The Model-Making and Prototyping program provides the knowledge necessary for training professionals capable of creating 3D computer models, physical models and prototypes to show the volumetric design of a project, and of participating in determining the shape properties of objects in order to make them more comprehensible and, if necessary, facilitate their serial reproduction.

Work in this field involves, among other things, tasks relating to creating mock-ups, models, CAD models and prototypes, the volumetric translation of ideas and projects from 2-dimensional blueprints, creative interpretation of diagrams and sketches, and the detection of possible manufacturing difficulties through computer-generated and physical models.

     

Prerequisites for Admission to Advanced Vocational Training Programs

The conditions for admission and enrolment are established by the Catalan Government’s Department of Education every academic year and published in the Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia (Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya – DOGC).

As a general rule, prospective students must:

a) Hold at least one of the following qualifications:

- Batxiller or equivalent: Advanced Level Secondary Education diploma, High School diploma, etc.
- University degree
- One of the following degrees, diplomas, certificates or accreditations: University Orientation Diploma (A-Levels) or university preparatory studies, Specialist Technician Certificate, Advanced Vocational Training Certificate, Intermediate Vocational Training Certificate or Sports Education Certificate, accreditation of having passed the general part of the admissions exam for Advanced Vocational Training or Advanced Vocational Training in Sports, accreditation of having passed all parts of the university admissions exam for those at least 25 years of age or an admissions exam to experimental professional modules.

b) Pass the specific studies part of the admissions exam.

However, regardless of Section a) above, prospective students can be admitted to Advanced Vocational Training without holding any of the academic qualifications indicated by passing both the general and specific parts of the admissions exam indicated in the corresponding Government Resolution.

To be eligible to take the general and specific admissions exams, prospective students must be at least 19 years of age, or turn 19 during the calendar year in which the admissions exam is taken, or be at least 18 and hold an Intermediate Vocational Training Certificate in Fine Arts and Design or an equivalent certificate in similar studies.

Qualification:
Certificate of Advanced Vocational Training in Fine Arts & Design, Specialization in Modeling and Model-Making

Professional Group:
Industrial Design

Level:
Advanced Vocational Training

Courses:

History of Industrial Design

90 hours

Theory and Science of Design

90 hours

Ergonomics and Anthropometry

75 hours

Life Drawing

120 hours

Technical Drawing

210 hours

Computer-Aided Design

120 hours

Communication Technology

120 hours

Materials and Technology

90 hours

Modeling and Model-Making Workshop

750 hours

Employment Skills, Labor Regulations and Job Orientation

60 hours

Internship at a company, studio or workshop

100 hours

Final Project

75 hours

Location
Ciutat de Balaguer

Hours
Afternoon

People working in the modeling and model-making field may work as freelance professionals or in association (to different degrees) with a workshop, studio, multidisciplinary team or company. Activities can relate to:

  • Computer Modeling

  • Model-Making

  • Industrial Design

  • Architecture

  • Interior Design

  • Urban Planning

  • Restoration of Artistic Heritage

  • Set Design

  • Construction

  • With a Certificate of Advanced Vocational Training in Fine Arts & Design, graduates can also continue related studies at university. See "Opportunities for Further Study".

With the Advanced Vocational Training Certificate you are eligible for the following university studies:
-Architectural Technician Studies
-Education / Teacher Training (3-year university degree or diplomatura)
-Advanced Fine Arts and Design Studies, with a qualification equivalent to a 3-year university degree or diplomatura (specializations: Fashion Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design)
-Undergraduate studies in Fine Arts (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Undergraduate studies in History (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Undergraduate studies in History of Art (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Industrial Design Engineering
-Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets (specializations: Graphic Documents, Sculpture, Archeology, Painting)

The Industrial and Model-Making and 3D Computer Modeling program qualifies students to create models as a reference in a project design or idea, and to participate in determining the form properties of objects and in verifying their viability.

This program qualifies graduates to, among other things, carry out activities relating to effecting industrial models and prototypes, recommending possible materials and finishes for products, adapting the level of information to the scale or proportion necessary for each case, and detecting the difficulties of manufacture revealed through models and prototypes.

