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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 School of Art and Design of Sant Cugat (EAD Sant Cugat) is a public school closely linked to its city, with a vocation for public service that promotes specialized training in official studies of Plastic Arts and Design in the field of Graphic and Audiovisual Communication. We offer a Vocational Education and Training course (CFGM in Catalan and Spanish) with specialization in Support to the Printed Graph Product, and Higher Education courses (CFGS in Catalan and Spanish) specialized in Animation, Illustration, Printed Graphics and Interactive Graphics.

The pedagogical and organizational autonomy of the EAD Sant Cugat and the teamwork of the teaching staff allow for the development of flexible measures that can meet the demands of the students.

Our studies facilitate continuous training with an international projection, connecting the Vocational Education and Training course to the Higher Education courses, and thus offering the possibility of obtaining two degrees in three years while supporting international mobility with the Erasmus Plus program.

The DNA of the school is formed by its dynamic, close and inclusive character and the Educational Project, which is based on quality and transversal education, and which aims to train professionals who are creative, critical and committed to the present surrounding them. The school is next to Barcelona, located in a unique space: on the site of a modernist tower called Casa Monaco. The EAD is in a quiet and green environment, close to the Collserola Natural Park, and five minutes from the center of Sant Cugat. It is well communicated for both public and road transport and it is in a dynamic university environment that offers all the services students may need.

International strategy of the institution EAD Sant Cugat

Search Criteria for partner schools:

  • Offering cycles of tertiary education / first level of higher education (EQF-5) and EQF- 6 level higher degrees in the field Graphic and Audiovisual Communication

Objectives for students:

  • Increase opportunity for the acquisition of personal skills and occupational knowledge
  • Broaden worldview and meet other professional viewpoints
  • Improve 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 and EQF- 6 level higher degrees
  • 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 and third year of their studies.

    2x3 and Erasmus Program:

    The EAD Sant Cugat offers different itineraries among the Higher Education courses, and all of them are authorized by the Department of Education. This allows students to obtain two qualifications in three academic years (2x3) with a total of 180 ECTS credits. In the third year students can take their last semester abroad with an Erasmus program for either studies or internships.

    The aim of the Erasmus program is to improve the students’ performance, their career prospects, and to enhance their motivation and initiative. It is also to increase autonomy and self-esteem, to improve their foreign language skills, and to achieve greater intercultural awareness.

    For the EAD Sant Cugat, the Erasmus project is a gateway to the improvement of educational offer, the birth of new projects and cultural exchange.

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



    Els estudiants que gaudeixin d'una beca Erasmus+ SMS/SMT rebran un curs d'idioma on-line a través de la plataforma OLS (Online Linguistic Support) - que els ajudarà a preparar-se per la seva estada al país estranger.

    Webs on cercar empreses per realitzar pràctiques:





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

    • Completed application form
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Learning Agreement Proposal. We recommend choosing 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 EAD Sant Cugat.

    • 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 EAD Sant Cugat 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


    Regarding the teachers/ staff mobility, we do not have deadlines. Contact the international department of the EAD Sant Cugat and send the completed application form. The coordinator will inform the departments where you would like to receive training or to teach. Finally, you’ll send us the mobility program and also the CV in case of STA (Staff Training Assignment.)

    To find out more about the application process, contact the Erasmus institutional coordinator at your home institution.


    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