Practices in Arts and Communication


This course offers students the possibility to experience in a critical but also laboratorial way the practices of two of the following artistic areas:
Artistic practices of photography [3 ECTS];
Creative audiovisual practices [3 ECTS]
Performance practices [3 ECTS]
Sound, music and media [3 ECTS]

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Júlia Suzanne Pereira da Cunha Durand


Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language





  • BOGART, Anne (2011), A Preparação do Diretor: sete ensaios sobre arte e teatro, S. Paulo, Martins Fontes
  • FAZENDA, M. J. (2012) Dança Teatral: Ideias, Experiências, Ações. (2ª edição revista e actualizada). Lisboa: Colibri – Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa.
  • FISCHER-LICHTE, Erika (2019). Estética do performativo, Orfeu Negro
  • FISHER, Joshua A (ed.) (2021) Augmented and Mixed Reality for Communities Routledge

Teaching method

For students who attend a minimum of 70% of the classes, evaluation will consist of a research work, practical but accompanied by critical reflection, presented in two different stages:
- an oral presentation of a maximum of 15 minutes (worth 20%);
- a written work, with a maximum of 28 thousand characters without spaces (worth 70%);
- the remaining 10% refer to attendance and participation in classes.

The evaluation for students with less than 70% attendance, or who miss the oral presentation, will be composed of a written exam.

Creative and curatorial exercises will be promoted. This may include inviting an artist, and, depending on the artistic proposal, students will be able to participate in the artistic project, monitor the works, develop research for their development, develop critical analysis, study of audiences or archival practices.

Evaluation method

Continuous Assessment - Attendance and Participation(10%), Oral presentation of a maximum of 15 minutes (20%), Written work, with a maximum of 28 thousand characters without spaces (70%)

Subject matter

Artistic practices of photography - introducing students to the various contemporary practices of artistic photography, from an aesthetically approach more committed to the social and documentary reality to its use combined with painting, sculpture and installation
Creative audiovisual practices - basic principles of audiovisual language and reflection on the explosion of its formats, its daily, creative or critical practices, and the new forms of its distribution and sharing.
Performative practices - providing students with an approach to the universe of national or international performative practices in different areas and intersections with the communication sciences (theater, dance, performance, disciplinary or transdisciplinary crossing projects).
Sound, music and media - Framing the contemporary musical and sound transformations, from the culture and arts of the post-World War II avant-garde to current contexts (including cinema, TV and new platforms).