Master in Glass Art and Science

Education

Master in Glass and Ceramic Art and Science

Started in the academic year 2009/2010, in association with the Faculty of Fine Arts from Lisbon University. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 120 (2 years). Course only start with 10 or more confirmed entries as definite by the Executive Council of the FCT NOVA.

Objectives

Both ceramic and glass share several essential raw materials and also the similarity of some manufacture processes and mechanical properties of the final products. This affinity and the advantage of working in common territories led to the creation of the VICARTE - Glass and Ceramic for the Arts (www.vicarte.org), a transdisciplinary research unit, exploring the intersection between Art and Science and allowing the promotion and sharing of knowledge and methodologies between these two fields.

The Master's Degree in Glass and Ceramic Art and Science (MACVC), is a modification of the previous Master's Degree in Glass Art and Science (MACV).

The Master in Glass and Ceramic Art and Science creates an innovative program and the possibility of effective transdisciplinarity between fields related to art and science. This course aims to introduce glass and ceramics as materials to be explored for use in art. In the depth of this parallel and cross treatment, in its reflection and practice, the conditions for the emergence of new results are created. It is hoped that along this route, students will explore these relationships in the scope of authorial signalling, improve critical skills and benefit from training and streamlining communication skills and dissemination of results as an integral part of the projects being worked on.

Curriculum

Career opportunities

It is the objective of this master to give artists and designers the fundamental tools to develop an artistic activity or to be integrated into the design industry of the ceramic and glass, contributing to the increase of creativity in these areas.

This master's degree is also open to graduates in exact sciences, who will be able to bridge the gap between art and science and contribute to innovation in various technological processes involving these materials.

Regulation

Schedule:

Daytime

Tuition fee:

Portuguese students: 1063,47 €/year

Foreign students: 3.000 €/year

Applications:

1st phase: 23rd April to 16th July 2018

2nd phase: 27th to 31st august 2018

 

Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2018/2019 academic year

Vacancies for 2018/2019:

15

Admission rules:

  1. Bachelor's degree holders or legal equivalent in the areas of Fine Art, Design, Architecture, Chemistry, Physics, Materials, Conservation and Restoration as well as other accepted by the Scientific Committee of the Master and approved by the Scientific Council of one of the Faculties.
  2. Foreigners academic degree holders, conferred following a 1st cycle of studies according to the Bologna Process, in the fields of Fine Art, Design, Architecture, Chemistry, Physics, Materials, Conservation and Restoration as well as other accepted by the Scientific Committee of the Course and approved by the Scientific Council of one of the Faculties.
  3. Foreigners academic degree Holders in the fields of Fine Art, Design, Architecture, Chemistry, Physics, Materials, Conservation and Restoration as well as other accepted by the Scientific Committee of the Course and recognized as meeting the requests of the Bachelor´s degree by the Scientific Council of one of the Faculties.

Ranking:

  • Academic degree certificate or equivalent;
  • Academic, scientific or professional curriculum with documents copies;
  • Application letter and statement;
  • Other documents deemed relevant;
  • A portfolio for students from Fine Arts schools.

In candidate’s selection for the frequency of the course, in order of priority, following criteria will be adopted:

  • Candidate degree classification, under the European scale of comparability (artigo 19º do Decreto-lei n.º 42/2005, 22 de Fevereiro) or the ranking of the diploma in that same year (n.º2, do artigo 20º do Decreto-lei n.º 42/2005, 22 de Fevereiro).
  • Overall assessment of academic, scientific, artistic and professional curriculum, ranked in a scale from 0 to 20.

An interview the candidates may take place if the Course Scientific Committee of the Study deemed as necessary, ranked in a scale from 0 to 20.

Candidates will be chosen in descending order related to the scores ranking. 

Course coordinator:

Márcia Vilarigues (by FCT-NOVA)

Pedro Fortuna (by FBA-UL)

macv.coordenador@fct.unl.pt

Registration and Accreditation

DGES

Registration number R/A-Ef 1834/2011/AL01 on 17/05/2018

A3ES

Accreditation on 18/04/2017, for 3 years

About the Department of Conservation and Restoration

The Department of Conservation and Restoration of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa has the mission of teaching and research thus contributing  to a better conservation and heritage enjoyment, especially the valuable and almost ancient Portuguese heritage in urgent need to preserve for future generations.

Laboratories and properly equipped workshops allow quality research in conservation science and its applications to restoration. A network of national and international collaborations enables the development of exciting projects, of recognized quality, and creates unique opportunities for master stages and career opportunities.

DCR believes that the passion for research and enthusiasm for heritage conservation and restoration should be shared with their students. So in the next academic year, from the 2nd Semester onwards , students will be asked to choose a laboratory / workshop, join their team to participate in the activities of day-to-day as well as in the ongoing innovative projects. They will formulate new ideas, knowing how to acquire and process new data, challenge / question the boundaries of common sense, discover things never before thought and apply them to better conserve, restore and enjoy the works of art!

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