Fees and scholarships

The fees of Metàfora’s Studio Arts Programs are paid at different moments and are divided into different concepts: Reservation Fee (due upon admission) tuition and personal studio space (optional) due 2 weeks prior to course start.

Academic Year
(Six studio blocks)

  • 6.296,40€*
  • Reservation fee: 1.490,00€
    Studio Space: 850,00€ (optional)
    Remaining fee: 5.506,00€
    Award scheme discount: 699,60€
  • *Total fees, including studio space,
    with Metàfora’s Award Scheme

One or more Studio Blocks

  • 1.296,00€*
  • Reservation fee: 850,00€
    Studio Space: 130,00€ (optional)
    Remaining fee: 460,00€
    Award scheme discount: 144,00€
  • **Total fees, including studio space,
    with Metàfora’s Award Scheme
    (only one award available per student).

Reservation fee:

When a  student submits an application to Metàfora’s Studio Arts Programs, he/she will be prompted for a brief online interview. Once admitted to the course, it is essential to pre-enroll by paying the reservation fee.
Metàfora does not guarantee the place without the payment of the reservation fee.

This payment will not be refunded under any circumstances.

For Metàfora’s Studio Arts Programs, a letter of admission is required to pay for the reservation. Upon being admitted, the participant will receive an invoice in which the amount and a payment term are specified. If this deadline is not met (and Metàfora does not receive notification of the delay in writing), the student may lose the place and go on to the waiting list.

If the student wishes to cancel or postpone their registration, said payment will remain valid for a maximum of 12 months, counting from the beginning of the course in which the student originally enrolled (see “Deferring course start”).

Tuition payment:

The remaining tuition fee for Metàfora’s Studio Arts Programs must be paid at least 15 days before the start of the course.

If the student does not make the remaining payment within this period, they may lose their place in the course and go on to the waiting list. For bank transfers it is essential to send proof of payment to Metàfora within the deadline.

Once the course has started, there is no possibility of returning the enrollment (or part of it) if the student wishes to cancel or postpone his / her stay at Metàfora.

The remaining tuition fee can be paid in installments. Please see the section “Paying in installments” for details.

Payment conditions:
Please see here for the entire list of Metàfora’s payment conditions

This option carries 5% increase of the remaining fees

Installment 1:
50% of the remaining fees due 15 days before the beginning of the course
Installment 2:
25% of the remaining fees due once a third of the course has transcurred
Installment 3:
25% of the remaining fees due once two thirds of the course has transcurred

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Example of payment in 3 installments:

Academic Year 
with Award Scheme reduction,
Total fees: 6.296,40€

Reservation fees: 1.490€

Remaining fees: 4.806,40€*

Installment 1,
due 23rd of August: 2.523,36€

Installment 2,
due the 1st of December: 1.261,68€

Installment 3,
due the 1st of February: 1.261,68€

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*
5% increase, total: 240,32€

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In all cases where a student pays the remaining fees in installments, he/she will remain liable for the payment of all installments, even if he/she should decide to interrupt the studies before the end of the course.

Payment conditions:
Please see here for the entire list of Metàfora’s payment conditions

This option carries 8% increase of the remaining fees

Monthly installments of the fees.
The last installment must be paid max. 6 weeks before the end of the course.

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Example of payment in 8 installments:

Academic Year 
with Award Scheme reduction,
Total fees: 6.296,40€

Reservation fees: 1.490€

Remaining fees: 4.806,40€*

Installment 1,
due 23rd of August: 648,86€

Installment 2-8
due on the 15th every month
for 7 months: 648,86€

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*
8% increase, total: 384,51€

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In all cases where a student pays the remaining fees in installments, he/she will remain liable for the payment of all installments, even if he/she should decide to interrupt the studies before the end of the course.

Payment conditions:
Please see here for the entire list of Metàfora’s payment conditions

What is Metàfora’s Award Scheme?

Metàfora is a small independent institution and we understand that for some students funding is a difficult issue. For this reason we give out our Award Scheme discount to students who need it on their first academic year at Metàfora.

When do I have to pay the reduced fees?

To be eligible for the Award, the reservation fee, plus the remaining fees or the first installment (if the student has opted for this) must be paid six weeks in advance of course start. If the student is admitted closer to course start than six weeks, the fees must be paid in maximum one week from the moment of admission.
If the fee is not paid by the due date, the Award Scheme reduction will be disesteemed and the student must pay the unreduced fees of the course.

Can I get the discount for several studio blocks?

The Award Scheme is available only once per student. This means that, unless the student initially has indicated the number of single blocks for which he/she wants to signs up,  the following single studio block he/she signs up for will not carry the possibility of the discount.

