Master's Degree in Continuing Education in History Painting Ferrer-Dalmau

Specialization in classical and narrative painting
El pintor Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau posa con algunas de sus obras en el estudio del Máster
Master's Degree in  Continuing Education in History Painting Ferrer-Dalmau

Master's Degree in Continuing Education in History Painting Ferrer-Dalmau

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Student profile:Visual artists, both professional and amateur painters, lovers of painting and recent graduates of Fine Arts, who wish to delve into the acquisition and improvement of the academic and realistic painting technique in order to make original pictorial narratives that investigate historical facts.

Official degree: Master's Degree in Continuing Education in History Painting Ferrer-Dalmau

Learning center: :School of Communication and Arts - Department of Arts

Academic year it was introduced: 2022 - 2023

Branch of knowledge: Arts

Oferta de plazas: 20

Places offered: Classroom attendance

Duration: 1 year

Total Credits 60 crédits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and a maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation. Common procedures for carrying out the Final Research Project

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The Ferrer Dalmau Art History Foundation, in collaboration with Nebrija University, has developed the first Master's Degree in Painting with historical and narrative content in Spain

This exclusive program, which lasts one academic year, is a highly specialized artistic master's degree for training in the practice of figurative and realistic painting, a fundamental starting point for the creation of unprecedented pictorial images, which investigate, interpret and highlight the importance of facts, both past and present, of the history of Spain.

Participants will learn how to successfully carry out narrative and historical painting projects from Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau, promoter of the program and example in Spain of a pictorial genre, that of history and military painting.

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Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau Nieto (Barcelona, January 20, 1964) is a Spanish painter with a realistic and academic style, specializing in history and battle painting. In many cases, he portrays various aspects and periods of the Spanish Armed Forces with great naturalism and attention to detail. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (Seville) and has received numerous distinctions and awards, including the Order of Isabella the Catholic.

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Professionally develop figurative and history painting projects

Along with the best professionals

Led by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau, the faculty is made up of great active artists who keep the flame of the great European academic tradition alive, bringing back professional and workshop drawing and painting that aims to contribute new narratives to contemporary painting.

Exclusive personalized training

In this first edition, a maximum of 15 participants will enjoy a personal space as a studio, with free access outside school hours, both during the week and on weekends.

We are experts

More than 17 editions of the Master's Degree in Art Market and Related Business Management, a pioneer in the Spanish university environment, with 5 editions promoting contemporary art through the Nebrija Acquisition Awards, endorse the development and specialization of the Department of Arts, which includes the Bachelor's Degrees in Fine Arts, Digital and Multimedia Design, Fashion Design and Performing Arts.


The student must take 60 credits

First Semester 30 ECTS credits

  • 3 ECTS | Art-History methodologies and research techniques
  • 6 ECTS | Analysis of History painting: tradition and new perspectives
  • 3 ECTS | Materials, techniques, procedures and practical fundamentals of color
  • 6 ECTS | Human figure and anatomy, physiognomy and movement
  • 6 ECTS | The human face and portrait

Second Semester 30 ECTS credits

  • 3 ECTS | Pictorial research project. (Field work, notes, sketches and photographic support, historical review and organization of the personal project)
  • 6 ECTS | Equine and animal representation
  • 6 ECTS | Composition of space in historical narrative. Scenarios and atmospheres (land, naval and air)
  • 3 ECTS | Foundations of composition in narrative and historical painting
  • 6 ECTS | Specific pictorial techniques: clothing, equipment, weapons, machines, vehicles, ships, aircraft...
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project (TFM). Dossier of research and development of the pictorial work (large format)


  • Compulsory Subjects
  • Final Research Project

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The Master's degree offers each participant a personal space as a painting studio, with free access 24 hours a day, including on weekends, so that they can optimally carry out the required exercises, their pictorial work, and grow as artists. In this space, the participants will also receive criticism and lessons from the professors, as a professional dialogue, and will be able to dedicate quality time to the practice of painting in a privileged and exclusive environment. Both the exclusive dedication and the high artistic demand of the Master's degree will enable the student to create images applicable not only to the development of their own professional work, as a painter of portraits and historical narratives, but also in the development of contents of illustration, graphic novels, Concept Art and Graphics for videogames, as well as the creation of characters, environments and vehicles for digital animation.

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Get to know the facilities of the Master's Degree in History Painting-Ferrer-Dalmau

Artist Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau next to some of his works in the workshop where the Master's students will be able to learn his techniques first-hand.

Arturo Pérez – Reverte
Writer and journalist, member of the Royal Spanish Academy
Arturo Pérez-Reverte “If in recent years the interest in History -always the ugly duckling of our memory as Spaniards, and that which leads to reading and knowledge- has greatly increased among us, it is largely due to the influence of Augustus Ferrer-Dalmau’s work in Spanish society.

I do not want to miss the opportunity, however, of adding to the importance of this new Master and the importance of what is proposed here

In the first place, because Augusto is a loyal friend of mine, and for many years I have been a privileged witness to seeing him grow and settle in his work and his life.

And secondly, because the Foundation that bears his name, which I saw rise from the first idea, is an unusual occurrence in Spain; it is something of enormous importance that will enrich the new generations of historical painters and the general public with its various activities. It will favor History, true memory, intelligence and culture, which are always so isolated, so in need, and so mistreated. Hopefully events like this are a true sign that, in this sense, times change for the better.

"For this reason, to all those who make possible the birth of Nebrija Universitys Masters Degree in History Painting Ferrer-Dalmau (in which I will have the honor of collaborating), I want to express my warmest congratulations.

To the professors, for their enthusiasm and dedication.

To the students, for their noble interest. And I must also warn them to prepare for an experience that will be enriching, hard and fascinating at the same time. Their lives, I am sure, will not be the same after this.

And to Augusto, my congratulations and friendship forever.

They, all of them, can always count on me.

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