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Graphic Design

Learn how to create brands with identity, communicate with typefaces and materials, layout publications and prototype. In four years, you will learn how to conceptualize a graphic design project in different formats and mediums, as well as create and communicate your own brand or studio.

Syllabus

Structure

The Official Undergraduate Degree in Design has a four-year structure. The first two are made up of core subjects and basic training, where students develop work and tasks from the syllabus.

Specialized subjects start to be delivered in the third year, which help to deepen the theoretical knowledge and specific practices of each track.

  • Art Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History I (6 ECTS)
  • Sociology (6 ECTS)
  • Representative Drawing (6 ECTS)
  • Technical Drawing I (6 ECTS)
  • Project Basis (4 ECTS)
  • Computing I (6 ECTS)
  • Photography I (6 ECTS)
  • Form Theory and Workshop (6 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Projects (6 ECTS)
  • Art Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Design Theory and History II (6 ECTS)
  • Communication (6 ECTS)
  • Literature and Communication (3 ECTS)
  • Business I: Organization & Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects I (8 ECTS)
  • Professional Ethics (5 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology I (6 ECTS)
  • Computing II (6 ECTS)
  • Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Comprehensive Projects II (8 ECTS)
  • Design Issues (6 ECTS)
  • Business II: Organization and Processes (6 ECTS)
  • Materials and Technology II (6 ECTS)
  • Elective subjects (26 ECTS):
    • · Typography I (4 ECTS)
    • · Calligraphy (3 ECTS)
    • · Computing III (4 ECTS)
    • · Video (4 ECTS)
    • · Book and Project Presentation (4 ECTS)
    • · Digital Image Treatment (3 ECTS)
    • · Illustration (Engraving) (4 ECTS)
    • · Models and originals (4 ECTS)
    • · Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)
    • · Free-choice Credits (2 ECTS)
  • Internship (14 ECTS)
  • Final Project (16 ECTS)
  • Elective subjects (30 ECTS):
    • · Graphic Arts (3 ECTS)
    • · Projects III (6 ECTS)
    • · Projects IV (6 ECTS)
    • · Industrial Packaging (3 ECTS)
    • · 3D Alternative Techniques (4 ECTS)
    • · Graphics for Advertising (4 ECTS)
    • · Typography II (4 ECTS)
    • · Photography II (4 ECTS)
    • · Departmental Intensification (4 ECTS)
    • · Free-choice Credits (2 ECTS)

Internships

⟶ At ESDi, we have collaboration agreements with all kinds of businesses in the graphic design and communication sectors: design studios, brands, branding agencies, digital marketing agencies, advertising agencies, etc.

⟶ Our graphic design students have completed placements at companies such as: Checkpoint, IKEA, Dowhile Studio, Miss and Mr Meet, Lunabrands, Marina Race, Eurofragance, Munill Estudi, V3rtice, WiPass Technology, and Baku Creativitat i Comunicació, among many others.

Career
opportunities

⟶ art director
⟶ illustrator
⟶ computer graphics designer
⟶ web designer
⟶ UI/UX designer
⟶ editorial designer
⟶ typeface designer

⟶ graphic designer
⟶ multimedia creative
⟶ packaging designer
⟶ signage specialist
⟶ corporate image developer

Workshops

ESDi has more than 14,000 m² of facilities including studios specialized in engraving, printing and graphic design, tech labs, a media center and video/photography sets.

© Photography

"Homo Digitalis" by Gemma Carreras. Final Project, Undergraduate Degree in Design. Specialty in Graphic Design.

Mobility

At ESDi, we encourage our students to travel through our exchange programs with international universities who are leaders in the different disciplines of design. We have more than 50 agreements with various institutions across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, including some universities specialized in graphic design such as: Ravensbourne (Londres), UDD Chile, Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Finlandia), Politecnico di Milano and University for the Creative Arts (UK).

We put our trust in mobility programs, both for students and (teaching) staff, as a way to exchange resources, knowledge and methodologies that will enrich and complete the international experience of studying design at ESDi.

Final Degree
Project

The Final Project is the last educational task to evaluate the knowledge that students have acquired during the course of their studies. It's a project that should make use of skills in planning, conceptual thinking and production. The work is carried out individually, with the help of a tutor. Each specialization has its own specific regulations.

Testimonials

Faculty

marianna de nadal, grado en diseño, diseño audiovisual barcelona, smart design

Marianna de Nadal

Head of Visual Communication Department
carlos cabezón, diseño ui/ux, curso de verano, diseño y creatividad, disseny i creativitat

Carles Cabezón

Coordinator of UI/UX Master
clàudia santamaria, ilustración, grado en diseño esdi

Clàudia Santamaria

Graphic Design Workshop Teacher. Illustrator
vestuario a medida, davit malakyan, diseño de calzado, postgrado diseño de calzado barcelona

Davit Malakyan

Fashion designer specialized in printing

Inés Bullich

Graphic designer
Jofre Sanfeliu, artofmany barcelona, diseño gráfico, disseny gràfic, graphic design

Jofre Sanfeliu

Founded the studio Artofmany.
Marina Soto, diseño gráfico, disseny gràfic, graphic design

Marina Soto

Lead designer at Artofmany.
lucia segurajauregui, diseño gráfico, disseny gràfic, graphic design

Lucía Segurajáuregui

Designer and multidisciplinary artist
pep carbonell

Pep Carbonell

Graphic and digital designer
silvia escursell

Silvia Escursell

Designer specialised in materials and packaging especializada en materiales y packaging
anna brugués, kocori

Anna Brugués

Founded and creative director at Kocori

Lalo Quintana

Graphic designer specialised in Corporate Image, Editorial Design and Packaging

Tati Guimarães

Packaging ecodesigner
ivan marino, smart design, artist & researcher, diseño ui/ux

Dr. Ivan Marino

Audiovisual artist and investigator

Rubén Castejón

Audiovisual and graphic designer

Albert Puig

Multimedia designer

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