Summer Course in Graphic Design

Edition: 18th

Language: Spanish

Duration: 4 weeks

Start Date: July 2nd 2018

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm

Credits: 10*

Biada 11; 08012 Barcelona, España


Books, magazines, posters, advertisements, flyers, packaging, labels, brochures, product and company logos, web pages, online and outdoor advertising, etc… Everything that surrounds us in everyday life needs graphic design both for practical purposes and to communicate.

 The aim of the Summer Course in Graphic Design is to introduce the students to handling the tools used by visual communications professionals: corporate identity, advertising, packaging, traditional and digital editorial design, motion design, design for the web and social networks, calligraphy, typography, lettering and aesthetic and expressive techniques.

Diseño Gráfico

Summer Course in Graphic Design


The aim of the Summer Course is to introduce the students to the different stages of graphic production by giving them a knowledge of the basic tools and the sequence of processes involved in creating the piece or work.

 The course touches on the indispensable software used to develop graphics projects (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, HTML and CSS), the techniques for presenting and creating mock-ups, the creation of budgets and the pre-press, production and post-production processes.


The course is based mainly on simulating a professional studio in the classroom and carrying out different projects based on semi-real and real briefings prepared by companies. These exercises will give practice and help the students to understand all the players involved, develop their creative abilities and handle assignments in this field.

As well as the theoretical and practical subjects, the programme includes others to promote creativity and train the students in the way designers think and plan.

Student Profile

This course is mainly intended for those who wish to start out or gain a knowledge of the major graphic project development tools and the basic concepts of graphic design.

Designers from other fields, Fine Arts and Audiovisual Communications graduates and students, photographers, editors, advertising executives, proof-readers, journalists, printers, typographers and calligraphers who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of graphic design.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and a cover letter in order to register. If some of the requirements for admission are not met, the school will evaluate each case individually, reserving the right to invite the applicant to a personal interview.



Researcher and graphic designer. He studied graphic design in La Massana. Over a number of years he gained experience as a copywriter in Enric Satué’s studio (National Design Prize) He is the co-author of the books “Libros Prohibidos” and “Revistas prohibidas” (Viena Editorial) and “El mundo de la cerveza artesanal” (Larousse Editorial). Mr. Freixes currently manages his own studio where he works with the country’s leading publishers and is editorial director of Beta Editorial. He has curated a number of exhibitions, such as “Cuentos en guerra, Literatura infantil en tiempos de guerra” (Stories at War. Children’s children’s wartime literature) and “Menús de Guerra, cocina de vanguardia y supervivencia” (Wartime menus. Leading edge and survival cooking) for the Catalonia Museum of History, and is art director of the Fundación Institut Català de la Cuina i de la Cultura Gastronómica.


Other Related Courses

Related News

  • IED Barcelona collaborates with Doctors without Borders to design solutions for the mobility problems in Congo
    A team of students from the Undergraduate Degree in Product Design collaborated… More Info +
  • IED Barcelona signs its first scientific paper about the Design Thinking methodology alongside other universities and IdeaSquare@CERN
    Luciana Leveratto, IED Barcelona Master Academic Dean, published her first… More Info +
  • IED students win 3rd prize in the Roca One Day Design Challenge
    A team of students from IED Barcelona has won third… More Info +

YesI have read and understood the note on data protection.


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.