Can I get the discount as a continuing student?

A continuing student is someone who has already spent one academic or calendar year on the course. The following courses are substantially discounted and are not eligible for the Award scheme.

Click here to open the application form for Metàfora’s Award scheme

Accomodation:
Accommodation is not included in the fees.

Tuition:
25-30 weekly hours of workshops, classes, tutorials etc.

Personal studio space and Project Rooms:
Students have individual studio spaces of 6-8 m2 and access to a range of large “Project Rooms”, available upon reservation.
The personal studio space is optional. If the student does not want to make use of a studio on campus, Metàfora will discount the corresponding amount from the fees.

The studios must be vacated by the end of June, unless the student is signed up for the Summer Block.
Metàfora closes its studios during August for cleaning and maintenance.
Continuing students are offered safe storage space for their belongings over the summer.

Materials:
Basic sample materials are available in all Tools & Techniques classes at no cost for the students.
Materials needed for the individual studio practice runs on the student’s account.

Trip to Madrid:
Every year Metàfora travels to Madrid during Block 4, coinciding with the international art fair ARCO. The trip is organized as “low budget” and includes the journey in train or bus and 2 nights in a shared room at a hostel in the center of Madrid. During the days in Madrid the accompanying tutors organize different activities for the students to join, the majority of which are free of cost. The trip is included in the fees of the first year for all-year students on Metàfora’s Studio Arts Program. Short term students and continuing students are welcome for a fee of aprox. 120€.

Off Campus exhibitions: Metàfora organises 4-6 off-campus exhibitions every year in galleries and art institutions around Barcelona. Students are invited to respond to Open Calls organized by inhouse tutors. Some of the off-campus exhibitions may involve a small contribution of approx. 40€.
Metàfora organizes orientation regarding set-up and contributes with drinks for the opening reception.

Open studio exhibitions: All students get to show their work in our two large Open Studio exhibitions (November and June). In these are shows there will normally be the most part of 300 visitors, press coverage etc.

Payment conditions:
Please see here for the entire list of Metàfora’s payment conditions

Academic Year or Semester Stay:

Academic Year, September to June
Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Calendar Year, January to November
Blocks 3, 4, 5, 6, 1 and 2
Autumn Semester, September to November
Blocks 1 and 2
Winter-Spring Semester, January to June
Blocks 3, 4, 5 and 6

Short Term Stay:

Block 1:
Beginning of September to mid-October
Block 2:
Mid-October to late November

December:
Class-free

Block 3:
Beginning of January to mid-February
Block 4:
Mid-February to late March
Block 5:
Beginning of April to mid-May
Block 6:
Mid-May to late June

Summer Program:
Month of July

Defer the beginning of a course or change course:

If the student wishes to postpone his/her start in the course or change to another course, the amount paid for reservation of registration and registration remains valid for a maximum of 12 months counting from the beginning of the course in which the student originally enrolled.

During this period, the student may opt for other courses (subject to admission and availability of places). In the event that the price of the new course does not coincide with the course chosen initially, the student will pay the difference. If the chosen course has a lower value than the one paid, the remaining amount will be saved for another Metàfora activity, for a maximum of 12 additional months. In no case will the amount paid to date (or part of it) be returned.

To postpone the start of the course or change to another course, it is essential that the student inform Metàfora by written notification at least 6 weeks before the beginning of the course for which he / she originally enrolled.

Involuntary interruptions of studies:

In case of accident or illness during the course, studies may be interrupted for a maximum period of 12 months. It is essential to present a medical certificate in this regard. During this time the acquired economic commitment remains valid without any surcharge.

Voluntary interruptions of studies:

Once the course has started, there is no possibility of returning the tuition fee (or part of it) if the student wishes to cancel or postpone his/her stay at Metàfora.

In case a student decides to interrupt the studies voluntarily, he/she loses his place in the course and must comply with the acquired financial commitment. In no case will interrupting the course voluntarily leaves the student exempt from the financial commitments contracted.

If the student wishes to resume the studies in the future, he/she must restart the application and enrollment payment procedures again.

Payment conditions:
Please see here for the entire list of Metàfora’s payment conditions

CONTINUING STUDENTS
ACADEMIC YEAR

  • 5.520,00€
  • Reservation fee: 745,00€
    Remaining fee: 4.010,00€
    Studio Space: 765,00€ (optional)
  • *A students is considered continuing
    after one year on the program
    (Award Scheme not available)

Academic Year
(Six studio blocks)

  • 1.049,40€
  • Reservation fee: 745,00€
    Remaining fee: 219,40€
    Studio Space: 85,00€ (optional)

  • A students is considered continuing
    after one year on the program
    (Award Scheme not available)