SECOND LEVEL EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN ILLUSTRATION

Currently, illustration has a lot of visibility in the field of visual and graphic communication. The school lays down the path towards developing creativity, aiming to achieve new and personal illustrations, as well as train versatile image-creation professionals that are able to take care of commissions in different environments: publishing (illustrated album, press, textbooks), advertising, scientific-technological, product, trends and scenography.
In-house classes are further complement with visits (museums, temporary exhibitions, fairs), workshops and lectures by professionals, as well as the on-the-job training internship that is part of the course and takes place in companies within the field of visual communication.

Course objectives

The aim of this course is to train students to be able to execute professional illustration projects, which implies learning:

  • Drawing principles applied to illustration.
  • Principals and foundations of visual expression, both technical and conceptual: color, composition and representation of space.
  • Research and experimentation with different graphic expression techniques, both traditional and digital.
  • Knowledge of illustration throughout history.
  • Organization and execution of the different steps within an illustration project (research, creation, execution), within different areas: publishing, press, advertising, scientific, trends, architecture and product.

At the end of the course, each student will put together a portfolio with the creative assignments carried out throughout the course.

Structure

First year

Fundamentals of visual representation and expression
Image theory
Digital media
Photography
Graphic expression techniques
Drawing applied to illustration.
Applied space representation

Second year

History of Illustration
Illustration projects
Comprehensive project
Traditional graphic techniques
Industrial graphic production
Work guidance and training
Practical phase of the course in companies, studios or workshops

Academic itineraries

Once students have finished the course, they can access other Second Level Educational and Vocational Training courses within the same area so as to broaden their knowledge, such as: Advertising graphics, Audiovisual graphics or Photography.

Students also have access to Higher Education in Graphic Design (equivalent to a University Degree). In all these courses, students can ask that the knowledge they have acquired be RECOGNIZED. The modules that can be recognized depend on the courses the student wants to access.

Job prospects

  • Companies related to visual communication: press, television, advertising agencies, publishers and design studios.
  • The tasks a Specialist in Illustration performs are:
  • Illustration projects for publishers, newspapers, science, architecture, advertising and products.
  • Digital editing projects, games and apps that require the participation of an illustrator.
  • Creation and storyboarding for animation projects.
  • Participation in cinema and television projects.
  • Graphic artist.
  • Freelancer