Profile of the programme
The aim of the MA in Cinema 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. This final project my be one of the following: 1) a scientific dissertation; 2) a short film produced and directed entirely by him/her; 3) an internship in a entity linked to the cinema sector.
Key learning outcomes
The MA in Cinema aims to give its students the following skills:
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 it;
ii) Enable and form the basis of developments and/or original applications, often in the context of research;
b) Know and 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; Script writting; Pre-production, production and post-production; Integration in international and national production companies; Film programming; Film critic.
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
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)
a) TV studio
b) Image and sound post-production
c) Photography laboratory
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”