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Fashion Design

 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento de Artes [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Fashion Design

National Access Competition  

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 60 (2024)
Lowest Admission Grade 145.5 (1.ª fase - 2023)


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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]

Erasmus+ Agreements

Erasmus Agreements
  • Estación Diseño - Escuela Superior de Diseño • Espanha • Duration: S
  • Universidad de Navarra • Espanha • Duration: S
  • Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño Fernando Estévez • Espanha • Duration: S
  • Barreira Arte + Diseño • Espanha • Duration: S
  • Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño Mestre Mateo • Espanha • Duration: S
  • University of Applied Sciences • Lituânia • Duration: A
  • Vilnius College of Design • Lituânia • Duration: A
  • West University of Timisoara • Roménia • Duration: S
  • University of Maribor • Eslovénia • Duration: S
  • Istanbul Gelisim University • Turquia • Duration: A
  • Universidad del Pais Vasco • Espanha • Duration: A
  • Escuela de Diseño CEADE • Espanha • Duration: S
  • TTK University of Applied Sciences • Estónia • Duration: A
  • Lodz University of Tecnology • Polónia • Duration: S
  • Universitatea Din Oradea • Roménia • Duration: S
  • Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Valencia (EASD) • Espanha • Duration: S
  • Universidad Internacional de La Rioja • Espanha • Duration: S • Get Agreement
  • Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna • Itália • Duration: S • Get Agreement
  • Sapienza Università di Roma • Itália • Duration: S • Get Agreement
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli Üniversitesi • Turquia • Duration: S • Get Agreement

Departamento de Artes

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

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Aline Moreira Monçores
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Mobility coordinator
Rafaela Noro Grando


Scientific Committee
Aline Moreira Monçores
Caroline Loss
Ernesto Vilar Filgueiras
Isabel Cristina Aguiar de Sousa e Silva Gouveia
Luísa Rita Brites Sanches Salvado
Rafaela Noro Grando

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Aline Moreira Monçores
Year Coordinators
Ernesto Vilar Filgueiras (1st)
Rafaela Noro Grando (2nd)
Caroline Loss (3rd)
Year Representatives
Érica de Pinho Oliveira (1st)
Pedro Mendonça Lamberia (2nd)
Giovanna Maia Nunes (3rd)

Recognition Committee
Aline Moreira Monçores
Rafaela Noro Grando
Caroline Loss
Ernesto Vilar Filgueiras
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-01-18

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