Barreira Art+Design 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 A + D 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.
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 Denmark, Ireland, Portugal, France, Lithuania, Poland Turkey... and are looking to expand further.
Our philosophy is to keep improving always our education by integrating our students into the design sector, that´s 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) • LEROY MERLIN • Generalitat Valenciana + iseacv • Escuela Internacional de Protocolo • Gremi artesá de Sastres i modistes. • Apple Authorized training Center • Asociación de Diseñadores de la Comunidad Valenciana.
Global education in Art and Design, comprising all the educational levels, from Vocational Training to Artistic and Professional Degrees: - Fashion Design - Interior Design - Graphic Design 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
- Interior Design
- Graphic Design
bachelor level programs
Estudios Superiores - Equivalent of University Degree
- Fashion Design
- Interior Design
- Graphic Design
All are 4 year full-time study
Ciclo Formativo de Grado Superior - Equivalent of Certificate of Higher Education
- Visual Arts and Design in Styling of Attires(*)
- Visual Arts and Design in Projects and Direction of Decorating Projects(*)
- Visual Arts and Design of Advertising Graphics
- Visual Arts and Design in Animation
All are 2 year full-time study, except those with (*) which are 3 years.
Ciclo Formativo de Grado Medio - Equivalent of Vocational Education and Training
- Visual Arts and Design in Support of Printed Graphic Materials/Products
- Visual Arts and Design in Interactive Graphic Materials/Products
- Visual Arts and Design in Millinery
All are 2 year full-time study
research activity and main areas
At the moment we do not have any research activity. Yet, it is one of our main objectives. We are looking forward to developing a research department and therefore cooperate with other national and international institutions.
subject areas for exchange students
Degree in Graphic Design Degree in Fashion Design Degree in Interior Design
Professional Degrees: Autumn trimester: 1st July Winter Trimester: 1st November Spring Trimester: 1st January. Artistic Degrees: Winter Semester: 1st July Spring Semester: 1st December
English and Spanish (depending on subjects).
Winter term: September 21 - January 29
Spring Term: February 1 - 24 June
cost of living per month (studying and living)