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Curriculum Structure

Master’s Program  –  Curriculum structure

Program requirements for obtaining the Master of Visual Arts Degree are:

a) Candidates must complete a minimum of 24 Credits, which include:

– 8   credits obtained in  Required Courses;

– 12 Optional course credits;

– 2   Elective course credits;

– 2   Credits obtained through Complementary Activities.

b) Candidates must present a Master’s Dissertation in the form of a monograph, which is defended before and approved by an examination board.

c) Other requirements include:

–  Completing a  Teaching Intership, which is only mandatory for scholarship holders;

–  Completing the activity  Supervision for the Master’s Dissertation;

–  Providing proof of proficiency in a foreign language.

In the act of first semester enrollment in the course, the student should present a Study Plan elaborated with his/her advisor, which considers the number of credits necessary for graduation. Students who do not pass a Required Course must repeat it when reoffered. 


It is also expected that the Masters course be concluded within a minimum of  12 months and a maximum of  24 months, that is, within four school terms.

Expected target dates  for  fufilling Program requirements are:

1st term:  Hand in the Study Plan (see online form). Obtaining 12 (twelve) Course Credits. Obtaining two credits in Complementary Activities.

2nd term: Obtaining 12 (twelve) Credits.  Presenting a document which proves proficiency in a Foreign Language. Hand in the Master’s Dissertation Proposal (text for the qualifying exam).

3rd term: Enrollment in the Dissertation Seminar. Realization of a Teacher Internship. Presentation and approval of the Work in Progress Seminar.  Seminario de andamento??? Não sei o que é!!!!NINGUEM SABE O QUE SIGNIFICA EM PORTUGUES, AMBIGUIDADE.

4th term: Presentation and Defense of the Master’s Dissertation.


Classes are  usually offered in the daytime. 

The Program also enables the flexibilization of the learning process of graduate students through credits obtained by taking courses in an alternate Line of Research  or in a different Post-Graduate Program recognized by CAPES.