Master's Degree in Visual Design in Barcelona in Spain

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Visual Design

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Students who study visual design may develop the skills to be able to communicate in a variety of visual and graphic aspects. Programs might vary, but common topics include layout, format, typography, composition and visual elements.

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state and a member state of the European Union. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Spanish universities regulate access to their own degrees and they fix the academic fees. They can also offer unofficial postgraduate degrees. The capital city Madrid has possibly the largest number of bars per capita of any European city and a very active nightlife.

Being the 2nd largest city in Spain, Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia province. It has over 4 million inhabitants. It is a vibrant city that hosts thousands of tourists annually. It is home to university of Barcelona among others.

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Master in Design for 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Online & Campus Combined Full time April 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master's Course in Design for Digital Fabrication provides the necessary perspective and tools to implement new production possibilities in different professional fields. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Barcelona in Spain. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH Digital fabrication opens up the gates towards the world of production so that almost anyone can design and build spaces, objects and devices. Designers and professionals whose work defines the objects that surround us can harness the advantages of digital fabrication in order to create new business opportunities and apply the benefits of new technologies to develop new solutions. The Master's Course in Design for Digital Fabrication provides the necessary perspective and tools to implement new production possibilities in different professional fields. It is a test-bed that provides students with certain abilities and competences that build on their professional background, giving them the skills to design, develop and implement creative projects by using techniques such as 3D-printing and numerical control cutters. Objective To equip students with digital fabrication methodologies and tools in order to become key players in implementing this knowledge in different design areas, adding value to the corporate environment and to their careers. Students are also encouraged to develop critical judgement in order to decide how and when to implement different tools in an innovative way, and to understand the possibilities of applying digital fabrication in product design, interior decoration, fashion and visual communication, by identifying the best way to bring their ideas to fruition and by appraising their impact on business benefits. They will also learn how to use digital fabrication tools by combining creativity, management and entrepreneurial spirit within actual businesses, where the aim is for them to become key figures in creating sustainable value with their proposals. Methodology IED Barcelona proposes an innovative methodology in its intensive courses, where both face-to-face and distance learning are put together. This allows students to spend a 3-month period in Barcelona and take the rest of the course from home. Lectures are held in two environments and teachers coordinate these two spaces so as to offer students the best workspace in which to develop their knowledge in design towards digital fabrication. - IED Barcelona: Theory and project lectures are held on the premises of IED. The multicultural and interdisciplinary environment of IED Barcelona is the perfect place for designing projects and developing innovation. - Ateneu de Fabricació de Ciutat Meridiana: Technical lectures, where students learn and implement digital fabrication techniques, are held on the premises of the Ateneu de Fabricació de Ciutat Meridiana. This digital fabrication lab belongs to the Red de Ateneos de Fabricación (cultural centre network) driven by Barcelona City Council, within the strategic framework of SmartCities. These cultural centres are spaces for creation and learning and are linked to social innovation, new technologies and, particularly, to digital fabrication. Students are provided with all the necessary technologies in order to learn and implement the different processes and techniques of digital fabrication, with a view to transforming their ideas and concepts into actual products that are useful for society. Student profile The programme is geared towards graduates in product design, interior decoration, graphic design and visual communication, architects, fashion designers, engineers, artists and professionals who design, develop and bring to fruition all sorts of goods and products. Professionals interested in fostering and driving the success of digital fabrication are also welcome. In order to participate in the admission process, candidates must submit the following: Graduate diploma Curriculum Vitae Covering letter Career options Students can add value to their professional background by including digital fabrication on their list of skills. They will become digital fabrication strategists, who are able to work in businesses, innovation consultancies and design studios, and join multidisciplinary teams or develop their own projects as businesspeople. The course also helps students to build a career in design innovation, strategy, product and brand design and social enterprise. Coordinator BERNAT CUNÍ Bernat is an expert designer, researcher and manager in several fields of industrial, ecological and entrepreneurial design. He is currently involved in generative design, creative encoding and fast fabrication experiments. He is particularly interested in the future of design and popularising the design process and tools. Undertake new ventures based on innovation as a distinguishing feature. Conceptualization of new products. Creative development and business management. They will acquire the necessary skills to work in multidisciplinary teams, take leadership positions and investigate in the field. Duration and frequency: Frequency: 7 months - 3 onsite - 4 online Timetable: Monday to Friday from 9.40 a.m. to 14.30 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 6.10 p.m. * 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 has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master issues private degrees. [-]

