Fine Art, PhD

  • 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 contemporary fine art, including recent issues in painting and the expanded field of contemporary practice; objects, installation and the virtual; interdisciplinary work with sound and video; performance art practices and their relationship to liveness and documentation; the interdisciplinary nature of printmaking; and landscape, mapping and ambulatory practices.

At Cambridge School of Art, you値l be part of a vibrant and growing community of researchers at PhD level. We provide various research forums that accentuate the discursive and interdisciplinary nature of research, including the Fine Art Research Unit (FARU), which holds regular seminars and informal presentations for postgraduate and research students, and the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute(CoDE).

At our FARU sessions you can present your work-in-progress, as well as hearing staff-led papers and engaging in discussions on our current research and related topics. You値l benefit from our strong links with institutions in the UK and abroad, including Kettle's Yard, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium; Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Camberwell College of Arts and Central St Martins in London; ERBA Valence and ENSA Bourges, France. You値l also have access to many exhibition and conference opportunities.

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  • Duration full-time 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • 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.

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.

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 publications include: La Peinure Presque Abstraite (Arles, 2009);Rob Holyhead Paintings (Riding House, 2009), Ashgate Research Companion to Experimental Music (2009); Reconstructing the Old House catalogue (2009); andEnvironmental Apocalypse in Science and Art (Routledge, 2013). Our exhibitions include Rob Holyhead, Karsten Schubert, London; David Ryan in De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (2010); 'Crossing Abstraction', Kunstraum Bethianen, Berlin (2009); and Benet Spencer in Reconstructing the Old House, Nunnery Gallery, London (2009).

Our staff痴 expertise includes:

David Ryan: abstraction and indeterminacy in painting and music; the relationship of sound and image in recent video work.

Martin Salisbury: children's book illustration, painting for exhibition, the study of theory and practice in illustration.

Will Hill: typography and graphic design, use of visual language, design of experimental display typefaces and revivals and historic references in type design.

Paul Marris: film, narrative and sociological and interpretative methodologies.

Benet Spencer: contemporary attitudes in painting; relation of painting to architectural practices.

Robert Holyhead: recent abstract painting; relationship of painting to exhibition practices and installation.

Dr Sergio Fava: art and science intersections, environmental art, qualitative research methods, relations between visual culture and religion.

Dr Nina Lübbren: nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century art, art and the fantastic, Bollywood cinema, visual narratives.

Veronique Chance: photography, video and print media and intermedial/performative approaches to these, through shared language and the deployment of technology.

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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

  • EUR 11200 International
  • EUR 4500 EU/EEA
UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year)

£4,500

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year, part time)

£2,650

International students, 2016/2017 (MPhil/Phd, per year, full time)

£11,200

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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