Porto Design Summer School



When is the deadline for application? 

Applications must be submitted on-line by Thursday May 31st, 2018. 

What sort of participants does the course hope to attract?
We're looking for graduate and post-graduate design students, professional designers, and in general for people who have a passion for making, exploring, testing themselves and having some fun.

Is a portfolio required for application? 

Yes. We would like to see some examples of your work in order to help us make our selection. This can be done in the application form by providing a weblink we can visit or by submitting a pdf.

Is this a credit course? 

Yes, the course has accreditation of 4 ECTS credits (European credit system).

How many places are there on the course?
There are a maximum of 22 places available on the course and a minimum of 14. The course will not take place unless the minimum allocation is reached.

How much graphic design experience do I need? 

We would expect participants to have at least a basic knowledge of editorial design (typography, pagination etc). Above all we welcome participants who have a passion for books, publications, the construction of narratives, and for enjoying themselves doing these things.

What kind of equipment should I bring?
Each participant is required to bring a laptop. The course venue is equipped with printers, scanners and internet access. A digital camera is recommended together with download cable. Participants should also have Adobe CS6 or CS5 software packages installed on their laptops (specifically InDesign, PhotoShop & Illustrator)

Is there financial aid or scholarship available?

There is no financial aid or scholarship available for this course.

What is included in the Course Fee?
The Course fee includes individual accommodation, tuition, lectures, guided tours and two course receptions (dinners). 

Are meals included in the Course Fee?

Only the opening and closing receptions are included. For other daily meals the course venue is situated in the centre of the city, an area full of new and traditional restaurants and bakeries offering lunches, snacks and low-cost dishes-of-the-day.

Are flights included in the Course Fee? 

No. Participants are responsible for their own flight arrangements.

Will I be sharing a room?
No. All rooms are single occupancy.

How and when do I pay?
Course fees must be paid in full via bank transfer once applicants have been sent confirmation of their acceptance onto the course. Confirmations will be sent by in the week following May 31st, together with payment details.