Seminar in Art, Design and Science I


Knowing the concepts of art, science and design. 
Developing critical thinking on the activities performend in the fields 
of art, science and design.
Developing the ability to organize and transmit data, information and knowlegde.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Rita Andreia Silva Pinto de Macedo , Robert Christopher Wiley III


Weekly - 2

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





indicated in class

Teaching method

Available soon

Evaluation method

Evaluation takes place along the academic weeks* and consists of the following elements: 

Attendance and participation 1/3

Panel discussion 1/3

Writting exercise 1/3

* this course doesn''t not have an exam

Subject matter


. Introduction to course objectives. Students’ introducing themselves to the group. Description of class procedures and evaluation methods.

. What are art, design and science? Doubts and dilemmas. What do we mean by “knowledge” and how does it relate to art and science?

. Art and knowledge in the “History of Philosophical Ideas”. Ancient Greece: From Pre-Socratics to Plato and Aristotle.

. Art and knowledge in the West Christian world. St. Augustine and St. Thomas of Aquinas, and the importance of mimesis.

. Art and knowledge in the Renaissance. Descartes’ Rationalism and British Empiricism.

. The Enlightenment. Philosophy, science, politics and society in the 18th century.

. The Modernity Paradigm. What is art from the perspective of Art Theory? Academy, French Salon and the emergence of the public exhibition. Art market and art criticism.

. What is exact science according to a scientists? 

. What is art according to an artist? (with invited artists)

. What is Design? Panel Discussion

. Panel Discussion with the students about a predetermined subject part1 - evaluation

Panel Discussion with the students about a predetermined subject  part2- evaluation

. Visit to Glass art studio (VICARTE)

. Writing exercise


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