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Performing Arts - Bachelor and Licenciate

In the bachelor degree in Performing Arts, the student will be able to carry out his / her undergraduate dissertation, among other specialties, in Acting, Direction, Scenography and Theory. In the licentiate degree in Performing Arts, the conclusion of the course work can focus both on teaching practices and on the field of cultural action. The semester curriculum, suggested in the current pedagogical project, proposes the greatest possible integration of the subjects in the first four semesters of these two modalities of degree studies in Performing Arts. This initial period constitutes a common training platform for both courses. From the fifth semester onwards, students opt for a bachelor or a licenciate degree, and at the end of each of these courses, they can complement their training in both qualifications.

Visual Arts - Bachelor and Licenciate

Graduation has a minimum duration of four years (eight semesters) and, in the case of double degrees, six years. Its subjects are taught both in the morning and in the afternoon. The first four semesters comprise the basic cycle, in which the student necessarily needs to fulfill 50% of the mandatory subjects with approval in order to enter the bachelor or licenciate degree; in order to opt for the double degree, the percentage of approval is 75%. Hereafter, the student can choose the design of the curriculum that best suits his/her purposes. At the end of the undergraduate course, the student must present an undergraduate dissertation and submit to a public evaluation board. To obtain the double degree, he/ she must present two conclusion papers, one for a bachelor degree and the other for a licenciate degree 


The Librarianship course was created concurrently with the School of Cultural Communications, currently the School of Communications and Arts (ECA). At that time, it clearly reflected the needs of the time, using USP’s Central Library as a model of excellence. Over the past few years, the integration of digital systems has led to a reformulation of the course and the professional performance of librarians. New logics, new semantics and new literacies were instituted, expanding informational competences.


The curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual has as its main guideline the encouragement of reflection, creation and practical realization, providing, at the same time, critical and technical training. Within the scope of theoretical training, the course covers the study of historical processes and the evolution of critical thinking, necessary to understand how languages, modes of expression and audiovisual technical procedures were developed. As part of practical experience, the course seeks to offer as complete and up-to-date training as possible, providing the student with direct contact with a diverse set of techniques, media, languages, poetics and supports. Practical exercises on audiovisual creation are carried out from the first semester to the end of course projects.


The publisher-laboratory ComArte, the heart of the Publishing course, has been  professionalizing year after year. Its work, like any other publisher, commercial or universitylevel, covers the different stages of the book chain, from the selection of originals, through preparation, design, proofreading, printing, to the distribution, launch and repercussion of the works edited. With more than two hundred published titles, ComArte was the first laboratory publisher to have books among the finalists and winners of Jabuti, the most important in the country in literary and editorial terms. The electronic book is also highlighted in the Publishing course, with emphasis on the Literary Reserve collection, published through a partnership with EDUSP, which proposes the rescue of forgotten Brazilian works of fiction or out of circulation, but of permanent artistic and cultural interest. The titles of the Literary Reserve are printed, with excellent graphic quality, in hard cover, and also gain the epub format.


The Journalism course stands out for its laboratories with perennial projects of journalistic practice. The community newspaper Notícias do Jardim São Remo is almost thirty years old; the University News Agency (AUN) presents the same age as the Journalism course and is one of the most important sources of news about scientific production at USP; the Jornal do Campus (JC) is close to completing forty years in defense of quality public and free education, democracy and USP’s heritage. Babel magazine is the place of practice for the big story. In addition, the course has two photographic spaces - D’Ávila and Milton Santos - that receive exhibitions organized by students. In the electronic medium, students produce the weekly program University 93.7, with weekly transmission by Rádio USP FM. The journalistic documentary and the telejournalism have the Department’s website as a means of dissemination, especially through CJE TV. 


In 2011, it started the Licentiate Degree in Educommunication, which prepares professionals capable of carrying out research and consultancy activities for projects at the interface between Communication and Education, including the management and coordination of distance education projects. Educommunication professionals will also be able to carry out research activities at the interface between Communication and Education. The course is supported by precepts of respect for diversity and inclusion, in the construction of dialogue and in the uncompromising defense of human rights.

Music - Bachelor and Licenciate

The Department of Music (CMU) offers four bachelor degrees in: Instrument, Singing and Lyric Art, Composition and Conducting, in addition to the Licentiate Degree in Music. The objectives of the undergraduate courses are: to train instrumentalists, singers, conductors, composers and educators, in their specific skills, able to act professionally in the national and international levels; to create an environment of deep reflection on musical praxis nowadays, offering the means for students to act critically and creatively in different contexts; and to prepare for teaching, research and musical performance activities.

Public Relations

created in 1966 - the first in the country - the course prepares professionals and researchers to study and manage communication and relationships in the most diverse types of organizations, through theories, methods and techniques appropriate to democratic dialogues. The Public Relations job market includes companies, public and private institutions, in addition to the third sector, where it operates directly in events, communication advisory, institutional publications, production of digital content on different platforms, among other activities. 

Publicity and Advertising

created in 1970, it is based on the dialogue between companies and institutions with their audiences and consumer markets, creating, informing and promoting products, services, brands and ideas. The course trains professionals capable of working in different research and work environments, such as advertising agencies, communication companies, production companies, communication vehicles, studios, consultancies, research institutes, consumer goods companies, technology companies, as well as how it develops, through critical thinking and empirical knowledge, paths that stimulate entrepreneurship and the production of autonomous knowledge, which has the digital universe as its source and expression. 


Created in 1972, its curricular matrix adds innovation, thanks to a reference faculty in the area. The course prepares, with extensive humanistic training, professionals for the  lanning and organization of Tourism, who work with a strategic, creative and critical vision. This pedagogical proposal makes them highly absorbed by the job market, as professors of higher education courses, in the areas of consultancy and management, and as owners of their own businesses.