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Programmes 2022/2023

Master in Image Design



— The creation of social, cultural and historical value through the image;
— The expansion of the image field through technology;
— A contribution to visual literacy;
— The leveraging of the documentary image in applied research projects.

Fields of Specialization

Project Areas

— The image of transgression and singularity;
— Visibility of cultural heritage;
— Counter-culture;
— Design of citizenship and social development;
— Future Memory;
— New Monuments;
— Participatory Image;
— Innovation through technology;
— Food design;
— Design thinking;
— Information design.

Professional Abilities

We Propose

— Recognition in the academic, cultural and professional contexts, in Portugal and abroad;
— The growth of visual literacy in cultural and social contexts, in a world increasingly post-linguistic and superabundant in visual stimuli;
— Innovation by leveraging the contemporary processes of image reconfiguration on a cultural and technological level;
— The consolidation of an active historical heritage through the use of visual systems in continuous process of updating;
— Achieving these goals through applied research projects developed in a partnership network, relevant and transformative of society, culture and art;
— The creation of visibility contexts through media devices, exhibitions, development pro- grams, editorial projects, and education and literacy programs.



— 4 semesters (120 ECTS) confers master’s degree;
— 1 year - subjects in total of 60 ECTS.

— 2nd year - Project Methodologies II (6 ECTS);
Original dissertation, project work or an internship report (54 ECTS).

General information

Official Code: 9406
Director: José Carneiro
Acronym: MDI
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2006/2007
Duration: 2 Years

Study Plan


  • Master in Image Design (120 ECTS credits)
  • Specialty in Image Design (66 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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