carry out the various tasks of the printmaking processes or that are studied on the different courses.

Engraving workshop. This is the main area where the majority of the teaching work is carried out: theoretical sessions, creation activities and plate work and, finally, the machine printmaking process. Three areas can be identified: the silk-screen printing printmaking area, the lithographic area and the chalcographic area.

Water room. This room is where the silk screens are developed, cleaned and recovered. The name comes from the abundant use of pressurised water to carry out these activities.

Acids room. Primarily comprised of two large constructed vats and a drain where developing materials are handled. The area is fitted with all the adequate prevention and safety measures. None of the substances used here are directly emptied into the drain but are reused and finally recycled.

Dark room. Room for handling and isolating photosensitive material in its initial stages.

Secure room. Space for storing chemical and inflammable materials and store room for minimally toxic substances.

Material resources. Besides the specific workshop areas, EINA has a number of material resources and specific machinery for carrying out teaching and practice tasks.

Safety. The adherence of the facilities to regulations, the following of usage rules and the monitoring and observance of the instructions of the workshop manager ensure the safety of users while carrying out activities in the area.

Open workshop timetable for students:


EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre

EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre is an exhibition and activity hall with which EINA transfers to the city centre, as public, some of the productions that it generates as a centre of learning for new creators and as an institution interested in contributing to the enrichment of the cultural life of the city. The premises are at Carrer Barra de Ferro no. 2, in Barcelona's old quarter, near the Picasso Museum. As well as one-off events, such as lectures, round tables, book presentations, etc., the hall offers a programme of exhibitions. The exhibition and activity programme is basically comprised of the productions, projects and creations produced by the work of the school and its students and teachers. Exhibitions are usually staged for two or three weeks.

Scheduling of activities and information point.

Timetable: From monday to saturday, from 4pm to 8pm


Mock-ups and Prototypes Workshop

The workshop acts as a theoretical/practical learning space for subjects that require specific tools. It is also a creative space for experimentation and research that students and teachers can use individually for the production of elements in the design process that require mock-ups and prototypes, either using traditional techniques or digital manufacturing.

Timetable: The workshop has a free-access timetable for students and teachers, at all times with technical support:

Facilities: 3D MOJO printer, laser cutter 900x610mm, manuals and electric tools, vacuum former, metal lathe and a range of materials, resins and silicones.

Rules on use: The workshop is a service centre available to the whole of the education community – students, teachers and collaborating staff at the school – under compliance with the established safety and usage regulations.



Internal publications service that publishes the school's collections or books, besides information material. Currently published are the “Plecs Esparsos” series, a publication of various materials arising out of the day-to-day work of Eina (compilation of subject work, lectures, etc.), and “Monografies d’Eina”, the publication of the students' projects, as well as other publishing materials from the school. publicacions@eina.cat


University and Business

The University/Business Service promotes and manages the cooperation initiated between the school and its institutional and business environment, aimed at:

  1. incorporating professional experience, such as practical placements, cooperation and transfer projects with business and fostering entrepreneurial knowledge and attitudes into the learning activities of EINA;
  2. forging links between EINA and the economic environment in a way that aids the integration of students, primarily graduates, into the professional market.

International Exchanges

Support service for student and teacher mobility through various exchange programmes and types:

These programmes involve bilateral cooperation agreements by EINA with over 42 major universities in 25 countries and the chance to access 335 universities in 33 countries worldwide that comprise the UAB exchange programme.

The international exchange programme also promotes and manages teacher exchanges. These consist of short stays by EINA teaching staff at foreign universities or the hosting of foreign teachers, and they are aimed at contributing to the transfer of teaching experience and knowledge with a view to forming a European and international community of teachers.