Services and equipment

Archive

The Archive Service becomes a basic information unit contributing to the improvement of the efficacy and efficiency of the administrative management. In the Historical Archive documentation to testify EINA’s activity throughout its history is preserved and guarded with the aim of preserving and making this documental patrimony accessible to researchers and interested citizens.

Additional information about the Archive’s services and fonds.

Library

The EINA Library has a support role for the teaching, research and the cultural activities of the education community. Thanks to its collection specialized in contemporary art and design, the EINA Library has become a reference site for students, scholars and researchers in these thematic areas.

Additional information about the Library’s services and fonds.

EINA Barra de Ferro

The EINA Barra de Ferro is showroom for EINA to publically transfer to the city centre some of the productions that it generates as a creator training centre and as an entity contributing to the enrichment of the cultural life in the city. The space is located at carrer de la Barra de Ferro número 2, near the Picasso Museum. Besides occasional activities such as lectures, round tables or book launches, the room contains a permanent exhibition programme. The exhibition and activity programme is composed with the student’s and faculty’s creations, projects and productions. Exhibitions tend to last two to three weeks.

Additional information about EINA Barra de Ferro.

IT Service

The IT Service, besides covering the update and maintenance of equipment also assist the students, faculty and staff of the centre and are at their disposal to solve doubts or technical problems related to the hardware and software.

Amongst the services offered by the IT Service the following be found: institutional email; Wi-Fi Network; repography service with multifunction printers/photocopiers that work in black and white or colour, single sided or double sided with automatic feeder with accepted formats A1, A2, A3 and A4; scanners in A4 and A3 formats; and computer laboratories containing Macs desktops, PC and Mac laptops.

University and Business

The University and Business Service is responsible for promoting and managing the collaborations established between its business and institutional environment to:

  • incorporate professional experience to EINA’s teaching activities–such as internships–, collaboration and transfer projects with the business world or foster entrepreneurial knowledge and attitudes.
  • generate a bond between EINA and the economic world to facilitate the incorporation of students, especially graduates to the professional market.

Additional information about University and Business.

International exchanges

Support service to the student and faculty mobility through various exchange programmes and modalities, such as Erasmus students, the UAB student mobility programme, Erasmus internships or stays.

These programmes involve bilateral collaboration agreements between EINA and over 42 prestigious universities in 25 countries and the possibility of accessing 335 universities in 33 countries around the world that conform the UAB exchange programme.

Additional information about International exchanges.

Publications

The Publications Service is in charge of editing the monographic and serial collections, as well as informative and promotional material of EINA and the EINA Foundation.

It also serves as support to the research groups and the Degree and Master’s and Postgraduate degree students who would like to digitally print the results of their projects, research or exhibitions.

Graphic creation workshop

The Graphic Creation Workshop contains a specialised equipment to create and save intaglio, lithographic, serigraphy and woodcut procedures. The workshops are located in Ciutat Vella, in the building of Barra de Ferro EINA Cultural Space and welcome the lessons of the Design and graphic creation and printing Degree a well as introductory and advanced postgraduate courses. During the school year the workshop remains open for students and teachers in specific weekly schedules.

Currently the workshop contains:

  • Engraving area: it’s the main area where the majority of teaching activities are performed: theoretical sessions, creation activities and board engraving and finally the machine printing process. There are three areas: serigraphy printing area, lithography printing area and intaglio printing area.
  • Water room: this room is home to the space where the serigraphy screens are developed, cleaned and recovered. The name comes from the use of abundant pressurised water to develop these activities.
  • Acid room: mainly constituted by two large trays and a scrapyard where the developing materials are manipulated. It’s a space containing all the preventive and safety measures. All the substances used here are not directly discarded in the scrapyard, but are reused and later recycled.
  • Dark room: room where all the manipulation and isolation processes of photosensitive material are performed at the first stages.
  • Safety room: space to keep all the flammable chemicals or store toxic substances.
  • Material resources: besides the specific areas of the workshop, EINA contains a range of material and machine resources to develop the practical learning tasks.

The adequacy of the facilities to the regulation, following the usage rules and the surveillance and following the indications of the person in charge in the workshop guarantee the users’ safety while performing the necessary tasks.

Workshop opening hours for students

  • 1st semestre: Monday / Thursday / Friday, from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm. Tuesday / Wednesday, from 4pm to 8pm. Saturday, from 10am to 2pm.
  • 2nd semestre: Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday, from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm. Saturday, from 10am to 2pm.

Prototype and mockup workshop

The worskshop works as a theoretical/practical learning space in the subjects needing specific tools. Likewise, it is a creative experimentation and research space accessible by students and teachers to produce elements that, in the design project, require mockups and prototypes, either through traditional techniques or by digital manufacturing.

The mockup and prototype workshop contains the following equipment: 3D MOJO printer, laser cutter 900x610mm, manual electrical tools, vacuum former, metal lathe and a variety of materials, resins and silicones.

The Workshop is a service of the centre at the disposal of the entire teaching community, under the compliance of the safety and usage regulations established and the supervision of the people responsible at the workshop.

Free access schedule -always under technical assistance- for students and teachers is:

  • Monday from 3.15pm to 8pm.
  • Tuesday from 3.00pm to 8pm.
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2.30pm to 8pm.