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Mission Statement

Barreira Arte+Diseño is the only private College of Art in the Autonomous Community of Valencia that offers official degrees in Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design and 3D Animation. Furthermore, the Valencian Government has awarded us with its Extraordinary Awards in 2014.

Barreira A + D was established by Vicente Barreira in 1957 with a clear goal: to provide the best education in the arts and design, emphasizing the highest quality and professionalism.

We reside in a matchless location at the heart of the city – what used to be a brush factory has been fully renovated and adapted so at to boost creativity and nurture our students and staff. Our 3000 m2 campus has the ideal facilities to accomplish our education project: fully equipped IT classrooms with specific hardware and software, ateliers, conference hall, library, and much more.

Barreira Arte+Diseño is an Apple Authorised Training Centre and as such we have integrated the latest Apple technology into our courses, which, thus guaranteeing the quality of our lessons and the additional benefit of providing certification.

Above all, we have an excellent team of teachers, that as active and experienced professionals can encourage their students through their working knowledge of the latest trends and help them network within their fields. This enables us to regularly schedule masterclasses and workshops to inspire and broaden the minds of our students – giving them insight into their profession and providing new avenues in which to learn and work.

International Role

The arts have proved to be of vital value for our society, at the core of progress and innovation. In order to foster this, it is necessary to partner with other like-minded universities, schools, institutions and professionals.

In pursuit of this we are part of the Erasmus + programme and are always looking to broaden and expand our horizons. Through our International Affairs Office we promote, organize and manage activities with the objective of enriching our teachers and students on the myriad of traditions and cultures that can only benefit our work.

We have already had engagements and projects within members of the European Union like Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, France, Lithuania, Poland, Turkey… and many more.

National Role

Our philosophy is to keep improving always our education by integrating our students into the design sector, that is the reason why we try to bring closer these companies to our students, therefore they can have a global approach to the labour market, and they can gain a realistic vision of the companies.

We collaborate with local companies, local government and cultural institutions, such as:

  • CDICV (Colegio de Diseñadores de Interior Comunidad Valenciana)
  • CTAV (Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Valencia)
  • Generalitat Valenciana + iseacv
  • Escuela Internacional de Protocolo
  • Gremi artesá de Sastres i modistes 
  • Asociación de Diseñadores de la Comunidad Valenciana

We also collaborate with international companies such as IKEA, Leroy Merlin, Porcelanosa, Airbnb, Google among others. 

Main Focus

Global education in Art and Design, comprising all the educational levels, from Vocational Training to Artistic and Professional Degrees (BA, MA,..):

  • Fashion Design
  • Interior Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Videogames
  • Cinema

We provide a high quality education preparing students for the labour market with the necessary knowledge to start their own entrepreneurial projects. Moreover, we try to offer professional criteria which is necessary for future Jobs.

Faculties and Departments


  • Fashion Design
  • Interior Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Videogames
  • Cinema

Bachelor Level Programs

Bachelor – Higher Education

  • Fashion Design
  • Interior Design
  • Graphic Design

All are 4 year full-time study.

Higher and Medium Level Technical Certificate​ Degree

  • Medium Degree of Printed Graphic Product
  • Medium Degree of Interactive Graphic Product
  • Higher Degree in Clothing Styling
  • Higher Degree in Video Game Creation
  • Higher Degree in Animation Design
  • Higher Degree of Advertising Graphics
  • Higher Degree in Decoration Works Projects and Direction

All are 2 year full-time study.


Master Level Programs

  • Master in Professional Illustration: graphic languages, context and creative applications
  • Master in Fashion Communication and Marketing
  • Master in Interior Design, Innovation and Creativity
  • Digital Minds Master in Design Thinking and UX / UI Design
  • Bags, Shoes and Objects Design_Master in Contemporary Crafts
  • Master in Filmmaking
  • Master in Scriptwriting
  • Master in Graphic Design, Creativity and Communication
  • Master in Costume Design: Cinema, TV and Performing Arts
  • Master in Digital Creative Production

Research Activity and Main Areas

Barreira Arte+Diseño main research areas of interest are innovation and creativity in contemporary design, considering the relationship between design, technology and society, giving a specific weight to social responsibility and facing the new challenges posed by the immediate future, as the environmental sustainability, energetic model changing or social injustices.

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

  • Degree in Graphic Design
  • Degree in Fashion Design
  • Degree in Interior Design

Application Deadlines

First Term – 20th June

Second Term – 30th November

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Semester Dates

Winter term: September 21th – January 29th

Spring term: February 1st – June 24th

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

1000€ (Approximately)


Bachelor: 455
Master: 181

Exchange Students

Incoming: 18
Outgoing: 15

Teaching Staff

Professors: 7
Part-time Teachers: 38

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