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Communication Design

Communication Design

MSc - Master Degree
Lisbon School of Architecture
Time period 
Day time
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Cr 90/2023
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 




The Master's degree in Communication Design aims to develop and deepen the training of designers, capable of meeting current professional needs, able to perform tasks in the specialized area of Communication Design in the areas of project, teaching, research, cultural and social action. It aims to acquire knowledge and analytical, reflective skills and in-depth and specialized problematization and criticism, within a broad and versatile framework capable of meeting current and expected needs in professional spaces in this area, encouraging productive thinking, the detection of opportunities design and entrepreneurship.

Career prospects 
Communication Designer, Integrated communication strategy manager for institutions and companies from diverse sectors of activity, communication design consultant, editorial designer, digital and UX interface designer, infographics designer, digital final artist, event designer, illustrator, digital animation designer, image and social networks manager, researcher, entrepreneur. Socio-professional background: Self-employed worker, businessperson, entrepreneur Freelancer Individual entrepreneur Entrepreneur Employee in public or private companies / organizations Communication design companies; Companies that develop applications for mobile platforms; Web design companies; Companies that develop communication and image for social networks; Web content production companies (mobile and static); Advertising agencies; Communication and image directions; Communication design departments; Image departments; Communication and image of NGOs and third sector companies; Public relations agencies; Event companies; Press office cabinets; Teaching in secondary and higher education institutions (polytechnic or university); Scholar/researcher in research units (companies, foundations or universities).
National Admission Exams 
"The access conditions are those expressed in paragraph 1 of Article 17 of Decree-Law no. 65/2018 of 16 August. The following can apply for access to the study cycle leading to a master's degree: a) Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent; b) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree awarded following a 1st cycle of studies organized in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this Process; c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree by the statutorily competent scientific body of the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted; d) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized as attesting the ability to carry out this cycle of studies by the statutorily competent scientific body of the higher education institution where they intend to be admitted."
Fee – 1st year (indicative) 
Fee - remaining years (indicative) 
Further Information: 
New cycle of studies that will replace the current Master's degree with the same designation