Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Caldas da Rainha – Politécnico de Leiria

ESAD.CR opens your world.
The Caldas da Rainha School of Arts and Design – Polytechnic of Leiria, is an education and research institution founded in 1990.
ESAD.CR is located between oaks and pines in the city of Caldas da Rainha, a city in the central Atlantic coast of Portugal, close to Lisbon. Caldas da Rainha is a UNESCO creative city – a pleasant and thriving place to be.
Our conceptually sustained, interdisciplinary, technologically diverse and creative training model prepares students for the requirements of the present and the future. Personalized teaching and learning model, up-to-date research and attention to emerging professional areas make of ESAD.CR a reference in the national and international scene.
ESAD.CR currently has around 1,600 students and over 130 faculty composed of experienced professionals, internationally renowned in the most wide-ranging creative areas. Our well-equipped workshops allow access to the most varied technologies, from the traditional ones like Analog Photography, Printmaking, Silk-screening, Ceramic, Wood or Metal, to the most recent ones like Digital Video and Photography, Sound, Digital Printing, Prototyping and 3D Printing or Multimedia.
ESAD.CR offers Undergraduate courses in Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Product Design – Ceramic and Glass, Graphic Design and Multimedia, Interior and Spatial Design, Sound and Image, Theatre and Programming and Cultural Production. This offer includes the master’s degrees in Fine Arts, Product Design, Cultural Management, Graphic Design and Design for Health and Wellbeing. It also offers an interesting range of TeSP (short cycle) courses, in the areas of digital prototyping, graphic production, digital and audio-visual media and multimedia.
ESAD.CR is committed to the personal and professional development and success of its students in the fields of arts, design and culture, with the responsible commitment to the sustainable development of the territory and its communities, in a global perspective.
ESAD.CR actively promotes international cooperation.


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