University Of Madrid

The Universidad Complutense de Madrid was founded in Alcalá de Henares by Cardinal Cisneros through a Papal Bull conceded by Pope Alejandro VI in 1499. Nevertheless, its real origin goes back to the 20th May 1293 when King Sancho IV of Castille created the Studio of General Schools of Alcalá which two centurias later would become the Universidad Complutense de Cisneros. By 1510 the school included five faculties: Arts and Philosophy, Theology, Canonical Law, Literature and Medicine.

The university was transferred to Madrid in 1836 under the reign of Isabel II, whereby it was renamed the Universidad Central. In 1927 the construction of a university campus was planned in the Moncloa area on lands donated by King Alfonso XIII. During this time the nucleus of the so-called Silver age of Spanish culture became established. Luminaries such as José Ortega y Gasset, Manuel García Morente, Luis Jiménez de Asúa, Santiago Ramón y Cajal and Blas Cabrera taught at the university.

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Ciudad Universitaria


C/ Greco, 2
Phone: 0034 913 943 560
Fax: 0034 913 941 045

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Location and Getting there

C/ Greco, 2
Ciudad Universitaria
28040 Madrid

Tel: (+34) 913 943 560
Fax: (+34) 913 941 045

Metro: Moncloa, Ciudad Universitaria
Bus routes: U, 46  

Department and information about the department

The faculty is divided into the following departments:

Drawing I (Drawing and Engraving) –
Drawing II (Design and Image) –
Plastic Expression –
Sculpture –
Painting (Painting and Restoration) –
History of Art III (Contemporary) – (+34) 913 943 652
Sociology IV – (+34) 913 934 652  

Academic Staff and Description

To contact staff please dial (+34) 913 943 followed by the corresponding extension:

DEAN: Manuel Parralo Dorado (+628)
CULTURE: Blanca Fernández Quesada (+635)
DEPUTY: Luis Manuel Mayo Vega (+568)
ECONOMY AND INFRASTRUCTURE: José María Rueda Andrés (+630)
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: Consuelo Cuadra González-Meneses (+638)
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: Juan Manuel Álvarez Junco (+632)
SECRETARY: Luis Castelo Sardina (+635)  

News and Events  

Information For  Undergraduates

The faculty offers the BA in Fine Arts as a two-year course divided into 5 cycles. For a complete breakdown of the course structure and list of subjects please go to:

It is also possible for students to take one-year courses in Scenography (¢ro=16600 and Theory and Practise in Contemporary Visual Arts (¢ro=16600

The department will add a number of new undergraduate and postgraduate courses to its curriculum for the academic year 2007/08.  

Information For  Postgraduates

The faculty offers doctorates in the following subject areas:
Contemporary Art, Power and Differences in the Configuration of the Collective Imagination
Fine Arts and Categories of Modernity
Preservation and Restoration of Historical-Artistic Heritage
Applied Creativity
Drawing and Engraving. Teaching, Research and Creativity
Space and Sculptural Form
*Formation in Artistic Education: Research, Creation and Teaching in Fine Arts
History and Theory of Art in the Contemporary Age
Image, Technology and Design
Plastics, Technique and Concept

*This course has been awarded ‘Special Mention for Quality’ by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Quality and Accreditation (ANECA).  

Information For  International Students

The Universidad Complutense de Madrid welcomes students from foreign universities who are looking to complete courses, undergraduate or postgraduate studies at the university. For information about registration, courses, the academic calendar, accommodation and general useful information please go to:  

Student Facilities


Students, researchers, teaching staff and administrative staff have access to the faculty’s computer room. It is open from 09:00 to 20:00 and is located in the annex building in the basement.
Programmes: Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, PhotoDraw, Internet Explorer.
Other resources: Internet, printer, scanner.  

Student Support  

How To Apply

For information on registration procedures please contact the Registration Office:
C/Greco, 2
Ciudad Universitaria
28040 Madrid
Tel: (+34) 913 943 560  

Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

Tel: (+34) 913 943 560