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Lusophone University of Humanities and Technology

aggiornamento 26/03/2021

Lusophone University of Humanities and Technology


The educational project of the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias is the largest and most important education and training initiative that emerged from within the civil society in contemporary Portugal. Nowadays, this project goes beyond the frontiers of our country and finds echo in similar educational initiatives in Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, being the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias the institution that leads the wider educational project of "Grupo Lusófona". Currently, more than 25,000 students attend the 22 education institutions that comprise the "Grupo Lusófona" in the various Portuguese-speaking countries.

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FilmEU is an Alliance of four European Higher Education Institutions: Lusófona University Lisbon / Portugal; SZFE University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest / Hungary; LUCA School of Arts Brussels / Belgium; IADT Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology Dublin / Ireland. Together, these institutions collaborate around the common objective of jointly promoting high-level education, innovation and research activities in the multidisciplinary field of Film and Media Arts and, through this collaboration, consolidate the central role of Europe as a world leader in the creative fields. FilmEU is focused on long-term strategic collaboration and our mission is to develop a European University that is a model for European collaboration and integration in the fields of the Arts and the creative industries. FILMEU is one of the 41 “Alliances” funded by the EU under programmes Erasmus+ and H2020 to pilot the form and structure of European Universities in the future, namely in the context of a transformation agenda of the European Area of Education and the European Research Area. FILMEU – The European University of Film and Media Arts (FILMEU_RIT - Research | Innovation | Transformation” H2020-IBA-SwafS-Support-2-2020, Ref: 101035820/FILMEU – The European University for Film and Media Arts, Project: 101004047, EPP-EUR-UNIV-2020 — European Universities, EPLUS2020 Action Grant)


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The Film and Media Arts Department (DCAM), was created in 2001 within ECATI with the aim of aggregating the entire offer of this school in the fields of media arts. The main objective of this department is to provide education in the technological and artistic areas most relevant to film and media production, with a particular attention to all technical and creative areas in the fields of the still and moving image, design, sound (and noise), writing (in its various modalities and structuring functions) and exploring the potential of digital and interactive media, via interdisciplinary thinking and practice, combining the most traditional resources with the most updated technology. The department's current organizational model favours initial technical, reflective and artistic training at the level of the first cycle (undergraduate), advanced artistic, critical and creative training at the level of the second and third cycles (masters and doctorate) and complementary training with strong connection to the business world and international dynamics. All courses in the department, namely the degree in cinema and multimedia communication, are organized according to the Tuning regulations for the organization of study cycles in the European higher education space ( in addition to incorporating the recommendations of the reports “Creative Skills Europe, Trends and skills in the European audiovisual and live performance sectors” and that of the report “Tuning document for film / screen arts education”.

Over the past few years, and thanks to a permanent effort to consolidate and reinforce the human and material resources made available, this project has become one of the most relevant in the country in this area of training, with its own dynamics of internationalization and connection to the community, namely in the fields of applied research and advanced training, which allows it to be one of the only two Portuguese schools accredited and members of the GEECT (Groupement Européen des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision) of CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision). It should also be noted that the degree in cinema and DCAM have always been the best ranked school in the various editions of the ICA - Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual competition to support audiovisual training, which allows students' productions and the activities of the DCAM to be regularly funded by this institute.

Undergraduate Courses:


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The degree in Design, which has two specialization branches: Communication Design and Equipment and Space Design, aims to train creative Designers and technicians in areas such as communication, graphic arts, industrial, equipment, space and environment. It is intended the enhancement and development of students’ conceptual, creative and technical skills, to meet the market demands, as well as suggest more coherent alternatives to existing problems. We have created thus a pedagogy that aims to develop in students the ability to respond to the problems of design, linking creative thinking with logical analysis, and reporting to the framework required by today's world - respect for the environment and human dimension (in its various forms), in search of a more inclusive and liveable world for all, using new technologies and materials available.


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In the Digital Animation degree we privilege the 3D but we don’t forget the considerable variety of techniques that animation has, neither the consistency they acquire when applied/invested in a good story. The Digital Animation students are encouraged to explore techniques or combinations of them to find a new look or a new approach on a theme or story. The degree was designed thinking in the different phases of the film development, wherein each of them offers a competence and a specialization expertise.


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The general objective of this degree in Film is to promote a training that combines a rigorous theoretical education with a highly interdisciplinary training applied in the specialized fields. Throughout the course, the students will be constantly encouraged to experiment with technological and artistic aspects. The ultimate goal of this course is to train individuals that are technologically competent, as well as conceptually and artistically creative. Film, Video and Multimedia Communication course aims to train professionals in the areas of production and direction within the film and television industries, in addition to providing them with the basic generic skills in the areas of communication sciences, arts and design.


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The degree and its main purpose is to offer theoretical and practical formation, at a very specialized and professional level, of technological and artistic nature in the photography field. The main pedagogical objective is the promotion of an education that combines a rigorous theoretical component with an interdisciplinary education applied in their specialized areas. During their degree students are constantly stimulated for technological and artistic experimentation, having as a final objective the formation of individuals technologically competent and conceptually and artistically creative.


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The degree aims to provide students with technical and theoretical knowledge, and autonomy that will allow them to work and research professionally in areas such as: audio production and sound effects, namely, in the context of audio-visual production, multimedia and entertainment, sound arts production, audio post-production and sound effects in audio-visual and multimedia projects. Students will be given the opportunity to explore new opportunities opened by the digital applications area and the relationship between sound and social and environment structures will be further developed and researched.


