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
- Having linguistic proximity (Romance languages)
- Educational Institutes of medium size
- Proximity to a large city which is culturally active
Geographical location of partner schools:
- Extendable to Holland, England and Germany
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 (website)
ESAD Matosinhos, Portugal (website)
TEI of Athens, Greece (website)
ESA Le75 Brussels, Belgium (website)
Art & Design Institut of Prague, Czech republic (website)
Universitat Corte Còrcega Pasquale Paoli, Còrcega, França
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.
|Core modules 760 h
Complementary modules * 230 h
|-fundamentals of representation and visual expression
-Work Orientation- training and guidance
-Techniques of graphic expression
|FPCT 80 h||Work placement (in industry/companies)||80||2nd|
|Specialism||ANIMATION / PRINTED GRAPHICS /
INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS / ILLUSTRATION
|FPCT||Work placement (in industry/companies)||200||12||1st-2nd|
CFGS Printed Graphic Design
Professional print techniques
Design, organisation, development, and overseeing production of printed graphic design projects. Practice in creative and artistic direction for branding, products, services and businesses. Analise, propose and create graphic product applied to different spheres: choosing the use of graphic, typographic or photographic resources for different applications and preparing the final artwork for print.
CFGS Interactive Graphic Design
Professional interactive graphic techniques
Design, organisation, development, and overseeing production of interactive graphic projects applied to different ambits. Web design and development, production of interactive contents: accessibility, usability and design interface.
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 graphic research in various ambits.
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.
(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.
(A21) has different types of computers and scanners for the preparation of originals for printing. Used by Graphic Print modules. Capacity: 15 students.
(A1-A13) general computer equipped with audio system and projection. Capacity: 30 students.
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
(A31) equipped with complete lighting system, backdrops, filters, diffusers, stands, with store of equipment and accessories.
(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.
(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.
T. (+34) 93 674 13 10