      

Prerequisites for Admission to Advanced Vocational Training Programs

The conditions for admission and enrolment are established by the Catalan Government’s Department of Education every academic year and published in the Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia (Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya – DOGC).

As a general rule, prospective students must:

a) Hold at least one of the following qualifications:

- Batxiller or equivalent: Advanced Level Secondary Education diploma, High School diploma, etc.
- University degree
- One of the following degrees, diplomas, certificates or accreditations: University Orientation Diploma (A-Levels) or university preparatory studies, Specialist Technician Certificate, Advanced Vocational Training Certificate, Intermediate Vocational Training Certificate or Sports Education Certificate, accreditation of having passed the general part of the admissions exam for Advanced Vocational Training or Advanced Vocational Training in Sports, accreditation of having passed all parts of the university admissions exam for those at least 25 years of age or an admissions exam to experimental professional modules.

b) Pass the specific studies part of the admissions exam.

However, regardless of Section a) above, prospective students can be admitted to Advanced Vocational Training without holding any of the academic qualifications indicated by passing both the general and specific parts of the admissions exam indicated in the corresponding Government Resolution.

To be eligible to take the general and specific admissions exams, prospective students must be at least 19 years of age, or turn 19 during the calendar year in which the admissions exam is taken, or be at least 18 and hold an Intermediate Vocational Training Certificate in Fine Arts and Design or an equivalent certificate in similar studies.

Qualification:
Certificate of Advanced Vocational Training in Fine Arts & Design, Specialization in Industrial Model-Making and 3D Computer Modeling

Professional Group:
Industrial Design

Level:
Advanced Vocational Training

Courses:

History of Industrial Design

90 hours

Theory and Science of Design

90 hours

Ergonomics and Anthropometry

75 hours

Life Drawing

120 hours

Technical Drawing

210 hours

Computer-Aided Design

120 hours

Communication Technology

120 hours

Materials and Technology

90 hours

Industrial Modeling Workshop

750 hours

Employment Skills, Labor Regulations and Job Orientation

60 hours

Internship at a company, studio or workshop

100 hours

Final Project

75 hours

Sede
Ciutat de Balaguer

Hours
Afternoon

Industrial model-makers may work as freelance professionals or in association (to different degrees) with a workshop, studio, multidisciplinary team or company. Activities can relate to:

  • Industrial Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Construction

  • Architecture

  • Engineering

  • Metalworking

  • Industrial Production

  • With a Certificate of Advanced Vocational Training in Fine Arts & Design, graduates can also continue related studies at university. See "Opportunities for Further Study".

With the Advanced Vocational Training Certificate you are eligible for the following university studies:
-Architectural Technician Studies
-Education / Teacher Training (3-year university degree or diplomatura)
-Advanced Fine Arts and Design Studies, with a qualification equivalent to a 3-year university degree or diplomatura (specializations: Fashion Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design)
-Undergraduate studies in Fine Arts (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Undergraduate studies in History (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Undergraduate studies in History of Art (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Industrial Design Engineering
-Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets (specializations: Graphic Documents, Sculpture, Archeology, Painting)

Aquest cicle forma professionals del disseny de mobles i elements afins que compten amb una bona preparació tècnica, artística i cultural.

Han de conjugar la idea, la tecnologia, els materials i els costos per a satisfer unes necessitats determinades i al mateix temps, contribuir al desenvolupament de la cultura contemporània i al progrés de la societat.

Primer curs comú

Teoria i ciència del disseny 90 hores
Geometria/Dibuix tècnic 150 hores
Tècniques de comunicació 120 hores
Dibuix del natural/artístic 120 hores
Materials i tecnologia 90 hores
Història del disseny industrial/moble 45 hores
Taller 240 hores

 

Segon curs

Dibuix artístic 60 hores
Materials i tecnologia 90 hores
Història del moble 75 hores
Ergonomia i antropometria 75 hores
Projectes i metodologia: mobiliari 390 hores
Formació i orientació laboral 69 hores
Disseny assistit per ordinador 120 hores
Projecte final