Taught course

Master's Degree in Graphic Design

Institution
ELISAVA - Barcelona School of Design and Engineering · ELISAVA - Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Graduates in Design. Graduates in Communications and Advertising. Graduates in Fine Arts. Professionals or academics with proven experience.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Master's Degree in Graphic Design
Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design applied to Communication
Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design and Publishing Projects

Duration:

Two editions per year starting in September and February

MA 10 months

PGDip 5 months

Language: English

ECTS Credits:

MA 60

PGDip 30

Schedule:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 5 to 9.15 p.m.



Course description

The Master’s Degree in Graphip Design is a one-year programme that includes the Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design applied to Communication and the Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design and Publishing Projects.

Both programmes are designed to deliver content through problem-solving dynamics very close to the real-life professional world experience.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design applied to Communication is the programme that equips the designer with a more holistic and multidisciplinary vision. It is structured around between 9 and 12 practical projects exploring the versatility of the contemporary designer faced with different needs, environments, processes and languages. It also includes three intensive workshops.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design and Publishing Projects is the specialisation programme tackling one of the most complex disciplines in the profession. The emergence of digital technology has also exponentially multiplied the potential of publishing projects. The programme is designed around three major projects in parallel. Transversely to the projects and in a more intense and short format, workshops are conducted with the aim of increasing awareness of how content affects the publication. The course is rounded out with modules on publishing and even other complementary disciplines (illustration, photography, etc.).

Typographic consulting is offered throughout the course to help students with typographic issues during project implementation.

Objectives

With the aim of enhancing individual students’ skills, this programme focuses its goals on:

  • Give designers the ability to understand and respond to the multifaceted reality of design.
  • Make designers feel comfortable and prepared to tackle diverse yet complementary projects, which form the profession's current spectrum.
  • Encourage designers to have an attitude that enables them to strategically choose the paths less travelled, which are more innovative and outstanding.
  • Provide an overview of the current outlook from the main players in the profession.
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of the various kinds of projects in the publishing world for different kinds of content.
  • Know who the main players in the publishing world are: recognise their potential and how they complement one another.
  • Learn the tools and the specific working process of the publishing world.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
10 months

Course contact details

Name
Nuria Garcia
Email
leads@elisava.net
Phone
+(34) 93 553 59 04