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Motion Design and Visual Effects

The Technical Short Cycle Degree in Motion Design and Visual Effects (MDEV) aims to confer superior professional qualification in the area of design and realization of motion design projects, and visual and sound effects applied to different media and formats transversal to the areas of audiovisual, multimedia, and communication design.

Students have the opportunity to engage with various 2D and 3D animation applications, composition, visual and sound effects, video and sound postproduction, and motion capture and synchronization technologies and applications in a highly welcoming, creative and productive environment.

The competences acquired in the course will be applied, within the context of curricular internship, at partner companies, operating in areas such as Cinema, Television, Audiovisual Production or Multimedia. In this way, students will be able to reinforce and put into practice the assimilated skills, increase their network of contacts and initiate a relation of proximity with the culture and business environment.


213 Audio-visual and media production
Número: R/Cr 24.1/2019 de 28-04-2021
N.º Despacho/Portaria: Despacho n.º 6846/2021 (2.ª Série), n.º 133
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Graphic Animation 1st Semester 7.0
Drawing 1st Semester 5.0
Communication Design 1st Semester 5.0
Script Writing and Narratives 1st Semester 5.0
History of Motion Image 1st Semester 5.0
Psychology of Perception 1st Semester 3.0
Character and Virtual Scenery Design 2st Semester 5.0
Image Design and Production 2st Semester 6.0
Sound Design and Production 2st Semester 6.0
Project Management 2st Semester 3.0
Modelling and Rendering 2st Semester 6.0
Media Theory 2st Semester 4.0
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
3D Animation 1st Semester 8.0
Motion Capture and Synchronization 1st Semester 6.0
Audiovisual Editing and Post-Production 1st Semester 6.0
Visual and Audio Effects 1st Semester 6.0
Visual and Creative Programming 1st Semester 4.0
Motion Capture and Synchronization 2st Semester 6.0
Internship 2st Semester 30.0
Visual and Creative Programming 2st Semester 4.0
  • Professionals for areas, industries and services with fundamental intervention of Motion Design and Visual Effects, namely Cinema, Television
  • Audiovisual Creation and Production companies for related industries
  • Companies and Services of Architecture Visualization, Communication Design and Game Design. > Designer and Technician of Motion Design and Visual Effects
  • > 3D Artist
  • > Digital Animator
  • > Digital Visualizer
  • > Sound and Video Designer and Editor
  • > Motion Capture Technician

Holders of a course of secondary education or legally equivalent qualification; Candidates who have passed the tests to assess the capacity for higher education attendance of those over 23 years of age for the course in question; Holders of a diploma of technological specialization or of a diploma of professional superior technician that includes, in its syllabus, the relevant area of mathematics studies; Holders of a higher education degree, being, in the case of a bachelor?s degree, obtained through a course in which the admission can be made through the accomplishment of the specific test of mathematics.