Masters Design

The Master in Design aims to maximize the efficiency of the design in society, considering fundamental a deep knowledge of the surrounding environment, reflecting and designing a society less domesticated to pre-existing models. It is supported by a multid Read more



DegreeMasters Semesters4 Credits120
  • Presentation


    The Master in Design aims to maximize the efficiency of the design in society, considering fundamental a deep knowledge of the surrounding environment, reflecting and designing a society less domesticated to pre-existing models. It is supported by a multidisciplinary teaching staff with in academic and business experience, both national and international. Distinguished by its orientation towards a new society design in which: the actual action models are not presented as the only paradigm with a future; design can play a more relevant role in its development, not being reduced to technical and technological aspects; the project should extend to knowledge and skills in the field of economics, management, engineering, psychology, sociology, neurophysiology, art, ..., considering them essential in the creation and innovation processes.
  • Admission Conditions

    Admission Conditions

    Candidates are eligible to apply for the master's degree program if they fall into one of the following categories: a) Holders of a bachelor's degree or equivalent; b) Holders of a foreign academic degree obtained following a first-cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a participating country; c) Holders of a recognized foreign higher academic degree that satisfies the objectives of a bachelor's degree, as determined by the competent statutory body; d) Individuals with an educational, scientific, or professional background recognized by the competent statutory body of the CUP as demonstrating the capacity to undertake this study cycle. Selection criteria: 50% Previous qualification grade 50% Interview For candidates without a degree or qualification grade, the interview will be weighted at 100%.
  • Who is this course for?

    Who is this course for?

    The Lusófona University Master in Design aims to attract students from areas of knowledge and skills in the field of design, marketing, management, economics, engineering, architecture, psychology, philosophy, art,..., because its objectives, contents and exercises present multidisciplinary practices natural to the activity of design, and because creativity and the materialization of ideas into "objects" is not exclusive to the traditional model of design and is open to students from other areas of knowledge.
  • Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    First semester: Orientated towards design practices and exercises, which privilege Knowledge Areas in the scope of Culture, Science , Experience and Processes, perspective design towards an intellectual dimension more suited to the challenge of construction and development of a new society. Second semester: Orientated towards practices and project exercises, which privilege Cognitive Ecology in the scope of Performance, Society, Company and Product, perspecing design towards new areas of intervention in companies, associations, organisms, and above all for Man. Third semester: Orientated towards practices and project exercises, which privilege the Architecture of Innovation in the scope of Mutation, Recombination and Migration actions, perspective a design, which through its methodologies, acts in the path of conception, development and implementation of "products" in society. Fourth semester: Orientated towards practices and exercises related to the construction of the final thesis project, which privilege Narratology in the scope of Pre-figuration, Configuration and Refiguration, aiming at a design that presents in fact new ideas and that is an effective added value for society. The structure of the master's programme presents 4 curricular units of Seminars, distributed throughout the first 3 semesters, which aim to - share knowledge and methods distinct from design, within the scope of reasoning and methodologies contextualized in project actions. - to share implementation procedures in the scope of practical activities distinct from design, contextualized in project actions. - produce and experience the realization of a work, within the framework of practical activities contextualized within project actions. - sharing methods and projectual experiences in areas related to design. The curricular path is linked and oriented from the first class to the final thesis project.
  • Objectives


    The master's in design lasts two years, divided into four semesters, in which the first two are oriented towards exercises that privilege actions relative to processes of "information", "learning" and "abstraction", and the last two, privilege actions relative to processes of "acting", "making" and "materialization".
  • Reasons for joining

    Reasons for joining

    • Complete an advanced training stage at the University, obtaining a Master degree, with national and international recognition.
    • Maximize the efficiency of design in society, considering fundamental to have a broad, deep and varied knowledge of the surrounding environment.
    • Promote the research and dissemination of catalyst ideas, supported by the University, and aimed at the alternative society models development.
    • Access to international networks in which DCAM and Lusófona University are integrated, within the scope of research and knowledge sharing, as a catalyst for intellectual development.
    • Theoretical, scientific and technical research of high university quality.
    • Unparalleled technological conditions in the image sector, both National and European.
  • Invited Teachers

