PhD in Science, Technology and Arts

 
 
PhD in Science, Technology and Arts
 
This PhD was established with the goal of developing a study program where artists, scientists and researchers from different backgrounds could explore subjects related to the conceptual, creative and technological aspects of the artistic process, as well as its relationship with humanities and social sciences.
 
In addition, the PhD researchers may freely attend any course offered at the SoA, acquiring practical and technical skills important for their doctoral research.
Research projects can take advantage of the School of Arts’ facilities, equipment and laboratorial infrastructure.
Enrolled researchers are encouraged to undertake some of the following seminars: Art, Culture and Society / Cinema / Procedural Art / Sonic Arts / Science and technology and Art / Animation / Human-Machine Interfaces / Contemporary Music / Curatorial Research / Moving Image / Digital fabrication / Instrument Design / Art criticism and critical studies / Digital restoration / Artificial Intelligence / Performance
 

Who is this PhD program for?
This PhD program is aimed for artistic creators, technology developers and scientists that wish to develop a practical research that interweaves artistic and technological reasoning.

 

What is the necessary background and education?
There is no specification with regards to the student undergraduate and Masters degree. We accept and welcome student from different educational backgrounds.

We expect our candidates to have a strong cultural and artistic appetite, matched only by the desire of learning and developing cutting edge technology.
 
 
Funding and grants:
As a PhD student you can apply for an individual PhD Studentship from FCT. Additionally, the School of Arts has two distinct research centers: CITAR and CCD, with ongoing projects and research grant opportunities.
 
Study Plan:
180 ECTS (120 Thesis / 60 Curricular)
The curricular part of the PhD in Science, Technology and Arts offers the students the possibility of exploring the prominent topics related to the development of artistic and technological research.
Subjects that present a practical component take advantage of the School of Arts’ equipment and laboratorial infrastructure (computers, audiovisual gear, studios, fabrication workshops), thus, students are encouraged to develop and experiment with distinct creation and implementation strategies and techniques.
 
Some of the topics covered in the curriculum are:
  • Art, Culture and Society
  • Cinema
  • Procedural Art
  • Sonic Arts
  • Science and technology and Art
  • Animation
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Contemporary Music
  • Curatorship
  • Moving Image
  • Digital fabrication
  • Instrument Design
  • Art criticism and critical studies
  • Digital restoration
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Performance
 
120 ECTS 60 ECTS
Thesis Curricular

 

Study Plan

Curricular Stage
UC Scientific Domain ECTS Hours Type
Research Methodology CTA 6 24 Theory
Perception and Cognition CTA 6 24 Theory
Interactive Art AI 8 30 Lab practice
History and Aesthecis of Interaction AI 6 24 Teheory/Practice
Computer Programming AI 6 24 Teheory/Practice
Interface Design AI 8 30 Lab practice
Virtual and Augmented Reality AI 6 24 Teheory/Practice
Computer Music IM 8 30 Lab practice
Audio Synthesis and Processing IM 6 24 Teheory/Practice
 
CTA = Science, Technology and Arts
IM = Computer Music
AI = Interactive Art

 

Curricular Calendar
nov-19 mar-20 May and June/2020
Monday to Friday 18hs-22hs Monday to Friday 18hs-22hs Monday to Friday 18hs-22hs
Saturdays 10hs - 18hs Saturdays 10hs - 18hs Saturdays 10hs - 18hs
Classes from Stretch I Classes from Stretch II Classes from Stretch III
*detailed UC schedule may be modified

 

Thesis Development
UC Scientific Domain ECTS
Thesis I CTA 30
Thesis II CTA 30
Thesis III CTA 30
Thesis IV CTA 30

 

