Bachelor's Degree in Design and Multimedia

General Objectives of the Course

The objectives recommended for the Bachelor Degree in Design and Multimedia favour a solid foundation in Communication Design, Multimedia and Information Technology, seeking to develop a broad range of skills primarily designed to pursue further study in the 2nd cycle (Master’s Degree), complementing the professional education in Design and Multimedia, specializing the student and endowing him/her with the skills of design and multidisciplinary dialogue, essential to the existing understanding of the profession.

Admission Requirements

National Call for Access and Entry to Higher Education (DGES):

One of the following subjects:
03 Design
10 Descriptive Geometry
16 Mathematics

Application score: 100 points (0-200 scale)
Entry exams: 95 points (0-200 scale)

Calculation Formula:
Secondary school average: 50%
Entry exams: 50%

Other forms of access (UC-applicants):
- Change of Institution / Course Pair Schemes;
- Special Access Call for over 23-years-olds;
- Special Access Call for Holders of Other Higher Education Courses;
- Special Call for International Students.

This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) and/or of the Applicants website. Please, visit the DGES and the Applicants websites

Professional Goals

The Bachelor graduate in Design and Multimedia will acquire a solid base training, which prepares him/her to the operacional performance in the merged areas of technical and scientific Design, and information technologies. The structure of the curriculum seeks mainly the base training in Design and Computer Science, which although conferring immediate operational capacities for the execution of projects, does not include the advanced distinctive competences in the area of design/conception.

Mode of Study

Full-time, face-to-face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Given the fact that pedagogical assessment is inseparable from teaching, it is intended to ascertain competences and knowledge that students acquired, their critical thinking, their ability to point out and solve problems, as well as their written and oral expression. Students admitted to examination are those who are registered in the curricular units in the academic year in which the exams are carried out and, simultaneously, registered in those examinations, whenever this registration is necessary, in accordance with number 7, article 5 of the Pedagogical Regulation of the University of Coimbra. The assessment elements are the following examples: written or oral exam, tests, written or practical assignments, as well as individual or group projects that may have to be orally defended and students’ participation in classes. Assessment of each curricular unit may include one or more of the mentioned assessment elements. The mark obtained by each student in each curricular unit consists of a whole number between 0 and 20 points and students who obtain the minimum final mark of 10 points are successfully assessed. Whenever assessment of a curricular unit comprises more than one assessment element, the final mark is calculated on the basis of the marks students obtained in each assessment element by means of a formula that is made public in accordance with number 1, article 8 of the Pedagogical Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

This proposed training prepares professionals to be able to assume the role of creator, talking in multidisciplinary teams, and translating the various languages involved in the design and implementation of innovative digital products and services.

Course Coordinator(s)

Nuno Miguel Cabral Carreira Coelho

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Joel Perdiz Arrais

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Decree-Law No. 74/2006 of March 24, and pursuant to Decree-Law No. 155/89 and 42/2005, respectively, on May 11 and February 22, and Order No. -C/2006 10543/2005 and 7287, respectively on May 11 and March 31

Graduation Requirements

The degree or diploma will be obtained by gathering of the totality of credits required (180 ECTS). More details in

Access to Further Studies

Masters in Design and Multimedia (2nd Cycle)

Study Programme

Design and Multimedia

Academic year

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 9891

Qualification Awarded: Bachelor's Degree

Duration: 3 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2024
End date: 18-12-2024
2nd Semester
Start date: 03-02-2025
End date: 22-05-2025


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2021-07-31 a 2027-07-30
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior

Nº Registo: R/A-Ef 1539/2011/AL03