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Master in Creative Illustration

Illustration plays a decisive strategic role within the structure of the dissemination and promotion of projects and brands, making it one of the most effective methods for conveying ideas and concepts. Its presence in communication media covers many different areas while colonising new supports. As a result, the profession acquires new methods and means of production while technical performance is notably expanded, defining styles and trends associated with the requirements of this exponentially growing market.

  • Edition: 5th
  • Teaching period: From October 2020, 6th to June 2021. Final master's project presentation: June 2021
  • Schedule: From Monday to Thursday 15:45 to 18:45
  • Modality: On-site
  • Language: Spanish
  • Price: 7.920 €
  • Qualification: Degree of Master's in Creative Illustration awarded by the UVic-UCC
  • Credits: 60 ECTS


The professional field in which illustrators develop their careers comprises various areas of communication: advertising, press, literature, design, product application and new audiovisual formats.

The Master’s Degree in Creative Illustration will analyse the numerous fields, uses and applications of illustration demanded by the market, while developing both technical and conceptual issues as students seek their own voice and an understanding of illustration as a form of artistic expression. This programme will delve into the functions of illustration while examining its principal fields and applications in depth, along with illustrators and the role of their work as an information provider, trend generator, critic, historian and graphic chronicler.

The Master's Degree in Creative Illustration is worth 60 ECTS and can be earned by completing the two postgraduate courses worth 30 ECTS each. These postgraduate courses can be taken in the same or different academic years. Additionally, all the postgraduate courses that make up part of a master's degree can be completed independently. 


This Postgraduate degrees are made up of 8 modules each that describe the different categories and functions of illustration, and concludes with a final project. In the modules the students will develop theoretical and practical contents with the creation of illustrations for the different areas of this profession.

The modules will be imparted by teachers, all of them well-known professionals in the illustration sector. They will suggest exercises from their own experience in their own fields: narrative, trends, new media, product, Press, comic, etc.

The modules will be completed with interventions, lectures and talks which, occasionally and throughout the course, will be given by working illustrators who are specialized in the different sectors of illustration.

Postgraduate degree in illustration

Module 1 - Illustration in the press

Module 2 - Illustration of trends

Module 3 - Children's illustration. Narrative and literature

Module 4 - Advertising. Graphic campaign

Module 5 - Scientific illustration

Module 6 - Packaging

Module 7 - New media and formats

Module 8 - The employment market


Postgraduate degree in digital illustration and new media

Module 1 – Graphic editing 

Module 2 – Fundamentals and applications 

Module 3 – Conceptualisation 

Module 4 – Illustration for eBooks 

Module 5 – Planning and presentation of multimedia campaigns 

Module 6 – Transmedia communication 

Module 7 – Illustration applied to the product 

Module 8 – Project methodology

Career opportunities

  • Illustrator in various fields: Press, narrative and literature; Technical and scientific; Fashion and trends; Packaging and advertising. 
  • Illustration applied to digital media. 
  • Art direction for digital publications. 
  • Management of digital communication projects and community manager. 
  • Management of multimedia promotional projects. 

Payment methods

Total cost of the course: 7.920 €

Payment methods

BAU, Design College of Barcelona offers different terms of payment:

  • Single payment: attracts a 3% discount
  • Part payment, in three installments:
    • 1st payment consisting of 40 % of the fees on enrollment
    • 2nd payment consisting of 30% of the fees before November 5th
    • 3rd payment consisting of 30 % of the fees before January 5th

Former students of BAU benefit from 10% discount on any of the courses. A former student of BAU is a student who, not being registered in the current academic year, has exceeded 50% of the credits for a Degree, Higher Degree in Design or the BAU Nit (BAU Evening); or 100% of the credits for any of the Master’s or Postgraduate degrees.

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