Master in Global Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 6 months January 2017 Spain Barcelona

The aim of the Master in Global Design is to acquire a global vision, open to collaborations with other design disciplines and gain sensitivity and predisposition towards working together with other professionals or join multidisciplinary teams. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Designers interested in developing their career in a global society should conceive design as a global practice. Day after day, the markets are becoming more competitive and ever changing, while the consumer is more demanding when it comes to quality and shows an increasing interest in cultural, ethical or environmental aspects that traditionally haven’t been properly noticed, until today. This context requires from companies and institutions an understanding of the complex market reality and the discovery of strategies that enable them to satisfy the consumer’s needs and demands, and outstand among their competitors. In the last few years, products (whether they are an object, a dress, a space) are no longer perceived for their physical dimension, but for every single detail surrounding them: they way they are shown (both in virtual and real life), their in-store presence, their packaging, the graphics and their visual communication. The experience of buying, using and consuming is increasingly related to the values associated with a product and the brand it belongs to (intangible values, such as symbols or emotions) that influence customer loyalty towards them. For all this, today we cannot comprehend the conception of a new product, space of service without the involvement and complicity of professionals from different disciplines. Those professionals with a global conception, capable of understanding together languages and ways to work will be able to collaborate with other designers or join multidisciplinary work teams, in addition to being those prepared to offer a solid professional response, keeping with the demands of the current market. Objectives The aim of the Master in Global Design is to acquire a global vision, open to collaborations with other design disciplines and gain sensitivity and predisposition towards working together with other professionals or join multidisciplinary teams. The course is a way to improve professional profiles that are performing in a particular discipline (product or fashion design, communication, interior design or marketing and business) by expanding their knowledge and skills, and facilitating the contact or even the development of projects within other design disciplines. In some cases, students will also acquire insights and knowledge of their fields of specialization. A chance to stay current in latest trends of their specialities and an opportunity to face new perspective through discussion with lecturers and professional colleagues. Acknowledgement of different project approaches, new work methods; conceptual, technical or material aspects that will make easier to collaborate with other designers or teams. At the same time, their own professional practice will be enriched. To provide an opportunity to research in fields that students have never approached, as well as in hybrid fields, bringing knowledge that will enhance the critical eye turning it a starting point to build new innovative proposals. Methodology Students will work intensively together with the teaching staff in sessions where different typologies will be combined. The curse lecturers, who are prestigious active professionals, transmit the most recent contents from their own everyday experiences. In order to properly develop the learning process of the course and guarantee a global design experience, the study plan has been conceived through the combination of different work methods: THEORETICAL LESSONS Professors will introduce different subjects that will not only provide methodological knowledge but also analyse practices and cases. To reinforce knowledge acquisition, the teaching staff will monitor the development of research and analysis projects through in-person tutorials. TRANSVERSAL TOOLS Students will be trained in using transversal tools that will back the whole design project, regardless of the field they will apply it to. IMMERSIONS IN DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES The methodology of IED Barcelona is based on the concept of “learning-by-doing”, by which students consolidate knowledge acquisition through the practice and experience in problem-solving and real professional challenges. With this philosophy in mind, students will be part of intensive two-week immersions in different design disciplines. In the first week there will be conferences, lectures and theoretical contents on the discipline. They will hear the voices of different professionals who will show their own work and offer their perspective on a particular subject related to the discipline. Students will develop their own research project on the topic. Once the theoretical immersion is over, students will go into a practice immersion in workshops where they will develop projects under the monitoring of a professor. During this process, while projecting ideas and experimenting with materials in the search for innovative solutions, they will put the acquired theoretical and technical knowledge into practice. This will enable them to gain in-depth knowledge and boost their personal approach. VISITS TO STUDIOS AND WORKSHOPS The opportunity of an enriching experience: a chance to gain first-hand knowledge about the reality of design, through visits to workshops, shops and spaces that have become benchmarks in design in Barcelona, discussing with designers in their own studios. To be in contact with the real market helps students to relate the contents provided during the Master with the reality of professional practice. MASTER’S FINAL PROJECT As consolidation of the new knowledge acquired during the course, students have to develop a Master’s Final Project, where all the experiences of the course will come together. Working in teams students are required to develop a whole global design process, from research to the final project presentation. This project is based on a real commission and developed in collaboration with a company. Student profile Graduates in any design discipline, architects, visual artists, professionals in the fields of marketing and communication. The Master in Global Design is conceived for professionals and recent graduates interested in developing their career in design projects of global nature with a multidisciplinary and transversal perspective; product, fashion, communication, interior designers or professionals in other disciplines who want to update their knowledge and acquire competences in other design areas beside their speciality. The course is also open to professionals in architecture and visual arts, and also in the fields of marketing, communication or business predisposed to acknowledge tools that enable them to include a global view of design in their previous knowledge. Requirements Applicants for the Master in Global Design should present a portfolio with their work. After having evaluated the portfolio, the prospective students will have a personal interview with the coordinators. Career opportunities Participants will be qualified to join different kinds of projects with tools that help them to interpret from an overall perception of design. They will be able to face the challenges posed by the current design market, broadening their knowledge to work with multidisciplinary teams and coordinate projects in which design is approached from a transversal perspective comprising different disciplines. They will be enabled to work in some of these areas / functions: Management of design projects, both in their own studios and small, medium or large companies; start up different types of business and new projects. Creative design direction. Incorporation in interdisciplinary design teams. Duration and frequency: Frequency: 6 months Timetable: Monday to Friday from 6.30 p.m to 10.30 p.m. [-]

