Accredited - A3ES Decision
Date of the Board Decision
Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS
Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS
National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
10- Descriptive Geometry
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).
Have completed a total of 180 ECTS
The program aims to train professionals in the various areas of communication design: identity, editorial, typography, poster, illustration, packaging, infographics and web design. This program is sustained by two strong components: the practice associated with the different institutional bodies, public or private; and the conceptual and research component. In addition to a solid technical training, the study plan values and stimulates critical thinking, experimentation, and creativity.
We value the development of transversal skills, through the integration of inter-disciplinary knowledge, with projects articulated between different course units and study cycles.
Students are encouraged to participate in national and international competitions under the guidance of faculty members, as a means of stimulating design production, creativity, and methodology. The intention is to train interventive and competitive students, in order to keep up with the growing demands of design. A practice that has resulted in the recognition of the quality of the proposals at a national and international level, with the awarding of prizes and honorable mentions.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
Today, Design is experiencing an unprecedented expansion. Never before has Design fulfilled so many different communicative and expressive missions in such diverse contexts. In this way, the degree in Communication Design at Universidade Lusófona do Porto invests in comprehensive training, endowing the student with the ability to respond to the multiple areas in which Design currently operates:
- Editorial Design, Typography and Illustration;
- Corporative identity;
- Studies and Narrative Practices of Image;
- History and Criticism of Art and Design;
- Visual Culture Studies;
- Technologies, materials and pre-press;
All these areas are covered in the course, in spaces for theoretical learning and laboratory practice, investing simultaneously in personalized learning contexts and in models of teamwork.
Equipments and venues
The bachelor in Communication Design at Universidade Lusófona do Porto has adequate spaces for the practice of drawing and design, as well as computer and audiovisual means with specific equipment for carrying out projects, enhancing and valuing learning in the various areas of knowledge. of design and communication. It also takes advantage of ULP's own resources, namely a wireless network, computer labs, a video editing room, a sound studio, a photo lab and a library.
The conclusion of the underdegree in Communication Design at Universidade Lusófona do Porto allows to continues Master and PhD studies in Design, Arts or other areas of Communication.
The underdegree in Communication Design gives the ability to exercise the profession and the leadership of multidisciplinary communication design teams (design studios, advertising agencies, editorial area), multimedia and digital media. It also provides students with teaching skills in the areas of design, visual culture, design consultancy, curatorship of exhibitions or events related to design and visual culture.
Design | Áudio-visuais e produção dos media | Belas-artes