The Master in Communication Design aims to consolidate and deepen theoretical and practical knowledge at a post graduated level, as well as to develop professional and research skills in Communication Design, by integrating new media with the practices and project methodologies of design. At a specific level, the course aims to provide the necessary skills to allow professionals to operate in several dimensions of the market, enabling them to lead and develop interdisciplinary projects in the areas of design, communication and multimedia, based on a critical, reflexive and projectual performance guided by high quality standards and requirements. The course promotes a set of skills indispensable to the development of projects that reflect innovative applications of knowledge and to independent practices in the field of research, while encouraging the pursuit of advanced studies in Communication Design.
Projects by the students of the Master’s program in Communication Design, dissertations, exhibitions, and publications are available at http://fbaul-dcnm.pt
Check here the course coordinator.
The study programme can be consulted here (pdf).
The Master’s degree in Communication Design is granted to those who have obtained 120 ECTS.
All classes are addressed in portuguese. Therefore, it is recommended an independent knowledge of portuguese language (at least B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
You can consult the course’s present schedule in the following link.
Who can apply
Are accepted as candidates for the Mestrado (Master) in Communication Design and New Media:
- Holders of licenciado degree (bachelor) or legal equivalent in the areas of Design, Fine Arts, Architecture, Multimedia, Communication and other related areas;
- Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State acceding to this process in the areas of Design, Fine Arts, Architecture, Multimedia, Communication and other related areas;
- Holders of a foreign academic degree in the areas of Design, Fine Arts, Architecture, Multimedia, Communication and other related areas which is recognized as meeting the objectives of a Licenciado degree (bachelor) by the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Fine Arts;
- Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Fine Arts as attesting the capacity to attend the study programme.
HOW TO APPLY
The presentation of the application is carried out exclusively online, through the Fenix platform. All the information regarding the application process (dates, vacancies, necessary documents and form of submission of the application) can be consulted here.
For the presentation of the application, a non-refundable application fee is due.
See here the tuition fees currently set for the courses frequency.
The tuition fee for full-time students is set annually by the General Council of the Universidade de Lisboa, which may, under the International Student Statute, set differentiated values for international students.
Tuition fees can be paid in installments, to be defined by the Management Council of the Faculdade de Belas-Artes.
Evaluation criteria and selection
In the process of selection there’s an overall assessment of your application, subject to a numerical scale of 0 to 20 values, in which the following criteria will be considered:
- Final rank of academic degree. In the case of academic degrees obtained in foreign higher education institutions (when the foreign higher education institution adopts a different scale from the portuguese), the mark will be the result of the proportional conversion of the obtained grade to the portuguese grading system;
- Academic, scientific, technical and artistic curriculum;
- Relevant profissional experience in the course area, classified from 0 to 20.
An interview can take place if the Course Coordinator considers necessary, in which case it will be included in the evaluation criteria indicated above. Candidates who do not attend the interview will be excluded from the selection procedure.