The Graphic Design and Advertising trains students to become professionals capable of configuring and formalizing messages and transcribing them into visual systems.

Graphic designers are responsible for translating into the visual language the ideas and concepts that are to reach the target audience.

The fast pace of advances in graphic design and advertising requires great dexterity in keeping up with the constant progress in IT and an open attitude towards innovations.

In this context, the aim of this program is to provide a solid foundation, with studies combining tradition and modernity, theory and practice, and technology and aesthetics.

Prerequisites for Admission to Advanced Vocational Training Programs

The conditions for admission and enrolment are established by the Catalan Government’s Department of Education every academic year and published in the Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia (Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya – DOGC).

As a general rule, prospective students must:

a) Hold at least one of the following qualifications:

- Batxiller or equivalent: Advanced Level Secondary Education diploma, High School diploma, etc.
- University degree
- One of the following degrees, diplomas, certificates or accreditations: University Orientation Diploma (A-Levels) or university preparatory studies, Specialist Technician Certificate, Advanced Vocational Training Certificate, Intermediate Vocational Training Certificate or Sports Education Certificate, accreditation of having passed the general part of the admissions exam for Advanced Vocational Training or Advanced Vocational Training in Sports, accreditation of having passed all parts of the university admissions exam for those at least 25 years of age or an admissions exam to experimental professional modules.

b) Pass the specific studies part of the admissions exam.

However, regardless of Section a) above, prospective students can be admitted to Advanced Vocational Training without holding any of the academic qualifications indicated by passing both the general and specific parts of the admissions exam indicated in the corresponding Government Resolution.

To be eligible to take the general and specific admissions exams, prospective students must be at least 19 years of age, or turn 19 during the calendar year in which the admissions exam is taken, or be at least 18 and hold an Intermediate Vocational Training Certificate in Fine Arts and Design or an equivalent certificate in similar studies.

Qualification:
Certificate of Advanced Vocational Training in Fine Arts & Design, Specialization in Graphic Design and Advertising (LOE)

Professional Group
Graphic and audiovisual communication

Level
Advanced Vocational Training

Courses:

Essentials of visual representation and expression

 

Image Theory

 

Computer Tools

 

Photography

 

Advertising graphics projects

 

Essentials of Graphic Design

 

Language and audiovisual technology

 

History of the advertising image

 

Typography

 

Theory of advertising and marketing

 

School Curricular Block

 

Training and guidance

 

Internship at a company, studio or workshop

 

Integrated project

 

Location
Sant Andreu

Hours
Afternoon

Graphic designers working in advertisement may work as freelance professionals or in association (to different degrees) with a company. Activities in graphic design and advertising can be related to:

  • Graphic design companies or studios

  • Web design companies or studios

  • Creative and art departments of advertising and communications agencies

  • Independent (freelance) graphic design

  • Design departments in the publishing sector (newspapers, magazines, books, digital publications)

  • Design departments in the audiovisual sector (television, digital advertising, cinema or production companies)

  • With a Certificate of Advanced Vocational Training in Fine Arts & Design, graduates can also continue related studies at university. See "Opportunities for Further Study".

With the Advanced Vocational Training Certificate you are eligible for the following university studies:
-Architectural Technician Studies
-Education / Teacher Training (3-year university degree or diplomatura)
-Advanced Fine Arts and Design Studies, with a qualification equivalent to a 3-year university degree or diplomatura (specializations: Fashion Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design)
-Undergraduate studies in Fine Arts (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Undergraduate studies in History (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Undergraduate studies in History of Art (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Industrial Design Engineering
-Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets (specializations: Graphic Documents, Sculpture, Archeology, Painting)

The Illustration program provides students with the professional knowledge allowing analysis, synthesis and mastery of the graphic language in the specific fields in which illustration is used.

Work in this field involves, among other things, making illustrations, analyzing proposals and carrying out the appropriate documental research and graphic investigation, applying the graphic language with a view to communicative and aesthetic aspects, supervising the process of publishing originals, selecting the best-suited process for different proposals, and using images in keeping with legal and ethical prescriptions.

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Prerequisites for Admission to Advanced Vocational Training Programs

The conditions for admission and enrolment are established by the Catalan Government’s Department of Education every academic year and published in the Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia (Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya – DOGC).

As a general rule, prospective students must:

a) Hold at least one of the following qualifications:

- Batxiller or equivalent: Advanced Level Secondary Education diploma, High School diploma, etc.
- University degree
- One of the following degrees, diplomas, certificates or accreditations: University Orientation Diploma (A-Levels) or university preparatory studies, Specialist Technician Certificate, Advanced Vocational Training Certificate, Intermediate Vocational Training Certificate or Sports Education Certificate, accreditation of having passed the general part of the admissions exam for Advanced Vocational Training or Advanced Vocational Training in Sports, accreditation of having passed all parts of the university admissions exam for those at least 25 years of age or an admissions exam to experimental professional modules.

b) Pass the specific studies part of the admissions exam.

However, regardless of Section a) above, prospective students can be admitted to Advanced Vocational Training without holding any of the academic qualifications indicated by passing both the general and specific parts of the admissions exam indicated in the corresponding Government Resolution.

