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Doctoral Program in Digital Media

This is a joint program between the University of Porto and The New University of Lisbon. with the support of the University of Texas at Austin, aiming at specialized training in digital media.

The recent development of new applications in the area of digital media such as videogames, interactive content on the Web, interactive TV, video-on-demand, new educational software with high impact among the young generations and, more recently, the appearance of information, marketing and leisure content in mobile devices, demonstrate how important is the research on these new types of content and their close relationship with the technologies and their application. It is now very clear that universities must contribute through the creation of professionals in these areas at all levels, including the doctoral level. The final aim of the program is to train researchers, university teachers and innovation leaders in fundamental and applied areas associated with Digital Media.

Typical duration of the program is 4 years full time (240ECTS), including 1 year of courses and the three following years of research. The course is organized in the following specializations: (1) audiovisual and interactive content creation, (2) Technology, (3) Industry, public and Markets. At UP the course will be based in the Faculty of Engineering, actively involving the Faculties of Humanities, Fine Arts, Economics and Sciences.


Applications and registrations will be done at UP or UNL according to the student preferences.
Classes will be taught in Portuguese and English so all candidates must dominate the English language.
All students will have the opportunity to have a supervisor from the University of Austin and spend short stays there.


Informatics Engineering Department

Email: secdei@fe.up.pt

Telephone: +351 225 082 134

Voip: 3900

Fax: +351 225 574 103


Opening hours:

Working days - 09:30 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 16:30

Dados Gerais

Código Oficial: 5740
Director: António Coelho
Assistant Director: José Manuel Azevedo
Acronym: PDMD
Academic Degree: Doctor
Tipo de curso/ciclo de estudos: Doctoral Degree
Start: 2009/2010
Duration: 4 Years

Study Plan

Unidades Orgânicas Envolvidas


  • Doctorate in Digital Media - Industry, Publics and Markets (240 ECTS credits)
  • Doctorate in Digital Media - Audiovisual and Interactive Content Creation (240 ECTS credits)
  • Doctorate in Digital Media - Technology (240 ECTS credits)
  • Doctorate in Digital Media - Journalism (240 ECTS credits)
  • Advanced Studies (3rd cycle) in Digital Media (60 ECTS credits)

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