LABA Valencia. School of Art Design and New Media, is the first headquarters opened in Spain by the prestigious Italian University of Art and Design LABA, Libera Accademia di Belle Arti, with more than 20 years of history and 2,500 students enrolled each year. LABA is an Italian institution of higher education, accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education Universities and Research (MIUR) and the European Higher Education area within the framework of the Bologna Plan.
LABA opens its doors in Valencia for the 2021/2022 academic year, offering a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Digital and Multimedia Design and one in Photography and Video, two of the specializations with the best career opportunities in the cultural and creative industries.
Furthermore, LABA offers an International Master in Multimedia Creation for Performing Arts and Live Shows, which will take place in Valencia, Barcelona and Florence, in collaboration with Èpica Foundation La Fura dels Baus and LABA Florencia.
LABA Valencia, following the LABA Italy philosophy, is a living space, with a proactive environment focused on cultural research, where you can nurture your creativity and talent, in an amazing city and at the heart of the latest trends. With a clear international vocation and a strong market orientation, LABA Valencia is committed to those sectors where art and technology merge. Artists and creatives will discover the powerful combination of the best opportunities for their professional future and new ways of personal expression.
In addition to classes with outstanding teachers, you will find continuous motivation and inspiration through: exhibitions, events, competitions, masterclasses, workshops, concerts, collaborations with artists, national and international museums and galleries such as: La Fura dels Baus, Florence Design Week, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, the Museum of the Image in Portugal, the National Museum of History in Slovenia, the Labyrinth Gallery in Poland and many others.
BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS)
Digital and Multimedia Design
The connection between new media and the current labour market offers a context rich in opportunities and development. Key topics are: web and app design, direction and production, tv programs produced with digital technology, industrial and scientific simulations, 3D animation for films and branding, tourism promotion, enhancement of heritage and cultural assets, multimedia creation for events and live shows, etc.
In the next 4 years, the demand for digital multimedia creators is expected to increase at a rate of 26%, one of the highest across all professions
BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS)
Photography and video
As a holder of a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Photography and Video, you will have access to a wide and attractive range of job opportunities. From audiovisual artist to freelance professional with your own audiovisual production company and/or studio. From roles in the entertainment industry and festivals, film and television, to art director for advertising agencies, or the tourism sector.
The rise of video and photography as a means of expression, documentation and advertising in all work areas, ensures that professionals in these sectors will remain in high demand.
International Master in Multimedia Creation for Performing Arts and Live Shows
The LABA Valencia education offer is complemented with the one-year master’s degree. This is an international and specialized master’s program, aimed at entering the labour market, with theoretical/practical modules taught by industry-leading professionals.
The first master’s program, the International Masters in Multimedia Creation for Performing Arts and Live Shows, will start in the 2021/2022 academic year, in collaboration with Èpica Foundation La Fura dels Baus and LABA Florencia and will be held in Valencia, Barcelona and Florence.
COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
As a complement to regular training, LABA Valencia offers specialized training for professionals and companies, through short courses, of between 9 and 25 hours each. The catalogue will be available from November 2020 and the courses will start in January 2021 at the LABA Valencia headquarters. From certified courses in Ableton or Maschine, especially aimed at musicians, sound designers, DJs and VJs, to specialized courses in the lighting of large structures and events, videomapping, creative lighting for shops and events, photography with drones, and including courses in European funding for the creative and cultural sector, Creative Marketing for social networks, Direction and production of events and streaming courses, Video curriculum, Workflows & Project Management with collaborative online tools, etc.
a former student of the Laba Firenze.
Degree in Multimedia Design, won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for the film Blade Runner 2049 in 2018 with the DNEG team. Here he explains his passionate experience and good recommendations for future LABA Valencia students.
Martina was selected and won the first prize in the Cinemasuono contest in Cervia with the video “JIRI” made for her graduation thesis. A testimony over her experience and evolution as a LABA Firenze student (Italy), her passionate personal world and how it evolved and took shape with the support of her teachers, the fruits of their experiences, and her advice to new students.
A testimony over his life experience and his encounter with design, how LABA Firenze helped him redirect his life, gave him the necessary tools to realize his dreams, create his home studio and stay committed to his home town.
Frederica has worked for ten years as a set designer in the series of Old Bridge’s Secret, a Spanish series produced by Boomerang TV and broadcasted on Antena 3 from 2011 to 2020. A testimony over her experience, evolution and learning as a student of LABA Brescia (Italy) and the passion that is needed to carry out her projects
A testimony over his time at LABA Firenze and how his photography studies helped him to become a professional in architectural photography.
Giulia’s amazing design of a pool table was exhibited at the 55th Salone del Mobile in Milan by MBM Billiards. A testimony from Giulia Gelain, a design student from LABA Firenze. At LABA she was supported by the teaching staff, who stood by her throughout her growth towards the great designer she has become.