Creative Illustration and Animation - Junior

Summer and Winter Courses - Barcelona

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In a global society, the power of images is undeniable. Young people have the possibility of accessing this form of non-verbal communication on many platforms and of receiving constant input.

Visual communication, to be understood as the transfer of ideas and projects using sight, tends to be represented in sketches, drawings, posters, typography, products, advertising, cartoons... Creativity, which is considered to be one of the most important tools of human beings, brings to this process the particular distinctiveness that a project, design or product needs to be successful.

The Summer Course in Creative Illustration and Animation offers students the possibility of using Visual Communication-linked creative processes to investigate and discover their creative potential and activate their personal radar in the world of creation.

This course is in keeping with IED Barcelona’s multicultural approach, where the aim is to seek knowledge and pursue ideas beyond each specific area. 

  • Credits
  • Start date
    July 2020
  • Duration
    2 weeks
  • Attendance
  • Language


The aim of the Summer Course in Creative Illustration and Animation is to introduce the students to the methodology of creating images to be applied to different communications and design media.

The course is intended to boost motivation, confidence and self-knowledge, so that the students incorporate their experiences into their own academic path and personal life and gain a better understanding of how designers in different areas think and work.

The syllabus has been conceived to create a space where students can establish bonds and share their own distinctive features. Technical knowledge and tools are provided so that the students can develop their own individual ideas and know how to express them.

The design process is laid out so that they can understand how important observation, investigation, concept association, logic and communication are to each discipline.


This is a very practical course in which the students carry out various illustration exercises and then apply them to two completely different areas of Visual Communication.

One exercise is applied to the world of ceramics, designing and producing a proposal for floor tiles, and the other exercise takes hand-drawn images and transforms them for the digital world by producing an animation using specialist software. The methodology therefore focuses on creating images by hand and transferring them to the worlds of products and animation.

Student Profile

Young students between 15 and 17 years old who are keen to get started in the world of visual communication and find out if this is the academic field they want to build a career in.

Young students with artistic or creative skills related to the Visual industries who are looking to learn first-hand about the sector’s professional reality guided by professional lecturers, and to enhance and foster their skills and compare them with their peers.



Duration and Frequency

6th of July 2020
Frequency: 2 weeks
Timetable: Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.