Code: 23009
Departament: Department of Sciences and Technology
Field of Study: Digital Media-Art Curation
    Artistic Intervention
    Art Education
Pedro Alves da Veiga
Área Científica: Digital Art

Course Description:
This learning unit  aims at experimenting artistic intervention in several communal and multi-cultural contexts. It will focus on the authors who produce art objects as well as on the reception and fruition dynamics. Also an important subject will be the transformation point of the view where lifelong learning happens through and from art.

When concluding this learning unit students shall be able to:
  • Identify the open issues of the multicultural societies with influences on art and education;
  • Select a trans-disciplinary network of concepts, acting and research methodologies that allows for pertinent, accurate and fruitful artistic, educational and inter-cultural practices;
  • Develop autonomously an artistic project within a research-action context, carrying on high levels of creativity as well as artistic, educational and scientific merit;
  • Participate in community and (inter)national networks of producers, animators and researchers in the fields of art, education and intercultural dialogue.

In this learning unit we put the focus on the complexity of the intervention and creation of objects, backgrounds and artistic narratives in intercultural contexts of contemporaneity.
The thematic cast to develop highlights the following script:
1) Contemporary trends in art and education;
2) Art, education and intercultural challenges;
3) Profiles of leadership and competence of agents and organizations of change and artistic, pedagogic and didactic innovation;
4) Planning, implementation and evaluation of "good practices" artistic programs;
5) Research and scientific criteria of "good practices" in art, education and intercultural relations;
6) Intervention project: experimentation of intervention practices in real social context through a research-action project.

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Workload (hours): 130
Contact Hours: 30

Throughout the semester, each student is integrated in a group of production and artistic creation, participating and building an art object determined by the auscultation of pulsars of creation, innovative in the cultural and community context at present. The evaluation will focus on the production and creation of the artistic object presented to an audience. The preparation of a report on the experience feedback, completes the description of the process and the product of the creation of the artistic object.

It was chosen a methodology that focus on the student in a social context of experimentation and artistic production. It is sought the creative contact between the performing arts of the dramatic expressions and the theatre, music, visual-plastic and dance, in their connections with the movies and the digital technology. The sessions to develop will make use of classroom moments and moments of technological mediation at distance in virtual class.

Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office –