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Who we are

Metàfora was conceived in 1999 by Jette Bjerg and Carles Ramos, both former students of the prestigious London School Goldsmiths College (University of London).

In this video they reflect on the evolution of the center, their work and what to expect when enrolling in one of the two lines of research at Metàfora: contemporary art and art therapy

Studio Arts

The International Workshop is a 4-year multidisciplinary studio arts program for students from starter’s level to advanced art practice.

The first year contains Metàfora’s Foundation Program and is designed for students who approach art for the first time. Students who are interested in a career as practicing artists can embark on Metàfora’s Training Program from intermediate to advanced level.

The schedule of the International Workshop is designed in studio-blocks of 6-7 weeks, and short term students can join the course at any time throughout the academic year

Art Therapy

In 1999 Metàfora began the first Master’s degree in Art Therapy in Spain. Few years’ later former students and teachers of Metàfora founded the The Spanish Association for Art Therapist “ATe” (Asociación professional española de arteterapeutas)

All our courses and programs follow the ATe recommendation which at the same time follows other international organizations such as the BAAT in UK and AATA in USA.

Our programs and courses are instructed in Spanish expect the Summer Intensive. We have a range of courses from Foundation courses to a one year Postgraduate Diploma and a two years Master’s in Art Therapy.

Metàfora has partnerships with more than a hundred public and private institutions, clinics and schools in all parts of Spain but mostly in Catalonia. Nonetheless we also have collaboration with institutions in EU. Our clinical practice covers health, education and social assistance areas.

Living in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the cities with the major life-quality in the world. The climate, gastronomy, lifestyle and cultural events position the city at top-ranking.

Barcelona welcomes an important number art institutions. As a part of this rich ecosystem Metàfora is a meeting place for international students and artists.

Our intention is to offer our students an experience where the city itself and the contacts between Metàfora’s students and collaborators become a unique experience.

C/Papin 29 08028 Barcelona