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Master in Image Design

InformationCourse/CS accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).


  • Social, cultural and historical valorization based on the image;
  • Expansion of the image field through technology;
  • Contribution to visual literacy;
  • Integration of documental image in applied research projects;
  • Construction of communication objects with ethical and social visions;
  • Production of critical thinking about the contemporary cultural universe;
  • Integration of students into active public life.

Fields of Specialization

Project Areas

  • Design and Citizenship;
  • Photography and Cinema;
  • Illustrated Narratives;
  • Design and Sustainability;
  • Cultural Heritage: Archive and Memory;
  • Counter-Culture;
  • Critical and Emerging Practices;
  • Interaction and Games.

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;
  • First Year - subjects in total of 60 ECTS.

  • Second Year - Project Methodologies II (6 ECTS);
Original dissertation, project work or an internship report (54 ECTS).

Specialty in Image Design (66 ECTS credits), First Year (60 ECTS) plus Project Methodologies II (6 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 (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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