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Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts

Orientation focused on contemporary and digital art
Final Degree Exhibition at the Espositivo gallery in Madrid
Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts

Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts


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Student profile: Young persons who want to develop their vocation, talent and imagination in the area of artistic creation, cultural industry and the new technologies.

Graduate’s profile: Graduates in Fine Arts are prepared to be incorporated into the national and international artistic circuit that interests them most. Their practical knowledge in both traditional and contemporary techniques, as well as their knowledge of the cultural environment, qualify them to do so. Furthermore, their training in areas where digital competences are key enables them to choose a channel more focused towards design, graphic illustration or the creative profiles that advertising agencies require.

Official degree:Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts

Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities

Language: This degree is taught in Spanish.
Level of English required for admission: A1
For students whose native language is not Spanish, a B2 level will be required of this language set in the European Common Framework.

Total Credits 240 credits.
Minimum of 12 and a maximum of 90 ECTS credits per academic course in the case of full-time studies and a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 50 ECTS credits for part-time students.

Places offered: 25

Learning center:Communication and Arts School

Academic course in which it was implemented: 2009-2010

Academic regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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Transdisciplinary program in the Madrid center

The Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts proposes a transdisciplinary approach to contemporary art, hybridizing traditional artistic tools with new transmedia technologies. This new focus is complemented, beyond the classroom, by a broad offer of extracurricular activities framed in the current artistic scene.

This exclusive program has been designed for students concerned with finding their own original view of the world that surrounds us. Persons with intellectual curiosity, who do not conform to convention and who want to convert their lives into a creative experience of discovery, towards a future of professional development connected with the contemporary artistic environment.

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Fine Arts studies, adapted to the 21st century, enable the students to confront successfully the numerous challenges posed by the society and the art market. A changing, flexible, multidisciplinary and highly technological world that constantly seeks new forms and reinterpretations of the creative languages.

For this reason, this program simultaneously combines the traditional teaching of Fine Arts, through techniques such as drawing, painting, engraving, etc., with rigorous training in all the new digital media required and used increasingly with greater specialization: The computer techniques, Computer-Assisted Design, 3D techniques, Digital Animation, Web Programming, Photography and Digital Art are the necessary tools so that the future visual artist can develop his creativity with freedom and ease.

Among the teaching objectives of this curriculum are to:

  • Train professionals of visual arts capable of understanding the different creative processes in contemporary art.
  • Train persons capable of detecting problems and responding with initiative providing creative solutions.
  • Provide the students with a historical perspective of the different forms of expression as well as their cultural and social context.
  • Prepare the students for artistic practice by learning the artistic techniques, both the traditional ones and those related to digital and audiovisual media.
  • Enable the students to manage computer tools, providing them with the knowledge that they may need.
  • Promote teamwork in a workshop setting so that the students understand the problems of art through practice and experimentation.
  • Stimulate the students so that they may develop their own artistic criteria through discussion and dialog with their classmates and professors.
  • Motivate the students so that they may assume the responsibility for developing their own artistic field through efforts, discipline and creativity.
  • Train persons with freedom of judgement and intellectual autonomy, with critical capacity on contemporary artistic expressions.
  • Get to know the mechanisms of the art market and cultural industry that are necessary so that the students may draw up professional strategies.
  • Promote multidisciplinarity and qualification in other areas such as architecture and design.
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Only Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts in Spain that can be combined with other Bachelor's Degrees

Art Club

Space for extracurricular activities aimed at students interested in delving deeper into the experience of multidisciplinary artistic practice and the approach to the most current artistic scene.

Personalized follow-up

The small number of students allows an individualized follow-up by the professor of the processes of conceptual maturity and progress in the skills and techniques of each student.

With the best partners

ARCO Madrid, Estampa, Museo de América, Open Studio and Ivory Press are some of the companies and institutions where students can carry out their professional internships and obtain a real vision of the profession.

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If we are all different, why do we study the same thing?

Diploma in English Professional Skills

Nebrija University, which is strongly committed to languages and quality, provides the student with an academic certification in English, a suitable complement to obtain the B2 and C1 levels.

Subjects in Professional Competencies

Promotion of competencies oriented to employability, management skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional and social development, which may be chosen by the student to enrich their personal and professional training.

The University puts within the students' reach a total of three subjects to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.


BOE No. 186, of 2 August 2010
All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The students must take 240 credits

* Modification of the curriculum pending verification.

