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 2nd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Artes [Portuguese]

Study plan   Cinema
DGES code
CNAEF classification 213 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 12131/2014 - DR 2nd series, no. 189, 01 October [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation
DGES Registration R/A-Ef 1322/2011, 18-03-2011
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 120

General Access Regime  

Admission Requirements
Vacancies 22 (2022)


Profile of the programme The aim of this master's degree is to prepare students to think analytically and critically about cinema, studying the film history and theory, Portuguese cinema, Film aesthetics and video production focusing on the theoretical and historical aspects of the field. A theoretical final thesis is one of the three possible choices to complete the requirements of the degree
Focusing on the art of filmmaking, this program is also designed for students who wish to learn about filmmaking and film design. The 2-year graduate program encourages students to develop their own voices and aesthetic ideals through directing, producing and shooting their own films. To complete the program, each student can choose to submit a final project, mostly a short film produced and directed entirely by him
Students may still choose to do an internship in a company linked to the cinema sector, presenting and defending the report stage, in subsequently public evidence exam.
Key learning outcomes Master's degree in Cinema aims to give its students the following competencies: a) Have knowledge and comprehension ability in the field of Cinema at a level which: i) Sustaining the knowledge obtained at the 1st cycle, they can develop and expand them; ii) Enable and form the basis of developments and/or original applications, often in the context of research; b) Know apply their cinematographic expertise and its capacity of understanding and solving problems in new and unfamiliar situations, in enlarged and multidisciplinary contexts; c) Capacity to integrate knowledge, dealing with complex issues, to develop solutions or pass judgment in situations of limited information or incomplete, including reflections on the ethical and social implications and responsibilities that result of these solutions and these judgments or conditions; d) Be able to report its findings, and the knowledge and the reasoning underlying them, both to specialists and non-specialists, in a clear and unambiguous; e) To be receptive on the idea of a lifelong learning, in a manner fundamentally autonomous or self-directed.
Occupational profiles of graduates Film Directing; Scripting; Pre-production, production and post-production; Integration into international and domestic producers; Film programming; Film critic.
Learning facilities Informatic Center:
a) Computer support
Open 24 hours, with reading rooms, rooms for group work, bibliography and film library.

LabCom-Comunicação e Artes Research Unit, (FCT Classification: Very Good):
a) Main events:
Cinema in Portuguese
Cinema and Other Arts
Magic Mountain
Film Criticism Seminar
Conference The Creative Process
Listening to Images Seminar

b) Ars collection
b) DOC On-line: Digital Journal on Documentary Cinema
c) BOCC – Online Library of Communication Sciences

Cinubiteca (cinema theater, 180 seats)
Film Warehouse

a) TV studio
b) Image and sound post-production
c) Photography laboratory
d) Rooms

Film divulgation:
a) UBICinema festival, since 2006
b) Extension from festivals CINANIMA, CinEco, Caminhos, etc.
d) Partnership with National Film Plan
e) Screenings by the Film Students Nucleus
f) Database on Portuguese Cinema
g) Doc Alliance: curated program “Made in UBI”
g) Channel 180 “Showcase UBI”
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]
Regulation of the master's degree in Cinema (Commission of Course)

Departamento de Artes

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

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Paulo Manuel Ferreira da Cunha
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Mobility coordinator
Manuela Maria Fernandes Penafria


Scientific Committee
Paulo Manuel Ferreira da Cunha
Ana Catarina dos Santos Pereira
Francisco Alexandre Lopes Figueiredo Merino
Luís Carlos da Costa Nogueira
Manuela Maria Fernandes Penafria
Tiago Jorge Alves Fernandes

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Paulo Manuel Ferreira da Cunha
Year Coordinators
Manuela Maria Fernandes Penafria (1st)
Luís Carlos da Costa Nogueira (2nd)
Year Representatives
Jorge Janai Reis Monteiro (1st)
Carolina de Sousa Justo (2nd)

Recognition Committee
Paulo Manuel Ferreira da Cunha
Manuela Maria Fernandes Penafria
Luís Carlos da Costa Nogueira
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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