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Furniture and Spatial Design

he Superior Professional Technical course in Furniture and Spatial Design will provide students with technical, practical and theoretical/contextual tools, necessary for working within the ...

he Superior Professional Technical course in Furniture and Spatial Design will provide students with technical, practical and theoretical/contextual tools, necessary for working within the professional and industrial fields of furniture production and spatial/interior design. The emphasis within the program will always be that of professional production, and students will have a multidisciplinary profile, capable of adapting to contemporary trends and future thinking.

The technical, practical and theoretical structure is constructed in such a way as to be contextualized through production-based projects. This methodology will allow for the acquisition of both skills and knowledge through designing, planning and making.

Throughout the two-years of the program students will cover a variety of project types, within which they can apply both skills and knowledge and the environment will be one of experimentation and collaborative participation. In parallel, students will participate in a number of designs led workshops and always within a real-world context.

Furniture companies will work closely with the course and students will be asked to elaborate/present their work as being production ready and reflecting professional/industrial values.

Students will learn how to work within contemporary and historical contexts, as well as acquiring the appropriate technical language, necessary for them to operate within the sector. By providing students with both theoretical, technical and practical skills, and through the use of case-studies and first-hand experience, students will be ready to enter the professional reality that is this industry and have to tools they need to succeed.


214 Design
Number: R/Cr 23/2019 de 30-04-2019
No. dispatch/concierge: Despacho n.º 6846/2021 (2.ª Série), n.º 133
1º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Drawing and Representation Techniques0 1st Semester 6.0
Design History 1st Semester 3.0
English for Industryp 1st Semester 3.0
Materials and Manufacturing Processes Il 1st Semester 6.0
Furniture Project I 1st Semester 12.0
Design and Sustainability 2st Semester 3.0
Modeling and Prototyping and Production 2st Semester 6.0
Furniture Management and Production 2st Semester 3.0
Furniture Project II 2st Semester 12.0
Digital Technologies I 2st Semester 6.0
2º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Furniture Design History 1st Semester 3.0
Materials and Manufacturing Processes II 1st Semester 6.0
1st Semester 3.0
Profissional Furniture Project 1st Semester 12.0
Digital Technologies II 1st Semester 6.0
Work placement 2st Semester 30.0
  • As a technician in either: Furniture and Spatial Design, Interior Design and/or Furniture studios, or Interior Architecture and the Furniture industry
  • As a technician involved in the design of commercial spaces, spatial design for events, exhibitions, or fairs
  • As a freelancer in furniture design business
  • Responsible, furniture sales and/or interior decoration
  • Work within the company, as an interlocutor bridging the gap between the company and a range of other professionals
  • As an autonomous professional, offering new ideas and solving specific problems within the production process
  • Collaborative /teamwork within design workshops and furniture companies
  • Carry out maintenance/restoration tasks for traditional and reproduction furniture, as well as for historical models.

Holders of a course of secondary education or legally equivalent qualification; Candidates who have passed the tests to assess the capacity for higher education attendance of those over 23 years of age for the course in question; Holders of a diploma of technological specialization or of a diploma of professional superior technician that includes, in its syllabus, the relevant area of mathematics studies; Holders of a higher education degree, being, in the case of a bachelor’s degree, obtained through a course in which the admission can be made through the accomplishment of the specific test of mathematics.

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