The PhD in Media Art and Communication promotes training and research in the fields of media art and creative industries. It aims to train researchers, artists and professionals to critically explore the vast array of objects and practices covered by current cultural and creative industries. This PhD program fosters applied artistic research through lab courses dedicated to cinema and sound, immersive and interactive technologies, digital curation, as well as theory and criticism.
The course plan allows the monitoring of each student in the structuring of the thesis since the 1st academic year, while the 2nd and 3rd years are exclusively dedicated to the thesis research and writing. The doctoral thesis can be developed either as a monograph, as a project or from research papers published in indexed journals.
The PhD program in Media Art and Communication has a great potential for internationalization, given the current growth of the creative industries, as well as considering the Lusófona University project approved by the EU to create a European University in Film and Media Arts named FILMEU - The European University for Film and Media Arts (Project: 101004047, EPP-EUR-UNIV-2020 - European Universities, EPLUS2020 Action Grant ).
The PhD classes are offered in English.