This program is taught in Spanish
In today’s world, understanding the communication sector is crucial in order to offer a range of solutions to meet the graphics and visual communication needs that the market demands.
Rising to this need, the Masters in Graphic Design trains professionals to build a multidisciplinary profile based not only on grasping the fundamentals, methodologies, and tools involved in graphic design, but also on acquiring management skills, enabling them to identify and adapt graphic and communication solutions to a host of different needs.
General objectives of the course
- To explore deep into the current concept of design with a cross-sector, multidiscipline approach.
- To teach students the fundamentals of design by studying the main iconographic references and styles.
- To equip students with the methodologies, techniques, physical elements and digital software that make up the visual communication toolbox.
- To explore the various professional options that graphic design and visual communication offer from an eminently practical and project-based perspective.
- To enhance the student’s profile with management skills linked to planning and organizing design processes and teams.
The master is structured as a theory and practice program that revolves around carrying out a series of projects. The subjects in the syllabus are divided into 4 sections:
- Know-how and research
- Techniques and development
- Applications and management
- Digital Environment
- Ideas and solutions
Graduates in different disciplines and professionals looking to steer their careers towards graphic design and visual communication development and management. Graduates in Photography and Fine Arts.
Students must provide the following information:
- Copy of DNI (Spanish students) or passport (foreign students).
- Copy of university degree (bachelor’s, degree or equivalent).
- Letter of motivation in the language of the Master’s degree course.
- A CV in the language of the Master’s degree course specifying language and IT skills.
- Language certificate: Courses in English require an intermediate level, corresponding to TOEFL or IELTS 6.5. Courses in Spanish require a B2 language level. If a prospective student has neither of these certificates, his or her language skills will be assessed in a face-to-face interview or via a Skype call.
- Portfolio for creative Master’s degree courses and/or admission exercise if required.
At the end of the course, depending on each student’s profile and prior experience, career options may include:
- Working in multimedia: TV channels, newspapers, magazines.
- Working as an information designer in multidisciplinary projects.
- Working for advertising agencies and press offices.
- Working for design studios.
- Working in information design departments in official institutions and organizations, agencies and companies.
Developing infographics, information boards, wayfinding, instruction manuals, etc.
Irene Sierra, Designer with postgraduate illustration at the London College of Communication.
She has worked in Camper developing different functions as an illustrator for shoes and handbag collections, trend analyst, coordination of collaborations with schools of art and design, search for new talent, graphic designer or as part of the organization of the Son Fortesa workshop.
In 2013 she founded her own brand of handbags and accessories, Sila. She also continues to develop projects related to fashion design, editorial and corporate identity from her own studio founded in 2014.
About the School
The IED Barcelona is a workshop for conducting analysis and research applied to material culture, a focus it is destined to develop increasingly in the future.