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The degree aims to offer theoretical and practical training on a , specialized and professional level and from a, technological and artistic nature, in the areas of animation, digital games, multimedia communication and interactive arts.


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he Visual Arts degree is one of Universidade Lusófona projects in the field of culture and contemporary art and it specializes in Painting and Drawing. Everyone in the teaching staff is directly related to culture and art. The teachers of Plastic Arts and Drawing have a significantly artistic activity and are researchers in the area of Fine Arts. The degree is part of the School of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI), ensures that, as part of a dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration, the students interests are supported by tutors and technically assisted by specialists, that will allow diversified results in the media context.

Master Courses:


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The master in Animation Arts main drive is the education of animation arts and its production with the following highlights:

The knowledge and application of animation techniques.

The promotion of studies and animation literacy practices around the analyses, study and animation production; explore the dynamic characteristics of animation to promote in the students their own style and vision, through curriculum units with emphasis in innovation, invention and experimentation.

The specialization in animation arts for the audiovisual market and author films; following the rising popularity and commercial impact of the animation genre revealed in several audiovisual projects, this master has a goal of proposing the fundamental reinforcement in the animation education in Portugal, and therefore, the specialization of animation professionals.


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This Masters’ Degree proposes to promote the integration of knowledge and practice and stimulate the constant updating of Designers, through a permanent attitude of inquiry and experimentation that provides the capacity for autonomous action and team-work, fundamental in the prosecution of Design projects. It is equally intended to develop the researching skill of Designers/Masters’ students, namely in the context of projects articulated with less developed or emerging areas of Design, in a market updating perspective. The Masters’ Degree in Design intends to deepen project making skills in various areas of expertise, as well as develop and update the technical and technological domain of Designers: Application, test and development of conceptual, methodological, project making and production processes of Design, with special focus on areas of interdisciplinary and experimental innovation, in a context of renewal of the creative process itself; Understanding of recent developments in terms of materials, equipment and technologies, and its application to complex projects; Exploration of new fields of application for Design, in a transdisciplinary and specialisation perspective, namely in Inclusive Design, Web design, Video-Games, Illustration and Editorial Design, always resorting to solid conceptual and critical foundations. Development of individual research projects, of fundamental or applied research, in the sense of supporting or promoting innovation in Design.


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The DOC NOMADS Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Documentary Filmmaking is a two-year, full time, international graduate program (120 ECTS) delivered by a consortium of three prominent European universities across three countries: Portugal, Hungary and Belgium. Taught entirely in English and taking a practical approach, DOC NOMADS’ unique curriculum and supportive faculty aims at expanding students' skills and creativity, while providing an integrated training that combines a focus on the arts with contemporary practices in film production.


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The Masters’ in Film Studies integrates a study plan in the areas of Cinematography Studies, and is part of the integrated 2nd cycle training in the progression of the study of students with a Degree in Film, or other similar degrees. Complementarily, the degree is destined to all professionals who wish to deepen their competences in the fields of cinematography production and direction.


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KEM is a programme that seeks to promote new teaching and learning opportunities for learners and teachers in the areas of fiction film making and creativity studies. This two year MA programme is an intensive fiction film making masters degree supported by ERASMUS+. The programme takes the form of four semesters' teaching, along with a summer school. The teaching is unique for a film making MA in that it is split between four different film schools in four different European states: Lusófona University in Lisbon, Portugal, Screen Academy Scotland in Edinburgh/ Napier University, UK, the Baltic Film, Media and Arts School in Tallinn, Estonia and IADT, Dublin, Ireland. The teaching in each campus reflects the strengths of the staff and educational history of each school, so providing each specialist student with a choice of the best possible options for learning. Each school has a substantial track record teaching masters film-making courses.


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European joint master in animation is a new erasmus mundus joint master degree (emjmd) in the area of animation and the creative arts.

The program has an original mobility scheme that takes the students on an educational and creative journey from Belgium, where they will explore the foundations of narrative animation filmmaking, to Finland, where they will strengthen their technical and artistic animation skills and experiment with the craft, to Portugal, where they will use the tools of animation to depict and reflect upon reality, using the processes of animation as a form of documenting the world and act upon it.

Throughout the four semesters the students will acquire differentiated competences, explore diverse methods and approaches, while at the same time working on their graduation animation projects. These projects can take the form of fiction, documentary or experimental animation of a various nature that combine techniques and multidisciplinary approaches.

PhD Course:


Admission requirements:

The field of media and digital technologies is rapidly configured, interactions between these are processed daily, the consumption habits vary widely, penetrating the socioeconomic structure, imposing new challenges to the different authors in the arts world. This requires a redefinition of aesthetic categories, narrative and discursive within creative projects in digital platforms. With this PhD it is intended to create professionals able to build creative artefacts and introduce them in the different territories of the human activity, as well as researchers able to think the creative process through the new media. This program is geared towards the formation of critical and creative mass able to respond, analytically, theoretically, historically, as well as technically and aesthetically, to the complexities risen by the experience of digital technologies in their different declinations: computer environments, virtual universes, augmented realities, mobile technologies, interactive platforms, multimedia worlds, social networks.

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades Tecnologias
Campo Grande, 376
1749 - 024 Lisboa
Tel: 217 515 500
Fax: 217 577 006
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