Art Practices in Visual Arts

Master Degree

Course Overview

The Master in Artistic Practices in Visual Arts is focused on the study of the issues raised by contemporary thought about art and artistic practice. The research is centred on the creative exploration of present theoretical, conceptual, technological and practical tools for artistic creation. The training results both from the study of art theory, criticism and history and the learning of practical skills for the creation, elaboration and development of projects. The student develops skills through: theoretical disciplines that prepare and frame the artistic praxis; theoretical-practical disciplines, which combine artistic practice and the exemplification and discussion of theoretical themes that are behind artistic practice, and; disciplines of laboratory practice aimed at the exercise of techniques and technologies, empowering the student in the use of fundamental tools to artistic practices. The information provided and the strategy of the tutorials are directed to the particular interests of the students, enhancing the formal experimentation and iconographic creation that belongs to the territory of contemporary art.
Organic Unit: School of Fine Arts
Duration: 4 Semesters/120 ECTS credits (66 required in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English, Spanish
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

The Master in Artistic Practices in Visual Arts’ student is prepared to: Conceptualize and produce art objects; Act effectively in the art world by developing a comprehensive and critical posture; Organize and coordinate artistic projects in line with the current and future professionals outputs on the global market of culture; Develop multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary artistic research.

Specific Entry Requirements


Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 7
International Students
Initial Places: 13

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1050 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250 €

Course Department


Academic Year: 2020/2021


Contact Information

Director: Rui Valério []

Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE