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The MA in Design calls on three fundamental axes of design practice: practical experience, authorship and innovation. It is against these dynamics of pedagogical valuation that the project intends to prepare participative students, capable of critical thinking, culturally and socially aware.

Pedagogical strategies will encourage a mature approach towards the development of creative competences, and the students will have access to a range of multidisciplinary proposals, convergent with a sense of authorship/originality and also a broad understanding about the various stages of the design problem: research, design and production.

While recognizing the space that design occupies in contemporary society, this educational space emphasizes studio practice based on habits of contextual research, which are specific to the nature of each project and which foster an involvement with research statements that are guided by the principles of artistic independence, innovation and effectiveness of perception. With this in mind, the students? selection process is based on curricular analysis and a face-to-face interview. This process emphasizes the range of scientific areas kin to design, which enrich interpersonal relations and which encompass so many different areas, namely graphic design, illustration, web design, advertising, architecture, product design, fashion design, industrial design and others.

Ultimately, the main objective of this Master?s is to promote critical thinking about the planning dimension the design object has in itself. When the series of transversal mediations in several areas of knowledge are highlighted, we will succeed in consolidating discourse, analytical and creative skills which are core to questioning the accepted orthodoxy..


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214 Design
Número: R/A-Cr 16/2016/AL01 de 16-05-2019
N.º Despacho/Portaria: Despacho n.º 5926/2019 (2.ª Série), n.º 9
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Design Production and Practice 1st Semester 15.0
Personal Design Project (Project I) 1st Semester 15.0
Design History and Criticism 2st Semester 10.0
Design Research Methodologies 2st Semester 5.0
Project II 2st Semester 15.0
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Final Project/Dissertation/Work placement Annual 60.0
  • Graphic designer, communication designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Exhibition and event designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Equipment designer
  • > Creative Director
  • > Brand identity design manager
  • > Communication design consultant
  • > Illustrator.

Educational requirements: Those with a bachelor degree (180 ECTS) or its academic equivalent; Graduates with a foreign higher education degree, awarded upon completion of a 1st study cycle, organised according to the Bologna model by a State that has adhered to this Process; Graduates with a foreign education degree recognised by the Technical-Scientific Council as meeting the learning objectives set for a bachelor degree; Those with an academic, scientific and/or professional curriculum recognised as proof of the candidate?s preparedness for this study cycle; Those with an Honour's degree (300 ECTS) or its academic equivalent.