Master's Degree in Design and Art Direction

In the Master's Degree in Design and Art Direction you will become a skilled art director, capable of unifying corporate messages in a creative, sensitive and direct way, and responsible for the aesthetic strategy of the projects.

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In the Master's Degree in Design and Art Direction you will become a skilled art director, capable of unifying corporate messages in a creative, sensitive and direct way, and responsible for the aesthetic strategy of the projects.


Master’s Degree in Design and Art Direction. Awarded by UVic-UCC.


Marc Aliart
Bernard Arce 
Enric Jaulent

ECTS credits


Course length

September to July
February to February


(+€450 registration fee)
Financing and grants



Access and admission requirements

Degree official university degree or equivalent to Graphic Design, Audiovisual Communication, Advertising, Fine Arts, etc.
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Discover, in our Master's Degree in Design and Art Direction, the role of an art director, as well as the complex task of visual and graphic conceptualization of messages in the current context.

In the very near future every company will require an art director, responsible for the aesthetic strategy, who unifies the corporate messages and who helps the company to connect with its customer in the most sensitive and direct way.

The Art Director conceptualizes and directs. It is the creative director in charge of the visual and graphic messages conception. It is the one who mainly takes responsibility for defining the aesthetic strategy. Investigates and elaborates the specific universe of visual referents to propose and lead specialists, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, architects, directors... to control the aesthetic unity of the project.

The Master’s Degree in Design and Art Direction has as its main objective to train professionals capable of having a strategic and global view of communication, with a command of the art director’s competences and functions, to create and manage projects in the field of visual messages.

Get trained through a master in Art Direction

To think creatively, to have a strong analysis capability or to easily grasp the details that surround us are necessary skills for any professional that wants to specialise in art direction. These attributes, as well as the specialisation of our master programme, will turn our students into future art directors. Furthermore, our master in art direction gives the ability to conceptualise and to direct the aesthetic strategy to our students. 

If you have these abilities or want to develop your skills within the design and communication field, we invite you to discover our master in art direction in Barcelona. 

Study art direction in Barcelona

At the present time, studying art direction is an option with a future. The growing demand of professionals with a broad vision of the design and communication world makes the vitality of the sector and the necessity to adopt a strategic vision focused on the future clear. 

There are a lot of places to study art direction, but Barcelona is the only scenario that can offer the conveniences and experiences of a cosmopolitan city, as well as the openness and adaptation to change. 

As a result, studying art direction in Barcelona is the wise choice. Nowadays, our city is an important cultural activity centre, in which the sector experiences one of its most brimming moments.

  • Train new professionals with a strategic thinking and view to communication and design, to achieve real and efficient solutions to problems
  • Highlight the central role of strategic communication as a factor of analysis, differentiation and positioning, both for organizations in the private sector and those of the public sector
  • Stimulate the skills of students and provide them with tools so that they can design a multichannel and global strategic action
  • Run practical exercises in real contexts, reflecting on the changes and trends that new media (Paid, Owned, Earned) are incorporating in communication and design
  • Train professionals to theoretical and practical level within the creation and management of projects in the visual field, with the aim of mastering the competences and functions of the art director
  • Promote immersion in audiovisual culture, encouraging multidisciplinarity and the interrelation of languages and creative platforms (music, theatre, film, photography, audiovisual resources, performance, etc.)
  • Establish different lines of theoretical and practical work for the analysis and control of efficiency of the audiovisual persuasive message
  • Ability to plan a comprehensive project of strategic multichannel communication, from diagnosis to the final presentation
  • Ability to analyse the environment, based on communicative needs, and determine which are the key elements, the groups of interest and the processes that intervene directly and indirectly in the scope of our action, and specify a Value Proposition
  • Ability to understand, assimilate and use the diversity of languages, media and channels in order to articulate comprehensive communication strategies capable of connecting customers with their users
  • Ability to understand the bases of communication at a biological level and apply them to persuasive projects.
  • Ability to apply and adapt the different knowledge implicit in the design discipline in different communication devices with a predefined purpose
  • Ability to establish their own criteria in the decision making in creative processes and argue them after analysing and comparing different options
  • Ability to understand different audiovisual records by their morphological and semantic attributes and apply them in creative projects
  • Skill in the generation of new possible worlds from disruptive project methods
  • Ability to coordinate or lead multidisciplinary teams who work on a specific project, creating an instructional, clear and stimulating edition
  • Skills in the exposition, argumentation and presentation of projects in public
  • Ability to work in a team and acceptance of roles in complex situations
Marc Aliart
Marc Aliart foto web

Marc Aliart

Codirector of the Master’s Degree in Design and Audiovisual Creativity
Codirector of the Master’s Degree in Design and Art Direction
Codirector of the Master's Degree in Creative Direction and Communication
Ber Arce
Ber Arce Elisava

Ber Arce

Codirector of the Master's Degree in Design and Art Direction
Codirector of the Master's Degree in Creative Direction and Communication
Enric Jaulent
Enric Jaulent Elisava

Enric Jaulent

Codirector of the Postgraduate in Design and Communication Strategies

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