Curricular Structure

Master’s

To obtain the title of master, the student must complete a minimum workload of 360 hours, pass the qualification examination as well as the master’s dissertation viva voce (defence).

24 credits are required (360 hours/class), as follows:

  1. compulsory subjects: 9 credits (3 subjects);
  2. elective subjects: 15 credits (5 subjects).

Up to two elective subjects may be taken in other “stricto sensu” postgraduate programmes within UFRJ university or outside, to complement the subjects offered in the PPGAV or dissertation research work.

In addition to meeting the credit requirements, it is compulsory to:

  • submit the choice of supervisor to the Programme’s Deliberative Committee;
  • present the dissertation project in the Qualification Examination;
  • undergo a viva voce (defence) of the dissertation.

The Master’s degree in Visual Arts lasts for two years on a full time basis: the first three semesters are for fulfilling the credit requirements; the fourth semester is set aside for dissertation development. At the end of the first year, students must take the qualification exam, which is required for the development of the master’s dissertation.

Doctorate

To obtain the title of doctor, the student must complete a minimum workload of 450 hours, pass the qualification examination and the doctoral thesis viva voce (defence).

30 credits are required (450 hours/class), as follows:

  1. compulsory subjects: 18 credits (six subjects);
  2. elective subjects: 12 credits (4 subjects).

Up to four elective subjects may be taken in other “stricto sensu” postgraduate programmes within UFRJ university or outside, to complement the subjects offered in the PPGAV or thesis research work.

In addition to meeting the credit requirements, it is compulsory to:

  • submit the choice of supervisor to the Programme’s Deliberative Committee;
  • present the thesis project in the Qualification Examination;
  • undergo a viva voce (defence) of the thesis.

The doctoral program in Visual Arts lasts for four years on a full time basis: the first two years are for fulfilling the credit requirements; the final two years are set aside for developing the thesis. At the end of the second year students must take the qualification exam, which is required for the development of the doctoral thesis.