The Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (FCHS) of the University of Algarve and the Department of Science and Technology (DCeT) of the Universidade Aberta, in association, have created the PhD program in Digital Media-Art (DMAD) to operate at the University of Algarve in a mixed regime, in person, and online distance learning. During the month of July, in Portugal, there will be a week in person meeting. This program is pioneer in Portugal in the growing inter-multi- and transdisciplinary area of digital media art, as well as internationally, and it is the first experience at the PhD level to operate under a mixed regime.


This course aims at training professionals in digital media arts for the more diverse working areas, be it in research, education and artistic, technological and communicational development, with solid skills in computer technologies, communication sciences and artistic and intercultural intervention; capable of assuming the leadership of experimental/research-action projects of artistic and intercultural intervention, either individual or collective, covering the development of new applications, products and aesthetic narratives.

These professionals will assume duties as managers of research projects, in education and of development and creation of new highly innovative aesthetics discourses that strongly exploit the informative and sensory expressiveness of multimedia contents, technological interfaces and interaction, aiming at constructing interventional artefacts for the creative industry, in the artistic and cultural expression, education and entertaining.

Tuition and Fees 2023/2024

Anual Tuition Fee: 1500 Euros

Application Fee: 100 Euros

Registration Fee and School Insurance: 275 Euros

Note: The tuition of this course can be paid in 10 installments, being the first at the time of registration and the remaining in the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June.

The applications are made using the online form available in the "Admission" tab.