Master in Graphic Design

Open Applications 2021/2022

Course presentation

Graduates in the Master of Graphic Design may work in the areas of editorial design, packaging, typography, information design, generic design for television or cinema, illustration, art direction, branding, multimedia design and production of graphic design. In the advertising industry can be a creative pairs, for print advertising or  television.

In the audiovisual industry, these skills can also be applied in the conduct of generic or other products where typography is applied. The teaching profession is also a professional output as well as academic research in the area of graphic design.


The Masters in Graphic Design ESAD.CR aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of a high professional level in specific areas of graphic design and communication for multiple platforms, which feature contemporary visual culture.

The Master of Graphic Design ESAD.CR focuses on preparing students with a set of theoretical and practical studies in contemporary graphic design, typography applied, graphic design for contemporary means of communication and branding. Courses are complemented by seminars and research methodologies that explore the communication design conceptually and operationally,  approaching simultaneously experimental and professional dimensions. The last two semesters focus on the preparation of sustained practical design work that could be replaced by an internship.

Curricular plan

CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload
6416101Graphic Design Studio I1st Semester181st Year
6416104Graphic Design for Contemporary Media1st Semester31st Year
6416103Studies of Contemporary Graphic Design I1st Semester31st Year
Elective I1st Semester31st Year
6416102Applied Typography1st Semester31st Year
6416106Atelier Design Gráfico II2nd Semester181st Year
6416108Branding2nd Semester31st Year
6416107Studies of Contemporary Graphic Design II2nd Semester31st Year
6416109Paper Engineering2nd Semester31st Year
6416110Seminars2nd Semester31st Year
CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload
Elective II1st Semester242nd Year
6416113Research Methodologies1st Semester32nd Year
6416114Seminars1st Semester32nd Year
Elective III2nd Semester302nd Year

Conditions of admission

People who can apply to the Master’s Degree:

  1. Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Product Design, Fine Arts, New Media, interested in pursuing studies in the area of Graphic Design;
  2. Holders of a foreign academic bachelor’s degree following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in Graphic Design and related areas;
  3. Holders of a foreign bachelor’s degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD.CR in Graphic Design and related areas;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD.CR.

International Student

All information related to the  international student application should be consulted on our International Students webpage.

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