Graphic Design

Summer and Winter Courses - Barcelona

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Books, magazines, posters, advertisements, flyers, packaging, labels, brochures, product and company logos, web pages, online and outdoor advertising, etc... Everything that surrounds us in everyday life needs graphic design both for practical purposes and to communicate.

The aim of the Summer Course in Graphic Design is to introduce the students to handling the tools used by visual communications professionals: corporate identity, advertising, packaging, traditional and digital editorial design, motion design, design for the web and social networks, calligraphy, typography, lettering and aesthetic and expressive techniques.

  • Credits
  • Start date
    July 2022
  • Duration
    3 weeks
  • Attendance
  • Language


The aim of the Summer Course is to introduce the students to the different stages of graphic production by giving them a knowledge of the basic tools and the sequence of processes involved in creating the piece or work.

The course touches on the indispensable software used to develop graphics projects (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, HTML and CSS), the techniques for presenting and creating mock-ups, the creation of budgets and the pre-press, production and post-production processes.


The course is based mainly on simulating a professional studio in the classroom and carrying out different projects based on semi-real and real briefings prepared by companies. These exercises will give practice and help the students to understand all the players involved, develop their creative abilities and handle assignments in this field.

As well as the theoretical and practical subjects, the programme includes others to promote creativity and train the students in the way designers think and plan.

Intended for:

This course is mainly intended for those who wish to start out or gain a knowledge of the major graphic project development tools and the basic concepts of graphic design.

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.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and a cover letter in order to register. If some of the requirements for admission are not met, the school will evaluate each case individually, reserving the right to invite the applicant to a personal interview.

Course coordinator

Each summer course has the advice of a specialist in the field, who plays an active role in developing the study plan and the content of the course in cooperation with the IED Barcelona Masters' teaching methods department. The coordinator also assists in the hiring of specific teachers from the sector, as well as relations with companies and institutions in the course's knowledge area.


Researcher and graphic designer. He studied graphic design in La Massana. Over a number of years he gained experience 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). Mr. Freixes 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 en guerra, Literatura infantil en tiempos de guerra” (Stories at War. Children's children's wartime literature) and “Menús de Guerra, cocina de vanguardia y supervivencia” (Wartime menus. Leading edge and survival cooking) for the Catalonia Museum of History, and is art director of the Fundación Institut Català de la Cuina i de la Cultura Gastronómica.


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.