With this post-graduation program, it is aimed to develop a critical approache to contemporary art, through its multiple directions and ways of production.

The curricular units of its study plan intend to (1) deepen and intensify knowledge around the relation that the contemporary art establishes with other thinking territories, (2) to enable each student to build their own potential references. The key assumptions of this Course are located within this framework. Faculty includes teachers with academic qualifications in national and internacional Universities, as well as guest lecturers of recognized experience and academic and/or profissional merit in the contempoerary art domain.

CEAA | Arnaldo Araújo Study Center

CEAA | Arnaldo Araújo Study Center

Maria Helena Maia

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 Art and Critical Studies, in which the investigation associated with the visual arts is mainly inserted, is directed by Eduarda Neves and conducts research in three major thematic areas, linked to Contemporary Art:

1. Europe;

2. Film in Contemporary Art;

3. South-South Trajactories;

CEAA | Arnáldo Araújo Study Center

CEAA | Group of Art and Critical Studies

SATH | Autonomous Section of Theory and History

SATH | Autonomous Section of Theory and History

Alexandra Trevisan

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.

ESAP projects underway:

Architecture News. (ESAP / 2016 / P29 / SATH)

Dramatic Architectures (ESAP / 2016 / P30 / SATH)

Correspondence II (ESAP / 2016 / P32 / SATH)
Within the scope of the Dramatic Architectures project that is taking place in SATH in partnership with the CEAA, there is a credited stage of research carried out by a postgraduate student.