As part of PUC-Rio’s dynamic environment, the Department of Arts & Design offers undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs in many design areas.
Through research and social activity, the department seeks a scholarly education that stimulates technical development, critical consciousness and social commitment, aiming the students benefit in the ever-changing cultural and economic reality of their careers.
Students have access to well-equipped labs that support experimental and learning activities. From video editing, computer graphics and coding to 3D scanning and printing, our labs provide the means for the development of high-quality presentations, models and prototypes.
A few pics from our campus and facilities.
The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro is the Catholic Church’s first private higher education institution in Brazil, founded in 1940 by Cardinal D. Sebastião Leme and Father Leonel Franca S.J.
The referential starting-point of PUC-Rio is the complete development of the individual from two main perspectives: the philosophical and the theological. It is also a doctoral research institution that focuses primarily on the development of academic and scientific knowledge.
The 2021 undergraduate curriculum in Design is based on emphases and prioritizes a broad general, scientific, and humanistic education, allowing the student, throughout the course, to be able to make choices from a range of disciplines that enable access to various subfields of Design knowledge, contributing to increasing their employability.
The pedagogical proposal innovates both in its content and structural aspects. Considering the adoption of a new concept of curriculum structure and new paradigms for knowledge construction by the student, it is composed of six emphases.
- Environmental, social, and human sustainability
- Strategy and management
- Interaction and digital experience
- Multisensory communication and art
- Product and innovation
- Body and fashion
Check out some of our student’s work.
Design Graduate Program
Since its foundation in 1994, our Master Design Program has been responsible for the consolidation of design research in Brazil. It is the first of its kind in Latin America and has had more than 370 research dissertations approved. Following its success, the Doctoral Design Program was founded in 2003 and has had more than 150 theses approved up-to-date.
The PPG Design has 15 research laboratories where professors and students develop a variety of research projects in their respective areas of investigation.
The PUC-Rio Design Week is an annual event that promotes student works through open exhibitions and presentations, offering direct contact between the public and our academic production.
Additionally, we offer specialization courses in areas such as Animation, Interior Design, Jewelry, Ergodesign and Interfaces, Ergonomics and Sustainability, as well as short courses in Audiovisual, Computer Graphics, Product Design, Design Thinking, Pattern Design and Fashion amongst others.
Head of Department
Prof. Nilton Gamba Junior
Tel: (+55 21) 3527-1600
Profª. Eliane Garcia
Tel: (+55 21) 3527-1595
Profª. Luiz Novaes
Tel: (+55 21) 3527-1596
PUC-Rio | Departamento de Artes & Design
Vila dos Diretórios, Eng. Paulo Cunha Building
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225 Gávea
22451-900 – Rio de Janeiro – RJ – Brasil