International Master In Animation 2d / 3d

L'Idem Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Every year there are more companies concerning the 2D / 3D animation that want to welcome our trainees, trained for a successful and immediate incorporation into the labor market sector. Also each year more working professionals want to join our teaching team and contribute their bit to our educational project. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Barcelona in Spain. L'IDEM, The School of Animation professionals who choose 2D / 3D Every year there are more companies concerning the 2D / 3D animation that want to welcome our trainees, trained for a successful and immediate incorporation into the labor market sector. Also each year more working professionals want to join our teaching team and contribute their bit to our educational project. But why L'Idem is the school they choose professionals? They themselves explain you! Juan Carlos Garcia Blanco, CG & supervisor Project in B-Water Animation Studios "The most important thing is L'Idem is that imparts a college four-year degree where students are trained from A to Z: classes in drawing, painting, design, anatomy, animation, software ... the advantage as compared to other school is coming boys and girls who are already professionals in power. " OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the knowledge and skills stimulate own animated film to achieve specialization as animators with a solid and effective technique. Similarly, a vision of the office of animation as art and / or industry is given, using traditional animation tools and their adaptation to new digital technologies. POTENTIAL AUDIENCE: Final year students of higher education with a good base drawing. METHODOLOGY: Theoretical and practical sessions. Regular conferences and meetings with international experts from industry and the art of animation recognized. Advice and supervision of the processes of creation of drawing and animation technique CONTENT: 1. The production processes of animation: Understanding the production chain from planning to project completion. 2. Drawing on the move: Perfecting the technique. 3. Techniques and principles of animation: complete and detailed basis for creating the illusion of movement and interpretation study. 4. Infographic: Using the Photoshop tool and animation applications. 5.Animación 2d - Toon Boom: Comprehensive training on the most comprehensive software on the market designed specifically for the production of 2D animation. 6. 3D animation - Autodesk Maya: Introduction to 3D from the concrete vision of the coordinator. 7. Final Project: Students make a short film group, developing all phases of production. 8. Practices (200h00): 7 weeks. From 10 June to 27 July / 6 hours per day: Total 200h. SELECTION: Applicants must make a prior interview with principals and teaching staff of the school to show their work book. Upon completion of the Master students will: - Clips with technical animations - Clips with character animations - A demoreel work with personal presentation. - Short film a minute. SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop - Autodesk 3D MAYA - Toon Boom Studio - Nuke - 3D Studio Max - After Effects - Flash - Première - Final Cut [-]

Masters In Design And Art Direction

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

At a time when ideas are conveyed through images, art director becomes the principal creator of the messages. The Master in Design and Art Direction is articulated by two graduate degrees, the Postgraduate Diploma in Design and Communication Strategies, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Art Direction. [+]

