Master On Campus

Graphic Design

Polytechnic of Leiria

24 months
1500 EUR/year
570 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Graduates in the Master of Graphic Design at Polytechnic of Leiria may work in the areas of editorial design, packaging, typography, information design, generic design for television or cinema, illustration, art direction, branding, multimedia design and production of graphic design.


In the audiovisual industry, these skills can also be applied in the conduct of generic or other products where typography is applied. 

The teaching profession is also a professional output as well as academic research in the area of graphic design. The Master Degree in Graphic Design is delivered by Polytechnic of Leiria.


The Masters in Graphic Design ESAD.CR aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of a high professional level in specific areas of graphic design and communication for multiple platforms, which feature contemporary visual culture.

The Master of Graphic Design ESAD.CR focuses on preparing students with a set of theoretical and practical studies in contemporary graphic design, typography applied, graphic design for contemporary means of communication and branding. 

Courses are complemented by seminars and research methodologies that explore the communication design conceptually and operationally, approaching simultaneously experimental and professional dimensions. 

The last two semesters focus on the preparation of sustained practical design work that could be replaced by an internship.


This programme is state accredited.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Graphic Design Studio 
  • Graphic Design for Contemporary Media 
  • Studies of Contemporary Graphic Design 
  • Applied Typography 
  • Atelier Design Gráfico 
  • Branding 
  • Paper Engineering
  • Seminars 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, Portuguese


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Product Design, Fine Arts, New Media, interested in pursuing studies in the area of Graphic Design;
  • Holders of a foreign academic bachelor’s degree following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in Graphic Design and related areas;
  • Holders of a foreign bachelor’s degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD.CR in Graphic Design and related areas;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD.CR.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    570 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1140 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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