Higher diploma in Visual Arts and Design for Mural Arts

The Advanced Vocational Training Module in Mural Arts is targeted at training experts in the field of visual intervention by developing their artistic creations with 2D and 3D media, and by taking an in-depth look at the knowledge of traditional techniques, procedures and materials, as well as the use of the extensive range of resources that enable contemporary technologies in the various fields of artistic application.

Mural art professionals can offer creative solutions that inter-relate languages and techniques and directly impact the aesthetic and functional substrate of our society.

Meeting the course objectives involves having training based on different artistic and technical disciplines, including traditional ones such as painting, murals, architectural ornamentation, poster art, illustration and stage design, and more contemporary ones such as artistic collaborations in the fields of advertising, video and ad making, computer graphics and audiovisual montages. Students also gain a broad vision of their expressive possibilities and an experimental spirit, good technical mastery and the ability to reason regarding art, thus qualifying them to design and implement projects.

Career opportunities

  • Creation and production of pictorial works and murals, either of their own design or other professionals. Art installations, stage design, props and ornamentation for theatre, film, television, multimedia resources, computer graphics and various spaces concerning artistic representation and expression.
  • Fixtures for urban spaces: assemblies for exhibitions, museums, trade fairs, congresses, sociocultural activities, public and private buildings, religious centres and commercial spaces.
  • Ornamentation, renovation, maintenance and rehabilitation of the architectural and heritage environment in the field of mural art.
  • Artwork dissemination and management.
    Artistic and technical training and consulting.

Work placement objectives

To facilitate transition into work and train qualified professionals for the workplace.

To identify and provide a detailed analysis of skills and career expectations.

To consolidate the skills learnt through on-the-job experience by building on the knowledge learnt through workplace and vocational experience.

To provide practical training in accordance with agreements between the Catalan Ministry of Education, the educational establishment and the business or organisation.

The professional placement tutor coordinates and prepares the IT and vocational guidance resources, as well as supervising each student in their on-the-job training.

Final Project

The final project is of a global nature and includes all the different areas of academic and technical knowledge covered in the course. It is designed to showcase the students’ achievements and proficiency regarding the knowledge, processes, techniques and skills required to work in the field and to further their careers within the specialty and demonstrate the level attained.

The objectives are:

  • Use and mastery of the theoretical and practical skills needed for project development.
  • Planning and structuring of the work process.
  • Presentation and defence of the project before an assessment committee.

Structure and Content of the Two Academic Years

Content of ModulesModule Hours
History of Mural Art 105
History of Contemporary Arts 60
Artistic Drawing and Projects 225
Audiovisual Resources 105
Work Methodology and Management 60
Avant-Garde Expression 135
Pictorial Language Expression Workshop 390
Ornamental Mural Painting Workshop 180
Ceramic Tiling, Stucco and Sgraffito Workshop 180
Glass Making Workshop 180
Training and Professional Orientation 60
Training in Centres of Work 45
Final Project 75
Total hours per course1800

Higher Diploma in Visual Arts and Design for Mural Arts.

Mural arts.

Advanced Vocational Training in Visual Arts and Design.

1,800 hours. Two years plus a final project (modules taught in the school: 1,680 hours. Vocational training phase in the form of on-the-job training in companies, studios or workshops, 45 hours. Final project, 75 hours).

Access to higher university courses
Direct access to university courses pursuant to attachment 3 of Decree 113/2001 of 2 May for holders of the higher diploma in visual arts and design shall be provided in accordance with the selection procedures for acceptance into university for students who meet the legal requirements needed to obtain a university place.

Schedules 2023–24

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