Gilberto Bernardes will coordinate one of the transversal curricular units created to help think “outside the box”.

The initiative of U.Porto, which will start in the next second semester, intends to bring students closer to some of the main cultural institutions of the city. The collaboration with Casa da Música, Teatro Nacional S. João, Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis and also with Jardim Botânico and Faculdade de Belas Artes, resulted in the creation of curricular units of transversal skills (3 ECTS), that the undergraduate and master students will be able to add to their basic training and enrich their career by experiencing the backstage of the artistic and cultural activity of Porto.

Music and Society will be the UC coordinated by Prof. Gilberto Bernardes, Assistant Professor of DEI/FEUP and Coordinator of the Specialization in Interactive Music and Sound Design of the Masters in Multimedia of U.Porto, in collaboration with Óscar Rodrigues from Casa da Música, and will be an opportunity to understand and explore music in different socio-cultural contexts, particularly in the classical context and in community intervention, and to reflect actively on the mission and challenges of the fabric of creative industries, with special focus on the branch of music creation.

The course will take place on Fridays, from 17:00 to 19:00, and will be held at FEUP and Casa da Música.

Applications are open until January 31st, and detailed information about these CU’s can be seen here and here.

Photo: Egidio Santos/U.Porto

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