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Fashion Design

 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento de Artes [Portuguese]

Study plan/Branches   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 (2019)
Lowest Admission Grade 125.7 (1.ª fase)


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]

Course Coordinator(s)

 [Ficheiro Local]
Course Director
Catarina Isabel Grácio de Moura
IADE Course coordinator
Fernando Oliveira
 [Ficheiro Local]
Mobility coordinator
Catarina Isabel Grácio de Moura


Scientific Commitee
Maria Madalena Rocha Pereira
José Mendes Lucas
Rui Alberto Lopes Miguel
Mahomed Hanif Ussmane
Isabel Cristina Aguiar de Sousa e Silva Gouveia
Nuno José Ramos Belino
Rafaela Noro Grando
Sílvia Daniela Passos Soares
Nuno André Amaral Jerónimo

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Year Coordinators
Year Representatives

Recognition Committee
Maria Madalena Rocha Pereira
Rui Alberto Lopes Miguel
Sílvia Daniela Passos Soares
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-01-18

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