Bachelor Sound Science and Technology

The culture of sound has matured in the last few years. All over Europe and in the United States study cycles and research centres are being established with the objective of studying sound, its qualities and expressions. ULHT and the School of Communicat Read more



DegreeBachelor Semesters6 Credits180
  • Presentation


    The culture of sound has matured in the last few years. All over Europe and in the United States study cycles and research centres are being established with the objective of studying sound, its qualities and expressions. ULHT and the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technology (SCAIT) (Escola de Comunicação, Artes e Tecnologias da Informação-ECATI) also wanted to join the golden years of sound, merging the technological, communication and artistic areas that have undergone an ongoing increase since the end of the last decade into the same licentiate degree. The curricular structure of this new course is organized in such a way as to accommodate both old and new subjects, as well as unite the arts of sound to recording technologies, reproduction, production and sound synthesis. Subjected in urban life to a territory ruled by sound and noise, this study cycle aims to contribute to an understanding of the object sound of in daily life, recovering from history that which Man owes to the sense of hearing. This licentiate degree favours the place of skills, knowledge and innovation in a close association with the cultural industries, research and the media.
  • Admission Conditions

    Admission Conditions

    Podem candidatar-se a este ciclo de estudos os que apresentem candidatura através do concurso institucional de acesso e tenham aprovação a uma das seguintes provas:

    • 12 História da Cultura e das Artes
    • 16 Matemática
    • 18 Português

    Candidates may also apply via the regimes of institution/programme transfer or via Special Application, in accordance with the legal regulations in force (holders of higher education degree, holders of a Technological Specialization Course, holders of Professional Higher Technician Course or Over 23 years of Age). Candidates who meet the requirements defined in the International Student Statute can also apply.
  • Who is this course for?

    Who is this course for?

    Students and professionals interested in developing their studio creation and production skills, in audiovisual and cinema teams, for games and media, from radio to the internet.
  • Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    The licentiate degree in Science and Technology of Sound aims to endow the students with technical and theoretical knowledge, and an autonomy to carry out their professional practice and conduct research work in the following areas: Audio production and sound design, particularly in the context of audiovisual production, multimedia and entertainment; Production of the arts of sound; Audio post-production and sound design in audiovisual and multimedia projects, particularly in the context of new opportunities in the area of digital applications; Research the relationship between sound and social and environmental structures. It is also in a position to provide competencies, in a relationship of continuity, to students who show an interest in furthering their studies in the 2nd and 3rd cycles or other specialized courses.
  • Objectives


    Promote an elementary education with an interdisciplinary basis in broadband which incorporates the theoretical and technical knowledge applied in the areas of theory and models of communication, sound art, sound technologies, performance and audiovisual production; Match the profile and content of the curricular units to the characteristics and actual requirements of the national and European labour market of this industry, particularly in light the of permanent technological developments that this sector undergoes and the consequent professional upgrading this entails; Broaden the spectrum of training offered by the University in the field of cinema, video, communication, art and media, thus empowering an area of vocational and essential artistic creation such as sound; Create a scientifically sound and pedagogically well-articulated study plan that endows its recipients with the skills necessary to carry out their future professional practice and the possibility to further their scientific studies in more advanced study cycles; Strengthen the international dimension of the course and its respective integration in the European space of higher education.
  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    EN Audio production and sound design in particular in the context of audiovisual and multimedia production and entertainment services, Audio post-production and sound design in audiovisual and multimedia projects for digital media; Sound equipment and technologies; Research in the areas of communication and arts of sound.
  • Future Studies

    Future Studies

    The bachelor degree will permit students to apply for postgraduate studies, specifically PhD degrees.
  • Invited Teachers

    Invited Teachers

    Throughout the year, workshops and conferences are promoted with portuguese and foreign researchers and professionals, with these actions aimed at consolidating the practices of sound production, capture and distribution; as well as linking sound studies to different contents, from audiovisual to games.
  • Infrastructure and Equipment

    Infrastructure and Equipment

    The university has studios, rooms with image and sound projection equipment, and spaces equipped with hardware and software that allow students to develop their skills in sound production and editing.
  • Research


    Student participation in CICANT (research center) projects, promoting teamwork and the development of important practices for future work in the business environment.
  • Observations


    The classes are in daytime basis, from Monday to Friday.
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Current Application Dates

Check below the application phases currently open for this course.
You may also check all the other phases here.


Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force.
    • Application Fees
      Admission for Undergraduates 215€
      Holders of University Degree 215€
      Readmission 100€
      Over 23 years 215€
      International student 350€
      Change Course 100€
      International Student with ENEM 350€
    • Registration Fees
      Registration 525€
      Student Insurance 45€
      Enrollment 350€
    • Tuition
      Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 450€
      Per ECTS 15€

Course Direction

João Manuel Marques Carrilho

Course Subdirection

Gonçalo Alves Gato Lopes


Daniela Resende

  • Telephone extension
  • Location
    Sala F.1.14
  • Service hours
    2ªf a 6ªf - 10h às 13h e das 15h às 18h

Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior

Acreditation state
Acreditado - Deliberation
Registry number: R/A-Cr 74/2010/AL02

Graduation Requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS.
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