University of Barcelona

Production and Artistic Research


Pre-enrolment calendar

The pre-enrolment period opens as of January and closes, at the latest, in September. Each centre and each master's degree can establish their specific periods within this general period.

30 April - 30 October 2021.

Open Pre-enrolment



  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

Required documentation

Selection criteria

The Selection Committee is formed by the teaching staff members of the Master's Council. The Committee is responsible for selecting students, according to the following punctuation criteria and weighting:
  1. Portfolio in PDF format (must include images and text): 50%.
    This document should present artistic production with evidence of interesting discursive lines and their development.
    1. Selection of images of eight to ten works or artistic projects in different media or medial art, from the last three years.
    2. Text (approx. 2 pages). Defining lines of the work and contextualization of the piece in relation to the following aspects:
      • Ability to move art discourse forward.
      • Capacity for the treatment of artistic production.
      • Interest in conducting artistic research and production that leads to a doctoral thesis.
      • Motivation to follow advanced artistic training.
  2. Academic, artistic or professional curriculum: 30%.
  3. Knowledge of techniques and technologies: 10%.
  4. Language skills: 10%.
    1. Candidates without native knowledge of Spanish or Catalan must provide a certificate or proof of a minimum level B2 or equivalent in Spanish or Catalan (minimum level required for classes, which are taught in Spanish).
    2. English: minimum level B1 or equivalent.


The Selection Committee must resolve the applications within the deadline established in the pre-enrolment process. The pre-enrolment system establishes that, once the allocation of places is completed, the selected candidates receive the resolution by email and postal mail. The list of admitted candidates is published on the web. Candidates who do not agree with the resolution may file an appeal to the Master's Coordination Committee, which must review the application and issue a new resolution.


On the dates set in the second half of February and the second half of September.

Closed Enrolment