Sound and Image

Master's Degree

Sound Design focuses on mastering the theoretical, technical and creative processes of sound production for various purposes, such as: Cinema (soundtrack development and surround mixing), Theater and Concerts (live sound recording and control), music production (microphonics, recording and mastering in studio), artistic installations (sound art), audio for computer games, among other projects.

The students' work is oriented towards project development, involving in all cases different artistic techniques and practices: the study of sound, microphonics, recording, synthesis, processing, mixing and reproduction of sound, using both analogue and digital.

Acquisition and Development of Competencies 

  • Sound Production, in Studio and Outdoors
  • Electronic Production and Sonic Art
  • Soundtrack Production for Film and Video Games
  • Sound Interface Development

Development of Professional/Artistic Portfolio in:

  • Practical Sound Design Project
  • Internship in national and international sound producers
  • Research and development of Dissertation in Sound Design


Curriculum

Year 1, Fall Semester

Year 2, Spring Semester

Year 2

a. Characteristics

  • Continuous and preferential access to equipment such as: Motion Capture Laboratory, Surround Sound Mixing Studio, Interactive Art and Digital Fabrication Laboratory, Film/TV Studio with Chroma-Keying; 
  • Integration into EA's creative community, transversal to its courses; Possibility of collaboration and integration in CITAR Research Projects
  • Possibility of collaboration and integration in knowledge transfer projects and artistic production, at CCD
  • Faculty that includes recognized professionals and artists in the global market, as well as experienced university advisors

b. State of the Art Facilties and Equipment

  • 24/7 access to all studios and facilities
  • Individual video editing studios
  • Audio Capture and Mix Studios with Stereo and Surround Sound
  • Motion Capture Lab
  • Digital Fabrication Lab (3D printers, CNC, electronics)
  • Film/TV Studio with Chroma-Keying
  • Large Cinema Auditorium (400px) equipped with Surround Sound and 2K Digital Projection System

c. Professional Outlets

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to build a career:

  •      Artistic – development of own works as an author in the areas of Animation Film, Audio Production (Cinema, Radio, Concert, Installation), New Media (interactive installation, brand activation, Augmented and Virtual Reality content).
  •      Scientific – They can join CITAR or CCD research teams, develop R&D work that will define the future of the area. Progress to PhD.
  •      Professional - Create or intern and join companies in your area of expertise. In this sense, the aforementioned internship agreements are highlighted.

 

d. Schedule a Visit

Margarida Dinis
mdinis@ucp.pt
226 196 275

e. Scholarships and Social Support

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

g. Internships

The internship is considered as part of the academic course, integrated in the training plan in the 2nd year of the study cycle (Training Curricular Unit - 60 ECTS). It is seen as structuring the professional attitude of a student of the Sound and Image course towards his future work activity. It must be structuring not only in view of the versatility of the basic and interdisciplinary subjects of the course, but also as a strong link between the University and the job market. The Curricular Internship is developed in the Hosting Entities according to each student's area of specialization, and lasts for a minimum of 24 weeks. An Internship Agreement is signed between the Hosting Entities and the Catholic University, which commits the two institutions involved in the duration of the internship, the student and the professor who accompanies him in this Curricular Unit.

Computer Animation

  • Sardinha em Lata 
  • Solid Média 
  • Pix Mix 
  • Bando à Parte 
  • Cimbalino 
  • Farol de Ideias 
  • Filbox 
  • Filmes do Tejo 
  • Fronteira Filmes 
  • Garage Films 
  • Guerrilha Filmes 
  • Lightbox 
  • O Som e a Fúria 
  • Utopia Filmes 
  • Vende-se Filmes

New Media Art 

  • Be-Active 
  • Designarte 
  • Easy-Art 
  • Gema Interative 
  • Landka 
  • Menina Design ​

Sound Design

  • ElitPalco 
  • Worten Digitópia Casa da Música
  • Indigo Música 
  • Loudness Studios
  • Lourisom 
  • SomNorte 
  • Soundtrapp 
  • Warehouse Studios (Czech Republic)
  • Ad-hoc Studios (Spain)

Contacts

Contactos Cursos

Academic Services
sa.porto@ucp.pt


Student Care
Margarida Dinis
mdinis@ucp.pt
22 619 62 75


Administrative Services
Mónica Monteiro
artes@ucp.pt
226 196 267


Admission Support
candidaturas.porto@ucp.pt
939 450 000