Masters in Design and Art Direction Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona At a time when ideas are conveyed through images, art director becomes the principal creator of the messages. Different disciplines such as typographical languages, video, illustration, art, photography and music merge into one body, expanding current graphic design practices and providing the visual creation of the necessary efficiency to communicate in the complex current market. In the very near future all companies require an art director, responsible for the aesthetic strategy, combining the corporate messages and helps the company to connect with your customer in the most sensitive and direct as possible. The Master in Design and Art Direction is articulated by two graduate degrees, the Postgraduate Diploma in Design and Communication Strategies, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Art Direction. Its main objective is to train professionals to take a strategic overview of communication and mastery of skills and functions of art director to create and manage projects in the field of visual messages. GOALS Highlight the central role of strategic communication as factor analysis, differentiation and positioning for both organizations in the private sector and the public sector. Train new professionals with a vision and strategic thinking to communication and design, to achieve real and efficient solutions to problems. Stimulate the skills of students and give them tools so you can design a global, multichannel strategic activities. Introduce the latest practices and trends in communication and design. Train professionals to theoretical and practical level within the creation and management of projects in the visual field, in order to master the skills and functions of art director. Encourage immersion in visual culture, promoting multidisciplinary and interrelation of languages ​​and creative platforms (music, theater, cinema, photography, mapping, performance, etc.). Establish different lines of theoretical and practical work for the analysis and control of the efficiency of audiovisual persuasive message. Encourage reflection on the changes and trends that new media are incorporated in communication and design. TARGET Graduate superior in design. Graduates in Communication and Advertising. Fine Arts graduates. Professional or academic with proven experience. START DATE Two editions are made annually starting in September and February [-]

Masters In Packaging Design

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The current packaging needs professionals with the ability to communicate, both formally and graphically, the attributes of a product. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Barcelona in Spain. Masters in Packaging Design Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona The current packaging needs professionals with the ability to communicate, both formally and graphically, the attributes of a product. With the aim of training professionals to design socially conscious and environmentally responsible, this master provides appropriate to conceptualize and develop projects of integrated packaging tools. This training uses graphic design as a communication tool. The ultimate goal is to provide a professional level participants through workshops and theoretical and practical knowledge on branding, typography, history of packaging ...; how it is created and a product is developed from the point of view of strategy and branding; approach, analysis, design and implementation of a packaging project; detection of customer needs, especially when developing packaging design; and knowledge of the lines followed by different design teams for a successful product. The Master also focuses on the structural design of packaging as a communication tool in the package, but not from a technical standpoint, but so and communication. It delves into eco-design to create more efficient and sustainable packaging, which promote good design and optimal use of materials. The goal is to understand the factors affecting the production and selection of a container for a particular product and its possibilities and materials. GOALS Deepen the discipline of packaging, its history and current social conditions. Acquire a solid theoretical basis of branding. Knowing how to create and how a product is developed from the point of view of marketing. Learn to raise and analyze, design and implement a packaging project. Identify customer needs and what you value at the time of developing a packaging design. Knowing the following lines strategists and designers to achieve a successful product. Knowing the factors that influence the production and selection of a container for a particular product. Identify the different types of packaging and the possibilities that exist. Knowing the role that the selection of a particular type of packaging can have on a product. Knowing how to influence society and consumer packaging trends. Provide students with specific knowledge of the materials used in the packaging industry, the creation of packaging systems, prepress and printing, and quality control. Learn to create more efficient and sustainable packaging to promote good design and optimal use of materials. TARGET Graduate superior in design. Professionals and academics with accredited in various fields of these studies experience. START DATE Two editions are made annually starting in September and February [-]

Master's Degree In Stage Design

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Many of the innovations in the scenic area at the international level in recent years have emerged from the theatrical development. The contribution of the design is key and opens a field of artistic and technical exploration focused on producing shows frontline. [+]

