Graphic Design

Continuing Study Programs - Barcelona

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The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Graphic Design introduces students to the various stages involved in graphic production and shows them how to handle the different tools used. 

The course simulates a professional studio in the classroom to carry out various projects based on company briefings to apply all the know-how gained by students. The program includes an introduction to the software used in graphic design projects, as well as techniques to present and produce models, prepare quotes and carry out pre-printing, production and post-production processes.

  • Credits
  • Start date
    January 2023
  • Duration
    3 months
  • Attendance
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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.


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

Student profile

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.


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 adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Sergi Freixes

Sergi Freixes
Researcher and graphic designer. 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 several books 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 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. Coordinator of the CSP in Food Event Design and the CSP in Graphic Design.