ESNE, University School of Design, Innovation, and Technology ESNE, University School of Design, Innovation, and Technology

mission statement

ESNE’s misssion is to contribute to the creation of a better society through and educational model based on development of critical thinking, and the promotion of active participation in public life.
Its goals are to achieve academic and professional excellence, develop innovative teaching methodologies and educate students that will transform society though design.
Each program’s mission is to train designers  for successful professional and academic careers who are capable of serving and transforming society, able to work in multidisciplinary teams, to respond to changing circumstances, exercise leadership roles and successfully face the challenges of an clallenging international context.
Furthermore, cross pollinization and collaborations between the different programs enables further specialization in a wide variety of fields and provides students with a solid education enriched by a holistic understanding of design .
ESNE offer students all the necessary resources, both material and human, to complete their studies successfully. Our dedicated faculty, belonging to the academic and professional spheres, tutoring systems and personalized support, are all key to our institution and the reason for the rapid growth of our Institution.
Our institution is ethically committed to the environment, with a particular focus on ecological sustainability and development aid. Our students experience learning by doing though different iniciatives and the collaboration with NGO’s


international role

At ESNE we believe that academic excellence is linked to the international exposure available to our students. Consequently, All our departments are involved with our international activities mainly focused on join projects with partner universities. We are mainly focusing on EU, Latam and Asian institutions. Our board is highly interested on offering our students and staff a cultural experience by participating in exchange, incoming and outgoing programs as well as Studio sessions, joint  workshops, field trips and our participation in the European Erasmus Mobility Program have all been designed to give more international exposure to our faculty and student body.
Not only our school attracts students and faculty for diferente countries whose presence enrich our learning environment,  faculty and students are greatly interested in learning from other cultures and methodologies, and in blurring geographic and language boundaries for creating a more inclusive society.


national role

Business training. The program encourages students to develop prototypes and to present them to companies and entrepreneurship competitions. It extends similar support to former students after graduation


main focus

ESNE - University School of Design, Innovation, and Technology is a point of reference for university education in the areas of Design, Innovation and Technology. As such, ESNE has been contribu¬ting to the enhancement and advancement of the Creative and Digital Industry since its creation.
It is a University Center that has more than 10 years of experience providing specialized university education and is recognized by the Comunidad de Madrid Educational Council.

Our great passion for creativity and for new technologies is embodied in specialized and leading-edge facilities that qualify ESNE for a status that is more than a University Center: we are a TALENT FACTORY.

ESNE is endowed with public recognition by the Comunidad de Madrid with the hallmark of quality “Madrid Excellente” and by the Ministry of Education, which accredits us as an “Official Foreign Center” offering education programs based on the British system. In addition, ESNE is recognized by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade as a Research and Development (R&D) oriented center.


faculties and departments

  1. Interior Design Department
  2. Fashion Department
  3. Product Development Department
  4. Multimedia and Graphic Design Department
  5. Video Game Design and Development Department
  6. Animation Department

bachelor level programs

  • Bachelor in Interior Design  (4 years, 240 ECTS)
  • Bachelor in Fashion  (4 years, 240 ECTS)
  • Bachelor in Product Development (4 years, 240 ECTS)
  • Bachelor in Graphics Design and Multimedia (4 years, 240 ECTS)
  • Bachelor in Video Game Design and Development (4 years, 240 ECTS)
  • BA (Hons) in Animation (180 ECTS)

master level programs

  • Master in User Experience (60 ECTS)
  • Master in Fashion: Applied Technology and Digital Business (60 ETCS)

research activity and main areas

Digital environments and user experience, Innovative Materials and Digital Fabrication Research, the relationship between sovereignty and design


doctorate level programs


subject areas for exchange students

Multimedia and Graphic Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion Design, Video Game Design and Development, Animation


application deadlines

  • Term 1: June 15
  • Term 2: November 15

teaching languages

  • Spanish
  • Part-time English

semester dates

  • Term 1: mid September - early February
  • Term 2: early February - early June (including exams weeks)


cost of living per month (studying and living)

  • Cost of living in Madrid: 700€ €/month
  • Cost of studying at ESNE: 145 €/ECTS credit
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