MA in Set Design Certificate issued by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona. Many of the innovations in the scenic area at the international level in recent years have emerged from the theatrical development. The contribution of the design is key and opens a field of artistic and technical exploration focused on producing shows frontline. The MA in Set Design is a professionalizing program that fosters the discovery of a linked to the performing and visual arts discipline in which participants will be introduced in the design of environmental immersive environments, addressing the multifaceted scenic creation from a contemporary perspective by complementarity of the two modules that comprise it. On the one hand, the Module Set Design explores the scenery from the artistic and conceptual aspects. On the other, the scenographic Techniques Module explores the techniques and technologies associated with scenic creation. This aspect is an essential complement value that allows a comprehensive and unprecedented training in the field of scenery. From the point of view of the designer and with both technical and artistic approach, the master includes the theater, film, advertising, music and in general areas, those events that require hardware or any device for fiction. Thus, the contents of postgraduate especially emphasize the more technical, literary and poetic side provided deepen and test media and stage forms. The Master explores the performing arts from design provided acquire the knowledge to direct and produce a theatrical project for theater, film, television, commercials, opera or big events. The program provides internship agreements with companies, designers and producers of top-level participants Students who pass the program solvency. GOALS The main objective of the program is to deepen the scenery as a specialty design linked to the performing and visual arts, addressing the creation of media space for theater, opera, circus, concerts, dance, major events, television and film, from a perspective artistic and technical. Acquire the ability to develop and direct a theatrical project: from the interpretation of the dramatic text, screenplay, operatic libretto, script for a show, to the space conceptualization. Know the main scenographic plastic that make possible the transfer of the script into space from the hand of professionals contemporary scene. Explore the application of this knowledge both in the area of ​​the stage for live entertainment as in the shows registered. This module corresponds to the current program Graduate Set Design of ELISAVA- IDEC. Assimilate the technical operation of various types of performance spaces to know the characteristics and potential of the areas where the sets are inserted. Delve into techniques and technologies associated with the set design, with focus on the differences between formats live and recorded. Knowing the parameters of building, installation and stage production that influence the design of a stage. TARGET The program is aimed at professionals in the field of design, art, architecture, drama, communication and in general, anyone interested in the evocative and communicative ability of space objects. Aimed at graduates or graduates with college degree itself. The program is aimed at: Graduate in Design, Art Graduate, Graduate Interior Design, Audiovisual Graduate, Graduate Dramatic Arts, Architects, Graduates in Fine Arts, Graduate Engineering and Multimedia. They will also be considered professionals in the field of theater, actors, directors, choreographers, artists, designers and visual artists in general. START DATE September issue annually takes place in July [-]

Master's Degree in Photography and Design

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The MA Photography & Design course at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona is a taught, practice-based programme, which attracts students from around the world and approaches photography as an open visual discipline. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Barcelona in Spain. Master's Degree in Photography and Design Degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering The MA Photography & Design course at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona is a taught, practice-based programme, which attracts students from around the world and approaches photography as an open visual discipline in where you are encouraged to confidently produce complex and extended photographic projects as well as engage with contemporary, critical, experimental and speculative approaches to photography. The course places an emphasis on innovation, experimentation, and intellectual and practical enquiry in where students are encouraged to actively engage with contemporary photographic art practice through publication, exhibition and participation in live projects. The course offers a dynamic and exciting environment for studying the practice of photography enabling students to acquire advanced photographic skills and apply them to complex, self-generated projects, and engaging with different technical and theoretical practices about the image. This characterises our committed study at postgraduate level, bringing photographic education up to date with contemporary photographic practice. It also pays attention to the dissemination of photographic work, exhibition & publication and focuses on the reasons by which the meaning of an image is shaped by its use and contextualization. Drawing on the expertise of a diverse range of professional photographers, guest lecturers and technical advisers, you will enhance your knowledge and skills through a series of photographic projects using practice-led research and supportive written work. By the end of the MA you should be able to produce challenging cutting edge contemporary work that uses photography effectively, exploring beyond the medium specific boundaries in order to produce innovative solutions to new arenas and methods of display and delivery. COURSE AIMS Provide a flexible but structured interdisciplinary context in which students can rigorously pursue a self-directed research project whose outcomes are embodied within the systematic production of a specific and original body of work within the field of photography. To encourage the development of each student’s own critical reflection as the basis for developing as independent learners capable of advancing their own skills, knowledge and professional and research practice. Provide students with the means for establishing and understanding the place of their own work within the context of relevant and contemporary academic and professional situations and debates. Provide students with professional photography technical skills. To encourage the development of research strategies that reflect the contemporary context in theoretical discourse and creative practice and form the basis for informed speculation about future directions. To engage with real audiences, generating new challenging narratives about the nature of the work itself and its relation with changed modes of production, dissemination and consumption. To provide professionals specialising in the area of photography with multidisciplinary training so that they can use photography as a tool for conveying concepts and ideas. COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES On successful completion of the course students will have: Initiated and implemented an individual self-directed research project using research methods, materials, techniques and processes appropriate to design practice. Demonstrated a thorough understanding of, and critical engagement with, the relevant practical, theoretical and professional contexts of their project and be able to situate and interpret their own work within this context. Demonstrated an ability to employ analysis, synthesis and evaluation to a range of external sources and to their own practice to inspire and inform the generation, development and application of original ideas. Demonstrated a reflective and evaluative approach to their own work which allows them to act independently in identifying, implementing and sustaining individual research and practice at a professional level. Demonstrated an ability to communicate complex and speculative concepts, methods and proposals effectively in spoken, written and visual forms. Identified the potential for their work within specific professional contexts and developed appropriate communication skills for engagement with this audience. Demonstrated an ability to use photography as a tool for communicating effectively concepts and ideas. Aimed at The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award. Applicants are normally expected to possess an BA degree in fine arts, applied arts or design, or have equivalent experience. Graduates from related disciplines who can demonstrate a suitable level of visual literacy may be considered. Applicants who do not have a BA but who have had experience in the field, may also be considered. All candidates must submit a portfolio with their application, which should normally consist of 10-20 images that represent their area of interest. Starting Data One edition per year from September to July [-]

