MAD Summer School is an intensive international program that takes place at the School of Media Arts and Design (ESMAD), located in Vila do Conde. For 5 days, between July 16 and 20, mentors and participants reflect about the proposed themes, share ideas and work through workshops and master classes. MAD Summer School Multimedia is aimed at enthusiasts, students and professionals with experience in artistic creation, digital media industry and scientific research with particular interest in the areas of digital arts, animation, interface and interaction design, mixed environments and / or multimedia performance. The theme of the 2018 edition, "Discovering unseen realities", intends to reflect how the intersection between the Media and Digital Arts has fostered new relationships between the physical and virtual worlds with new ways of being, thinking and existing that change: how we relate to others, to the world and to us; our perception of reality with the exposure of relationships to date never observed or understood; the consistency of identity and reality that transform and unfold. The work developed by the participants should: reflect local history and culture, the annual theme proposed by MADSS; and research innovative languages, methodologies and formats. At the end of the week, the works carried out will be exhibited / presented at the "Centre of Memory" museum in Vila do Conde.
Theme of the 2018 edition | Discovering unseen realities
The intersection between the Media and Digital Arts has fostered new relationships between the physical and virtual worlds with new ways of being, thinking and existing that change: how to relate to others, to the world and to us; our perception of reality with the disclosure of relationships to date never observed or understood; the consistency of identity and reality that transform and unfold. In this way, reality and truth cease to be singular and acquire a contextual, multiple and hybrid character. Areas Promote scientific research, artistic creation and production in industry in the following areas of multimedia:
- Animation (drawing, motion graphics, visual effects) for cinema and television
- Design of interfaces and interaction (physical and wearable computing, computer vision, etc.) for computer games, motion tracking, augmented and virtual reality environments and multimedia shows;
- Immersive RA and RV environments applied in different domains (in education, entertainment, culture or therapies);
- Computer games and applications in the context of entertainment, culture, sports, education and public awareness
- Multimedia shows (drawing and control of light, sound and lasers, video-mapping techniques, etc.
Summer School Activities
The activities will be conducted in English and, in each one, the participants receive a certificate / diploma from ESMAD. - Workshops for groups of 12 to 15 participants (4 vacancies as numerus clausus for P.Porto students) lasting from 3 to 9 hours; - Most master classes are open only to enrolees and summer school participants; - The presentation of works (exhibitions and / or concerts) of the guests and participants will be open to the general public. Additional activities During the summer school, participants have free access to the activities and events of the Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival, namely, sessions, concerts, exhibitions and lectures. Leisure activities and local culture Another objective of the event is to establish an approach to the local geographic and cultural context with activities where participants can get to know the landscapes, history, habits, products and people of Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim. In the program will also define the official social spaces (bars, restaurants) and other ludic activities like Yoga or Tai Chi classes in the park, running on the beach, paddle or kayak in the river, etc.Go top
Please take a note on the following deadlines:
- Proposals Submission: Jun 18, 2018
- Notification of the results: Jun 25, 2018
- Registration: Jun 30, 2018 (100% payment)
- Summer School: Jul 16-20, 2018
Who can apply?
The MAD Summer School of Digital Media is designed for Enthusiasts, university and polytechnic students and professionals in the fields of multimedia, digital arts and entertainment, music, design, cinema and computer science.
What documents I need?
- Prepare a link for your portfolio
- Fill out the application form
Selection of participants
Mad Summer Digital Media School has a limited number of places – we can host from 10 to 15 participants. The participants are selected based on their applications and submitted portfolios. The main selection criteria are the quality of work, motivation and feasibility of proposals.Go top
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