To be eligible to take the general and specific admissions exams, prospective students must be at least 19 years of age, or turn 19 during the calendar year in which the admissions exam is taken, or be at least 18 and hold an Intermediate Vocational Training Certificate in Fine Arts and Design or an equivalent certificate in similar studies.

Qualification:
Certificate of Advanced Vocational Training in Fine Arts & Design, Specialization in Illustration (LOE)

Professional Group
Graphic and audiovisual communication

Level
Advanced Vocational Training

Courses:

Essentials of visual representation and expression

 

Image Theory

 

Computer Tools

 

Photography

 

Techniques of graphic expression

 

Applied Spatial Representation

 

Drawing applied to the illustration

 

History of Illustration

 

Projects illustration

 

Graphic Production Industry

 

The traditional graphic techniques

 

School Curricular Block

 

Training and guidance

 

Internship at a company, studio or workshop

 

Integrated project

 

Location
Sant Andreu

Hours
Afternoon

Illustrators may work as freelance professionals or in association (to different degrees) with a company.
Activities may involve:

  • Publishing

  • Artwork for publications

  • Periodicals

  • Advertising

  • Graphic Design

  • Cinema and television productions

  • Educational material

  • With a Certificate of Advanced Vocational Training in Fine Arts & Design, graduates can also continue related studies at university. See "Opportunities for Further Study".

With the Advanced Vocational Training Certificate you are eligible for the following university studies:
-Architectural Technician Studies
-Education / Teacher Training (3-year university degree or diplomatura)
-Advanced Fine Arts and Design Studies, with a qualification equivalent to a 3-year university degree or diplomatura (specializations: Fashion Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design)
-Undergraduate studies in Fine Arts (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Undergraduate studies in History (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Undergraduate studies in History of Art (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Industrial Design Engineering
-Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets (specializations: Graphic Documents, Sculpture, Archeology, Painting)

The Graphic Design - Final Art program provides the knowledge necessary for developing and carrying out projects and formalizing originals using the computer as the main work tool, and using terminology, symbology and other communicative elements of graphic design appropriately.

Work in this field involves, among other things, making graphic proposals for industrial projects, operating different types of machines and systems pertaining to final art, using image creation, manipulation and storage equipment or tools, and exploration, page layout, treatment and post-production of graphic images and audiovisuals.

  

To be eligible for admission to Intermediate Vocational Training in Fine Arts and Design, prospective students must hold a secondary education diploma (junior high school, etc) or equivalent and accredit their aptitude for these studies by passing an admissions test specific to the field they wish to study.

Those who do not hold the equivalent of a secondary education diploma and are at least 17 years of age or will turn 17 during the calendar year in which the test is being taken can also be eligible for admission to Intermediate Vocational Training by passing an admissions test certifying the candidate has the sufficient knowledge and skills for entering such a program, as well as the necessary aptitudes referred to above.

Access requirements Intermediate Vocational Training in Fine Arts and Design

Access conditions and registration are issued by the Departament d'Ensenyament in each school and published in the DOGC

As interim guidance, are to jointly implement the two parts: a) i b)

a) Have any of the following qualifications:

Graduate in Compulsory Secondary Education University degree, or one of the degrees and other qualifications include:

technical worker or technical training to assist professional, technical higher or technical vocational training specialists two BUP courses, accreditation of passing the test of access to training cycles through sports education training or the common entrance examination to higher-level vocational training vocational training, accreditation of overcoming try total access to college for over 25 years of passing the test of public access to experimental modules.

b) To overcome the specific part of the entrance exam.

Notwithstanding paragraph foresees a), will allow access to specific training courses average without the requirements established by overcoming common and specific parts of the test to be regulated in the corresponding resolution.

To be able to present proof of access under this course will have completed 17 years of age in the year in which testing is done up (or meet them during the year in which the test is performed).

Qualification:
Certificate of Intermediate Vocational Training in Plastic Arts and Design  PRINTED GRAPHIC PRODUCT ASSISTANT

Professional Group:
Graphic Design

Level:    
Intermediate Level Vocational Training

Courses:

Artistic drawing

 

Technical Drawing

 

volume

 

Projects

 

Computer media

 

Basics of Graphic Design

 

Typography

 

History of Graphic Design

 

 

 

Technical English

 

Production and printing

 

self publishing

 

Training and guidance

 

Final Work

 

Location
Sant Andreu

Hours
Morning

Graphic artists specializing in final art may work as freelance artists or in association (to varying degrees) with a company. Activities can relate to:

  • Graphic Design

  • Preprinting, Publishing and Photocopying

  • Visual and Graphic Communication

  • Computer Graphics

  • Signage

  • Advertising and Corporate Image

  • Trade Fair Organization

  • In-House Publications and Documentation

  • Educational and Cultural Material

Graduates of intermediate vocational training programs are eligible for admission to advanced level secondary education (optional courses are recognized, such that students need only take foundation and specialization courses).

The Self-Publishing program provides a solid education in the theoretical, technical and practical foundations of self-publishing, providing the knowledge for mastery of its systems and of the necessary facets of graphic art. It also qualifies students to select the best work methods for obtaining optimal results in each case.

