Program overview
9 months
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Master's Degree in Design

With the Master's Degree in Design and Communication you will be able to develop research activities and train yourself to conceive design strategies, formalize them, analyze them and reflect on them.

The Master's Degree in Design is advanced training of a specialized and multidisciplinary nature whose objective is professional specialization and initiation into research activities about and from design. Also, as it is a Master's Degree , it allows access to a doctoral program in a related area.

Design is understood as a tool for reflection, knowledge generation and transformation of the world around us. The program trains professionals and researchers with the necessary skills to carry out design projects in all types of contexts, enabling the communicator and the designer in the conception of design strategies, in their formalization in specific projects and in the analysis and reflection about the practice of design itself.

The focus of learning is on the development and acquisition of creative, critical and methodological skills to develop their profession in research and innovation. Upon completing our Master's Degree in Design , the student will have gained a deep understanding of current design, communication, visual and material culture, as well as the challenges that arise in these fields.

Admission requirements

Official university degree or equivalent to an Engineering, Architecture, or similar.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.

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Program content

Narrative in design and communication

  • Artifacts and Visual Language
  • Design and Communication Strategy
  • Media and Environments of Design and Communication

Theory and Practice of research in design

  • Interdisciplinary Critical Perspectives based on practice
  • Social design. Care and the Common Good
  • Scientific Academic Methodology for Design Research

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school website for more information.

Program delivery

The language of instruction for this program is Spanish, with some courses taught in English.


Tuition Fee: €11,000


Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Design and Communication. Official title issued by the UVic-UCC.

ECTS credits: 60

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About this institute

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

ELISAVA, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, promotes education, knowledge and research in the fields of design, engineering and communication. With more than 50 years of experience, it has trained more than 17,000 students and it has established itself as...

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Why study at ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

If you want to study engineering or design, this is your home.

Of course, you're not just going to study here... you're going to discover theories and tendencies, you're going to question pre-established ideas, you're going to experience new ways and build alternatives. We will give you the best tools to achieve it; your creative energy sets the pace.

You are our present and the future. We want to empower your abilities, lead you and connect you with the professional environment to enable your dreams so that they come true. We believe in a better world and we believe we can transform it. We're ready.

Contact info

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

La Rambla 30-32
08002 Barcelona Catalonia

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