Language

English

Start date

September 2023

Frequency

Full time

Fruition

On campus

Duration

4 Years

Credits

240 ECTS

Price

from €15,100

A learning experience to channel your creativity developing original, meaningful visual communication.

This course, taught in English, gives you the resources you need to find ideas, plan, create and make an impact with visual stories in a variety of settings. The course focuses on experimentation and developing your own style, refined in online and offline projects during the 4-year course.

You’ll discover all the steps of the creative process, from research and interpretation to creating proposals that meet the client’s expectations and more, thanks to the versatility, commitment to value and critical eye you’ll acquire. To do so, you’ll learn to work with text, colour, images, symbols and illustrations to convey an effective message on paper, digital media, internet, audiovisual media, and more.

There are 60 places available for first-year students majoring in Graphic Design. Of these places, there is no specific number assigned by pathway or language.

Information to decide

A course in which you’ll acquire comprehensive knowledge of the world of graphic design with an emphasis on its social impact, learning from professional designers working in the sector. 

The course syllabus encourages interdisciplinary interaction with other areas of Visual Communication, Design, Design Strategies, Fashion and Management in collaborative workshops and joint projects.
 
Each subject you study is another step on the way to defining your own personal style as a professional graphic designer, a style you’ll refine with every project you work on.
 
The syllabus sets increasingly demanding goals as the 4-year course progresses, culminating in a Final Project working for a real company.
 
At the end of the 4-year course you’ll have all the resources you need to develop every aspect of a visual communication campaign: posters, banners, merchandising, a magazine, packaging for any kind of product, and digital platforms.

This course is for inquisitive people with questions to answer, who want to use graphic design to make a positive impact on society.
 
If you’re a creative person who wants to approach this profession from a critical, original and contemporary point of view, if you want to make your mark developing different proposals for a variety of settings, this is the course for you.

Today, graphic design is one of the most sought-after professional profiles in a creative city like Barcelona. What’s more, you’ll be studying at one of the best design schools, in an international and multidisciplinary environment that puts you in touch with leading companies in the sector.

The 4-year course gives you a holistic vision of the complex world of graphic design: you’ll delve into every area of visual communication where graphics are used, learning to adapt your proposals to meet the current and future demands of a constantly evolving sector.

Syllabus

What will you learn?

The first year introduces you to the basic concepts of design, project culture and methodology. You’ll be actively encouraged to break the mould, to create and communicate.



First Semester

Informatics Graphic Design I 
Animation Techniques in Graphic Design 
Graphic Design Workshop I 
The History of Graphic Design 
Semiotics 
Graphic Techniques in Graphic Design 
Graphic Design Photography I
Typography I



Second Semester

Foundation Project II
Representation Techniques II
Project Communication II
Technical Drawing I 
Sociology 
Volume



Year Subject

The History of Art and Design

What will you learn?

In the second year of the graphic design course you’ll study the technological and design tools you need to communicate a simple but effective visual message. You’ll learn the importance of typography in an editorial context, of narrative language in audiovisual production and discover motion graphics.



First Semester

Informatics Graphic Design I 
Animation Techniques in Graphic Design 
Graphic Design Workshop I 
The History of Graphic Design
Semiotics
Graphic Techniques in Graphic Design 
Graphic Design Photography I 



Second Semester

Audiovisual Graphic Design 
Digital Communication I
Graphic Design I
Informatics Graphic Design II
Typography II 
Digital Communication II
Interdisciplinary Project

What will you learn?

In the third year you’ll gain experience with companies and work on more technical and complex projects, developing prototypes and calculating real production costs. You’ll work on corporate identity, packaging, signage and poster designs.



First Semester

Graphic Design Strategy and Management 
Workshop II
Corporate Identity Project 
Editing Techniques 
Project Communication III
Project I



Second Semester

CREATIVITY 
Calligraphy, Serigraphy & Engraving Wsp
Editorial Project and Interactive Communication 
Contemporary Communication 
Packaging Project 
Multidisciplinary Workshop I

What will you learn?

In the fourth year you’ll put what you’ve learnt into practice in the form of mandatory work experience, and choose a professional specialisation. Last but not least, you’ll culminate the year with your Final Project working for a real company.



First Semester

Motion Graphics 
Workshop III 
Eco-design 
Project II
Digital Communication III
Professional Internship 
Multidisciplinary Workshop II



Second Semester

Final Project

Faculty

Patricia Vallés

Teacher

Elio Salichs

Teacher

Ignasi Paré

Teacher

Joao Antunes

Teacher

Xano Armenter

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