This is a unique degree, with an innovative and interactive format, with workshops and masterclasses, so that your future is creative and diverse in a critical manner.
- With an orientation to concrete results, facing the reality of the challenges of the contemporary world with a global, business or commercial dimension, our design education does not neglect inspiration, insight or intelligence in the artistic experience.
- Programs oriented towards communication design, graphic production, motion design, illustration, drawing, product design, tangible design, interaction design or tourism design, aim at projecting the work of Lusófona's students towards a world in constant mutation and with various demands.
- The combination of teaching staff with work experience in the national and international market, with those of higher academic research profile, makes Design at Lusófona a widely enriching experience in method, rigor, passion and talent.
- The classrooms are equipped with the latest technology, in a close relationship with traditional media. The lab for the projectual development of Design (DELLI), allows the production of projects in a professional environment, but with the relaxedness that creativity requires.
- The close relationship with the labor market is not neglected here, as well as the creative industries, such as the possibilities of studying abroad (ERASMUS and OVERSEAS), but our main focus is to help you build an extremely well-constructed portfolio extremely, which is diverse and critically attractive.
Reasons to apply
- Grounded in a logical progression of key themes - from methods to projects - the programme explores flexible curricular models, adaptable to emerging issues and interests, whether within the particular sphere of design or society.
- During the course of the BA Communication Design Degree at the Lusófona University, students participate in workshops and events, working collectively with guest artists and designers who challenge students to the reality of a society in transition.
- The projects developed with the students often result in publications/objects edited by Delli_Press (Delli's publisher) that circulate in Design events both in Portugal and abroad (Madrid, Paris, Berlin, New York, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, etc).
- The programme works towards the development of hybrid, multidisciplinary and critical professionals, while supporting specialist interests.
- The programme promotes autonomy by creating space for diverse practices, communities and approaches, facilitating internships as well as self-directed research projects.
- Unique range of local partnerships like Museu Bordallo Pinheiro, Câmara Municipal de Óbidos and international student exchange partnerships like Pratt Institute (New York, USA) and institutions of the vast European network of Erasmus Programme.
Ministerial Order 14749/2008, of 27 May, amended by Ministerial Order 8000/2020, of 14 August
Accredited - A3ES Decision
Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS
Bachelor | 6 Semesters | 180 ECTS
This study cycle accepts candidates who submit their application via the institutional entrance competition and have obtained a positive score in one of the following national entrance exams:
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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.
Have completed a total of 180 ECTS
The BA Communication Design degree at the Lusófona University aims to train creative and technical designers in the sectors of communication, graphic arts, industrial, equipment, space and environments.
The aim is the maximum valorization and development of the students' conceptual, creative and technical skills, in order to satisfy market demands, as well as to suggest more coherent alternatives to existing problems. We have created, thus, a pedagogy that aims to develop students¿ ability to respond to design problems, relating creative thinking with logical analysis, and reporting to the framework required by today's world, respect for the environment and the human dimension (in its various forms), in the search for a more integrative and habitable world for all, using the new technologies and materials available.
It is a design department that critically challenges a discipline in profound transitions, exploring a variety of pedagogical models. Working as a continuous workshop with a network of leading professionals, researchers and educators, this BA aims to expand the design discipline in collaboration with our research centre, as well as local and international partners.
Who should apply
Students interested in developing a career in the design, arts and cultural sectors, but also the hybrid practices the degree promotes, seeing these as connecting elements.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
The BA Communication Design degree at Lusófona University wants to frame the development of skills in the knowledge of the history of art and design, as well as in the tools, methods and techniques of the arts and human sciences, which will enable design graduates at this University to answer contemporary challenges: effective, sustainable and critical use of conceptual and technical resources, a politically inclusive design perspective, with concerns for social alterity, as well as preservation and innovation in the management of the planet's natural resources and its complex systems and ecosystems.
Equipments and venues
The Communication Design degree course is located at DELLI, which is a central space for our program, working as an educational hybrid model of production, discussion and sharing. A variety of tools and production media are available to students: 3D printing, laser cutting, video projection, plotters, risography and digital copiers that coexist with multiple other printing techniques, such as screen printing, mimeography or etching, as well as printing with movable type. Most of the project classes take place here, and it is also the space where parallel programs take place, including those organized by students, such as film and reading sessions.
The conclusion of the BA in Communication Design Degree at Lusófona University enables the possibility of pursuing studies with Masters and PhD degrees in Design and Arts, and related areas.
The BA Communication Design Degree at the Lusófona University aims to train designers who are critically prepared to develop creative and technical planning and management strategies in a broad and hybrid dimension of the expanded design field, in sectors ranging from communication, illustration, drawing, product design, tangible design, interaction (UI/UX) or environmental design, cooperation in multidisciplinary teams in the multiple areas of knowledge of the sciences and humanities, speculative and critical design.
Thus, the employing areas of the designers graduated by Lusófona University are
Communication and Image departments of companies and public organizations; Commercial, Design and Marketing departments of companies and public organizations; Design, Communication and Image departments of central and local Public Administration (Municipalities, City Councils, etc. ) or organizations with community relevance (associations, foundations, sports clubs, NGOs- non-governmental organizations); Design Offices; Advertising Agencies; Public Relations Agencies; Press Advisory Offices; Web Page Development and Web Content Management Companies; Consulting Companies in Design and in Communication and Image; Teaching Institutions (secondary and higher education) and research institutions in Design and Communication Sciences.
The Center for Other Worlds (COW) is an interdisciplinary research centre for design and art, based at Lusófona University. It focuses on the development of perspectives that are not dominant nor imposed by the design discipline¿through criticism, speculation and collaboration with various disciplines such as curating, architecture, visual arts, ecology and political theory¿having in design an unifying element but rejecting hierarchies between them. The centre¿s name makes a reference to the concept of otherness, thereby aiming at challenging universal visions of design and art. The centre¿s core mission is therefore inscribed in its name.
The BA Communication Design Degree at the Lusófona University is a daytime course.
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