First course 66 ECTS

  • First Semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | History of art
  • 6 ECTS | Drawing techniques and materials
  • 6 ECTS | Painting techniques and materials I
  • 6 ECTS | Digital techniques and materials I
  • 6 ECTS | Technical drawing
  • 6 ECTS | Development of a participative spirit and solidarity

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Painting techniques and materials II
  • 6 ECTS | The art vanguard
  • 6 ECTS | Techniques and materials of sculpture
  • 6 ECTS | Digital techniques and materials II
  • 6 ECTS | Development of professional competences I

Second course 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Workshop of painting and drawing projects
  • 6 ECTS | Stamping and printing techniques
  • 6 ECTS | Photography
  • 6 ECTS | Computer-assisted Design I
  • 6 ECTS | Graphic expression: color and shape

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Audio-Visual Technology
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages
  • 6 ECTS | Esthetics
  • 6 ECTS | Elective I: Website programming / Computer-assisted Design II
  • 6 ECTS | Seminar of Development of Professional Competences II

Third course 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Elective II: 3D Computer graphics / Applied audio-visual technology
  • 6 ECTS | Workshop of contemporary creation projects I
  • 6 ECTS | Digital animation and 3D representation techniques
  • 6 ECTS | Painting: strategies and processes

  • Second Semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Photography and digital art
  • 6 ECTS | Creativity and Projects
  • 6 ECTS | Volume laboratory
  • 18 ECTS | Evaluation of the development of skills in the Company. (Internship)

Fourth course 54 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Projects and innovation
  • 6 ECTS | Artistic production and the cultural industry
  • 6 ECTS | Sound art
  • 6 ECTS | Sculptural projects
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Competences III

  • Second Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Elective III: Workshop of contemporary creation projects II / Urban spaces of the 3rd millennium / Packaging and the environment
  • 6 ECTS | Creative classroom. New paradigms in artistic learning
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Seminar on Development of Competences 18 ECTS

Consisting of Communication and Emotional Intelligence, Teamwork, Project Management, Leadership and Negotiation, Seminar on Development of Competences (includes English level test).

  • 6 ECTS | Seminar on Development of Competences I
  • 6 ECTS | Seminar on Development of Competences II
  • 6 ECTS | Seminar on Development of Competences III
Development of a Participative Spirit and Solidarity 6 ECTS

The recognition of 6 credits will be arranged according to the different activities that the student carries out throughout his/her degree. They will be awarded for cultural activities, sports, student representation, solidarity and cooperation, and/or to attend one of the following subjects: Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Evaluation of the Development of Skills in the Company 48 ECTS

A program whose objective is to favor the practical training of the students, under the continuous supervision of the Department of Professional Careers of the University, the academic department corresponding to the degree and the company or collaborating institution where the internships are carried out. We provide advice on the choice of internships and follow-up and tutoring, always considering the professional orientation of each student.

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Final Research Project 12 ECTS

The Final Research Project is an academic report that develops a subject of the curriculum and allows assessing the competences acquired in the Bachelor’s Degree. It can be related to the professional internships or it can also form part of a research project.


  • inglés English compulsory
  • bilingüe Subjects in English that will lead to the obtaining of an accrediting Diploma
  • Basic Education
  • Compulsory
  • Electives
  • Internships
  • End of Degree Project

Previous Curriculum

First course 66 ECTS

  • First Semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Graphic Expression I
  • 6 ECTS | Analysis of Shape and Color I
  • 6 ECTS | The company and its environment English or Spanish
  • 6 ECTS | History of English or Spanish Art
  • 6 ECTS | Drawing Techniques and Materials
  • 6 ECTS | Development of the Participative Spirit and Solidarity

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Graphic Expression II
  • 6 ECTS | Analysis of Shape and Color II
  • 6 ECTS | Artistic Vanguards
  • 6 ECTS | Painting Techniques and Materials
  • 6 ECTS | Sculpting Techniques and Materials

Second course 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Computer Use
  • 6 ECTS | Workshop of Painting and Drawing Projects
  • 6 ECTS | Computer-assisted Design I
  • 6 ECTS | Stamping and Printing Techniques
  • 6 ECTS | Photography

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Audio-visual Technology
  • 6 ECTS | Methodology of Design
  • 6 ECTS | Esthetics I
  • 6 ECTS |
    • Website Programming
    • Computer-assisted Design II
  • 6 ECTS | Seminar of development of competences I (option of Spanish or English)

Third course 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Workshop of Contemporary Creation Projects I
  • 6 ECTS | Digital Animation and 3D Representation Techniques
  • 6 ECTS |
    • 3D Computer Graphics
    • Applied Audio-visual Technology
  • 6 ECTS | Seminar on the Development of Competences II

  • Second Semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Photography and Digital Art
  • 6 ECTS | Creativity and Projects
  • 6 ECTS | Graphic Design and Communication
  • 18 ECTS | Evaluation of the Development of Skills in the Company. (Internship)

Fourth course 54 ECTS

  • First Semester 18 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Digital Animation Workshop
  • 6 ECTS | Projects and Innovation
  • 6 ECTS | Artistic Production and the Cultural Industry

  • Second Semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Esthetics II
  • 6 ECTS |
    • Workshop on Contemporary Creation Projects II
    • Urban Spaces for the 3rd Millennium
    • Packaging and the Environment
  • 6 ECTS | Seminar on Development of Competences III
  • 18 ECTS | Final Research Project

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The Department of International Programs of the Nebrija University makes a constant effort of monitoring the agreements with the most prestigious universities. The students can study in one of the following foreign universities:

Country University
Alemania Germany Hochschule Für Künste im Sozialen, Ottersberg
Hochschule Für Bildende Künste Dresden
Chile Chile Universidad Finis Terrae (Santiago)
Universidad Andres Bello
Colombia Colombia Pontificia Universidad Javierana de Bogotá
EEUU United States Montclair State University
San Diego State University
University of Arkansas
University of Puget Sound
Purchase College
Francia France École Nationale Supérieure d'Art Limoges
Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arte de Nice
Francia Italy Università IUAV di Venezia
México Mexico Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
Países Bajos Portugal Instituto Politécnico do Porto

NOTE: The host universities offered by degree may vary according to the International Mobility Program. For more up-to-date information, students can consult the online information in the International Mobility Program.