Among other things, these studies qualify graduates to carry out tasks of interpreting, developing and executing the ideas and projects put forth by the graduate him or her self or by third parties, correctly handle tools and devices, make graphic proposals using different computer programs, maintain image storage and creation or manipulation equipment or tools, retouch images with the help of information technology systems, and effect exploration, page layout, treatment and post-production of graphic images and audiovisuals.

To be eligible for admission to Intermediate Vocational Training in Fine Arts and Design, prospective students must hold a secondary education diploma (junior high school, etc) or equivalent and accredit their aptitude for these studies by passing an admissions test specific to the field they wish to study.

Those who do not hold the equivalent of a secondary education diploma and are at least 17 years of age or will turn 17 during the calendar year in which the test is being taken can also be eligible for admission to Intermediate Vocational Training by passing an admissions test certifying the candidate has the sufficient knowledge and skills for entering such a program, as well as the necessary aptitudes referred to above.

Access requirements Intermediate Vocational Training in Fine Arts and Design

Access conditions and registration are issued by the Departament d'Ensenyament in each school and published in the DOGC

As interim guidance, are to jointly implement the two parts: a) i b)

a) Have any of the following qualifications:

Graduate in Compulsory Secondary Education University degree, or one of the degrees and other qualifications include:

technical worker or technical training to assist professional, technical higher or technical vocational training specialists two BUP courses, accreditation of passing the test of access to training cycles through sports education training or the common entrance examination to higher-level vocational training vocational training, accreditation of overcoming try total access to college for over 25 years of passing the test of public access to experimental modules.

b) To overcome the specific part of the entrance exam.

Notwithstanding paragraph foresees a), will allow access to specific training courses average without the requirements established by overcoming common and specific parts of the test to be regulated in the corresponding resolution.

To be able to present proof of access under this course will have completed 17 years of age in the year in which testing is done up (or meet them during the year in which the test is performed).

Qualification:
Certificate of Intermediate Vocational Training in Plastic Arts and Design  INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC PRODUCT ASSISTANT

Professional Group:
Graphic Design

Level:
Intermediate Level Vocational Training

Courses:

Artistic drawing

 

Technical Drawing

 

volume

 

Projects

 

Computer media

 

Basics of Graphic Design

 

Typography

 

History of Graphic Design

 

 

 

Technical English

 

Web Edition

 

Multimedia

 

Training and guidance

 

Final Work

 

Location
Sant Andreu

Hours
Morning

Self-publishing specialists may work as freelance artists or in association (to varying degrees) with a company. Activities can relate to:

  • Graphic Design

  • Graphic Arts and Photocopying

  • Visual and/or Graphic Communication

  • Catalogues and Communications

  • Signage

  • Advertising and Corporate Image

  • Publishing

  • Graphic Support for Trade Fair Organization

  • Educational and Cultural Material

Graduates of intermediate vocational training programs are eligible for admission to advanced level secondary education (optional courses are recognized, such that students need only take foundation and specialization courses).

El Cicle Formatiu de Grau Superior de Còmic pertany a la família professional de Comunicació gràfica i audiovisual.

A Catalunya hi ha una llarga tradició d’il·lustradors i dibuixants d’humor de la que en som hereus.

L’objectiu d’aquests estudis és dotar a l’alumne d’una formació acadèmica i professionalitzadora, introduint-lo dins les diverses branques i gèneres del còmic i potenciant la seva creativitat dins del món de la narració gràfica a través de mitjans i tècnics varis.

Tanmateix introduir-lo al món històric i actual del Còmic i exercitar i dominar l’eina del dibuix com element imprescindible.

Contextualitzar l’obra gràfica dins d’un un mercat editorial, desenvolupar la creació gràfica i literària en guionatge, entenent el còmic com el cinema dibuixat.

Qualification:
Certificate of Advanced Vocational Training in Fine Arts & Design, Specialization in Comics (LOE)

Professional Group
Graphic and audiovisual communication

Level
Advanced Vocational Training

Courses:

Essentials of visual representation and expression

 

Image Theory

 

Computer Tools

 

Photography

 

Graphic expression techniques

 

Applied Spatial Representation

 

Drawing applied to comics

 

History of comics

 

Comic Project

 

Industrial Graphic Production

 

Script and narrative structure

 

School Curricular Block

 

Training and guidance

 

Internship at a company, studio or workshop

 

Integrated project

 

Location
Sant Andreu

Hours
Morning

 

 

 

 

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Qualification:
Certificate of Advanced Vocational Training in Fine Arts & Design, Specialization in Interactive Graphic Design (LOE)

Professional Group
Graphic and audiovisual communication

Level
Advanced Vocational Training

Courses:

Essentials of visual representation and expression

 

Image Theory

 

Computer Tools

 

Interactive graphic projects

 

Typographic and graphic resources

 

Language and audiovisual technology

 

History of audiovisual and multimedia

 

Programming Language

 

GUIs

 

School Curricular Block

 

Training and guidance

 

Internship at a company, studio or workshop

 

Integrated project

 

Location
Sant Andreu

Hours
Afternoon