Master's Degree

Applications 24-25:

  • 1st phase: 19 February to 18 April
  • 2nd stage: 13 May to 27 June*
  • 3rd phase: Vacancies remaining until 16th September*

*The call for applications for the 2nd and 3rd phases depends on the number of vacancies left over from the previous phase.

The Master in Cinema is an advanced training in contemporary cinema, allowing students to develop their creative and technical skills based on individual projects.

Over the two years, students will be able to choose a specific focus of work - whether "classic" cinema, or installation projects - while being immersed in contemporary artistic thinking, challenged to understand the different modalities of moving images and how cinema reflects on the world.

Tabu (2012), Miguel Gomes e O Som e a Fúria

Tabu (2012), © Miguel Gomes e O Som e a Fúria 

a. Characteristics

  • Focus on the development of individual artistic projects

  • Tutorial follow-up with visiting artists and directors

  • Professional-grade facilities and equipment, including shooting, image and sound post-production

  • A workshop with conditions for the construction of physical elements for installations

  • A production budget for the final project, from both the School and the Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual (ICA)

b. Main Objectives

  • Develop skills for the understanding, criticism and analysis of a cinematographic work and/or work that crosses between cinema and the visual arts.
  • Acquire an informed knowledge about contemporary cinema and its relationship with contemporary art.
  • Develop structured thinking about the great issues of contemporary time, which can be reflected in an artistic creation.
  • Understand the cinema space in the contemporary cultural context and the dynamics of artistic programming and curation.
  • Develop complex, technical and artistic skills in the field of cinema (direction, production, cinematography, script writing, art direction and post-production), as well as in its expanded field (installation).
  • Develop an artistic, conceptual and critical identity.

c. Professional Outlets

Film production, in one or more of its aspects:

  •      Directing
  •      Production
  •      Photography directing
  •      Sound design
  •      Post-production
  •      Scriptwriting

Artistic Production with a strong emphasis on moving image works;
Freelance Audiovisual Production, in its various components:

  •      image capture / photography direction
  •      image/sound post-production
  •      production

d. Schedule a Visit

send an email to to schedule or call +351 935 370 331

e. Scholarships and Social Support

Financial support applications are individually analyzed, according to the applicants' specific situation


Contactos Cursos

Academic Services

Student Care
+351 935 370 331

Administrative Services
Mónica Monteiro
+351 226 196 267

Admission Support
+351 939 450 000




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