Modeling and Model-Making

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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)