Master's in Design of Commercial Spaces and Visual Merchandising

Bau Design College of Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

Commercial spaces are currently the scene of a social activity on which a considerable part of the economy rests: the consumer society. The products we consume travel a long way before they reach our hands. [+]

Master's in Design of Commercial Spaces and Visual Merchandising The Master's in the Design of Commercial Spaces and Visual Merchandising (60 ECTS) is obtained by completing two postgraduate degrees, for 30 ECTS each. These postgraduate degrees may be completed in the same academic year, or in different years. All postgraduate courses that are part of a master's degree can be taken independently. PRESENTATION Commercial spaces are currently the scene of a social activity on which a considerable part of the economy rests: the consumer society. The products we consume travel a long way before they reach our hands. Manufacturers, distributors, businessmen, marketing procedures, etc., are involved in this process. However, the space in which consumer products are brought together is also an important area for corporate image, and the responsibility for this falls on the interior designer who designs this setting. Designers of interior spaces should no longer limit their concerns to the construction conditions of the space and the location in order to optimize and make the most of the resources that have been invested in the premises. The characteristics of the product and the consumer to whom it is aimed, the business model that comes from the commercial space itself, the marketing used for the positioning of the product and the point of sale have become parameters of significant relevance during the design process that this postgraduate course deals with. Unlike the postgraduate course on Visual Merchandising, whose purpose is to define the discipline of the professional in charge of managing the point of sale, the postgraduate course in Design of Commercial Spaces establishes the scope of the work of the designer of interior spaces in the specific terms of the design methods, where commercial spaces are regarded as a specific type of interior design. GENERAL AIMS OF THE TRAINING The purpose of this postgraduate course is to make an extensive study of commercial spaces and all the parameters that currently influence the process of creating a point of sale design: from Retail Marketing strategies to the demands of actually producing the design. SYLLABUS This postgraduate course is organised in 3 modules and is completed upon handing in the Final Project. Module I – Evolution of the point of sale Module II – Retail as a discipline Module III – The Professional Project of Commercial Space CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Marketing Retail Designer. Conceptualization of commercial space. Advisor in retail marketing. Commercial furniture designer. FACT SHEET Edit: 10th Edition Qualification: Postgraduate Degree in Commercial Spaces Design accredited by the Universidad de Vic-UCC. Students without university degrees will receive a University Extension Studies Diploma. Credits: 30 ECTS School period: From October 7th 2015 to June 2016. Final Project Presentation: June 2016 Timetable: Mondays and Wednesdays from 16h to 19h Mode: On-site Language: Spanish Postgraduate's price: 3480 € Master's price: 6600 € Access: Graduates. Undergraduate degrees in Fine Arts and Design, and those related to the following professional categories: interior design, graphic design, industrial design and arts applied to clothing. Professionals from the sector without specific training but who can demonstrate professional expertise. Applicants will undergo a selection process for acceptance on the course. Observations: Intensive Spanish course for foreign students willing to apply to the Master degree (optional course). From Sept. 10th to October, 2nd; from Monday to Friday (4h/day) – 395€. [-]

