Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Valencia (EASD) or the Superior School of Art and Design is a public institution with a history of over 165 years in Valencia delivering higher education in the subjects of design, creation, and visual arts. It currently has an estimated 1,900 enrolled students.
It aims to turn its students into design professionals, offering an integrated approach to design by centering its curriculum on direct teaching with professionals amongst the teaching staff and hands-on practice in the workshop. Through the years, the School has also offered extra-curricular design-related workshops, conferences and more for their students to gain a holistic insight into the design industry.
Valencia itself is a fantastic city in which to study design due to its track record of producing successful designers, many of whom graduated from EASD. Located on Spain’s southeastern coast, the city enjoys a pleasant climate and offers exciting city life with a close escape to beaches just fifteen away minutes from the centre. It is also an ideal base to explore the rest of the country.
Programmes of study
DMU’s exchange agreement with EASD Valencia allows students enrolled on the following programmes to study abroad:
An overview of the modules taught can be found here. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at EASD.
Please note, modules at EASD are delivered fully in Spanish. Therefore it is highly recommended that students applying to study on exchange to EASD have some Spanish language knowledge (ideally a minimum of A2 according to CEFR). A free intensive Spanish language course is available before the start of term and students can also take Spanish language classes throughout the year.
Learn more about campus activities and events
EASD organises a range of different activities and events, giving international students the opportunity to integrate into life outside of their studies during their time in Valencia. Exhibitions take place throughout the year, focusing on themes such as Jewellery, Creative Typography and so on. Students at EASD also have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular workshops in areas such as 3D printing , styling, graphic experimentation and illustration. Additionally, a number of parades take place, both on campus and throughout the city.
Due to the number of Higher Education Institutions in Valencia, the city welcomes a large population of exchange students annually. As a result, there are plenty of events taking place to cater to all student interests and it is common for exchange students from various universities in Valencia to become friends or share accommodation.
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
Living costs in Spain tend to be lower than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Spain: