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Bachelor in Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication

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The Degree in Audiovisual Communication and Multimedia opened in the 2009/2010 school year and graduated its first graduates in the 2011/2012 school year. Since the beginning, the degree in Audiovisual Communication and Multimedia has demonstrated great academic dynamism, with immediate adherence by a large number of registered students (Portuguese, but also students of Brazilian, Angolan and Cape Verdean origin).

The degree in Audiovisual Communication and Multimedia offers an academic path that combines a stimulating theoretical learning component (based on Cinema and Video) with interdisciplinary training in the area of ¿¿audiovisual creation and technologies associated with new media.

There are several Curricular Units specially dedicated to video (such as "Camera and Video Operations", "Audiovisual and Multimedia Editing and Post-Production", "Audiovisual and Multimedia Production and Realization Workshop", etc...) while other CUs (" Introduction to Computing", "Digital Image Computing" "2D and 3D Drawing and Animation" and "Multimedia Product Design") are dedicated to research in the field of multimedia.

A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Ef 3052/2011/AL01

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof. Doutor João Sousa Cardoso

Programme sub-director

Prof. Doutor João Alves de Sousa


Gisela Ribeiro

Entrance Conditions

National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
17-Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
18- Portuguese

Entry competition/tender:
Course changes;
In accordance with Decree 401/2007, of April 5.
Special competition/tender for those over the age of 23:
On completing 23 years of age by the 31st of December of the preceding year
Those not entitled access to higher education (if they have undertaken and been approved in the entrance test for the college they want to enter, they are entitled to the referred access).
Special competition/tender for higher education graduates and Diplomas in Specialized Technology:
(In accordance with Decree-Law No. 393-B/99, of 2 October;
In accordance with Ordinance No. 854-A/99, of 4 October;
In accordance with Decree-Law No. 88/2006, of May 23).

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS


The Degree in Audiovisual Communication and Multimedia aims to train in areas that integrate cultural, social and technological issues related to the creation and implementation of multimedia content. The main objective of this degree is to provide adequate means for understanding and mastering the language of the media, as well as capacity-building narratives, challenging the imagination and creativity in order to train designers capable of working in the labor market, which includes offices of web design, multimedia publications, advertising agencies, video producers, communications operators, and other small and medium enterprises.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

The Multimedia marks the human habitat, without audiovisual and multimedia the world would be unrecognizable, and in our existential reality, uninhabitable. Thus, the degree of Audiovisual Communication and Multimedia bet on a comprehensive training, equipping the student responsiveness to multiple areas in which communication and audiovisual media currently operate.
These areas include the development, writing and producing projects filmic, television and videographic fiction; documentary, institutional and advertising, production, production and executive production assistance projects filmic, television and videographic fiction, documentary, institutional and advertising ; film directing, lighting and imaging assistance; operations in camera film technology, film and video, image control and operations vt; audio post-production, sound capture and sound design, post production and visual composition in filmic projects, television and videographic drama, documentary, institutional and advertising; analogue and digital photography, promotion and distribution of audiovisual and multimedia project management and conceção multimedia, development and writing projects, consultancy projects in multimedia and information systems; design applications, interfaces and information for multimedia platforms (web, offline, mobile) and realization of projects of animation, modeling and 2D and 3D animation, multimedia programming environments, systems analysis and design multimedia, graphic design, typesetting and production of infographics.
All these areas are addressed in the course, in areas of theoretical and practical laboratory, whilst investing in personalized learning environments and in models of teamwork.

Further Studies

The first cycle degree in Audiovisual Communication and Multimedia paves the way for the formation of the second cycle in the masters program in Communication Systems Multimedia, Design, Art and Film Studies.

Occupacional Profiles

Advertising Agencies;
Companies Developing Web Pages and Web Content Management;
Publishers of media content;
Producing video;
Communications Operators;
Business Consulting and Design in Communication and Image;
Institutions for teaching and research in Multimedia Design and Communication and Information Sciences

Scientific Areas

Áudio-visuais e produção dos media | Informática na óptica do utilizador


Study Plan

1st Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Digital ImageFirst Semester7
History of the MediaFirst Semester6
Introduction to ComputingFirst Semester7
Photographic PracticesFirst Semester6
Photography TheoryFirst Semester4
Camera and Video OperationsSecond Semester6
Communication Models and TheoriesSecond Semester6
Film TheorySecond Semester4
Introduction to DesignSecond Semester7
Web ProgrammingSecond Semester7
2nd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Audiovisual and Multimedia Editing and Post-ProductionFirst Semester7
Photography Direction and LightingFirst Semester6
Script WritingFirst Semester6
Sound DesignFirst Semester6
Visual CultureFirst Semester4
Audiovisual Production WorkshopSecond Semester8
Direction of ActorsSecond Semester4
Introduction to Contemporary ThoughtSecond Semester4
Multimedia Product DesignSecond Semester7
Multimedia Production WorkshopSecond Semester8
3rd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Contemporary ArtFirst Semester4
Option 1First Semester5
Option 2First Semester5
Script Writing WorkshopFirst Semester6
2D and 3D Design and AnimationFirst Semester7
Audiovisual and Multimedia Production and Direction Workshop ISecond Semester8
Audiovisual and Multimedia Production and Direction Workshop IISecond Semester8
Communication and Information LawSecond Semester4
Media Culture EconomicsSecond Semester5
Project Seminar and Professional IntegrationSecond Semester8

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Ana Filipa Silva PereiraMasterPart-Time
André Nuno Carita Pires De CarvalhoDoctoratePart-Time
Andreia Sofia Pinto De SousaDoctorateFull-Time
Eduardo Miguel Campos MagalhãesMasterPart-Time
Fernando José Cassola MarquesDoctoratePart-Time
Francisco Manuel Rebelo De Almeida EspinhaçoBachelorPart-Time
Hugo Fernando Azevedo BarbosaMasterPart-Time
Igor Lexandre Pereira RamosMasterPart-Time
João Domingos Pinho Alves De SousaDoctorateFull-Time
João Sousa CardosoDoctorateFull-Time
José Carlos Lobinho GomesMasterFull-Time
José Manuel Dos Santos MaiaBachelorPart-Time
Manuel Luís Bogalheiro Rocha FernandesDoctorateFull-Time
Marco André Monteiro FerreiraMasterPart-Time
Pedro Moreira Flores De OliveiraMasterFull-Time
Rodrigo AssafMasterPart-Time
Rodrigo Guerreiro Vaz Guedes De CarvalhoDoctorateFull-Time
Susana Chiocca De Almeida DuarteDoctoratePart-Time


Admission for Undergraduates 180 €
Change Course 80 €
Holders of University Degree 180 €
International student 260 €
International student 260 €
Readmission 80 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment260 €
Registration250 €
Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 364,2 €
Per ECTS 12,14 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force