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Targeting a course based upon a sensibility regarding the current changes in the way of understanding and relating to art today, the curricular structure has been developed in a flexible way and intends to offer each student the possibility of a dynamic and transdisciplinary formation, contributing towards the qualification of artists and researchers in the Arts.


4 credits in a mandatory subject from the Focus Area
4 credits in a mandatory subject from the Research Line
4 credits in Arts Research Seminars
4 credits in Special Topics
4 credits in Workshops
2 credits in Programmed Activities
16 credits related to the student’s dissertation
2 credits of Teaching Internship

Total amount of credits for graduation: 40 credits
Time limit for course conclusion: 24 months


Mandatory Subjects

The curricular structure is essentially composed of three subjects: one from the Focus Area, one from the Research Line in which the student is enrolled and a third from a Research Seminar.

> Poetics of the creation and thinking in arts
> Art Research Seminar
> First Line: Art and Reflection: Of the works of art and their interlocutions
> Second Line: Art and Creative Process: Contemporary Poetics


Along with these mandatory subjects, two electives and three credits in Programmed Activities are required. As an elective, the student must enroll in, at least, one Workshop and one Special Topic.

> Workshops (from 1 to 5)
> Special Topics (from 1 to 5)

Both Workshops and Special Topics start out from a specific standpoint regarding the general question of the arts today, possibly related to research done by the teachers. Thought of as a space for creation and reflection, Workshops are based simultaneously on critical analysis and creative experimentation, assuming thus the artistic research as production of knowledge. Special Topics take specific selection standpoints in order to analytically examine methods, processes and aesthetics, in their historical, theoretical and critical contexts.