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LABA Valencia, School of Art Design and New Media

LABA Valencia is the first international branch of the prestigious Italian university LABA – Libera Accademia di Belle Arti. With over 20 years of history and 2,500 students annually, LABA is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education. 

Opened in 2021, LABA Valencia offers degrees in Graphic Design and Digital Media, Photography and Video, and Multimedia Creation.

LABA Valencia fosters creativity and talent with a strong international focus and market orientation. Students benefit from exhibitions, masterclasses, workshops, and collaborations with professionals, artists, museums, and galleries both nationally and internationally.

Bachelor’s Degree (on average)

9,350€ in total

Master’s Degree (on average)

12,500€ in total

Digital and Multimedia Design in Spain
Laba Valencia University

LABA Valencia, School of Art Design and New Media

Academic Programs

LABA Valencia offers the following academic programs:

• BAH in Photography and Video
• BAH in Graphic Design and Digital Media
• Master of Arts in Photography
• International Master in Multimedia Creation for Live Shows

LABA Valencia, School of Art Design and New Media

School features

LABA Valencia, School of Art Design and New Media

Exhibition of students’ work

Each year, LABA Valencia students showcase their work in dedicated events, often in collaboration with other institutions and renowned experts who provide valuable feedback to the students.

Learning by doing and design thinking philosophy

Adopting a designer’s mindset, the program integrates in-person classes, online education, workshops, and masterclasses led by prominent artists and organizations in the field, along with internships at various companies.

Professional digital portfolio

Throughout their studies, LABA Valencia students create a compelling digital portfolio that showcases their skills and best work. This portfolio includes evaluations from teachers, external professionals, and companies, making it an essential tool for presenting themselves and securing top positions in the job market.

International experience

At LABA Valencia, 70% of the students are international, creating a multicultural environment that fosters artistic growth and professional networking.

Students engage in exchanges with LABA Italy, including a week of workshops in Florence with top Italian professionals.

Internships with national and international companies

In your final year at LABA Valencia, you will undertake long-term internships, lasting 3 to 6 months, at leading companies in the industry. There is also the opportunity to complete these internships at companies in Italy.

Monthly events, workshops, and masterclasses with renowned artists and professionals offer valuable networking opportunities to help launch your career.

LABA Valencia, School of Art Design and New Media

Campuses & Location

Valencia Campus

LABA Valencia Campus is centrally located at 21-23 Quart Street in the heart of the vibrant Carmen neighborhood, known for its youthful energy and Valencian charm, featuring cafes, artist studios, museums, contemporary art centers, art galleries, the Conservatory of Music, and various art schools.

The campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities and students have access to top-tier audiovisual equipment like Canon mirrorless cameras, Blackmagic streaming consoles, high-end lighting gear, professional drones, and graphic tablets. 

Additionally, all LABA Valencia students receive an individual Adobe Creative Cloud license, providing access to professional software like Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Animate, and Adobe XD.

Bus stop (2 minutes)

Bus 73

LABA Valencia, School of Art Design and New Media

University degree programs

Bachelor's degrees at LABA Valencia

Taught in English and Spanish*:

• Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Photography and Video
• Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Graphic Design and Digital Media

*lessons taught in both Spanish and English

Course length

Bachelor’s Degrees: 3 years

Available starts



LABA Valencia provides a mobility grant of 1400 euros for international students. For more details, please reach out to us here.


Bachelor’s Degree (annual average): 9,350€ in total


Students can receive a cumulative discount on their course fees:

  • A 3% discount on the annual fee if paid in full before the academic year begins.
  • A 5% discount on the annual fee for early reservation of a spot. Please contact us here to check the discount periods.

Master's degrees at LABA Valencia

Taught only in English:

• Master of Arts in Photography

Taught in Spanish and English*:

• International Master in Multimedia Creation for Live Shows

*depending on the number of students, some modules may be taught in English

Course length

• Master of Arts in Photography: 12 months

• International Master in Multimedia Creation for Live Shows: 9 months

Available starts

• Master of Arts in Photography: January

• International Master in Multimedia Creation for Live Shows: October


• Master of Arts in Photography: 10,400€

• International Master in Multimedia Creation for Live Shows: 15,000€


Contact us here in order to get information about scholarships (up to 3,500€).

