Information for incoming students and teachers

Nicoletta, Linda, Giusi and Simona are students from Italy, who studied in Mateo Inurria School of Art&Design last winter 2022.


Incoming students

If you intend to spend one or two semesters at Mateo Inurria School of Art&Design, check if there is an exchange agreement between your university and Mateo Inurria School of Art&Design by contacting your home university. If you find such an agreement does not exist, approach your institutional coordinator to take the necessary steps. If you find that the agreement exists, your institution must officially nominate you and inform us of the fact that you want to arrive.

Then, please browse our course catalogue to decide which courses you are interested in.

Once you have been nominated by your institution and you have chosen your courses, submit the following forms:

  • Application form (download)
  • Portfolio with artworks (5 – 10 examples in pdf. – maximum size 5 MB)
  • Letter of motivation written in English language.
  • Passport photo. 

All forms should be sent via email till:

  • June 1st, 2023 for first semester 2023/2024
  • December 1st, 2023 for second semester 2023/2024


Incoming teachers

Teachers who are interested in coming to Mateo Inurria School of Art, for job shadowing or other collaborations, should contact us in

Please, note that we have an Erasmus project in High Education (HEC-131), so it will be more interesting for us if your institution offers studies at a similar academic level.


Other useful information

Academic year and vacations

The academic year begins around September 15th, and it usually ends around June 22th.

Christmas vacations are from December 22th to January 6th approximately.

Semana Santa (Easter Holidays) is a vacation week in March or April, depending on the year.

Córdoba Tourist Destination Spain

The Courtyards

The courtyards (“patios”) of Cordoba originated from Roman culture, and have now become one of the city’s main attractions. The hot, dry summers led Roman settlers over the centuries to adapt their houses by arranging them around a central courtyard, which usually featured a fountain or a well in the middle. The Muslims varied this scheme by building an entrance hall next to the main door from the street and filling the courtyard with plants to cool the air and give a feelingof freshness. In December 2012, the Festival of the Courtyards (“Patios”) was declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO. The city of Cordoba, in honour of the courtyards, has set up a Visitors’ Centre for the interpretation of the Patios at Calle Trueque, nº4. Come and see it and visit an authentic Cordoban courtyard (patio) at any time of the year.

Culture all the year round

Mosque-Cathedral • Castle (Alcazar) of the Christian Monarchs • Museum of Julio Romero de Torres • Baths of the Arabic Castle (Alcazar) • Royal Stables • Synagogue • Medina Azahara • Roman Temple • Museum of Fine Arts • Archaeological Museum • Calahorra Tower Museum • Bullfighting Museum • Moorish Chapel of San Bartolomé • Gateway to the Bridge • Fernandine Churches • Viana Palace • Fosforito Flamenco Centre.

“Passion and Spirit of the Andalusian Horse”

This unique, magical equestrian show reveals all the beauty, intelligence and nobility of our Anda- lusian Horse, a breed originating from Cordoba, as well as the consummate skill of their riders. The show features a range of different disciplines such as “Cattle-herding Dressage”, “Use of Poles (Garrocha)”, “Use of Long Reins and Leading by Hand” or “Pulling Carriages”. The show is a real pleasure for the whole family, and takes place in the magnificent setting of the Royal Stables of Cordoba, in a monumental building dating from 1570.

The Soul of Cordoba

The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is one of the most impressive monuments of humanity and perhaps the most idiosyncratic religious building in the world today. In 1984, it was declareda ‘World Heritage Monument’ by the UNESCO.The Soul of Cordoba is a new way to get to know this unique religious building and admire its beauty. This night-time tour tells the history of the monument, its artistic value and its cul- tural and religious importance through a sound and light show, with simultaneous narration inachoice of different languages.

Cordoba’s cuisine

Cordoba’s cuisine reflects in its dishes the traditions and flavours of all the peoples who have settled here. To the Romans we owe our fondness for olive oil, the basis of the Mediterranean diet. The Arab influence can be seen in the preference for mixing sweet and sour flavours and the use of vegetables and nuts, especially in confectionery, where the Jewish heritage also left its mark. The Christians introduced meat-eating to the Cordovan table, with all the different ways of preparing it. Cordoba boasts a long list of high quality gourmet food products, starring seven Denominations of Origin products, including olive oil, wine, vinegar and Iberian ham. Four of these categories are found for olive oil: D.O. Baena, D.O. Priego de Cordoba, D.O. Montoro-Adamuz and D.O.P. Olive Oil of Lucena; one for the wine D.O. Montilla-Moriles as well as D.O. Montilla-Moriles vinegar, which is produced in the same geographical area; and one category is for Iberian ham: D.O. Jamón los Pedroches.

It also features a number of characteristic local dishes such as Cordoban Salmorejo, bull’s tail, ham flamenquin, aubergines with honey, the cakes known as alfajores and pestiños and Cordoban pastry… all of which are served in any of the many wonderful Catering establishments dotted around the city.

Cordoba, World Heritage Site

Cordoba is a city with an enormous cultural and monumental legacy, an inheritance of the different civilizations that have lived here over the centuries. In 1994, the UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization) recognized the universal importance of its historical patrimony, and extended the World Heritage nomination to include not only the Mosque-Cathedral (1984), but also all the surrounding urban ensemble.

