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Accredited by A3ES on March 26, 2014 - ACEF/1112/25352

Sociocultural Animation embodies an attitude that translates into commitment, openness, initiative, adaptation, tolerance, and the ability to promote socio-cultural development through the participation of individuals, groups and communities.

Our degree in Sociocultural Animation is structured to meet the highest quality standards defined by the Bologna model, fundamentally:

      1. Students have a platform (Blackboard) that facilitates the management of learning times.
      2. Possibility of international internships in Europe, the United States and Portuguese-speaking countries.
      3. Title recognized in all European countries that adhere to the Bologna process.
      4. Access to MCTES-DGES SCHOLARSHIPS for all low-income students.
      5. Possibility of reconciling students’ professional lives with attending the course.
      6. Availability of access to higher education through general access and special admission regimes (over 23 years old, transfer, re-entry and change of course).

We are certain that taking this degree will be a fruitful experience on an academic, social and personal level. We are also sure that this training will be professional added value for all those who enjoy Sociocultural Animation and truly invest in their qualifications.


1st Cycle: 6 semesters (180 ECTS) - Degree in Sociocultural Animation

Train senior Sociocultural Animation technicians capable of conceiving, planning and implementing educational, social, artistic and cultural projects. Train technicians who are mediators and promoters of groups, individuals and communities and, consequently, who are professionals with significant relationship skills, while at the same time embodying an attitude that translates into commitment, openness, initiative, adaptation, tolerance , and the ability to promote socio-cultural development through the participation of individuals, groups and communities.

Learning objectives:
Provide trainees with solid theoretical-practical foundations through the systematization of acquired scientific knowledge and professional practice.

By completing this course, the aim is for trainees to achieve the following objectives:
      • Acquire broad-based but specialized training;
      • Create a taste for knowledge and "knowing how to do" and "knowing how to be" in the field of Sociocultural Animation;
      • Build theoretical-practical skills and attitudes for the development of Sociocultural Animation;
      • Develop leadership, communication, team integration and adaptation to change skills.
      • Acquire the ability to promote integration activities with children, young people or the elderly, through animation projects that have a social, educational, artistic and cultural impact on the surrounding community.
      • Develop coordination between sociocultural equipment, institutions and services.

The Course is fundamentally aimed at training Higher Technicians in Cultural Animation in the following areas:
      • Municipalities / Parish Councils
      • ATL/OTL
      • Day Centers / HomesCommunity Centers
      • Schools (1st and 2nd cycle)
      • School and Municipal Libraries
      • Youth Club

    • Facilitate group integration
    • Be a catalyst for potential
    • Help develop autonomy, participation and creativity
    • Lead work teams
    • Use sociocultural intervention methodologies and techniques
    • Design, plan and implement sociocultural projects


Course Units



1st Year - 1st Semester

Child and Adolescent Psychology

160 6

Visual-Plastic Expression

80 3

Cultural Marketing

80 3

Sociology of Education

80 3

Research Methodology

160 6

Portuguese Written Expression Techniques

80 3

Scopes and Fundamentals of ASC I *

160 6
1st Year - 2nd Semester

Adult and Elderly Psychology

160 6

Musical Expression

80 3

Motor Expression

80 3

Social Pedagogy

80 3

Social and Cultural Anthropology

80 3

Foreign Language Option:

- English

- French

- Spanish

80 3

Observation in Contexts

240 9
2nd Year - 1st Semester

Animation and Music Creation

80 3

Body and Dramatic Expression

80 3

Sociocultural Animation Models

160 6

Ethics and deontology

80 3

Information and communication technology

80 3


- Sociology of Culture and Leisure

- Children and Young People: Risk and Protection Factors**

- Introduction to Gerontology**

80 3

Scopes and Fundamentals of ASC II *

240 9
2nd Year - 2nd Semester

Applied Plastic Creation

80 3

Option I:

- Methodology of Physical Activities

- Motricity and Adventure Sports

80 3

Multiculturalities and Minorities

80 3

Option II:

- Body Creation

- Dramatic Creation

80 3

Event Organization and Management

160 6

Option III:

- Statistics I

- Quantitative methods

80 3

Practice in Contexts

240 9
3rd Year - 1st Semester

Psychosociology of Organizations

80 3

Animation and Community Intervention

160 6

Integrated Creative Expressions