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Av. de Gràcia, 50. 08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès. | T (+34) 93 674 13 10
Av. de Gràcia, 50. 08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès. | T (+34) 93 674 13 10


The “Escola d’Art i Disseny de Sant Cugat” was founded at the end of the 1950s by Josep Grau-Garriga and Teresa Farrés. For the last 30 years, the school has run under the aegis of the Municipality. The school is housed in the unique setting of the Muncipality’s “Casa Monaco”, a Modernist tower-construction of the early 20th Century designed by the architect Eduard M. Balacells.

Located in privileged surroundings 100m from the park of Collserola and 10 minutes from the Centre of Sant Cugat, the school is well connected to Barcelona with good public transport links (FGC, RENFE and intercity bus), and by road (AP7, C-58).

The School of Art and Design offers officially accredited Further Education (tertiary level) vocational courses (“Grau Mitja”), and higher level courses (“Grau Superior”) equivalent to the first level of Higher Education in the professional study of Design and Audiovisual Communication.

It is a close knit, intimate educational establishment which accommodates 200 students. The facilities are ample for the teaching requisites and include: workshops, classrooms for the teaching of theory, multi-platform computer labs, an AV studio with animation tables, photography studio, silkscreen printing facility, exhibition space, library, study room, and gardens.

The school offers five formative Cycles within the subject area of Graphic and Audiovisual Communication: one to Middle Grade and the other four to Higher Grade. The Educational Project of the centre is based on the continuity and the relationship between different but related disciplines. The Cycles of the Middle Grade serve as an introduction to the overall subject area and prepare the student to access and specialise in one of the Higher Grade Cycles.

International strategy of the institution Escola d’Art i Disseny de Sant Cugat (EADSC)

Search Criteria for partner schools:

  • Offering cycles of tertiary education / first level of higher education (EQF-5) in the field Graphic and Audiovisual Communication
  • Educational Institutes of medium size
  • Proximity to a large city which is culturally active

Objectives for students:

  • Increase opportunity for the acquisition of personal skills and occupational knowledge
  • Broaden worldview and meet other professional viewpoints
  • Improved confidence and competence in foreign languages
  • Motivate learning and broaden professional expectations
  • Gain sensitivity to and understanding of other cultures and nations so as to strengthen the sense of being a European citizen

Objectives for the institution:

  • Initiate, within the Bologna framework, agreements with educational institutions offering EQF-5 level short cycles of education at tertiary level
  • Stimulate the institution, supporting the professional development of teachers and non-teaching staff, to improve the quality of education and the educational environment
  • To foster vocational networks

  • Intended student profile:

    We consider that the students who stand to gain the most from this excellent opportunity are those in their second year of a joint study course.

    For this reason, the EADSC will operate a process of pre-selection.
    (See Regulations Mobility).

Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal (GIMP, IL, GINT) (website)
  • Desenvolvimiento de Produtos Multimédia
  • Ilustraçâo e Arte Gráfica
    ESAD Matosinhos, Portugal (GIMP, IL, GINT, AN) (website)
  • Communication Design
    TEI of Athens, Greece (GIMP, IL, AN) (website)
  • Graphic Arts and Design
    ESA Le75 Brussels, Belgium (IL, GIMP) (website)
  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking and Digital Art
    Art & Design Institut of Prague, Czech republic (IL, GIMP, GINT) (website)
  • Multimedia
  • Graphics

  • Universitat Corte Còrcega Pasquale Paoli, Còrcega, França (GINT, GIMP)
  • BTS Activités et Techniques de Communication Spécialité Design Numérique (website)
  • Bachelor Arts plàstiques (website)

  • Axe SUD, Toulouse, França (GIMP, IL) (website)
  • Design Graphique
  • Bande dessinée Illustration

  • Application


    After being selected at the home institution for a mobility stay at the EADSC, it is necessary to send to EADSC the following documents:

    • Completed application form
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Learning Agreement Proposal. We recommend to choose subjects from the seconds years. See curricula below (Our Studies Tab).
    • Motivation letter
    • Photocopy of your identity document or passport
    • Portfolio or book with referenced pictures of the student’s work
    • Documentation to support adequate proficiency in the language of instruction (Spanish or Catalan).

    Applications should be sent via e-mail: Only submissions in digital format will be accepted (pdf format and compressed into a zip clearly labelled with the name of the student).

    Only the signed application form will be sent per post mail to EADSC.

    • Autumn semester: 30th May
    • Spring semester: 30th October

    Academic year

    The academic year is divided into two periods:

    Winter Semester: from September to February

    Spring Semester: from February to June.

    Lessons are held in the afternoon, from 15,30h to 21,30h


    EADSC does not operate student housing of its own. We recommend the incoming students to search for accommodation through the following websites:


    In the EADSC lessons are taught in Catalan or in Spanish. We recommend that incoming students have some knowledge of Spanish or Catalan. The desirable level is B1.

