until 1977

Prior to the existence of the University of Madeira, a number of educational establishments were already present in Madeira during the 20th century, such as: the Instituto Universitário da Madeira, the Instituto Superior de Artes Plásticas da Madeira and the Conservatório de Música da Madeira. In 1977 is founded the Instituto Superior de Artes Plásticas da Madeira, later integrated in the University of Madeira.