Summer Course in Drawing and Sketching Techniques for Designers



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Summer Course in Drawing and Sketching Techniques for Designers

Edition: 1st

Language: Spanish

Duration: 3 weeks

Start Date: July 2023

Schedule: Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. + 4 afternoons, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Credits: 10*

Biada 11; 08012 Barcelona, España

Price: €3,150 (Enrolment fee €1,000 + tuition fee €2,150).
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Drawing is part of a designer’s process. As guided by an illustrator, the aim of the Drawing and Sketching Techniques for Designers course is to provide students with the tools to incorporate human figures into both a space and specific action and thus help to communicate a project.

Alongside the need to reinforce and accelerate freehand drawing, 2D and 3D software combinations are provided and storytelling techniques are proposed to create scenes that can explain the content of a project.


The aim of the summer course is to set up a cognitive system that can help students to attain visual expertise with basic tools (in 2D and 3D) and to take advantage of this in the process of creating their own work.

The essential software for developing visual projects (Adobe Photoshop, SketchUp, Procreate), presentation and storyboarding techniques, the creation of a visual process of storytelling, production and post-production.


The course is predominantly based on simulating a professional studio in the classroom, where various projects are completed according to semi-real and real briefings prepared by companies. These exercises serve to practice and understand all the agents involved and thus develop the creative capacity to tackle various sector assignments.

In addition to theoretical and practical subjects, the programme includes subjects that encourage creativity and train a designer’s own way of thinking and planning.

Student Profile

The course is aimed at all those wishing to attain expertise on how to handle human figures in a perspective space, to learn how to draw perspective with multiple vanishing points, how to draw objects in an environment suitable for moving human figures, their main tools for producing visual projects and to have a grounding in the basic concepts of the world of graphic design.

Designers from other fields, Fine Arts and Audiovisual Communication graduates and students, photographers, cartoonists, illustrators, publicists, concept artists, videomakers and YouTubers.

Job Opportunities

At the end of the course and depending on student profiles and previous experience, possible career opportunities include:

– Designers with drawing skills



Born in 1978 in Palermo and currently living and working in Barcelona. His work has appeared in many Italian and other publications. He produces drawings for the series Dylan Dog and Dampyr for Sergio Bonelli Editore. In 2007, he published Brancaccio. Historias de la mafia cotidiana, written by Giovanni Di Gregorio, and won the Micheluzzi Prize and Boscarato Prize.

His graphic novel Por esto me llamo Giovanni, published by Rizzoli, is now in its fifth edition. He created La Banda Stern with Luca Enoch in 2013, a book that has been translated into four languages. His latest work, Rosario. Amor y muerte, based on texts by Carlos Sampayo, was published in France and Italy. He published La ciudad de los prodigios and Nada for Planeta Cómic, two titles that are adaptations of novels by Eduardo Mendoza and Carmen Laforet respectively.


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 adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

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