Barcelona: Design Field School 2024

Spain , Europe Past Program Interdisciplinary

Visit Barcelona, Spain to immerse yourself in an interactive learning environment, where you will take part in a wide variety of immersion activities related to local culture and design. You will get the chance to cultivate your interdisciplinary skills through creativity, design thinking, academic inquiry, and cultural awareness.

Over the two-week period you will visit significant cultural locations and design projects, such as the Sagrada Familia, Palau de Musica Catalan, Hospital de San Paul, and Barri Gotic in Barcelona. Through these excursions you will gain insight into contextual and cultural history of the regions, as well as personal, community, and global issues related to design and the built environment.

Barcelona, Spain

Info Sessions:

Wednesday, October 11th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Richmond Campus, Wilson School of Design, Room 1940

Faculty Leaders

Marlis Joller, Mark Pritchard


Classes at KPU 

Pre-departure orientations and classroom sessions before and after the field experience (exact dates t.b.a)

Departure for Host Country

April 24, 2024

Return to Vancouver

May 9, 2024


Tentative Itinerary
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The program fee if $3,570 and includes accommodation, breakfast, travel insurance, city transportation and airport/train transfer, and museum/gallery/ exhibitions. International flight, personal expenses, most meals, tuition, are not included in the fee. Note that, flight, personal expenses, additional meals and tuition and fees are not included.

Classes Offered
DESN 3100 

30 credits of 1100-level or higher courses. Students must be nineteen years or older at the start on the course.

Contact Information

Application Deadline
October 24, 2023