Within the area declared a World Heritage site are remains that testify to the splendour of Cordoba in a number of historical periods: from Roman times, there is the bridge on the Guadalquivir, the mosaics of the Castle (Alcazar) and the columns of the Temple of Claudius Marcellus (1st century), as wellas several wall paintings. The Arabic period in Cordoba (8th -13th centuries) is represented by the Great Mosque. The district of the Jewish Quarter bears testimony to the Jewish culture present in the city in Medieval times. From the Christian Middle Ages date two key constructions: the Alcazar (Castle) of the Christian Monarchs and the Calahorra Tower. Modern Age art can be seen in the Renaissance church built in the middle of the Mosque, which marked its conversion into a Catholic Cathedral.

Our Institution



Escuela de Arte Mateo Inurria has a history extending back more than 150 years, to the foundation of the school “Escuela Provincial de Bellas Artes” in 1866, which led to the educational institution that we have nowadays. The school is settled in a XIX century nobiliary palace in the heart of the historic city center of Córdoba. Our school offers a relatively large variety of art studies; from baccalaureate in arts, formative studies in several disciplines of art & design to a graduate program in Graphic Design. “Escuela de Arte Mateo Inurria” provides its students with a solid background in different art & design disciplines as well as it provides the students with the necessary skills for employability.

The variety of studies offered by our school is detailed below:

Bachillerato de artes plásticas, diseño e imagen (Baccalaureate in arts & design and Image)

This is an undergraduate program for those who specifically want a solid background inthe field of art & design as well as the other subjects of a regular baccalaureate thatmeans that practical subjects like drawing and sculpture are together with regularsubjects as history or language. Students who have completed this study could eithergo to the university, having the possibility of enrolling in a wide variety of degrees (notonly the ones related with art & design), or enrolling in a professional formative courseinart&design.

CFGS Arquitectura Efímera (Professional formative study in Ephemeral Architecture)

This study provides students with the necessary skills for developing projects in the vast domain of ephemeral 3D design which includes exhibition design, retail design, design of stands, television and movie sets, sceneries for live events, etc..

CFGS Proyecto y Dirección de Obras de Decoración (Professional formative study in Interior Design)

Those who have completed this study are capable of designing and managing any project concerning interior architecture, from public to private spaces. This formative study provides students with a solid knowledge of materials, finishes and the basic regulations concerning interior architecture.

CFGS Diseño de Mobiliario (Professional formative study in furniture design)

This course trains students in a very successful professional domain in the province of Córdoba which is the furniture industry. They learn to design and create pieces of furniture from the scratch, using modern media and techniques as well as traditional materials.

CFGS Fotografía (Professional formative study in Photography)

This study is for the ones who want to become a professional photographer. Student have the opportunity of working with the new digital media as well as knowing the foundations of analogic photography. Our students can develop their skills in different areas such as design, advertising, fashion, press, scientific photo, social reportage as well as artistic photography.

CFGS Gráfica Publicitaria (Professional formative study in Graphic Design)

Our students can become professionals in an area which has many career opportunities. Graphic design is all over, from advertising to editorial design. The world of business knows the importance of image and its impact in the success of a particular product or brand. This study provides with the necessary skills for undertaking any project related to graphic design.

CFGS ANIMACIÓN, 2D y 3D (Professional formative study in ANIMATION, 2D and 3D)

With this cycle, as an independent creator or as a filmmaker, you can become a producer of your own animation projects
and audiovisual graphic projects, carry out work for the film industry, for television, advertising agencies, animation
production companies, publishers, design studios or for multimedia or interactive productions (settings, backgrounds, scripts,
characters) integrated into the culture, communication and entertainment industry.
CFGS Ilustración (Professional formative study in Ilustration)

This course combines both traditional techniques and digital ones to allow students to create illustrations for press, science, education, design as well as some other industries such as comic and videogames.

CFGS Técnicas Escultóricas en Madera (Professional formative study in wooden sculpture)

 Students who complete this course are capable of undertaking artistic projects concerning the creation of wooden sculptures for liturgy or restoring existing wooden sculptures or ornamentations. Our city counts with a rich heritage of baroque carvings so our school takes that tradition but combines it with contemporary techniques and concepts.

CFGS Técnicas Escultóricas en Piel (Professional formative study in leather sculpture)

Leather has been used in Córdoba to create a wide variety of craftworks since Islamic times. Horse saddles, tables, chairs, paintings, folding screens, etc, were made in this material and they were richly decorated using pigments. Our school trains students to create craftworks and personal artistic pieces of art using this traditional technique that is so attached to our city. Those who have completed this course could undertake projects of creation or restoration of leather craftwork as well as running their own craftsmen atelier.

Enseñanzas Artísticas Superiores de Diseño Gráfico (Graduate studies in Graphic Design)

This is a degree program settled in our school that provides students with a solid knowledge in graphic design. Through this 4 years course students have the opportunity of learning how a designer works because they are involved in real life projects concerning different areas such as branding, web, editorial, packaging design. This program includes a placement job which provides students with the required work experience. In the final year students are asked to present a personal project as a Bachelor’s Degree Final Project. This is the culmination of the learning of the studies taken where the skills acquired are reflected, as well as their application and development. This is a research or application paper where students, according to their professional interests and motivations, delve into some aspect of the chosen subject. Professors form our school as well as external professionals monitoring students to successfully complete their Final Projects.

All our studies offer students the possibility of completing their education through courses or work placements in any other country of the European Community with the Erasmus + programme.