Immersive Media: Visual FX and Graphics in 360° video production

Following up 2017 edition, this one week course is focused on the post-production stages of 360º and virtual reality video workflow, optimizing the image and removing unwanted artifacts, allowing participants to work on their personal projects.

Instructor: Simon Quiroz is a UT Austin production and post-production specialist. In 2013, he was nominated for the Kodak scholarship award. Simon’s films have screened domestically and internationally, earning various awards and honorary mentions.

Save the date: 4 – 8 June, 10am-1pm (plus autonomous work)

Art and Aesthetics of Digital Narrative Cinema

This course lies in the direction of exploring the contours of narrative cinema in the age of digital across the globe.  Recent scholarship has revealed the various ways in which the arrangement of algorithms has changed film narratives, yet analogue is enjoying a robust second life.

Instructor: Lalitha Gopalan is an associate professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film and affiliate faculty in the Department of Asian Studies and South Asia Institute. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of Film Theory, Feminist Film Theory, Contemporary World Cinemas, Indian Cinema, Genre Films, and Experimental Film and Video.

Save the date: 11 – 15 June, 10am – 1pm

Introduction to Data Treatment and Visualization in Python

A one week hands-on skill training of the Python software ecosystem for data preprocessing and cleaning, analysis and visualization (Numpy, Matplotlib, Pandas, and possibly visualization libraries such as Bokeh).

Instructor: Ken Flamm is a Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Dean Rusk Chair in International Affairs. He is a widely recognized expert economist and author of numerous books and articles about the computer, semiconductor, telecommunications, and internet industries.

Save the dates: 25 – 29 June, 10am – 1pm (plus autonomous work)

Cultural Journalism in a Digital and Creative Environment

This one week course explores the new approaches, formats and practices of culture and arts reporting, facing the digital ecosystem, in one hand, and the impact of cultural and creative industries, in the other. The course includes hands-on skill training.

Instructor: Dora Santos Silva is a professor at the NOVA FCSH in the field of journalism. She was a cultural journalist for Portuguese and international media and she was also the editorial coordinator in a cultural ONG. In her PhD thesis, she explored innovation in cultural journalism regarding european media.

Save the dates: 18 – 22 June, 10am – 1pm (plus autonomous work)

How to apply?

E-mail us at with the following elements:


CV and Portfolio: Show us what you have done.

Project summary: Explain to us the project / prototype that you want to develop during the course.

Motivation letter: Tell us how this course can contribute to your academic and/or professional career.


Indications for payment (Multibanco reference) will be given upon acceptance notification:


Students: 75 € (Univ. NOVA and UT Austin Portugal students), 125 € (other universities)

Early bird campaign: Until May 25 candidates will be able to apply in pairs (two for the price of one)

UT Austin Portugal Digital Media PhD students are eligible for financial support (round trip train fare plus a five-day living stipend)

Companies and professionals: 250 €

Early bird campaign: Until May 25, companies will be able to register two employees for the price of one