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Directing — Cinema and Television


Master’s Course, of university level, in compliance with the Bologna Process, according to the Dispatch n. º 9062/2023, published in the ‘Diário da República’, 2nd series, n. º 171, of September 4, 2023.

The Directing – Cinema and Television Master’s Course aims to provide a deepened knowlegde of theoretical, critical, methodological and technical guidance within Directing, both in Cinema and in Television. The future professional’s area of intervention are to master skills in Directing – Cinema and Television, which allow to acquire the necessary competences for a qualitative intervention in the areas of film direction, TV shows, research, teaching, critique and on schedule.






The Directing – Cinema and Television Master’s faculty includes, besides its teachers, a significant set of invited lectures, filmmakers, critics, curators, artists and invited researchers of recognized experience and academic and/or professional merit in the filed of contemporary, such as artists, curators, critics and researchers:

Alberto Samaniego – Ana Rito – Cristina Susigan – Daniela Angelucci – Denise Pollini – Diogo Tudela – Grace Shwidnt – Joana Cunha Leal – João Fonte Santa – João Tabarra – José Maçãs De Carvalho – José Maia – Lourenço Sandoval – Luís Lima – Marcus Steinweg – Mariana Pinto Dos Santos – Naya Yakoumaki – Nuno Malheiro – Nuno Ramalho – Paulo Alexandre Castro – Pedro Faro – Regina Guimarães – Silvestre Pestana – Tales Frey – Tamara Bringas – Tiago Afonso – Sara & André – Rômulo Moraes – Mohammad Salemy – João Enxuto & Erica Love – Eva Ângelo – André Gil Mata – Marta Lança – Marta Mestre – David Revés – Judit Vidiella Pagès – Peter Baalman – Alexandra João Martins – João Oliveira Duarte – Manuela Hargreaves – Alexandra Balona – Lúcia Prancha – Helena Estrela – Mara Montanaro – Rogério Nuno Costa – Joclécio Azevedo – Pedro Barreiro – Emanuel Cameira

Academic Year

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Schedules and Exams



CEAA | Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo

Arnaldo Araújo Research Center (CEAA) of the Escola Superior Artística do Porto is a research unit recognized by FCT (uID 4041) that develops research in the area of ​​Artistic Studies, concretely in the territories of Theory, Criticism and History.

At present, CEAA is organized into three research groups and one research line

Research groups:

G1 | Architecture Studies Group
G2 | Film Studies Group
G3 | Group of Art and Critical Studies

Research line: Common Place

The Group of Studies of Architecture is directed by Maria Helena Maia and conducts research in three major thematic areas, the last one linked with theater:

1. Architecture, Territory and Landscape
2. Strong Relations
3. Dramatic Architectures

CEAA | Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo
CEAA | Grupo de Arte e Estudos Críticos


DTC | Department of Theatre and Cinema

The Department of Theater and Cinema – DTC is an academic structure coordinating the scientific areas of Theater and Cinema, and respective curricular units, promoting the articulation between the two courses.

One of the competencies of the DTC is to foster research through the development of individual or group projects whose research focuses on Theater, Cinema, or on the artistic intersection between these two areas, or adjacent areas. These projects also aim to stimulate research among ESAP students.

The Department publishes a peer reviewed journal and opan access: Persona – Journal of the Department of Theater and Cinema of ESAP


SATH | Autonomous Section of Theory and History

The Autonomous Section of Theory and History is an academic structure coordinating the scientific areas of Theory and Criticism of Art, Theory and Critique of Architecture, Theater Theory and Criticism, History of Art, History of Architecture and Social Sciences and their respective curricular units , which develops a close scientific-pedagogical articulation with the courses that integrate it.

Among other responsibilities, SATH is responsible for organizing and developing research in its scientific areas, promoting research groups and projects, in addition to individual research, as well as supporting the activities and initiatives of faculty and researchers in the field of research.

Currently, SATH shares with the other departments of ESAP a research policy that goes through two types of actions:

1. The encouragement of the formation of research teams led by professors from SATH, through the funding of short-term collective research projects, ie ESAP Projects.

2. Raising students’ awareness of the research, through the provision of Credit Research Internships (ECI) carried out in the context of ongoing projects.

In 2015, three research projects are underway at SATH, one of which is related to the Degree in Theater:

Dramatic Architectures 2015 (ESAP / 2015 / P24 / SATH). Principal Investigator: Jorge Palinhos