“ The Lisbon School of Design is also trying to attract foreigners and digital nomads”
Lisbon School of Design (LSD) has branched out to the Algarve and will be offering eight courses in Faro this school year.
There are five annual courses lasting nine months each – Interior Design, Fashion Design, Modelling, Graphic Design, and Web Design & Development – as well as three specialisation courses lasting four months each – Garden Design, Visual Merchandising & Retail Design, and UX/UI Design. All courses are certified by the Directorate-General for Employment and Labour Relations (DGERT).
“We realised that we had a significant number of students from the Algarve. This led the management to think: why not (open in the Algarve)? That’s why LSD is here to stay,” said Paulo Jorge Pereira, LSD’s pedagogical coordinator for Faro.
There are eight weekly hours allocated to each course, divided into two four-hour blocks, regardless of the course’s duration.
“This is our model. We offer various schedule options, including mornings, afternoons, evenings, Fridays, and Saturdays, both in the morning and afternoon,” explained Pereira.
Apart from its usual Portuguese students of all ages, the Lisbon School of Design is also trying to attract foreigners and digital nomads.
“Bringing design education everywhere is one of LSD’s missions. This year, we are already starting to offer courses entirely in English in our schools in Lisbon and Porto. Some classes are already full, and there is even a waiting list. Additionally, we are making efforts to introduce hybrid or online courses,” he said.
The Faro school is located at Praça Dom Francisco Gomes, no.2, on the second floor.