Several universities have special academic or linguistic requirements. For more information, consult the Department of International Programs.


Career Opportunities

The faculty of this Bachelor’s Degree is formed by professionals with years of experience in the sector. This is a key point for the integration of the knowledge acquired with the exercise of the profession. Learning by doing is the philosophy of the Nebrija University for its learning model. The students enjoy many practical classes that allow them to learn by doing.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts has a collaboration agreement with some of the best companies and institutions of the sector, such as the Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Canal de Isabel II, Globomedia, ARCO Madrid and Estampa, where the students can take their professional internships and obtain in this way their first work experience in demanding environments.

The graduate in Fine Arts can work as:

  • Visual artist in all the techniques and creative media.
  • Copywriter in the audio-visual area and in new technologies.
  • Artistic Director and Art Director in audio-visual companies, film and TV producers.
  • Copywriter in advertising and fashion agencies.
  • Producer or copywriter of technologies applied to the visual communication.
  • Expert, advisor and organizer of cultural events.
  • Exhibition curator.
  • Designer and technical manager of exhibition spaces.
  • Set designer.
  • Graphic designer.
  • Graphic artist linked to commercial design and illustration.
  • Printer and technical printer of graphic works in all its modalities.
  • Creative staff for services in Museums.
  • Director of Art Galleries and art fairs.
  • Teacher in the field of artistic education.

Employability recognized in the Rankings

The commitment of Nebrija University to the academic requirement, training in leading companies and institutions, innovation in multidisciplinary programs and international projection, places the University in the top positions of the most important rankings.

The International Ranking QS Stars awards Nebrija University the maximum score in the quality and satisfaction of students in teaching, employability of the graduates and the internationalization of the institution.

The national rankings also recognize Nebrija University as the first Spanish university in teaching and second in employability, highlighting its performance in research, knowledge transfer and internationalization.

Development of professional skills

The Bologna Declaration formalized the principles on which the European Higher Education Area should be based: quality, mobility, diversity, competitiveness and employment growth.

From this, Nebrija stands as an academic model of reference, educating students with excellent individual behavior, interaction with their environment and motivated by and for constant and continuous training. The Nebrija Institute of Professional Skills works every day to achieve the differentiation of our students through the development of attitudes and skills.

The main objective is for students to achieve the best of themselves through the development and empowerment of their personal skills and resources through personal self-knowledge.

In addition, some of the professional skills that are worked on within the three seminars are those related to interpersonal skills and active communication skills and negotiation, indispensable for our students to know how to transmit ideas, to argue them, to provide information and opinions in an adequate, clear and convincing way.

Within what will be their work performance, other aspects such as teamwork, conflict resolution and project management ability will be worked on.

In the third block, skills worked on are those aimed at increasing the student's employability. They will work with tools and techniques for job searching, and perform tasks that achieve in the student a greater use of their personal skills.

For all this we have currently active experts in selection of people, professionals dedicated to personal and professional training and professionals dedicated to the world of communication and the arts.

In this way, and in a complementary way to his/her specific training, we help the student create a differentiating pattern in the social and business environment in which he/she will be immersed when he/she finishes his/her studies.

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Public call: Artist in Residence

The Arts Department of the School of Communication and Arts at Nebrija University announces an artistic residence for emerging artists at its Berzosa campus.

The objective of this call is to facilitate emerging artists to access workspaces, resources for the realization of specific projects and link the work of young creators with the community of university students of the bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. It is about promoting the development of emerging artistic creation by establishing links with the teachers and students and the teaching community.

Residencia Artística

Resolution of the Artist in Residence Call 2020

When the jury was assembled, it has decided to grant residence to: Pilar del Puerto Hernández González

Residence Endowment:

  • A work studio on the Berzosa campus.
  • €1,500 in prize money that will be paid as a single payment after the end of the residence period, to which the tax and tax regulations will apply.
  • €1500 gross in total in budget for the purchase of fungible material to carry out the residence.
  • Daily transportation from Madrid to Berzosa (university bus service).
  • Daily food expenses in the cafeteria of the Berzosa Campus.

Residence Dates:

  • Start: March 2, 2020
  • End: May 29, 2020

Application delivery dates:

  • From February 3 to 17

Rules and application form

Rules of the call and application form

Activities of the degree in 2018-2019

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