Promoted by the science and Technology faculty of the Basque Countryand with the support of other faculties and institutions, the Master's Degree in Scientific Illustration, a discipline that unites Art and Science and is a fundamental tool in Scientific Communication, is born to grow year after year and give scientific illustration the place it deserves in this country by providing formal academic training in the field of science visualisation.
A pioneering degree in Spain.
The result of the union between science, art, graphic design and communication.
Students will learn the concepts and tools necessary to create effective illustrations, essential for transmitting scientific knowledge.
Top-level lecturers from different scientific and artistic disciplines.
Duration: one and a half years
Postgraduate academic certification: Master's Degree awarded by the UPV/EHU
60 credits:46 teaching credits + 14 credits of final project
Price: Enrolment fee 3960 Є (66 Є/credit)
Aimed at Professionals and Graduates
Areas of knowledge related to Science and Technology,Art and Design, Health Sciences and Communication and Information Visualisation
Limited places: 16 students
Pre-registration: 1st March.
Registration: July 2023
Start date: 08/09/2023
Schedule: afternoons, from 15:00 onwards
Attractive master's degree final projects
The master's degree has a total of 11 subjects that are taken from September to June:
1) Methodology, basic concepts of illustration and professionalization.
2) Scientific Communication and Graphic Design
3) Basic concepts of science for Scientific Illustration (botany, zoology, astronomy, visualisation of molecules, data graphics, technology and geosciences).
3) Traditional Drawing (graphite, watercolour, Indian ink and gouache)
4) Digital Matrix and Vector Drawing
5) 3D drawing and animation
6) Computer graphics
9) Medical illustration
10) Archaeological illustration
The Master's thesis consists of 14 credits and is carried out from July to December. This work is performed in partner institutions of the master's degree: museums, laboratories, research centres, companies related to scientific communication, botanical gardens, aquariums, etc.
Requirements All student and professional profiles are welcome. It is required to have basic notions of drawing, to have high curiosity and high motivation. In addition to the diploma, curriculum vitae, CV and identity card, a letter of motivation and a portfolio must be submitted with the pre-registration.
Supervisor: Maren Ortiz-Zarragoitia
Address: Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología. UPV/EHU. Barrio Sarriena s/n. 48940 Leioa, Bizkaia (Spain)
In 1986 The Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques (AEIMS) was founded in Strasbourg. Its aims were to bring together artists, illustrators and sculptors working in medical education and the life sciences. AEIMS meets somewhere in Europe each year, usually linking the conference with one of the European training institutes. The meeting is always great fun and increasingly worthwhile as the years pass.
All members are experienced professionals with with proof of publication as demonstrated by their portfolio. Active members generally includes those who make much of their living by freelancing or by employment. All members are required to be sponsored by two members or by the Membership Committee. Active Members receive all the benefits available to AEIMS members, are eligible to vote and may hold office in the association.