Expressions and Multimedia Communication

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1. To understand the interdisciplinary connections of artistic expression in the academic context;

2. To explore the variety of languages in two and three dimensions of artistic expression, as well as their structural elements in the construction of visual messages;

3. To demonstrate expertise in the domain of materials used in the practical scenario of plastic expression, visual and digital;

4. To experiment with different communication strategies made based on multimedia technologies;

5. To reflect on the role of Educator/Teacher as regards the development plastic, visual and digital skills in children.


1. Graphic Language in Children and Teaching Practice: Children´s graphical language as an expression of the child;

2. The Artistic Expression in the pedagogic setting of Basic Education: Discovery and progressive organization of surfaces - design (exploration techniques), painting (exploration techniques), trimming, gluing and folding, printing and stamping, weaving and sewing, photography , transparencies and audio-visual media, posters; Discovery and progressive organization volumes - modelling, sculpture and constructions;

3. The Role of the Educator / Teacher in the development of Multimedia Communication: types of media-based communication, communication strategies based on multimedia technologies.

Teaching Methodologies

Classes will be both theoretical and practical, conducted individually or in groups. They aim at providing students with a whole range of techniques, sensations and emotions, in order to improve their expressive skills as wells as their capacities for teaching.

Assessment will be formative and continuous. Practical experiences will be valued, considering the pragmatic nature of this course unit.


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ECTS Credits



  • Orientação Tutorial - 18 hours
  • Teórico-Práticas - 60 hours

Evaluation Methodology

  • Final practical work - multimedia component: 25%
  • Final practical work - plastic component: 25%
  • Portfolio: 50%