PhD Programmes

Media and Communication Studies

Direction
Professor Doctor Manuel José Damásio
Pedagogical Coordination
Fernando Catarino

The doctoral program in communication sciences is an original and innovative program in the national panorama of studies in communication, in settling his teaching methodologies in a clear intersection between the dynamics of project and experimentation, development of different theoretical topics that form the field of communication study. Having a close relationship with the research unit CICANT (cicant.ulusofona.pt) this program offers its students a set of elective seminars that covers the different communication study areas which articulates with a core of seminars that allows the students the possibility to develop their own work, or under the form of a classic dissertation, or even a more innovativee approach oriented to empirical or applied projects. The PhD is focused particularly in the areas of communication technologies, arts, communication in organizations, politics and social interactions.

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Media Art

Direction
Professor Doctor José Gomes Pinto
Pedagogical Coordination
Fernando Catarino

The field of media and digital technologies is rapidly configured, interactions between these are processed daily, the consumption habits vary widely, penetrating the socioeconomic structure, imposing new challenges to the different authors in the arts world.  This requires a redefinition of aesthetic categories, narrative and discursive within creative projects in digital platforms. With this PhD it is intended to create professionals able to build creative artifacts and introduce them in the different territories of the human activity, as well as researchers able to think the creative process through the new media.

This program is geared towards the formation of critical and creative mass able to respond, analytically, theoretically, historically, as well as technically and aesthetically, to the complexities risen by the experience of digital technologies in their different declinations: computer environments, virtual universes, augmented realities, mobile technologies, interactive platforms, multimedia worlds, social networks.

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