Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques
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Illustration has become an essential visual resource of the media (on paper, in audiovisual version or on digital support) and so it is a catalyst that collects and provides a contact of the different provenances, concerns, ambitions and ways of doing that coexist in such a diverse sector. The diverse provenance of illustration professionals and the progressive development of new techniques and new supports and means of expression justify the existence of a course that systematises professional practices, teaches skills in traditional and advanced techniques and offers reflections on the role of the illustrator and their relationship with the sectors that comprise the demand (advertising agencies, media, design studios, publishers, etc.).
- Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques from the UAB
- Edition and course
Tenth, 2018/2019 academic year
122 €/ECTS (10% discount for former students)
2 October 2018 to 12 July 2019
Monday (some), tuesday and Thursday, 5 pm to 8 pm.
225h onsite and 525h independent work by the student
Spanish (Catalan 5%)
minimum 15 - maximum 26
- Course location
EINA University School of Design and Art of Barcelona
Open until all places are filled.
- Teaching Staff
- Higher graduates in Design
- Fine Arts graduates
- Advertising and Public Relations graduates
- Audiovisual Communication graduates
- Professional or academic with accredited experience
To gain admission to EINA’s masters or postgraduate courses, you must first pass a selection process and meet the academic and administrative requirements. To apply send us your CV and portfolio through the online application form. Learn more about the process of acceptance, academic requirements and other relevant data at Access.
Academic Guide (in Spanish)
Press illustration projects (30 h)
Analysis of the use of illustration as a visual resource applied to the press. Review of outstanding examples. Creation and development of real or fictitious applied illustration projects for newspapers.
Illustration projects for advertising and graphic design (30 h)
Analysis of the use of illustration as a visual resource applied to graphic advertising. Review of outstanding examples. Creation and development of real or fictitious applied illustration projects for advertising.
Experimental projects (30 h)
Exploration of new visual languages through the development of two projects: a personal illustrated album project based on proposed texts, and a short fiction literary text illustration project. Work planning and methodology. Analysis of literary and visual narration. Creating characters. Identification of one's own style and suitability of tone for content and reader.
Traditional and advanced techniques
Drawing workshop: alternative techniques (15 h)
Exploration of different techniques and styles of drawing.
Graphic art printing techniques workshop (15 h)
Exploration of different techniques and styles of collage.
Painting workshop (15 h)
Exploration of different techniques and styles of painting.
Volumetric illustration workshop (15 h)
Exploration of techniques with mixtures of materials and 3D elements.
Digital illustration workshop (15 h)
Exploration with computer applications and vectors.
Animation workshop (18 h)
Basic exploration of the elements and techniques of animated images.
Theory and analysis
- History, theory and criticism of illustration (30 h)
Analysis of the evolution of illustration as a graphic resource: formal characteristics and communicative aims. Identification of styles and study of the work of leading illustrators. Practical critical analysis of illustrated work and the role of the illustrator.
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