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Art Education

Art Education

Doctoral Degree
Institute of Education
Joint Programmes 
Institute of Education
Faculty of Fine Arts
In Association 
com outra Instituição de Ensino Superior
Time period 
Day time
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A - Cr 291/2015
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



The Doctoral Programme in Artistic Education (pdEA) is a joint doctorate between the Universidade do Porto and the Universidade de Lisboa, through the Faculties of Belas Artes (Universidade do Porto), Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação (Universidade do Porto), Belas Artes (Universidade de Lisboa) and Instituto de Educação (Universidade de Lisboa). This course falls within the epistemological and ontological field of artistic education, opening spaces to question the naturalized narratives surrounding the arts and their relations with education. Thus a space of plurality and difference is open for students to practice unique actions, simultaneously informed by their inclusion in terms of an international state-of-the art, where they discuss the dialogical relations between artistic practices and educational practices. The pdEA enables advanced research work in the field of visual arts, performative arts, educational work in artistic and cultural institutions and artistic education.

As it is a joint Doctorate, dialogues and transits are established between the different institutions at the level of the organization of school hours, workshops, conferences and publications.

The course aims to develop in-depth knowledge in the field of Artistic Education (AE) and systematic research skills, both from a theoretical and epistemological point of view and from a methodological point of view. This will allow critical problem-solving in the field of research and/or innovation or the expansion and redefinition of existing knowledge or professional practices in an autonomous territory involving the areas of Art and Educational Sciences


By carrying out the course students are expected to acquire the following knowledge and skills:

Get to know the AE field of research, at the national and international levels;
Develop a critical understanding of AE;
Develop action/research practices within AE, with implications in community, cultural, educational and social contexts;
Implement and deepen a culture of integrative research, typical of the Arts, Educational Sciences and knowledge subjects associated with these;
Contribute to a definition of the advanced-level investigation research profiles, in the fields of AE and Artistic Investigation;
Define research criteria and criteria for the formulation of theses in AE and disseminate their products;
Act as excellent researchers and professionals, contributing to the epistemological and scientific progress of AE and towards improving the quality of the educational system in this area;
Enter research groups and/or (inter)national networks that work on similar research lines and projects.

Career prospects 
Not applicable

National Admission 

National Admission Exams 
c) Exceptionally, candidates that hold an outstanding professional CV that the Executive Board recognizes as a proof of the candidate's capacities to undertake the PhD programme.
Fee – 1st year (indicative) 
Fee - remaining years (indicative) 

International Access

Fee - 1st year (indicative) 
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