04/04 – 24/04 – 2017
MASTER OF ART AND DESIGN FOR THE PUBLIC SPACE
MESTRADO EM ARTE E DESIGN PARA O ESPAÇO PÚBLICO
APPLICATION AND COURSE INFORMATION
Applications will be ONLINE
Documents needed: Academic Diploma; Photocopy of ID/Passport; CV; Portfolio; Letter of Intent.
1.Academic Curriculum [YOUR DEGREE OR OTHER DIPLOMAS] – 30%
You will need knowledge of the English Language (B2 min) and some Portuguese to get around (min A2 for non Portuguese speakers) according to the European Language Levels Reference Grid. Do your self-assessment on the link provided. There are basic Portuguese short courses available at the University of Porto, so you may acquire this level soon after arrival.
2. Scientific Curriculum [RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS OR PAPERS YOU MAY HAVE WRITTEN] – 10%
We value your critical thinking, your ability to communicate ideas, an original and informed view point on contemporary spatial practices.
3. Portfolio [YOUR PRACTICE – ARTISTIC, ARCHITECTURAL, EDUCATIONAL OR OTHER] – 30%
Your portfolio is a key element for your selection. Whatever your field of practice, we look for inventiveness and commitment. A well organised portfolio is a good asset for your application.
4. Professional experience [YOUR JOBS OR OCCUPATIONS TO DATE] – 15%
Relevant professional experience will give us a better idea of who you are and what you may bring to the Course.
5. Letter of Intent [YOUR MOTIVATION TO ENROLL ON MADEP] (an Interview may be required if deemed necessary) – 15%
We look for two main elements on your Letter of Intent: your motivation to further your studies in the Course and why you believe you are suitable to be accepted.
Aims and Objectives
The cycle of studies leading to the Master’s Degree in Art and Design for the Public Space offers further study for students from different courses in Fine Arts, Design, Landscape Architecture, and others, allowing to combine a former educational and / or professional training with a specialization that focuses its scope of action on the various areas of public space and its problems (social, political, urban and even virtual).
As a focus of intervention, the public space is understood as an operative and critical territory, from the public square to the museum, from the printed page to the Internet, allowing that candidates with previous training in various areas focus on problems that are located in a disciplinary interbreeding. As examples, a candidate with a background in archeology who wishes to look into the problems of material culture in an urban context, or an artist that wishes to investigate their practice in a unconventional exhibition context, a performer who will develop projects of a documentary nature, or an architect who wishes to apply their formative experience in a participatory context. In this sense, and since this is not a uni-disciplinary cycle of studies, MADEP presents itself as an innovative course because it acts precisely in the interbreeding of various experiences and backgrounds, enabling transversal knowledge and practice, unique in the national and international contexts.
The Master Course is suitable for English speakers and will accept candidates from multiple disciplinary backgrounds.
The first part of the course is structured around a contextualizing set of subjects, on the one hand, methodologies of research and project, and professional tools; on the other, the necessary theoretical knowledge to a consistent research; and finally, the projectual practice developed with the support of dedicated tutors, chosen according to their specialties.
The cycle of studies privileges, where appropriate, real context acting, allowing students to test the project-dimension and to deepen their research in a coordinated framework between the curricular context and specific situations.
Courses Masters Degree Faculty’s link:
Organization and modalities: Full-time: 4 semesters, 120 ECTS / Part-time: up to 6 semesters, 120 ECTS
YEAR 1: Project (A; 18 ECTS); Drawing and Place Survey (1S; 9ECTS); Art, Communication and Visual Culture (1s; 6ECTS); Optional UP (1S); 6ECTS); Drawing and Project (2S; 9ECTS); Research and Project Methodologies I (2S; 6ECTS); Optional UP (2S; 6ECTS); YEAR 2: Project Work/Dissertation (A; 54ECTS); Research and Project Methodologies II (1S; 6ECTS)
Diplomas: Masters Degree in Art and Design for the Public Space (120 ECTS) / Specialization in Art and Design for the Public Space (60 ECTS)
Course Director: Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro
Permanent Tutors: Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro (artist and researcher) / Miguel Costa (architect) /Jorge Marques (artist) / Pedro Góis (sociologist)
Complementary Guests: Alexander Röemer (architecture collective: exyzt. constructor’s lab. paris); Álvaro Domingues (geographer); André Guedes (artist and performer); André Tavares (architect ); Ângelo Ferreira de Sousa (artist); Bettina Wind (artist); Carlos Bunga (artist); Carolina Rito (curator); Catarina Simão (documentary maker); Cristina Terzoni (art researcher); Deborah Smith (curator); Eduardo Matos (artist); FAHR 021.3 (architecture collective: Filipa Fróis Almeida e Hugo Reis); Fatima São Simão (economist); Filipa Francisco (choreographer); Isabel Barros + Flávio Rodrigues (choreographers); Joana Braga (architect); José Bártolo (designer); Inês Nepomuceno (designer); Joshua Sofaer (artist); Lígia Ferro (sociologist); LIKEarchitects (architecture collective: Diogo Aguiar, João Jesus + Teresa Otto); Luciana Fina (film maker); Mário Caeiro (art director); Marysia Lewandowska (artist) + Colin Fournier (architect); Nuno Faria (curator); Os Espacialistas (architecture collective: Diogo de Castro Guimarães, Filipe Pereira, João Carlos Cerdeira, Luis Baptista, Sérgio Serol); Patrícia Azevedo Santos (artist); Paulo Mendes (artist); Pedro Bandeira (architect); Pedro Leão Neto (architect); R2 (designers: Lizá Defossez Ramalho + Artur Rebelo); Rellie De Vries (artist); Ricardo Basbaum (artist); Rita Castro Neves (artist); Rita Luciana Berti Bredariolli (arts educator); Samuel Silva (artist); STILL urban design (architecture collective); Tiago Casanova (architect and photographer); | among others.
International Partnerships: In certain Places Research Unit, University of Preston, UK; LLU, University of Jelgava, Latvia ; CAIRN art centre, Geological Reserve of Upper Provence, France; Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brasil; Plataforma Corpocidade, UFBA – Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brasil; | among others.
National Partnerships: Centro de Comunicação e Representação Espacial (CCRE – FAUP); UPTEC PINC _ Universidade do Porto; Centro de Investigação em Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes (CITAR) Universidade Católica do Porto; Núcleos Arqueológicos Freixo de Numão e Mação, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, CAAPP: Circuito Aberto de Arte Pública de Paredes; Câmara Municipal do Porto; Transforma ac, Torres Vedras; balleteatro, Porto; Núcleo de Experimentação Coreográfica, Porto; Programa de Arte Pública Sonae Sierra; Fundação EDP; Universidade do Minho; Universidade de Aveiro; | among others.
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