Capes’ second four-year evaluation repeated what had happened in the previous one: once again, the Media and Everyday Life Graduate Program rose in grade and is now classified as PPG GRADE 5. Raising a grade, in two consecutive evaluations, confirms the coherence of the Mídia e Cotidiano proposal and the competence and dedication of its faculty and students. Approved in 2012 by CAPES, with its first group of Masters starting in 2013, the PPGMC can celebrate, in these 10 years of existence, the formation of 7 Master’s groups, already in sight, for the beginning of 2023, its first group of Doctors in Media and Everyday Life.
The PPGMC is part of CAPES’s Greater Area of Communication and Information Sciences and its area of concentration is “Media Discourses and Social Practices”. It comprises, dialectically, the relations between media and everyday life, analyzing the contradictions and potentialities of media discourses, their ideological influence, their cultural references and their incorporation/transformation by social practices.
The Program encompasses articulated studies of supports, products and processes in the areas of journalism, advertising, audiovisual media, design and digital technologies, which instrumentalize socio-discursive practices. It also investigates the relationship between Communication and Education. Its faculty currently has 14 permanent professors and two collaborators, in addition to the collaboration of a Post-Doctoral student, with a PNPD scholarship. Its student body of masters and doctoral students comes mostly from Communication courses in various parts of the country, but is also made up of students trained in Education, Social Sciences, Administration, among others.
The Program assesses that one of its responsibilities is regional training and carrying out a Selection Process that expresses social inclusion policies, articulation with Public Basic Education and the promotion of international exchange. Thus, it offers 16 vacancies by selection in the Master’s, two (02) of which are reserved for public elementary school teachers; six (06) for ethnic-racial quotas for blacks (blacks and browns) and indigenous people. For the Doctorate, ten (12) places are offered, two (04) for ethnic-racial quota for blacks (blacks and browns) and indigenous people and one (02) for public elementary school teachers. There are also two (02) additional vacancies in the Master’s and one (01) in the Doctorate for people with disabilities. There is no mandatory filling of vacancies for Masters and Doctorates. In addition, if the vacancies reserved for quotas are not filled, they can be allocated to other candidates, both in the Masters Selection and in the Doctorate.