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3 PhD Scholarships in Science, Technology and Arts

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    Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto
    ArtsFine arts
    ArtsVisual arts
    TechnologyCommunication technology
    TechnologySound technology
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    30/10/2020 01:00 - Europe/London
    Portugal › Porto


The School of Arts at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto) seeks applications for the PhD in Science, Technology and Arts. Three PhD fellowships are available.

The PhD in Science, Technology and Arts was established with the goal of developing a study program where artists, scientists and researchers from different backgrounds could develop multidisciplinary research in the realm of artistic exploration. This program proposes a curriculum that explores subjects related to the conceptual, creative and technological aspects of the artistic process, as well as its relationship with the fundamental humanities and social sciences.

This PhD program is intended for artistic creators, technology developers and researchers that wish to develop a practical research that interweaves artistic and technological reasoning. The study program is focused on the research and discussion of distinctive topics belonging to contemporary artistic creation and the technological aspects that are involved in its development. In addition to the available courses, the PhD researchers may freely attend to any course offered at the SoA, acquiring practical and technical skills important for their doctoral research.

The program for the first year of studies is blended, crossing online with in-site activities. In the following years the students are expected to develop their PhD thesis. Research projects can take advantage of the School of Arts’ facilities, equipment and laboratorial infrastructure (computers, audiovisual gear, studios, fabrication workshops).

Researchers enrolled in the program are encouraged to explore some of the following topics: Art, Culture and Society / Cinema / Procedural Art / Sonic Arts / Science and technology and Art / Animation / Human-Machine Interfaces / Contemporary Music / Curatorial Research / Moving Image / Digital fabrication / Instrument Design / Art criticism and critical studies / Digital restoration / Artificial Intelligence / Performance

Researchers will be accompanied in the program by the faculty staff. Furthermore, they will contact with a body of speakers and artists annually invited by the School of Arts for a program of exhibitions, masterclasses, workshops, conferences and talks.

Teaching staffSabeth Buchmann, Luiz Camillo Osorio, Nuno Crespo, Daniel Ribas, Pedro Pestana, André Perrotta, Maria Coutinho, André Baltazar, Vasco Carvalho, José Alberto Gomes, Pedro Monteiro, Sahra Kunz, Pedro Alves, Carlos Ruiz, Laura Castro, Cristina Sá.

Visiting artistsFilipa César, Coletivo Cadjigue and Susana de Sousa Dias (in the context of Summer School on Art & Cinema 2021). Ben Russell, Matias Piñeiro, Ana Vaz, Igor Jesus, Sandro Aguilar.

Guest speakersTo be announced

More information and aplications here. For any further questions please contact artes [​at​] porto.ucp.pt.

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Offer Requirements


To apply for the PhD Research scholarship, it is necessary:

• Hold a bachelor or a master’s degree in the scientific areas of artistic studies, fine arts, cinema, communication, conservation and restoration, heritage, cultural studies and social and human sciences or in areas considered to be related

• Reside in Portugal permanently and habitually, if the work plan associated with the scholarship is partially carried out by foreign institutions (mixed scholarships), a requirement applicable to both nationals and foreigners.

• Not having benefited from a doctoral or doctoral scholarship in companies directly financed by FCT, regardless of its duration.

Work location(s)
3 position(s) available at
Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts
Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327

EURAXESS offer ID: 564073


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