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Located in Catalonia, Spain, The University of Barcelona's, Faculty of Fine Arts offers degree programs in painting, engraving, art history, design, restoration and

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University of Barcelona

Founded in 1450, by the King Alphonse the Magnanimous, the University of Barcelona (UB) is again the only university in Spain to figure among the world’s top 200 universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008. The international league table of institutions of higher education, published annually by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ranks the University of Barcelona in 167th position, up three places on 2007's standing.

The faculties and schools of the University of Barcelona are housed on six main campuses and houses 19 faculties and schools, integrated into the cosmpoliton city of Barcelona.

The UB has a strong focus on maintaining and developing a relationship between the schools and society. One of the ways they do this is through the 'UB Group' which is a group of institutions that facilitates collaborative research, joint intiatives and projects with outside businesses and companies.

Degree programs are offered within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and comprise of three stages or cycles: the first cycle will lead the student to an official degree qualification at the same academic level as the combined results in Spain’s present, two-step degree structure (its ‘first cycle, which might be generally understood as a diploma, followed by its ‘second cycle’, meaning a full degree), and this first stage will most probably be implemented in the Spanish university system for the academic year 2008-09; the second and third stages or cycles will together constitute postgraduate studies, the former being the new official master’s programs and the latter describing doctoral programs. (

The framework of the European Higher Education Area was developed to standardise qualifications between universities in Europe; to facilitiate student mobility across the Union and encourage equal opportunities for all postgraduates in the European professional marketplace.

Temporary visiting students can enrol at the UB for a maximum of two semesters in any one academic year following acceptance on a national exchange program (SICUE or DRAC), an international exchange program (LLP Erasmus, bilateral agreements or others) or by making an individual application.

For long-term international students, you will need to obtain a student residence card (NIE) to remain legally in Spain. This document allows you to live in Spain during your period of study, and also allows you to travel throughout the European
Union and in countries that have signed agreements with Spain or the European Union for the free movement of persons.

The University of Barcelona’s official language of instruction is Catalan, and visiting students will find a UB language resource program to help them make the most of their stay at the webpage

Courses at the University of Barcelona Faculty of Fine Arts

Degree - First and second cycle course (First year program)
Art History
Photography/ Video
Art Education
Art Theory and History
Art Techniques and Technologies
Artistic Languages
Processes of Artistic Creation

Masters Programs-
Advanced Studies in History of Art
Artistic Productions and Research
Citizenship and Human Rights: Ethics and Politics
Conservation and Restoration Project Management: Collections and Heritage Ensembles
Medieval Cultures
Typography: Discipline and Uses
Urban Design: Art, City and Society
Visual Arts and Education: A Constructionist Approach

Doctorate Degree

Non-Award Courses
Summer School

Contact Details for University of Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona

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