Stretch I - Nov/2019
1st week
schedule 04-nov 05-nov 06-nov 07-nov 08-nov 09-nov
10           Interactive Art
11           Interactive Art
12           Interactive Art
13           Lunch
14           Computer Music
15           Computer Music
16           Computer Music
17            
18 Research Methodology History and Aesthetics of Interaction Perception and Cognition History and Aesthetics of Interaction Research Methodology  
19 Research Methodology History and Aesthetics of Interaction Perception and Cognition History and Aesthetics of Interaction Research Methodology  
20 Research Methodology History and Aesthetics of Interaction Perception and Cognition History and Aesthetics of Interaction Research Methodology  
21 Research Methodology History and Aesthetics of Interaction Perception and Cognition History and Aesthetics of Interaction Research Methodology  
2nd week
schedule 11-nov 12-nov 13-nov 14-nov 15-nov 16-nov
10           Interactive Art
11           Interactive Art
12           Interactive Art
13           Lunch
14           Computer Music
15           Computer Music
16           Computer Music
17            
18 Perception and Cognition History and Aesthetics of Interaction Research Methodology History and Aesthetics of Interaction Percepção e Cognição  
19 Perception and Cognition History and Aesthetics of Interaction Research Methodology History and Aesthetics of Interaction Percepção e Cognição  
20 Perception and Cognition History and Aesthetics of Interaction Research Methodology History and Aesthetics of Interaction Percepção e Cognição  
21 Perception and Cognition History and Aesthetics of Interaction Research Methodology History and Aesthetics of Interaction Percepção e Cognição  
3rd semana
schedule 18-nov 19-nov 20-nov 21-nov 22-nov 23-nov
10           Interactive Art
11           Interactive Art
12           Interactive Art
13           Lunch
14           Computer Music
15           Computer Music
16           Computer Music
17            
18 Research Methodology History and Aesthetics of Interaction Perception and Cognition History and Aesthetics of Interaction Research Methodology  
19 Research Methodology History and Aesthetics of Interaction Perception and Cognition History and Aesthetics of Interaction Research Methodology  
20 Research Methodology History and Aesthetics of Interaction Perception and Cognition History and Aesthetics of Interaction Research Methodology  
21 Research Methodology History and Aesthetics of Interaction Perception and Cognition History and Aesthetics of Interaction Research Methodology  
4th week
schedule 25-nov 26-nov 27-nov 28-nov 29-nov 30-nov
10           Interactive Art
11           Interactive Art
12           Interactive Art
13           Lunch
14           Computer Music
15           Computer Music
16           Computer Music
17            
18 Perception and Cognition Research Methodology Perception and Cognition Interactive Art Computer Music  
19 Perception and Cognition Research Methodology Perception and Cognition Interactive Art Computer Music  
20 Perception and Cognition Research Methodology Perception and Cognition Interactive Art Computer Music  
21 Perception and Cognition Research Methodology Perception and Cognition Interactive Art Computer Music  
Stretch II - Mar/2020
1st week
schedule 02-mar 03-mar 04-mar 05-mar 06-mar 07-mar
10           Interactive Art
11           Interactive Art
12           Interactive Art
13           Lunch
14           Computer Music
15           Computer Music
16           Computer Music
17            
18 Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming  
19 Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming  
20 Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming  
21 Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming  
2nd week
schedule 09-mar 10-mar 11-mar 12-mar 13-mar 14-mar
10           Interactive Art
11           Interactive Art
12           Interactive Art
13           Lunch
14           Computer Music
15           Computer Music
16           Computer Music
17            
18 Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming  
19 Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming  
20 Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming  
21 Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming Audio Synthesis and Processing Computer Programming  
3rd week
schedule 16-mar 17-mar 18-mar 19-mar 20-mar 21-mar
10           Interactive Art
11           Interactive Art
12           Interactive Art
13           Lunch
14           Computer Music
15           Computer Music
16           Computer Music
17            
18 Virtual and Augmented Reality Audio Synthesis and Processing Virtual and Augmented Reality Audio Synthesis and Processing Virtual and Augmented Reality  
19 Virtual and Augmented Reality Audio Synthesis and Processing Virtual and Augmented Reality Audio Synthesis and Processing Virtual and Augmented Reality  
20 Virtual and Augmented Reality Audio Synthesis and Processing Virtual and Augmented Reality Audio Synthesis and Processing Virtual and Augmented Reality  
21 Virtual and Augmented Reality Audio Synthesis and Processing Virtual and Augmented Reality Audio Synthesis and Processing Virtual and Augmented Reality  
4th week
schedule 23-mar 24-mar 25-mar 26-mar 27-mar 28-mar
10           Interactive Art
11           Interactive Art
12           Interactive Art
13           Lunch
14           Computer Music
15           Computer Music
16           Computer Music
17            
18 Virtual and Augmented Reality Interface Design Virtual and Augmented Reality Interactive Art Virtual and Augmented Reality  
19 Virtual and Augmented Reality Interface Design Virtual and Augmented Reality Interactive Art Virtual and Augmented Reality  
20 Virtual and Augmented Reality Interface Design Virtual and Augmented Reality Computer Music Virtual and Augmented Reality  
21 Virtual and Augmented Reality Interface Design Virtual and Augmented Reality Computer Music Virtual and Augmented Reality  
Stretch III - Mai/2020
1st week
schedule 25-may 26-may 27-may 28-may 29-may 30-may
10           Interface Design
11           Interface Design
12           Interface Design
13           Lunch
14           Interface Design
15           Interface Design
16           Interface Design
17            
18 Interface Design Interface Design Interface Design Interface Design Interface Design  
19 Interface Design Interface Design Interface Design Interface Design Interface Design  
20 Interface Design Interface Design Interface Design Interface Design Interface Design  
21 Interface Design Interface Design Interface Design Interface Design Interface Design  

 

For more information, please send an email to artes@porto.ucp.pt