Universitat de Barcelona


General information

This course may undergo changes in the calendar, teaching methodology or assessment procedure depending on the course of events and the guidelines of health authorities in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. Notwithstanding, the quality of the training and the achievement of objectives are guaranteed in all cases.
Qualification awarded: Expert (Degree Universitat Barcelona)
  • Prat Armadans, Ester
  • Badia , Montse
Number of credits: 15,00
Length of course (in academic years): 1
Mode of delivery (face-to-face/ blended/ distance): Distance
Centre responsible : Institute for LifeLong Learning IL3-UB
In-company placement(s): No
Enrolment fee:
  • 1.945,00 €
  • An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
Classes begin: 10/18/2022

This postgraduate course forms part of the master's degree or postgraduate degree

Objectives and admission

Learning objectives:
- To demonstrate the complexity of contemporary art production by analysing the major movements, artists and contexts.
- To learn how to analyse the current situation in the field of art criticism: trends, creative contexts, the new global situation, art centres, galleries, fairs and events.
- To learn how to recognise the individual strategies that artists use to find their place in the market and to manage their careers.
- To learn to appraise the decisions taken by artists on the public projection of their work.
- To understand the role of cultural agents in contemporary art.
- To understand the role of economics in the area of culture and public funds.
- To learn how to identify the most recent forms of art production, related to the city and the specific context of the community.
- To learn how to recognise tactics of intervention, occupation and construction of an alternative public space in urban contexts.
- To analyse attitudes, processes and art production relating to architecture, urban development and the urban community.
- To understand and learn how to use terms and descriptions correctly to analyse this type of temporary productions, and participate in specific contexts in the form of postproduction.
- To learn how to consult various contributions on the relationships between art, architecture and community.
- To reconsider and know how to interpret the new links between art producer and the public, art production and the market, art and political action, and art and reality.
- To learn how to recognise the new definition of the global situation.
- To learn how to establish conceptual bridges between the global situation and the institutional fabric of contemporary art.
- To understand the general functioning of art structures.
- To understand some key examples (such as those of Mexico and Scandinavia) and learn to analyse other contexts.

Recommended applicant profiles and admission requirements:
- Collectors, gallery owners, managers of private and institutional collections, art teachers, investment consultants, museum curators, specialists in restoration and conservation, journalists, historians, critics, art dealers and cultural managers.
- Anybody who wishes to become a part of the contemporary art world.

Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:
Students who are not university graduates may be admitted on these courses. These students will be eligible for a university extension course certificate.Information regarding the entry requirements in this case can be obtained from the course coordinators.

Date on which pre-enrolment begins: 2/1/2022
Date on which pre-enrolment ends: 10/11/2022

Further information


Name of individual or institution: Institut de Formació Contínua - UB
Address: C/ Ciutat de Granada 131 08018 Barcelona Espanya
Email address: info@il3.ub.edu
Webpage: http://www.il3.ub.edu
Telephone: 93 403 96 96
Fax: 93 403 96 97
Observations: Online.


Name of individual or institution: Institut de Formació Contínua - UB
Address: C/ Ciutat de Granada 131 08018 Barcelona Espanya
Email address: info@il3.ub.edu
Webpage: http://www.il3.ub.edu/ca/master/master-art-actual.html
Telephone: 93 309 36 54
Fax: 93 403 96 97
Observations: Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.