Masters in Performing Arts

Education objectives

Study cycle´s objectives.
a) To enhance research and academic training in an actual and prevailing interdisciplinary domain, although it is still a new domain in Portuguese universities;
b) To respond to requests from professionals of the performing arts, as well as from professionals from the media, whose work is closely related to some or even to all of the performing arts.

Competences to be developed by students.
a) analytical awareness of how all aspects of performing arts work: from writing to directing, from performance to the relation with space and audiences, from the relation with music to the growing hybridism that exists between the various arts, from creation to the presentation in different supports and to the connection to programming strategies;
b) practical experience enhancing a better understanding of concepts and theories in their full potentialities and difficulties;
c) knowledge to develop in-depth academic research, in dialogue with other fields of knowledge;
d) ability to communicate to specialists and non-specialists, in a clear and reasoned way, methodologies and conclusions, and the knowledge and reasoning underneath them, either in writing or orally;
e) acquire skills that enable them to develop autonomous lifelong learning, in constant dialogue with scientific and non-scientific knowledge.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs

Completion of the Masters degree allows the holder to apply for the cycle of studies which leads to a Doctorate Degree. For the specific access requirements for doctoral programmes, consult the regulations governing the doctoral programmes at FCSH/NOVA.


Paulo Filipe Monteiro

Opening date

September 2019




More information provided in the Call for Applications, available on


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Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Length: 3 semesters.
Total credits: 93 credits (60 in course units of the study programme + 33 in the non-taught component).
ypes of non-taught component: Dissertation, Project Work, Practical Work Experience with Report.
Number of credits from free-elective options: 10 credits (the student can obtain 10 credits from elective options in course units taught at post-graduate level at FCSH/UNL, or at any other national or foreign higher education institution through a protocol.)
The degree of “mestre” corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Conditions of admittance

Please consult the application call available at

Evaluation rules

Academic Regulation for curricular units evaluation is available at intranet. 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%.