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.


This course aims at training professionals in digital media arts for the more diverse working areas, be it in research, education and artistic, technological and communicational development, with solid skills in computer technologies, communication sciences and artistic and intercultural intervention; capable of assuming the leadership of experimental/research-action projects of artistic and intercultural intervention, either individual or collective, covering the development of new applications, products and aesthetic narratives.

These professionals will assume duties as managers of research projects, in education and of development and creation of new highly innovative aesthetics discourses that strongly exploit the informative and sensory expressiveness of multimedia contents, technological interfaces and interaction, aiming at constructing interventional artefacts for the creative industry, in the artistic and cultural expression, education and entertaining.



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.