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Fashion Design

 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento de Artes [Portuguese]

Study plan   Fashion Design
DGES code
CNAEF classification 214 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 11857/2016 - DR 2nd series, no. 191, 04 October [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 26-06-2016
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Ef 1304/2011 de 18-03-2011
Changes registry: R/A-Ef 1304/2011/AL01 de 01-09-2016
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 180
Other information Statistics [PT]

National Access Competition  

Admission Requirements
Vacancies 50 (2021)
Lowest Admission Grade 141.5 (1.ª fase - 2020)


Profile of the programme The program aims to prepare students to: • participate on the development of fashion design projects, • participate on professional activities specialized in the diverse areas of fashion design, including creation, marketing, communication and production, • proceed studies. The comprehensive curriculum explores the relationship between design, science, technology, humanities, arts and economics, introducing the students to different approaches of fashion. The training is based on the conceptual and technical expertise of the most forefront textile and clothing technologies, but strengthened by art craft and an old tradition on local wool textile industry
The practice and the learning of the process are supported by facilities covering all textile technologies, allowing students to manipulate very different materials and to explore techniques. The students combine creativity with technical expertise to materialize their ideas.
Key learning outcomes At the end of the program, the student must be able to: 1. Integrate, relate and apply general knowledge on product design to answer specific proposals made by the clients
2. Integrate the holistic system of fashion (tendencies, culture, tradition, creation, technology, market, distribution, communication, ethics…) to develop fashion products and collections
3. Develop fashion projects and professional activities specialized in the different areas of fashion design, such as creation, marketing, communication and production
4. Apply the principles of a sustainable development to the fashion system
5. Clearly communicate products, ideas, problems and solutions
6. Be self- confident, committed and ambitious.
Occupational profiles of graduates - Creative development of fashion products and collections
- Creative development of accessories
- Creative development of interior textiles. - Coordination of supply and provision of materials
- Commercial activity and product management for fashion brands. - Fashion illustration and communication.
Learning facilities The Textile Science and Technology Department provides students with an accessible project room and several specialized laboratories covering all the technologic processes (spinning, nonwovens, weaving, knitting, patterning, making up, dying, printing and finishing) as well as laboratories for normalized tests and CAD systems, allowing the conception, experimentation and materialization of fashion design projects.
The Wool Museum has weaving ateliers, a large data base of fabrics, a large collection of textile manual and industrial equipments and two art galleries for temporary exhibitions.
The library provides unlimited and permanent access to the most important publishers of scientific papers and all campus has wireless telecommunications. The relationship with the region, local community and companies are promoted along the curriculum, among studying visits, extra-curricular workshops and developing projects with external partners.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Departamento de Artes

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama 6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 024

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Rafaela Noro Grando
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Mobility coordinator
Ana Mónica Pereira Reis de Matos Romãozinho


Scientific Committee
Rafaela Norogrando
Ana Mónica Pereira Reis de Matos Romãozinho
Caroline Loss
Cláudia Isabel de sousa Pinheiro
Eduardo José Marcos Camilo
Ernesto Vilar Filgueiras
Maria Madalena Rocha Pereira
Yoad David Luxambourg

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Rafaela Norogrando
Year Coordinators
Yoad David Luxambourg (1st)
Cláudia Isabel de Sousa Pinheiro (2nd)
Caroline Loss (3rd)
Year Representatives
Enzo Assunção Palhares Muller Correa (1st)
Francisca Pereira Duarte (2nd)
Joana Inês Costa Monteiro (3rd)

Recognition Committee
Rafaela Norogrando
Ana Mónica Pereira Reis de Matos Romãozinho
Isabel Cristina Aguiar de Sousa e Silva Gouveia
Caroline Loss
Cláudia Isabel de Sousa Pinheiro
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-01-18

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