Unified area and lines of research
Within the universe of media covered by the Communication Area, the Graduate Program in Multimedia develops research, teaching and extension activities in film and photography. With its line of research called History, Aesthetics and Film and Photography Application Areas, the program receives and develops research projects, aiming to explore the history of film and photography and also its theoretical reflection, with the goal of investigating national and international production as well as its authorial aspects. It also explores the cognitive possibilities of still and animated images in research processes in the humanities. The program’s academic scope, therefore, ranges from documentary film to fiction film via video art, including the field of documentary photography to abstract experiences.
Film and photography, in this sense, cannot be analyzed merely as media, but as diverse and unique content capable of being generated, broadcast and disseminated through multiple and unique means and mediums (35mm, 16mm, television, digital media, movie theater, paper, internet, etc.). The fields of film and photography are therefore addressed from their respective historical trajectories and explored through the aesthetic movements and authors that mark their centenary existences. Also addressed are the technical, heuristic and artistic aspects of their practice, involving research and production activities relevant to communication, the arts and the humanities.
Lines of Research
History, Aesthetics and Film and Photography Application Areas
This line comprises research projects focused on theoretical reflection on the history of film and photography, exploring national and international production and highlighting its creative and methodological procedures, as well as its authorial aspects. It also explores the cognitive possibilities of still and animated images in research processes in the humanities. Its academic scope therefore ranges from documentary film to fiction film via video art, including the fields of documentary and contemporary photography and experimental poetics.