||/ ERASMUS EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
The Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) offers the Erasmus Program since the academic year 1988-1989. This program re-defined recently as Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), has as principal aim the contribution, by means of the permanent learning, to the development of the Community as society of the advanced knowledge. Stimulating the exchange, the cooperation and the mobility in the education and training systems inside the European Community, so that they turn into a reference of world quality.
The LLP is established to approach the modernization and the adjustment of the education systems and training of the state members. For the first time, this unique program will deal with the learning from the infancy up to the mature age. It includes the period 2007-2013 and substitutes the programs Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci and eLearning. Erasmus program, as part of the LLP, develop the individual Mobility, by student, teacher, or staff, of the educational members from the European university community.
In the year 1992-1993 the ERASMUS Boreau granted to the CSDMM, as coordinating center, the first Interuniversity Program of Cooperation (PIC), with financial help to expire with the Program of Students' Mobility (SM) and of Educational Personnel (TS). Since then and up to the date, the CSDMM has increased progressively its Mobility Programs, beginning the relation with one university and supporting nowadays exchange with nine European centers.
/ INFORMATION FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS IN ERASMUS EXCHANGE
STUDY PLAN 2013-2014
The CSDMM, as Authorized Design Center for the Autonomous Government of Madrid and institution linked to the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) offers an official Fashion Design Degree in accordance with the European Higher Education Area. This program has been recognized by the Autonomous Government of Madrid and the Spanish National Government as an official Degree in Fashion Design.
The study plan is made up of a teaching process closely linked to the social and industrial reality of fashion. It covers theory, technology and practice in great depth. The training model from which the Study Plan evolves, corresponds to an overall scheme in which the creative aspects, developed by a specific methodology, are present just as much as the theories which make up the base concepts and the techniques which allow for each of the stages necessary in the carrying out of the design process.
The teaching method, with a limited number of students per course, allows for the personalized monitoring of the learning process and the supervision of each student's work, directing it in accordance with the student's individual aptitudes and abilities.
LENGTH AND ORGANISATION OF COURSE
The Fashion Design Official Degree granted by the Autonomous Government of Madrid is four years length.
/ FORMATIVE COMPLEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES
The CSDMM, aware of the necessary multidisciplinary training of the future fashion designer, offers formative complements and activities to the students, for example: Drawing and graphic Workshops, open Computing Laboratories, Pattern design by CAD, Tailoring, Sewing Techniques and Textile Pattern Printing.
Every academic year, the students present their work with exhibitions, catwalks, and stands in fashion fairs, and apply to national and international contests.
The following courses and activities are directed to the CSDMM’ students and in some cases, other interested parties.
Intensive Specialization Courses:
- Professional Training
- Costume design
- Leather Fashion Design
- Fashion Journalism and Communication Course. Marie Claire, FUNDISMA and the UPM
Besides these subjects, the Erasmus student will be able to select others from the courses’ Curriculum Plan of the CSDMM (you must inform it to the Erasmus Coordinator for the possible adequacy to groups and schedules).
All lessons are taught in Spanish.
/ SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES
The Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), through its Language Program for Internationalization (PROLINTER) from the International Relations Vice-Rector, offers those students who are going to participate in academic Exchange programs at UPM the opportunity of studying Spanish as a foreign Language. In every four-month period the department organizes Intensive Course in Spanish Applied to Science and Technology and Introduction to Spanish Culture (more information at www.upm.es).
||/ ADVANTAGE STUDENTS CONTROL
Content of program to be developed by students in exchange may be set up prior to student’s arrival at the CSDMM. The Erasmus Coordinator will be in charge of program schedule and of student’s efficiency.
Once the exchange period is over each professor will be required to deliver the marks got by the students involved. The CSDMM will issue the Transcript of Records certificate signed by the Director stating the marks achieved by each one of the students in exchange.
/ SOME OTHER ACTIVITIES
The Erasmus students will be invited to visit the International Fashion Week or the “Pasarela Cibeles” whenever their exchange falls in with this event. It takes place twice a year (February and September), as well as to the Iberpiel Marroquinería Fair and to some other outstanding cultural events in which they may be interested. The UPM organizes a large number of cultural activities at low prices aimed at all UPM students, including Erasmus students or students on any other exchange program.
/ ACCOMMODATION AND BOARD
The CSDMM has not available any students’ hall of residence. Therefore students themselves are to look for their own accommodation in Madrid. In the Student Services and University Extension Office, which is located in The UPM Rector's Office- (see above details) the Erasmus student will also be given information about:
- How to find accommodation (if you have not already received this before your arrival): Halls of Residence, University Residences, student flats and home stays.
- Information on cultural and sports activities.
- Practical information on life in and around Madrid. You will be given a pack containing a number of t ourist brochures about Madrid, maps on the methods of transport available and information on the UPM.
- Help with problems you may encounter during your time in Spain.
- The Student Services and University Extension Office of the UPM deliver the Erasmus card to the foreign students with whom they will be able to have discounts in the income to museums and some cultural events. Also with this card, they can enjoy the same advantages as well as the services of the Library of Campus Sur.
/ UPM’ ERASMUS OFFICE INFORMATION DETAILS
Vice-Rector’s Office for International Relations (Bilateral Agreements)
C/ Ramiro de Maeztu, 7 - 28040-Madrid
Tel.: 91 3363659/91 3363665 Fax: 91 3363664
Office open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Vice-Rector’s Office for Student Affairs (Student’s Services and University Extension) (Student Mobility). Erasmus Programme: Spanish and Foreign Students.
Paseo Juan XXIII, 11
Tel: 91 3367986/91 3366018 Fax: 91 3367980
Office open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm
/ APPLYING AS ERASMUS STUDENT AT CSDMM
Each semester we have places available for visiting students. The academic year is split into two semesters:
Winter semester: September - January. Application deadline: May
Summer semester: February - May. Application deadline: September
If your university has a Bilateral Agreement with our CSDMM, you must complete the Student Application Form and return it together with the following papers within the application deadline:
For all students, send your application (by post or by fax) to:
Diana Fernández, Erasmus Coordinator
CENTRO SUPERIOR DE DISEÑO DE MODA DE MADRID
Campus Sur de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,
Ctra. de Valencia Km.7. 28031, Madrid. Spain
Teléfono (+34) 913.31.01.26 Fax (+34) 9188.8.131.52
STUDENT APPLICATION FORM
UPM GUIDE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS 2013/2014