Multimedia Art

Ana Maria Assunção Carvalho

Admissions Exams

Philosophy (06) or
Portuguese  (18) or
Descriptive Geometry (10) or
History of Culture and the Arts (12)

Publication in the Official Gazette

Notice n.º 11894/2017 - 2nd series,  n.º 192, of 04 October 2017. 


Accreditation Study Program

Decision: Accredited  1 year       
Publication Date:  20-06-2017
Official Information A3ES: Accreditation result (in portuguese)


Course Goal  

The main goal of this course is to provide interdisciplinary training through experimentation, technological excellence and by stimulating creativity. The Multimedia Art course aims to encourage a critical spirit and a capacity for aesthetic appreciation when understanding multimedia art products. Students should gain the ability to: understand creativity and innovation as one of the decisive competitive factors in today’s business and institutional landscape; develop content, interconnecting theoretical and practical abilities in the course’s fundamental scientific fields within the general framework of multimedia art creation, with a particular focus on the areas of graphic design, audiovisual production and media art; devise and implement experimentation/research/action projects; demonstrate abilities that make it possible to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to audiences of both specialists and non-specialists. Students should be provided with skills that enable them to continue lifelong learning with a large amount of autonomy.

Professional opportunities

Multimedia Art graduates can carry out creative and technical duties with a large amount of autonomy in the different branches of creative sectors, including: devising, carrying out and producing multimedia projects; consultancy, advice, production and cultural dissemination; development of graphic, interactive and performative communication and webdesign; creation of audiovisual content; practical and artistic research in the areas of digital imaging, video, film directing, photography, animation, design, art installations and multimedia events. As well as these activities, Multimedia Art graduates can carry out and pursue art practices related to cutting edge technologies, with a theoretical and critical discourse supported by continuous research

What makes this course different?

Some of the projects carried out over the course, both individually and in groups, are regularly presented at international festivals and shows. In fact, the work of Multimedia Art students has been present at FEST – New Directors New Films Festival, Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas and at the Burien Film Festival. Every year, students work together with teachers to put on events that raise awareness about trends and proposals in the field of multimedia art. One example is the Arts and Multimedia Show, which shows the community the best of the students’ work during the academic year, as well as the Meetings Between Sound and Image, a scientific event that brings together professionals who carry out artistic and research work at international level, which is organised by the course in cooperation with its related research centre, CITEI. The teaching staff include a range of specialists in different scientific fields, including film studies, design, digital art, humanities and ICT, who have recognised pedagogical and scientific skills. Close contact between teaching staff and students and the relationship between the teaching and the demands of the labour market are some of the strong points mentioned by teachers, students and evaluators about this course.