CSP in Color & Trim

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CSP in Color & Trim

Edition: 1st

Language: English

Duration: 3 months

Format: Blended

Start Date: January 20th 2022

Schedule: Wednesday and Friday from 18.30h to 22.40h

Credits: 15

Biada 11; 08012 Barcelona, España

Price: 3.550€ (Enrolment fee 1.000€ + tuition fee 2.550€).
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The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Color & Trim provides concentrated knowledge in these two fields with a variety of formats, materials, concepts and objectives.

As well as its aesthetic properties, colour influences our perception and our behaviour. Many design related sectors are calling for more and more specialists in colour and trim to work in the automobile industry, interior design, architecture, sports accessories, furniture, etc. 

This CSP explores the latest trends, different types of natural and synthetic pigments, brand strategies, materials and the symbology of colour to ensure students are able to roll out their full potential in future design projects. The course is divided into two modules which combine cultural, technical and project know-how with workshops, outings and talks delivered by sector experts.  

Estudiante del CSP en Color and Trim haciendo un esquema cromatico con texturas
Project of the CSP in Color and Trim


– To activate the student’s colour term base.

– To explore the universal systems that define and organise colour.

– To acquire individual methodologies for creating ranges.

– To detect creative opportunities from a chromatic standpoint.

– To anticipate seasonal colours and trends.

– To learn about new materials and the colour palettes that work best.


The course starts with a specific theoretical-cultural approach to colour before introducing a series of tools and practical exercises for the student to experiment with colour application in different formats, materials and concepts and for different purposes. Lessons include presentations, hands‑on workshops and opportunities to collaborate with acclaimed local and international figures in the sector so as to share in their experience and passion. The course ends with a final project to be submitted in a personal portfolio with colour as the centrepiece based on a personalised chromatic pallet.

Student Profile

Graduates or working professionals in the fields of product design, interior design and architecture wishing to broaden and deepen their specific knowledge of how to apply colour.

Applicants will be required to submit a CV and cover letter. If any of the admission requirements are not met, the School will consider each applicant separately and reserves the right to summon applicants for an interview.

Job Opportunities

Upon completion of the course and depending on each student’s prior experience, there will be various career options:

– The chance to join a Color & Trim team inside a large firm (such as an automobile company)

– Freelance work for a range of companies in various sectors: architecture, product design, graphic design, packaging, interior design



Elisa Padrón Olivé designs and develops products that cultivate craftsmanship, quality and simplicity. She has always been fascinated by handmade. BA Product Design after getting a Diploma in Technical Engineering in Industrial Design. She starts her professional career in the sports sector, as a member of  the of innovation and advanced design team in Decathlon, developing projects between France and India. She also discovers the study of global trends and her passion for color. Currently based in Barcelona, she is responsible for the design in Nanimarquina, fusing ancestral craft rugs with contemporary design.

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