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 SoA’ 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.
 
For more information please contact the coordinator of the course: jagomes@ucp.pt.

 
Applications to CADOS' Doctoral Research Grants: July 4th to July 15th 2022

More information here (English: Pages 8-13).


 

Applications calendar 2022- 2023
1st Phase
Applications May 1st – July 3rd
Interview (if necessary) To be scheduled
Results Announcement July 17th
Registration and Enrollment July 27th – 28th
2nd Phase
Applications Until September 31st
Interview (if necessary) To be scheduled
Results Announcement October 15th
Registration and Enrollment October 25th – 26th
Beginning of Classes October 31st

 

 
 

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
  • Computer Music
  • Curatorship
  • Moving Image
  • Digital fabrication
  • Instrument Design
  • Art criticism and critical studies
  • Digital restoration
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Performance
  • Sound Design
 
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: Interactive Installations AI 8 30 Lab practice
History and Aesthecis of Interaction AI 6 24 Teheory/Practice
Computer Programming AI 6 24 Teheory/Practice
Interactive Art: 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
October / November February / March May / June
Classes from Stretch I Classes from Stretch II Classes from Stretch III

*detailed UC schedule may be modified

* the classes' schedule will be updated before each Stretch according to the availability of the students

 

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

 

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