Started in the academic year 2009/2010, in association with the Faculty of Fine Arts from Lisbon University.
Both ceramic and glass share several essential material constituents. Affinities between manufacturing processes and mechanical properties of final products reveal advantages of working in common these territories. This evident opportunity led to the creation of VICARTE - Glass and Ceramic for the Arts, 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 an evolution and expansion of the successes of the previous Master's Degree in Glass Art and Science (MACV).
The Master in Glass and Ceramic Art and Science is an innovative program focused on effective trans-disciplinarity related to art and science. This course aims to introduce glass and ceramics as materials to be explored for use in art and design. The in-depth exploration follows parallel and crossing reflection and practice in glass and ceramics, creating a context for the development and emergence of creative results and new values for these
materials. Following this route, students expand their scope of authorship, improve critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and benefit from training and streamlining communication and dissemination of results, as an integral part of the projects being worked on.
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.
Portuguese students: 1500 €/year
Foreign students: 4000 € (1st year); 2000 € (2nd year)
1st phase: 12th february to 20th may 2024
2nd phase: 3rd June to 17th july 2024
Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.International Applications
Vacancies for 2024/2025:
In candidate’s selection for the frequency of the course, in order of priority, following criteria will be adopted:
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.
Márcia Vilarigues (NOVA FCT)
Pedro Fortuna (FBA-UL)
Registration number R/A-Ef 1834/2011/AL01 on 17/05/2018
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 18/04/2017
Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2015 (ACEF process 2020/2021 under evaluation)
The Department of Conservation and Restoration of NOVA School of Science and Technology has the mission of teaching and research in the area of Heritage, promoting its knowledge, conservation and enjoyment.
The teaching staff with interdisciplinary skills and the properly equipped laboratories contribute to the creation of learning and research environments in the different areas of knowledge linked to conservation, considered in its relationship between theory and practice.
The established network of national and international collaborations and partnerships enables the development of stimulating projects, with recognized merit and also the creation of unique opportunities for internships and professional outings.
DCR believes that sharing the enthusiasm for heritage conservation among teachers and students is its main commitment.More info