Graphic Design

Continuing Study Programs - Barcelona

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Books, magazines, posters, placards, flyers, packaging, labels, leaflets, product and company logos, web sites, online advertising and roadside billboards, etc.... Everything that surrounds us in our everyday lives requires the practical side of graphic design and communication.

The Continuing Study Program in Graphic Design offers an introduction to handling the different technological tools used by visual communication professionals: corporate identity, advertising, packaging, traditional and digital editorial design, motion design, website and social network design, calligraphy, typography, lettering and aesthetic and expressive techniques.

  • Credits
    15*
  • Start date
    January 2020
  • Duration
    3 months
  • Attendance
    part-time
  • Language
    Spanish

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Objectives

The aim of the Continuing Study Program is to offer an introduction to the different stages in the production of a graphic design and to the basic tools and processes involved in creating the piece or work.

The students will study the essential graphical project development software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, HTML and CSS), presentation and layout techniques, budget creation and pre-press, production and post-production processes.

Methodology

The course is based on simulating a professional studio in the classroom where various projects based on semi-real and real briefings drawn up by companies are developed. These exercises serve as practice, lead to an understanding of all the players involved, develop the students' creative abilities and teach them to deal with the different assignments found in the sector.

As well as theoretical and practical subjects, the Programme includes subjects that foster creativity and train the students in how designers think and plan their work.

Who is it for?

This course is designed mainly for those who wish to be introduced to or to know the most important graphic project development tools and an acquaintance with the basic concepts of the world of graphics.

It is intended for designers from other fields, Fine Arts and Audiovisual Communications graduates and students, photographers, editors, advertising executives, proof-readers, journalists, printers, typographers and calligraphers who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of graphic design.

Course coordinator

SERGI FREIXES

Researcher and graphic designer. He studied graphic design in La Massana. His work is backed by a number of years as a copywriter in Enric Satué's studio (National Design Prize) He is the co-author of the books: "Libros Prohibidos" and "Revistas Prohibidas" (Viena Editorial) and “El mundo de la cerveza artesanal" (Larousse Editorial). He currently manages his own studio where he works with the country's leading publishers and is editorial director of Beta Editorial. He has curated a number of exhibitions such as "Cuentos de guerra. Literatura infantil en tiempos de guerra" and "Menús de Guerra, cocina de vanguardia y supervivencia" for the Catalonia Museum of History. He is also the art director of the Fundación Institut Català de la Cuina i de la Cultura Gastronòmica.

Duration and frequency

From January 16th 2020

Frequency: Tuesday and Thursday + alternate Friday

Timetable: from 6:30 p.m to 10.40 p.m

* The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master issues private degrees.