Discover the ESMAD Summer School

Come and Share the Media Arts on the Sea of Portugal


WHAT? Workshops & Masterclasses with the greatest voices on the field of media arts.
WHEN? July 16 to July 20, 2018
WHERE? MEDIA ARTS & DESIGN SCHOOL and public spaces of Vila do conde and Póvoa de Varzim, during “Curtas Vila do Conde” International Short Film Festival.
WHO? Open to artists and students, as well as professionals worldwide with practical knowledge and keen interest in visual and media arts practice.

Venue Location

Media Arts and Design School
Polytechnic of Porto Campus 2
Rua D. Sancho I, n.º 981 4480-876
Vila do Conde Portugal
GPS: 41.366178, -8.7418871,758

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Hotel & Restaurant

Several hotels with special conditions for MAD SUMMER participants!
Lunches and Coffee-Breaks in Campus 2
Closing dinner in a beautiful sea spot in Vila do Conde!

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Transport Facilities

Many ways to arrive Campus 2!
Complete information to arrive MAD SUMMER by car, by metro, by bus (express) and by plane to the airport Francisco Sá Carneiro (Porto).

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Summer Schools

Schools dedicated to Media, Arts and Tech.


Masterclasses, workshops, conferences, film screenings, evenings, surf, concerts & parties, and so much more!

From the summer 2018, the MAD SUMMER SCHOOL launches a series of workshops and masterclasses around key aspects of contemporary media Arts practice, aimed at developing and strengthening key skills, taught in participatory environments with clear and focused aims. The Summer School looks at MEDIA ARTS practices as a sustainable & critical endeavor.

Location: Amphitheater B201, ESMAD , Vila do Conde

All the lunches and Coffee-Breaks will be prepared and served in the Campus 2 Canteen.

Location: Building C , Campus 2 , Vila do Conde

A tourist visit by some of the fantastic places in Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim, namely:
Vila do Conde
- Forte de S. João, Nau Quinhentista, Praça Vasco da Gama, Praça José Régio and Jardim da Praça da República Póvoa de Varzim
- Casino, Marina, Fortaleza Nossa Senhora da Conceição and Muro dos azulejos.

Curtas Vila do Conde is an international film festival created in 1993. It is one of the main cinematographic and cultural events in Portugal dedicated to short films. It is held annually in July, in the city of Vila do Conde.

Location: Teatro Municipal Municipal de Vila do Conde Av. Dr. João Canavarro 4480-668 Vila do Conde , Portugal


Play sports and discover the streets and the sea of Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim


Running Vila do Conde - Póvoa de Varzim

Smooth running of 7km always by the sea!


Surfing in Vila do Conde

With the support of the Azurara Surf School!


Canoeing in the Ave river

Practice with the River Clube of Vila do Conde!


Paddle sessions

Let's go Paddle!


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