Bachelor in Art and Design

Course Objectives

The Art and Design course, whose matrix is part of the vocation of polytechnic teaching, assumes the following profile of general objectives that, through their transversality, aim to reconcile the acquisition of knowledge, skills and competences through a general formation in different fields of Art and Design:

a)   To offer a basic and specific training in the different disciplinary areas of Art and Design, supported by their theories and the methodology of the project, articulating the knowing how to think and the knowing how to do, in a time marked by mutations that put the professional before the frequent need to respond to situations and propose non-standard solutions;
b)   To provide general and vocational training, of optional nature;
c)   To combine a consistent and updated theoretical and practical training capable of responding to current mutations in the fields of art and technology, in turn supported by multidisciplinary practices oriented towards creation and innovation – a design that aims to articulate the basic and specific formations with the skills required for professional practice in the areas of art and design in relation to the problems and challenges of contemporary society: technological changes and work processes, multidisciplinary practices and teamwork, creation and innovation, the development of spaces and objects for a sustainable art and design, respecting the environment by the valorization of the ecological qualification strategies of the spaces;
d)   To articulate the basic and specific training with the different professional competences, in the context of the professional exits in the areas of the art and the design, promoting the professional insertion of the graduates and an attitude of openness to the projects of self-training and lifelong learning.

Access Conditions

Access to the course is through the following schemes:
a) National Acess Application (for candidates with a course of secondary education or equivalent degree);
b ) Special Applications (for candidates who fulfill the conditions issued in Decree 393 -A / 99 of 2 October);
c ) Special Applications (for candidates with: Above 23 years old candidates Evidences, college graduates and
Technological specialization courses – CET);
d ) Change of Degree/Institution.

The specific evidence required for access to the degree are one of the following: Drawing, Descriptive Geometry, History of Culture and Arts.

Professional Outlets

The course offers a general education in the fields of art and design, leading to the training of professionals who can act as:

Visual artists / Contemporary Art Creator
Scenographers / Visual animators
Graphic Designers
Equipment Designers
Industrial Designers
Spaces /Environments Designers
Exhibitions and cultural events organizers
Multimedia Artists
Art and design consultants
Senior technicians in city councils

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Learning Language


Learning Objectives

   To consolidate competencies based on critical reflection, aiming to build knowledge in an interdisciplinary perspective centered in Art and Design.
   To adopt new languages that mobilize new dialogue perspectives between contemporary work of art and design.
   To favour the integration of new interaction forms and knowledge acquisition, through ecologies that privilege the conceptual deepening.
   To value the implementation of concept and project advanced studies, having as reference innovation autonomous processes and contemporary creativity in different physical, social, and cultural contexts.

Access to Superior Studies

The Diploma in Art and Design grants qualification to continue studies in a Master Degree.

Course Coordinators

Common Core

Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Theories of the Image 20042829 3 N.A.
Mosaic and Stained Glass 20042684 6 N.A.
Art and New Media 20042706 3 N.A.
Exhibition Design 20042750 3 N.A.
Applied English to Visual Arts 20042783 6 N.A.
Visual Literacy 20042818 3 N.A.
Artist Book 20042717 3 N.A.
Multimedia, Music and Art 20042807 6 N.A.
Psychology of Visual Perception 20042835 3 N.A.
Ephemeral Art 20042690 3 N.A.
Urban Environment Design 20042728 6 N.A.
Mothion Design 20042772 3 N.A.
Serigraphy and Engraving 20042662 6 N.A.
Marketing and Design 20042794 6 N.A.
Paint 20042673 6 N.A.
Showcase Design 20042745 6 N.A.
Interaction Design 20042761 3 N.A.
Ecodesign 20042739 6 N.A.
Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Design Theory 20042410 3 1
Art Theory 20042404 3 1
Plastic Arts I 20042378 6 1
Design I 20042389 6 1
Technique Representation System 20042395 6 1
Drawing I 20042367 6 1
Art an Design History 20042479 3 2
Drawing II 20042421 3 2
Design II 20042443 6 2
Plastic Arts II 20042432 6 2
Photography 20042468 6 2
Digital Modelling 20042457 6 2
Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Video Art 20042526 3 1
3D Animation 20042515 6 1
Plastic Arts III 20042496 6 1
Drawing III 20042485 3 1
Design III 20042509 6 1
Models and Prototypes 20042537 3 1
Art an Design Aesthetics 20042580 3 2
Design Workshop 20042552 6 2
Production Techniques and Materials 20042563 3 2
Illustration 20042574 6 2
Plastic Arts Workshop 20042548 6 2
Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Design Studies 20042627 3 1
Design Project 20042616 6 1
Art Project 20042591 6 1
Art and Design Techniques and Research 20042638 3 1
Artistic Studies 20042605 3 1
Art and Design Project 20042649 18 2
Professional Insertion Seminar 20042651 12 2