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Programmes 2021/2022

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;
— 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)
  • Master in Image Design (120 ECTS credits)
  • Specialty in Image Design (60 ECTS credits)
  • Specialty in Image Design (66 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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