The Master in Sound and Image – Specialization New Media Art promotes creative innovation across various artistic practices.
The program is structured around the conception, production, and presentation of cutting-edge projects that convey new forms of expression. The students will develop their projects according to their personal perspective: whether experimental, artistic, or market-oriented.
This challenge will be met and overcome with a thorough discussion between professor and student, as well as tutorial guidance by visiting artists. The research will be led through the development of projects, further expanded by theoretical and artistic reflection.
In recent years, students and teachers of the School of Arts have won or been nominated to important awards in this area like, for instance, the Sonae Media Art Award 2019.
Knowledge and Skills
Conception, production, and presentation of projects that span the new media of technological expression
Experimental, artistic, or commercial projects supported by digital fabrication
Graphic, Musical and Physic Computing
Development of cutting-edge work that expands the frontier of knowledge in the area
Development of professional/artistic portfolio
New Media Art Project
Internship in Portuguese and international companies
Research and development of a dissertation on new media art
Languages: Portuguese, English
The School of Arts
The School of Arts at Universidade Católica Portuguesa is based in Porto and offers different degrees in arts education. Its two main areas are (1) film & new media art and (2) conservation and restoration. The School presents itself as an art school, focusing on the development of artists with technological knowledge but also with humanistic education, fostering future directors or visual artists that can think the world around us. The School of Arts is one of the main Film Schools in Portugal. With over 500 students in its Sound and Image Department (across BA, MA, and Ph.D. studies), it offers a wide range of curricular options for aspiring filmmakers. The School of Arts also offers its students a complete range of updated film equipment and a body of staff with renowned film professionals, critics, and theorists. Over the last years, a great number of former students have won important awards in film festivals all over the world. Furthermore, it frequently organizes masterclasses, workshops, artistic residencies, and seminars with acclaimed filmmakers and film researchers, in order to allow its students to be constantly challenged, updated, and motivated into filmmaking.
At the moment, the School already has an intense cultural program, with artists in residence (in 2018, it was the internationally renowned filmmaker Salomé Lamas; in 2019 the artists Nuno da Luz, Ana Vaz, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, Yohei Yamakado, and Vasco Araújo), a cycle of conferences with special guests (artists, filmmakers, scholars), and a periodic calendar of exhibits at the School’s exhibition space (since 2018, the School presented exhibitions by Francisco Tropa, João Paulo Serafim, Salomé Lamas, Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela, Nuno da Luz, Julião Sarmento, Jonathan Saldanha, and Guido Guidi). Also, its Research Center (CITAR – Research Center for the Science and Technology of the Arts) has a plan of activities closely related to the School and it is funded by ongoing projects and by the government institution Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).