The emergence of new applications in the area of digital media such as digital games, interactive content on the web, interactive TV, video on demand, the arousal of educational software with high impact on the younger generation and also, more recently, the dissemination of informative content, marketing and entertainment on mobile devices, show the importance of the study and research on this type of content and the study of their relationship with technology, the distinct areas of science and society in general.
The PDMD offers advanced training of 3rd cycle in the area of Digital Media in four specializations:
- Audiovisual and Interactive Content Creation
- Industry, and Publics and Markets
The typical duration of the program is 4 years full-time (240 ECTS), corresponding to one year curriculum component (PhD course) and 3 years of the research component (PhD Thesis).
The PDMP is associated with the UT Austin Program | Portugal and students have access to select researchers to collaborate in the development of their doctoral thesis or to enrol specific courses.
The Doctoral Program in Digital Media is funded by FCT with 5 annual PhD scholarships.
The Doctoral Program in Digital Media is funded by the North in 2020 with 4 PhD scholarships.