LABA Valencia, School of Art Design and New Media

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Frequently asked questions

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) is a British university degree recognized internationally, equivalent to 180 ECTS. It is highly valued in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Australia, and the United States, facilitating international mobility and access to master’s programs.

It consists of two years to obtain the HND (Higher National Diploma) at LABA Valencia, followed by a Top-Up year to complete the third year and obtain the Bachelor of Arts (Hons). This final year can be completed at LABA or at a university in the UK.

The HND is an official UK qualification equivalent to 120 ECTS credits. It provides direct access to the job market and is recognized by more than 300 universities worldwide for further university studies.

The HND provides practical and theoretical skills necessary to enter the job market directly in areas such as Digital Design and Photography, and is valued by global companies.

To be eligible for the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) program at LABA Valencia, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Possess a high school diploma (Bachiller) from any specialty. The university entrance exam (PAU) is not required.
  • Hold a Technical Superior or Specialist Technician degree (Ciclo formativo de grado superior).
  • Have passed the university entrance exam for students over 25 years old.
  • Hold a BUP+COU diploma.
  • Hold equivalent foreign qualifications to the Spanish high school diploma that allow access to university studies in the country of origin.

Yes, it is recommended to have a minimum level of B1 in both Spanish and English according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Language proficiency can be demonstrated by presenting a language certificate issued by competent authorities or by passing LABA Valencia’s language test during the selection interview. Students who do not meet the B2 level requirement must participate in free language courses offered by LABA before and during the academic year.

The admission process consists of three main steps:

  1. Pre-Registration: Complete the online pre-registration form providing personal details and uploading required documents (ID copy, motivation letter, portfolio if applicable). LABA Valencia will review your documentation and confirm your participation in the selection process.

  2. Selection and Admission: Qualified applicants will be contacted by LABA Valencia to schedule an interview, which can be conducted via video conference or in person. During the interview, you will discuss your portfolio, general knowledge, artistic interests, motivation for the chosen course, and language skills.

  3. Enrollment: Upon successful admission, you will receive a confirmation and documents for reserving your place, including the Enrollment Reservation Form and payment instructions. After paying the reservation fee, you will receive the Enrollment Kit. Complete the enrollment by submitting required documents and payment according to the chosen method.

The pre-registration period typically opens in January and closes by late August, subject to availability.

The MA in Photography is aimed at students who wish to deepen their knowledge and practice of photographic production and visual culture, particularly those interested in lifestyle editorial, visual content creation, art direction, and visual strategy.


Students will collaborate with world-renowned publishers and agencies such as OCIMAG, SCHÖN! Magazine, and Magnum Photos, providing insights into trends in fashion, culture, editorial, reportage, and art.


The program is designed for students and professionals interested in multimedia creation, video mapping, software, and technologies applied to various artistic disciplines such as installations, performing arts, and music. Participants should have knowledge of video, photography, and/or sound editing software.

The program consists of seven modules plus a module for the Final Master’s Project, focusing on multimedia and performing arts, videoscene/videomapping, sound and live composition, light art, interactive installations, and immersive experiences.


LABA Valencia offers discounts for early enrollment and various payment methods. Students can also apply for scholarships and mobility grants. Please contact us for detailed information.

Graduates can pursue careers in fashion and lifestyle editorial sectors, brand visual content creation, art direction, and visual strategy. They also benefit from direct exposure to leading publications and agencies, enhancing their professional network and market relevance

LABA Valencia emphasizes a practical approach with a focus on market-oriented skills and creative experimentation. Classes are small with a maximum of 18 students per group, ensuring personalized attention. The faculty comprises active professionals, and students build a professional digital portfolio throughout their studies.

Studying at LABA Valencia means immersing yourself in an international and multicultural environment, enriching your creative spirit, and preparing for a successful career in the arts and design industries. Located in Valencia, European Capital of Design 2022, the city offers a vibrant lifestyle, cultural richness, and ample professional opportunities.

Also, LABA Valencia offers a structured program to obtain an international degree in three years, while university degrees in Spain typically last four years. Additionally, international recognition and ease of validation make it a competitive choice globally.

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