DOCTORAL STUDIES

PhD IN MEDIA DIGITAL-ART

The Department of Science and Technology (DCeT) of the Open University in association with the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Algarve created the Doctoral Program in Media-Digital Art (DMAD) to operate in a mixed regime, in presence and e-learning. This program is a pioneer in Portugal in the inter-, multi-, and transdisciplinary area emerging from the digital medium-art, and at the international panorama it is the first experience at a doctoral level to operate in a mixed regime.

Digital art is the art that makes use of digital media technology either as process (medium) and/or as product (result). It is the art in which technology constitutes either a tool at the service of the creativity (artistic, cultural, educational, etc.), or an engine for innovation in the creation of new forms and aesthetic discourses to explore the informative, sensorial and interventional expressiveness of multimedia contents. The PhD in Media-Digital Art is a 3rd cycle degree that gives the Doctor’s Degree to the students who obtain approval in the curricular part and in their theses. Students who obtain only approval in the curricular part will receive the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Media-Digital Art.

PhD IN LITERATURE

The PhD in Literature is a 3rd cycle degree offered by the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Algarve. It aims at providing deep and wide theoretical knowledge, methodology, and its application in the scientific field of Literature.

The PhD in Literature is an advanced training for basic and applied research in the scientific field of Literature. It provides students with the capacity, in a knowledge-based society, to promote technological progress in technological and/or professional , social or cultural contexts.