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Graphic Design

Expression of interest
  • Notice: Notice_2015-2016 Master_Graphic Design
  • School: ESAD.CR | School of Fine Arts and Design_Caldas da Rainha
  • Course language: English
  • Duration: 24 months
  • ECTS: 120
  • Numerus clausus: I. General Contingent: 20
    II. International Student Contingent: 10
  • Course coordinator: Luísa Pires Barreto |
  • Application fee: 60€
  • Enrolment fee: 500€ for International Student Contingent
  • Tuition fee: I. General Contingent: 1.140€ /per year
    II. International Student Contingent: 3.000€/per year
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  •   0 - 6 months
      6 months - 1 year
      1 to 2 years
      2+ years
  •   I am self-funded
      I will have a scholarship
      I might get a scholarship (from another party)
      I depend on a scholarship (from this university)

The Masters in Graphic Design ESAD.CR aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of a high professional level in specific areas of graphic design and communication for multiple platforms, which feature contemporary visual culture.

  1. Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Product Design, Fine Arts, New Media, interested in pursuing studies in the area of Graphic Design;
  2. Holders of a foreign academic bachelor’s degree following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in Graphic Design and related areas;
  3. Holders of a foreign bachelor’s degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD in Graphic Design and related areas;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD.
1st YEAR  
6416101 Graphic Design Studio I S1 18
6416102 Applied Typography S1 3
6416103 Studies of Contemporary Graphic Design I S1 3
6416104 Graphic Design for Contemporary Media S1 3
6416105 Optional S1 3
6416106 Graphic Design Studio II S2 18
6416107 Studies of Contemporary Graphic Design II S2 3
6416108 Branding S2 3
6416109 Paper Engineering S2 3
6416110 Seminars S2 3
2nd YEAR 
6416111 Optional Group S1 24
6416113 Research Methodologies S1 3
6416114 Seminars S1 3
6416115 Optional Group S2 30

* European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

The Master of Graphic Design ESAD.CR focuses on preparing students with a set of theoretical and practical studies in contemporary graphic design, typography applied, graphic design for contemporary means of communication and branding. Courses are complemented by seminars and research methodologies that explore the communication design conceptually and operationally,  approaching simultaneously experimental and professional dimensions. The last two semesters focus on the preparation of sustained practical design work that could be replaced by an internship.

Graduates in the Master of Graphic Design may work in the areas of editorial design, packaging, typography, information design, generic design for television or cinema, illustration, art direction, branding, multimedia design and production of graphic design. In the advertising industry can be a creative pairs, for print advertising or  television.
In the audiovisual industry, these skills can also be applied in the conduct of generic or other products where typography is applied. The teaching profession is also a professional output as well as academic research in the area of graphic design.