Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Aesthetics and Artistic Studies

Cycle

Segundo ciclo

Degree

Master

Paths

Coordinator

Maria João Mayer Branco

Opening date

September 2018

Vacancies

30 vagas

Fees

1.100,00€/year

Schedule

(to be available at http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/ensino/mestrados)

Education objectives

The main objective is the promotion, at an advanced level, of new critical and interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of Aesthetics and Artistic Studies. The study programme congregates, in three subareas, teaching staff and courses from four departments: Philosophy, History of Art, Communication Sciences, and Musicology. It is intended that students will:
a) acquire advanced critical knowledge of the fundamental problems of Aesthetics and Artistic Studies:
b) acquire advanced understanding of the importance of philosophy and the history of philosophy, of history of art, of communication sciences and of musical arts and musicology for the interpretation and understanding of contemporary issues of art and artistic practices;
c) develop, at an advanced level, knowledge and specific skills in one field of Artistic Studies, that is, in the visual arts for the students opting for the Arts and Political Cultures subarea; in cinema or photography for the students opting for the Cinema and Photography subarea; in music for the students opting for the Musical Arts and Musicology subarea.

Access conditions

Please consult the application call available at www.fcsh.unl.pt

Degree pre-requisites

The study cycle has three branches to be offered in the academic year 2016/2017: Cinema and Photography; Musical Arts and Musicology; Arts and Political Cultures.
Students may attend three mandatory course units that are common to all three areas. Each of three paths offers the students the opportunity to develop, at an advanced level, knowledge and specific skills in one field of Artistic Studies and foresee:
- in the 1st semester the accomplishment of two mandatory course units “Aesthetics and Artistic Studies” and “Modernism and Modernisms in 20th century Art” and an elective optional in the area.
- in the 2nd semester the accomplishment of one mandatory course unit “Problems of Contemporary Art”, an elective optional in the area and a freely chosen optional available in another study cycle.
- in the 3rd and 4th semesters the writing and deliverance of a master dissertation or a work project or a training report.

Access to other courses

Access to study programmes leading to a doctoral degree. On the specific conditions for access to doctoral studies please refer to the regulations of doctoral studies at FCSH/NOVA.

Evaluation rules

A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the post-graduate diploma. The final grade of the post-graduate diploma is the average, by credit, of the grades obtained in the course units in which the student obtained the 60 credits from the taught part of the Masters course. A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the Masters degree. The final grade of the Masters degree will be the average of the final grade of the taught part of the course, weighted to 40%, and the grade awarded to the dissertation, project work or practical work experience report, weighted to 60%.

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