Admissions: Who are we looking for?
Students are admitted to the first level of the Training Program (Foundation Program in Studio Arts), if they do not have previous studies in art. The typical applicant is looking to consolidate an interest in art, and it is the first time he/she is considering full time art studies. It can also be someone who is looking to explore his/her creative potential, e.g. on a gap year or on a break from studies/professional life.
The ideal applicant to the second level of the Metàfora’s Training Program (Certificate in Studio Arts) is an independent aspiring artist. Metàfora admits students to level 2, if they have previous experience in art and some knowledge of Recent Art History. Normally, admission to this level requires a completed Foundation Course (at Metàfora or elsewhere) or similar.
Year 3 of Metàfora’s Training Program (Diploma in Studio Arts) is an advanced level, where students start out with previous experience in art investigation. We are looking for students who are willing to work hard and produce committed bodies of work. Our ideal student should also be interested in (eventually) showing work and participate with enthusiasm in Barcelona’s cultural life.
It is expected that the student will have experimented sufficiently with different tools and techniques in order to choose a work field to investigate independently in the studio. For this level an extensive knowledge of Recent Art History is a must.