Master’s in Stop Motion Animation

Bau Design College of Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop-motion animation in both its creative and its technical aspects. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Barcelona in Spain. Master’s in Stop Motion Animation The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop-motion animation in both its creative and its technical aspects. The curriculum combines craftsmanship and technology, and is at the same time exhaustive and eminently practical. By means of this syllabus we promote an overall and artistic perception of the management/production of projects together with the acquisition of a solid base consisting of the fundamentals of animation, combining the foregoing with the learning of the many techniques of stop motion: plasticine, cut-out, pixelation, sand, paint-on-glass, animation with light, etc., and placing special emphasis on animation with articulated stick figures. The teaching in this Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is based on the direct transmission of the advanced knowledge and abilities of a team composed of practising, multi-disciplinary professionals with wide experience in industry and in teaching, and including creators/animators of international repute. In addition, the continual contact, through workshops and masterclasses, with authors of cinema animation, directors, screenwriters, musicians, animators, producers, distributors, festivals and plural-disciplinary artists gives the student a wide-ranging, up-to-date view of working situations and artistic reality in the world of stop-motion animation. The ultimate aim of these studies is that the student should know how to create and articulate a narrative discourse, animate, experience the vast possibilities of plastic, and construct conceptual and aesthetic proposals through a final project consisting of a short film. In short, that the students should have the ability to exhilarate through this language of stop-motion animation that is so powerful, physical, expressive and cross-cutting, and should take advantage of all the resources, both narrative and technical, that are available to them, regardless of the format or the medium, thus preparing themselves to be the artists and versatile professionals who are so necessary in today’s world. General aims of the training To master the principles of animation and be capable of applying them in animation with characters and in the different techniques of stop motion (plasticine, pixelation, cut-out, rotoscoping, characters, etc.). To suggest various creative solutions using stop-motion animation, both in a client’s environment and in one of auteur animation. To acquire sufficient knowledge to be able to join a professional environment requiring stop-motion animation, including knowledge of the implications of the technique in related audiovisual disciplines such as character-designing, set-designing, wardrobe, directing photography, soundtrack, FX, etc. To be capable of developing and/or managing an audiovisual stop-motion project by knowing all the phases of its production: Effectively managing the different members of the working team; Controlling and resolving any problems which may arise in production; Finding a creative solution which is in accordance with the objectives set out at the beginning of production, including aspects such as the budget. Syllabus The training is composed of three modules: A first module dealing with producing and directing animation, and including a detailed theoretical and practical analysis of the distinctive processes of directing, pre-production and production in stop-motion animation. A second module of specialization in which, in a practical manner, through the use of characters from stop-motion animation and its various techniques, the subject of animation is studied more deeply. A third module, consisting of the preparation of a final project in which students will have to demonstrate all the skills that they have learned, and their own independence, before a panel of expert professionals. MODULE I – Directing and Producing Animation MODULE II – Specialization in stop motion MODULE III - Final project of the Master’s Degree Course The classes in Modules I and II will be intensive, and will involve three hours per day from Monday to Friday, whereas in Module III there will be four hours per week, on one day, which will be used for ensuring that the final project is being prepared correctly. The planned programme of studies includes a series of workshops, with national and foreign guests who are experts in some of the topics of the programme. Fact sheet Edit: 1st Edition Qualification: Master’s in Stop Motion Animation accredited by the Universidad de Vic-UCC. Students without university degrees will receive a University Extension Studies Diploma. Credits: 60 ECTS School period: From October 13th 2015 to June 2016. Final Project Presentation: June 2016 Timetable: From October to March: from Monday to Friday from 16h to 19h. From April to June: Mondays from 15h to 19h Mode: On-site Language: Spanish (with English support) Price: 6600 € Observations: Intensive Spanish course for foreign students willing to apply to the Master degree (optional course). From Sept. 10th to October, 2nd; from Monday to Friday (4h/day) – 395€. [-]