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 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento de Artes [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Cinema


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 213 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 9528/2023
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 06-07-2023
Self-assessment Report
Registo DGES
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 180
Other information Statistics [PT]

National Access Competition  

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 50 (2024)
Lowest Admission Grade 151.2 (1.ª fase - 2023)


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Profile of the programme The 1st cycle course on Cinema grants students the skill to act out creatively in the various areas of cinematographic activity (directing, production, screenwriting, photography, editing and sound) as well as in its promotion, publishing and study. The course allows students to reflect on the theoretical, ethical and aesthetics grounds of cinema and encourages critical thinking on both cinema production and creation. Moreover enables students to autonomously carry out film projects.

These goals are achieved through both the experimentation of individual and contemporary approaches to cinematographic creation in its various strands, and also by a solid and in-depth theoretical formation, a strong laboratory and planned practice, and a continuous discussion in seminars, conferences and masterclasses.

The course is intended for both students wishing to enter the labor market immediately after finishing their graduation and students interested in further studies.
Key learning outcomes At the end of the course students should:
a) Be able to creatively devise a cinematographic work, mastering the needs and specificities of filmmaking (production, directing, screenwriting, photography, editing and sound) and identifying the requirements associated to its creative process.
b) Master both the technical and the artistic sophistication of filmmaking specificities, combining the essential concepts and theories of cinema history with contemporary procedures and technologies which flexibly allows the outcome of a solid cinematographic work.
c) Demonstrate teamwork spirit, sense of responsibility in the management of resources and equipments, availability and endeavor in learning, entrepreneurial skills and/or leadership, and a bold and creative attitude and sense of professional commitment.
d) Be able to put into play critical judgment predicated in other people's work and in their own work, mastering the theoretical tools and the reasoning required for the development of a consistent and inventive visual and verbal discourse.
e) Be able to analyze and understand the cinematographic activity in its many dimensions, ranging from a single cinematographic work to the filmography of an author or to the paradigms of the various traditions and world cinematography.
f) Understand the importance of cinema within all forms of both artistic and communicational expressions and articulate its aesthetical and technical dimensions with various arts.
g) Be able to assess the ethical, political, social and economic conditions, implications and consequences of the cinematographic activity.
h) Reveal higher standards of understanding and application of the diversity and vastness of cinema theory and history in various contexts (creative, media, cultural) related to genres, authors or production systems
i) Be able to devise, plan and promote cinematographic activities of various types, from exhibitions to film festivals, databases, publications, conferences and seminars, among others, in a coherent and innovative manner.
j) Be able to autonomously pursue research initiatives, and reflect on issues, values and procedures of the cinematographic activity.
k) Demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset through personal business ventures or through collaboration and integration into existing structures.
Occupational profiles of graduates The comprehensive training course provided combines both a theoretical and practical learning that allows the students to perform a variety of roles in the different strands of cinematographic activity, whether in creative leadership roles (director, producer, screenwriter, editor, cinematographer or sound director) or in support tasks.

Such training also enables the development of reflective activities such as scientific research, criticism and essay writing, as well as dissemination of cinema culture (programming or publishing, for example).

Similarly, students are able to develop activities in cinema related areas such as cultural or entertainment events, and content production for various media platforms (television, internet, videogames, etc.).

Students will also be able to provide specialized theoretical and practical training on cinema.
Learning facilities Informatic Center:
a) Computer support

Open 24 hours, with reading rooms, rooms for group work, bibliography and film library.

UI&D LABCOM-Communication and Arts (FCT Rating: Very Good):
a) Main events
Cinemas in Portuguese Seminar
Cinema and the Other Arts
Magic Mountain (includes artist residency)
Film Criticism Seminar
Conference The Creative Process
Listen Images Seminar

b) Publications
Ars Collection - Books
DOC On-line – Digital Documentary Film Magazine
Collection Journeys Cinema in Portuguese

TV studio
Post-production image/sound
photography laboratory

Cinubiteca (180 seats)
Film Warehouse

Film divulgation:
UBICinema Festival, since 2006
CINANIMA, CinEco, Caminhos, etc.
Collaboration with PNC-Plano Nacional de Cinema
Student Núcleo Screenings
Portuguese Cinema Database
DOC Alliance – curated program “Made in UBI”
Channel 180 “Showcase UBI”
Facebook: UBICinema
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Erasmus+ Agreements

Erasmus Agreements
  • Merz Akademie, University of Applied Art, Design, Media • Alemanha • Duration: S
  • Universitat Jaume I • Espanha • Duration: A
  • Centro Universitário de Artes TAI • Espanha • Duration: A
  • Universidade Rey Juan Carlos • Espanha • Duration: A
  • Universidad de Salamanca • Espanha • Duration: A
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela • Espanha • Duration: A
  • Escole Supeérieure d'Art d'Aix • França • Duration: A
  • Universitá degli Studi di Torino • Itália • Duration: S
  • Vilnius Academy of Arts • Lituânia • Duration: S
  • West University of Timisoara • Roménia • Duration: S
  • University of Batman • Turquia • Duration: S
  • Kastamonu University • Turquia • Duration: A
  • Universidad de Córdoba • Espanha • Duration: S
  • University of Silesia in Katowice • Polónia • Duration: S • Get Agreement
  • Universidad de Zaragoza • Espanha • Duration: A • 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
Patrícia Nogueira da Silva
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Mobility coordinator
Paulo Cunha


Scientific Committee
Patrícia Nogueira da Silva
Ana Catarina dos Santos Pereira
André Barata Nascimento
Catarina Isabel Grácio de Moura
Francisco Alexandre Lopes Figueiredo Merino
Luís Carlos da Costa Nogueira
Manuela Maria Fernandes Penafria
Paulo Manuel Ferreira da Cunha

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Patrícia Nogueira da Silva
Year Coordinators
Francisco Alexandre Lopes Figueiredo Merino (1st)
Paulo Manuel Ferreira da Cunha (2nd)
Manuela Maria Fernandes Penafria (3rd)
Yaer Representatives
Martim Catarino Gonçalves (1st)
Miriam Alves de Carvalho (2nd)
Bruna Carvalho Marques (3rd)

Recognition Committee
Patrícia Nogueira da Silva
Paulo Manuel Ferreira da Cunha
Manuela Maria Fernandes Penafria
Francisco Alexandre Lopes Figueiredo Merino
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-01-11

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