    EADSC does not offer language courses of its own, but there are some options to attend a language course in Sant Cugat during the Erasmus time:


    Grading table


    The Higher Level Formative Cycles (Cicles Formatius Grau Superior - CFGS) form part of the Professional Training course being the first year of Higher Education Studies (EQ5).

    Course duration: 2 academic years comprising 2,000 taught hours worth 120 ECTS credits (30 ECTS per semester).

    • CFGS Printed Graphic Design
    • CFGS Interactive Graphic Design
    • CFGS Animation
    • CFGS Illustration

    All of the Cycles taught fall within the subject area of Graphic and Audiovisual Communication, and approach it from different and complementary perspectives, such as using narrative, design, interpretation of information through graphics, use of still, interactive or moving image, to achieve final outcomes in printed or audiovisual formats.

    The curricula of the four cycles allows for the design of the Educational Project which combines elements from the four specialisms.

    Students follow a common core programme during their first year, to which they add complementary modules from within the four CFGS Cycles. During their second year, they concentrate exclusively on the modules of their chosen specialism.


    modules hours ECTS Semester
    Core modules 760 h

    Complementary modules 230 h
    -Fundamentals of representation and visual expression
    -Computer media
    -Image Theory
    -Work Orientation- training and guidance
    -Specific Software
    -Key concepts
    -Techniques of graphic expression
    -Audiovisual language



    FPCT 80 h Work placement (in industry/companies) 80 2nd
    total hours 1070 60

    SECOND YEAR (see specific curricula)

    hours ECTS Semester
    990 58 1st-2nd
    FPCT Work placement (in industry/companies) 200 12 1st-2nd
    total hours 1190 70

    CFGS Printed Graphic Design

    Professional print techniques

    Design, organisation, development, and overseeing the production of printed graphic design projects. Practice in creative and artistic direction for branding, products, services and businesses. Analise, propose and create graphics product applied to different spheres: choosing the use of graphics, typographic or photographic resources for different applications and preparing the final artwork for print.

    Course Catalogue

    1st year - Common year

    2nd year - CFGS Printed Graphics

    Specific curricula

    CFGS Printed Graphics curricula

    CFGS Interactive Graphic Design

    Professional interactive graphic techniques

    Design, organisation, development, and overseeing the production of interactive graphics projects applied to different ambits. Web design and development, production of interactive contents: accessibility, usability and design interface.

    Course Catalogue

    1st year - Common year

    2nd year - CFGS Interactive Graphics

    Specific curricula

    CFGS Interactive Graphics curricula

    CFGS Animation

    Professional techniques and general theory of animation

    Create, design, organise, develop and oversee animation projects. Model and represent characters, objects, scenes and backgrounds (in 2D or 3D). Animate, light, and position virtual cameras. Analise proposals, and carry out documentary and graphics research in various ambits.

    Course Catalogue

    1st year - Common year

    2nd year - CFGS Animation

    Specific curricula

    CFGS Animation curricula

    CFGS Illustration

    Professional techniques in illustration

    Realise original illustrations for a variety of purposes: science, technology, architecture, interior design, fashion, publicity, product, editorial, and press. Master traditional and digital techniques and apply them in interactive media, print, and pop-up books.

    Course Catalogue

    1st year - Common year

    2nd year - CFGS Illustration

    Specific curricula

    CFGS Illustration curricula


    (A32, A34, A22) equipped with drawing tables, individual lighting, wifi and power access points for laptops and general computer, audio and projection system for theoretical and practical classes. These classrooms are suitable for artistic and technical drawing (with floor for life model), techniques of graphic expression, calligraphy, etc. Capacity: 30 students.

    Print facility

    (A21) has different types of computers and scanners for the preparation of originals for printing. Used by Graphic Print modules. Capacity: 15 students.

    Theory classrooms

    (A1-A13) general computer equipped with audio system and projection. Capacity: 30 students.

    Computer rooms

    Classrooms PC (A11 / 12) with projection and audio system. Capacity: 17 students
    Classrooms Mac (23/24) double projection and audio system, variable seating 15 + 15 students

    Photographic studio

    (A31) equipped with complete lighting system, backdrops, filters, diffusers, stands, with store of equipment and accessories.

    Multimedia Workshop

    (A4) individual editing suite with two high-end computers, dedicated to video editing and 3D (Island edition) and studio filming and editing, stop-motion (3 individual sets), work tables and tools.

    Engraving and screen printing

    (A19) space attached to the building with outdoor terrace. It has screw press, exposure unit, and screens, allowing for traditional transfer techniques: intaglio and relief printing, screen printing and photo-etching.

    Exhibition Hall

    (A0) common areas such as access hall, stairs and corridors are used as spaces for exhibition of student work.

    Library and self-study room


    * All classrooms have access to the internal computer network (intranet) and high-speed internet through a wireless system and/or high-performance cabling and capacity.

    Mobility coordinator

    Anna Tó

    T. (+34) 93 674 13 10