The Master in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects (MDGPE) is a post-graduation program from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. It focuses on the research, development, and design of communication and editorial artifacts.

Students are introduced to or can further specialize in specific areas such as graphic design, art direction, advanced book typography, infographics and data visualization, typeface design and font production, and illustration within the program. They are expected to apply these particular skill sets to a final print or digital media research project.

The program is supported by highly specialized professionals and dedicated staff members who lecture a wide range of courses in a syllabus allowing students to specialize in current and future professional activities and academic research areas.

The MDGPE program was founded more than 12 years ago. Through its ranks, more than 300 students have already obtained their advanced studies or Master’s diplomas. Together with their teachers and dissertation supervisors, they have produced works of excellence worth noting.

Our students developed their graphic design literacy, research skills, and professional experience in a broad range of subjects that allow them to:

  • Plan, Design and Implement custom graphic design and communication strategies. These range from the development of bespoke branding solutions to transmedia marketing campaigns;
  • Develop graphic design and communication artifacts and experiences in different contexts. These may range from flyers, posters, leaflets, brochures or any other print-based media. To digital prototypes of websites and applications, motion graphics, and video or film assets.
  • Conceptualize, design, and manage the production of Books, Magazines, and other editorial design artifacts.
  • Plan and manage the production of exhibition spaces or events.
  • Work individually, or within teams. Integrated with design agencies, and small to large companies.

Our alumni pursue careers in:

  • Communication and Graphic Design;
  • Editorial and Book Design;
  • Type Design;
  • Commercial and Artistic Illustration;
  • Branding and Brand Management;
  • Social Media Management;
  • Interaction and Digital (Web) Design
  • Education and Training (mainly within design);

Others have continued their studies onto Ph.D. programs, mainly in Design, Communication Sciences and Technologies.

Mariana Vieira, Irene Peixoto, and many (soon to be updated) testimonials from our dear alumni are what drives us to keep improving this Master program. Read more about what kind of experiences you may be able to live when studying with us