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Master's Degree in Design and Communication

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Program overview
9 months
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

Master's Degree in Design and Communication

With this Master's Degree in Communication and Design you will be able to carry out research activities and receive training in design strategies.

The University Master's Degree in Design and Communication is an advanced, specialized and multidisciplinary training aimed at professional specialization and initiation into research activities about design and from a design point of view. Also, since it is a University Master's Degree, provides access to a doctoral programme in a related area.

The design is understood as a tool for reflection, for generating knowledge and for transforming the world around us. The programme trains professionals and researchers with the necessary skills to carry out design projects in all kinds of contexts, enabling the communicator and the designer in the conception of design strategies, in their formalization in concrete shapes and in the analysis and reflection on the own practice of design.

The focus of learning lies in the development and acquisition of creative, critical and methodological skills to develop their profession in research and innovation. Upon completion of the University Master's Degree in Design and Communication, the student will have obtained a deep understanding of current design, communication and visual and material culture, as well as the challenges presented in these areas.

Admission requirements

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

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute 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

Optional (to choose two)

  • Advanced Aspects in Research about and through Design
  • Philosophy and Ethics of Design and Communication
  • Projection of the Professional and Research Career
  • Professional Internships

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

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

Tuition fees

Total cost of tuition: €10,500


University Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Design and Communication (MUDIC). Official Master's Degree awarded by 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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