Research Lines and Selection Process

RESEARCH LINES

1. HISTORY, THEORY AND CRITIQUE

The History, Theory and Critique line brings together researchers that are dedicated to the study of forms and themes of audiovisual media, organized in its different genres and supports, with attention to their modes of production and reception. In this research line, the analysis and interpretation of images and sounds is emphasized in connection with its content and aesthetic experience, being changeable in terms of history and its technical conditions.

2. POETICS AND TECHNIQUES

This research line brings together theoretical and practical studies of the processes of making audiovisual pieces, whether contemporary or historical. Specific competences, related to creation procedures in its technical and conceptual aspects, are part of the formalized reflection on art or communication objects. The poetics of expressive audiovisual forms aimed at canonical spaces, such as the cinema room and television, in addition to other means involving experimentation, creativity and the invention of language, are the object of investigation. Thus, it seeks to think about scientific research within the scope of audiovisual arts, with a view to the changes underway and to come, contemplating transdisciplinary approaches.

3. AUDIOVISUAL CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION

This research line focuses on the study of the ontology of communicational objects and audiovisual culture, and also debates epistemological issues in all their forms, mediations and interactions in the communicational processes. In addition, it investigates the diverse system of languages, media practices, speeches and public expression of preferences, opinions and positions, as well as the role in the production and support of interactive networks, and in the organization.

Research projects of the Postgraduate Program in Media and Audiovisual Processes.