24 months
3000 EUR/year
871 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.

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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;
  • Curriculum Vitae
    • Copy of ID card/passport
    • Grade transcript with full course list and grades
    • English language certificate with a minimum level of B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    • When submiting your application, you will have to pay a 60€ fee

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      3000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      871 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 871 EUR per year during 24 months.


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