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Winchester School of Art

Programme Overview

The MA in Design European Pathways Programme is based on innovative methodologies covering the application of tools, process and techniques to provide students with the necessary skills to integrate design into management and vice-versa.

This Programme is delivered in Barcelona in partnership between Winchester School of Art, UK leader in art and design management, and Elisava the foremost design school in Spain.

Student work in a shop front in Barcelona
Student Work

Design, at its essence, connects creativity and innovation. These connections shape ideas in a range of rapidly changing industries. Excellence in design gives companies the means to gain competitive advantage by creating attractive propositions for more demanding customers. The Programme emphasises the importance of design as a competitive factor.

Managing the generation and successful exploitation of new ideas is crucial for all companies. With this in mind, the Programme aims to educate the next generation of individuals eager to develop a career in design, providing a holistic approach while also identifying specific innovation challenges and opportunities.

Student work in progress in one of the studio spaces
Studio Space

To do this, we bring together educators, researchers, designers and leaders from different design disciplines in collaboration with successful firms based in Barcelona. Through their combined experiences, we offer a unique learning opportunity which will inspire an assured capability to successfully manage design.


There are 3 pathways for this Programme:


  1. Nurture your critical and creative thinking, balancing an appreciation of management theories with informed recognition of the aesthetic qualities of art and design.
  2. Develop your abilities to conduct quality research that is relevant to the demands of design industries.
  3. Develop a consumer-focused appreciation of design.
  4. Help you choose between a career in a design business or your own enterprise.
  5. Develop strong study and employment skills with self-awareness and confidence.
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