The integration of the PPGAV with the four undergraduate courses of the EBA (Bachelor in Plastic arts, Bachelor of Arts, Design and interior Design) is mainly through research projects of scientific Initiation, (PIBIC), since the PIBIC researchers have the opportunity to develop, for the first time, a more breathtaking research, governed by an appropriate methodology and under the guidance of a counselor. It is undeniable that scientific initiation is the most appropriate introduction to academic research and that, most of the students who practice it, seek admission to graduate school. However, there are other instances that also stimulate, in undergraduate students, the vocation for research, such as the granting of scholarships linked to the stay project, the monitoring projects and the orientations of completion of course work (TCC).
Teaching and extension activities involving undergraduate and graduate students are frequent at the School of Fine Arts of UFBA, since the professors of the PPGAV also work in undergraduate teaching, developing research projects, teaching and extension, either in School of Fine Arts, either in other undergraduate courses of the UFBA (architecture and dance) or, also, in undergraduate courses of other universities, such as UNEB, State University of Bahia, relating the work developed in the PPGAV with its actions Pedagogic and research.
The extension activities promoted by the PPGAV, such as lectures, conferences and courses, as well as those performed by the research groups involve the participation of undergraduate students, stimulating the vocation for research. The activities promoted by the PPGAV are intensely disseminated, both by the traditional means, by electronic means and by social networks, reaching undergraduate students, who usually participate in such activities (lectures, conferences, Exhibitions, courses, among others). In many of the extension activities, undergraduate Students act as monitors, involving themselves further with the research process
The teaching internship is a mandatory activity for the students of the Master's degree, which ensures the integration of graduate students with graduation, since the Masters, during the internship, have the opportunity to act directly in the formation of undergraduate students, Presenting their research projects and transmitting, to the undergraduate students, information about graduate and, reciprocally, the graduates have the opportunity to live together throughout a semester with one or more masters, which leads them to have contact with Routine and characteristics of the research at graduate level.
Annually, at UFBA, is promoted the week of art, culture, Science and Technology (ACTA), promoted by the Federal University of Bahia. Throughout this week, the PPGAV carries out the seminar “Art in thesis”, a mandatory activity for Masters, in which they present their research projects, alongside two graduates of each line. During this seminar, open to the public, masters, graduates and teachers have the opportunity to exchange many suggestions, experiences and bibliographical references. At the end of 2014 will be held for the first time the seminary of the doctoral candidates, since the first class of the PhD course of PPGAV joined 2013. Another relevant annual activity is the PIBIC Research seminar, promoted by the pro-rectory of research and postgraduate studies, in which PIBIC researchers present their projects alongside Masters and doctoral candidates, always under the coordination of teachers in area.
We emphasize that the PIBID program, from initiation to teaching, constitutes a factor of integration with graduation, thanks to the fact that professors of the PPGAV also act in the PIBID, providing PIBID researchers with an understanding of the university in a sense Broad, of a training that extends beyond graduation and that implies research as an activity that must occur parallel to teaching.
In addition, several of spaces of School of Fine Arts are used by both undergraduate and graduate students, such as the library, laboratories and workshops, in addition to the spaces of coexistence, which naturally approximates the student.