Start date

September 2024


Full time


On campus


4 Years


240 ECTS

Turn your creative talent into your profession! A program to find your voice in graphic design, explore new forms of expression and participate in real projects for leading companies in the sector.

The Bachelor of Arts in Design, specialising in Graphic Design is for aspiring designers who want to define their own professional, artistic identity to communicate visually, evoke an emotional response and transmit values to encourage responsible consumption, sustainable living and solidarity. To do this, we develop social responsibility projects with NGOs, local shops and associations.

In this 4-year degree you’ll learn to work with text, colour, images, symbols and illustrations to find concepts and ideas and turn them into designs in a variety of formats to send your message to your audience.

You’ll develop real projects to acquire new skills, enriching your experience and refining your style using the most advanced technologies in the sector. It’s a very personal learning experience, with no more than 20 students per class.

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

Learn your trade in a creative, multidisciplinary and international environment, developing projects for real brands under the guidance of lecturers who have already made their mark in the professional design world.

The degree methodology is based on learning by doing, encouraging 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 program you’ll have all the resources you need for every aspect of a visual communication campaign: posters, banners, merchandising, a magazine, packaging for any kind of product, and digital platforms.

This program 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 program for you.

With a BA in Design, specialising in Graphic Design at IED Barcelona you’ll learn all the ins and outs of the complex world of graphic design. In this 4-year program 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.

Working with real brands and clients and gaining work experience in a professional environment, you’ll discover the most effective way to use the latest techniques and tools in the design industry.

Being able to study design in a city like Barcelona opens doors for you on the international market: you’ll find many creative design studios and a bustling design scene in Barcelona, so it’s very competitive on the European graphic design market.


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

Design Fundamentals I
Representation Techniques I
Project Communication I
An introduction to Marketing 
Science Applied to Design 
Form and Colour

Second Semester

Design Fundamentals II 
Representation Techniques II 
Project Communication II 
Technical Drawing I 

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

Graphic Design Computing I 
Graphic Design Animation Techniques
Graphic Design Workshop I 
The History of Graphic Design 
Graphic Design Techniques
Graphic Design Photography I 
Typography I

Second Semester

Audiovisual Graphic Design 
Digital Communication I
Graphic Design Computing 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

Calligraphy, Serigraphy and Engraving Workshop 
Interactive Communication and Editorial Project 
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
Project II 
Digital Communication III
Professional Work Experience
Multidisciplinary Workshop II

Second Semester

Final Project