Art and Design, PhD

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11200
    Tuition (Year)
    4500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Informed by your particular discipline, you値l critically contextualise your work, clarifying both theoretical and practical research-based enquiries, and producing distinctive contributions to the research field.

You値l be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary. Our supervisors are experienced in most areas of art and design, including: creative practices that crossover between art and design, graphic design and typography; interior design (with a special interest in the role of light); design and identity; and fashion and psychology.

At Cambridge School of Art, you値l be part of a vibrant and growing community of researchers at PhD level. We have various research forums that accentuate the discursive and interdisciplinary nature of research, such as our close links with our University痴Faculty of Science and Technology, the Postgraduate Medical Institute, and local and national arts institutions and practitioners.

All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where you値l gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship.

Distance-learning supervision is available on this course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

We値l provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, and encourage you to get involved with external activities like exhibiting, curating, conference organisation and giving papers.

In conjunction with University research support, you can request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.

Audience

We値l provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, and encourage you to get involved with external activities like exhibiting, curating, conference organisation and giving papers.

In conjunction with University research support, you can request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.

Lecturers

You値l be supervised and supported by staff who have published and exhibited nationally and internationally. Our staff痴 expertise includes:

Will Hill: type, lettering and the use of visual language in a wide range of contexts across the applied and the fine arts, including work on vernacular lettering in eastern Europe, the design of experimental display typefaces and research on revivals and historic references in type design.

Jon Melton: categorising and contextualising of display and ornamented types of the nineteenth century; eighteenth- and nineteenth-century applied arts, furniture, interiors and architecture.

Tim Kobin: the relationship between narrative and design.

Wendy Moody: fashion design, visualisation and art with neuroscience, psychology, consumer behaviour, retail and psychology.

Mark Hart: the interplay between mathematics, technology and materials, principally concentrating on 3D construction.

Tina Burton: artistic practice that incorporates physical technology, interactive installations, 2D game design (particularly for children), and theories of new media practice.

Nicholas Jeeves: design fictions and futures, historical learning and teaching methodologies as applied to contemporary art and design education.

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Academic Requirements

MPhil: candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area.

PhD: candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area.

If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11200 International
  • GBP 4500 EU/EEA
  • International students, 2016/2017 (MPhil/Phd, per year, full time) £11,200
  • UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £4,500
  • UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year, part time) £2,650
  • PhD by Published Work, 2016/17 (Initial registration) £1,000
  • PhD by Published Work, 2016/17 (Full registration) £3,200
  • Writing up, 2016/17 (UK & EU students) £1,300
  • Writing up, 2016/17 (International students) £1,300
  • UK, EU & International 2016/17 Bench fee ranges from 1000 to 7000 £1,000

Funding

There are a number of ways in which you can obtain external funding for doctoral research, from the full-time awards granted by the AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) to smaller grants available from a range of grant-awarding bodies. Our programme periodically offers fully-funded and fees-only fellowships, and from time to time, Departmental bursaries are awarded to candidates showing exceptional potential. In addition to these, our programme has a Postgraduate Fund to which students can apply for help with travelling expenses, conference fees, and other research needs. We offer advice on external and internal funding to any interested prospective candidates for our PhD degree.

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