    Invited Teachers

    From a practical point of view, the entire Masters in Design is a permanent workshop. In each semester we invite national or international reference professionals or ateliers and companies, to share their knowledge with our students. These moments are an integral part of our pedagogical strategy for knowledge transmission and are translated into multidisciplinary experiences that range from Design to Science; Psychology to Bioethics; Art to Gastronomy; Digital Technologies to Performance and Cinema, among others.
  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    In the scope of professional outputs of the Master in Design result competences that privilege the activity in 4 areas of action in society: - Design Management, oriented towards activities such as Design manager, Product manager, R&D manager, Project manager, - Project, oriented to activities such as Product design, Environments, Communication, Branding, Services, Interaction, - Research in Design, oriented to activities such as Creative Processes, Society, Health and Well-being, Territory, City, Education, Trends, Mobility, - Art in Design, oriented to activities such as Authored Design, Design-Artist, Edition Design.
  • Future Studies

    Future Studies

    The Masters in Design students at the Lusófona University are technically and conceptually prepared to establish close and systematic dialogues with the most diverse scientific and professional areas. Likewise, the final dissertation/project provides students with the adequate preparation to be able to pursue doctoral studies in various areas of interest, such as PhD in Design, Arts, New Media, among others.
  • Infrastructure and Equipment

    Infrastructure and Equipment

    The Master in Design takes place in the DELLI OFFICE, a central working and learning space to develop what Alan Fletcher has called The Art of Looking Sideways. In it we make available to students different means of production, which can be used during and beyond the lessons. Modern technologies such as 3D printing, laser cuts, plotters, Risographs, digital photocopiers, digital drawing on Cintiqs and 3D Workstations, Motion Capture, which coexist with the most consolidated printing techniques, letterpress, screen printing, mimemographs, needle printers or fax machines, stand out. This is where most of the practical and theoretical subjects are taught. And it is also here that we promote and stimulate extracurricular activities, organized and programmed by the students (seminars, reading sessions, cinema, performance, etc.). At the same time, the Master in Design benefits from the integration in a university campus rich in the multiplicity of knowledge areas, activities and equipment, of which it enjoys.
  • Research


    In the research context, the creation of a new Research Unit in Design named COW- Centre for Other Worlds, as well as the enhancement of the master connection to the ECATI's research centres activities, will allow the master in Design, not only to approach the research themes of these units, but also to benefit from the logistic and scientific organization. Likewise, as the Lusófona University has a variety of courses and respective areas of knowledge, this breadth of knowledge provides an opportunity to broaden the horizons of the Masters in Design, and of Design - "What do we know about Design when we only know Design?" Finally, the international networks richness in which DCAM and Lusófona University are integrated, present an opportunity for growth in international relation, within the scope of research and knowledge sharing, as a catalyst for intellectual development. The Master in Design aims, in this context, to promote the dissemination of catalyzing ideas that contribute to the development of alternative models of society.
  • Observations


    The Master in Design works in an after-labor regime.
Delli - Design Lusófona Lisboa
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Current Application Dates

Check below the application phases currently open for this course.
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Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force.
    • Application Fees
      Foreign candidates 400€
      National or equivalent candidates 169€
    • Registration Fees
      Student Insurance 40€
      Readmission 90€
      Enrollment and Registration 245€
    • Tuition
      Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 292.2€
      Per ECTS 9.74€
    • Application Fees
      Foreign candidates 450€
      National or equivalent candidates 173€
    • Registration Fees
      Student Insurance 45€
      Readmission 100€
      Enrollment and Registration 285€


João Manuel Carneiro Antunes Rodrigues Da Cunha

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Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior

Acreditation state
Acreditado - Deliberation
Registry number: R/A-Ef 3031/2011

Graduation Requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS.
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