Master in Design and Visual CultureProgram that aims to view design and visual culture from a comprehensive and multidisciplinary perspective.
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Master in Design and Visual Culture

The Master in Design and Visual Culture sees design and visual culture in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary perspective, where our students do work in several areas such as visual communication, graphic design, illustration, digital interfaces, motion design, photography, typography, editorial design and animation.

The Master's course focuses on a creative, contemporary and multidisciplinary project activity, with an intense practical load accompanied by reflection and critical analysis, thus encouraging "know-how" and the "know how to think ".

During the Masters we intend to prepare our students for the production of their portfolio, self-promotion and career management.

Start dateSeptember
Duration2 years

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Why to study a Master's degree in Design and Culture Visual?

Company links

We promote contact with the business reality either through seminars and thematic workshops with leaders and reference professionals or through immersion activities in the Factory.

Studios and labs

Access to Labs (3D Lab, Photo Lab, UX Lab, Digital Lab, Print Lab, Media Lab, among others) for the development and materialization of ideas and projects.

Factory | IADE's Special Projects Unit

The Factory integrates the Project Unit, the Technical Labs and the Observatory.

It is also a platform for the dissemination of ideas, projects and creative challenges where you participate as an IADE student.

In this unit, where value and knowledge are produced, there is a clear bet on the relationship between students, teachers, laboratories and civil society.

The Factory's projects are defined essentially in three lines of action: parallel fabrication (development of extracurricular projects); curricular fabrication (projects within the school context and in collaboration with civil society partners) and future fabrication (applied research to the development of projects designed and created from scratch).

Study plan

Consult the structure of the curricular plan

Visual Culture Project569
Typography, Image and Graphic Composition286
Art and Visual Culture286
Visual Design Project569
Optional I: Art Direction | Digital Interfaces 286
Optional II: Graphic Narratives | Information Visualization286
Optional III: Graphic Production and Experimentation | Motion Design306
Design Theory and Criticism283
Future Trends and Scenarios286
Research Methodologies286
Dissertation / Project / Internship Report2848


Career opportunities

The Master aims to train professionals for current and future visual communication:

  • Visual designers
  • Art directors
  • Plastic creators
  • Photographers
  • Audiovisual and multimedia content creators
  • In a wide variety of contexts and professional roles, in industries as distinct as advertising, publishing or culture.

The Masters in Design and Visual Culture will also be prepared to embark on a teaching or university research career.


Candidates interested in joining IADE can apply throughout the year. The application process is limited by existing vacancies and the suitability of the candidate's profile to the study cycle of interest.

To start the admission process, the candidate must follow these 3 steps.

Certification and accreditation

Approved by A3ES em 16-09-2016

Self-evaluation report for the Master in Design and Visual Culture .

Registration R/A -Ef 212/2011/AL05, of 27/04/2023 (DGES).

Order no. 6016/2023 of 29 May 2023, II series, no. 103 DR.