Media and Performing Arts, Ph.D.

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  • 36 months
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  • English (book IELTS)
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The School of Media and Performing Arts has a thriving postgraduate research culture. We offer opportunities in the areas of Film and Media, Drama and Performance, Creative Writing, and Digital Storytelling.

About

Our recent doctoral graduates have worked on innovative projects and produced groundbreaking research. We have enabled them to present their work at international conferences, to publish their findings in scholarly journals during their period of study, and to build important academic and industry connections via our established UK networks. Many of our PhD students have had the opportunity to work at academic and commercial archives, including the BFI, the National Archives, The Bill Douglas Centre, the BBC Written Archives and at Channel 4. We have an excellent record in supporting oral history research and several of our postgraduates have conducted original interviews as part of their research.We have enabled our doctoral graduates to go on to publish their research in monographs and edited collections, and they have gained employment in a range of sectors: some work in the Cultural Industries (eg for Creative Skillset); others have been appointed as post-doctoral researchers on AHRC-funded projects; and a number have established successful academic careers both in the UK (eg at Bournemouth and Queens University Belfast) and internationally (eg Hiroshima and Trondheim).In Drama and Performance, and Creative Writing and Digital Storytelling, our doctoral students (including opera directors and novelists) have specialised in practice-based research studies which have been innovative in their fields.

Research Cluster

Film and Media: The Film and Media Research Cluster advances research across the media industries. Work within the cluster applies a wide range of analytic, critical, historical perspectives to the examination of film, music, television, animation, the press, social and digital media, as well as acknowledging the importance of politics, institutions, and audiences in the processes of media production. As a consequence of this research, membership of the cluster is largely drawn from the staff and PhD students located in the School of Media and Performing Arts. However, recognising the interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) and potential crossovers in research interests and expertise, some members are based in other schools in the Faculty such as Art and Design, and Creative Technologies.

Student Destinations

One of the benefits of studying at Portsmouth is the comprehensive support we provide in career planning. Our careers and recruitment service - Purple Door - can assist you in career research and finding employment opportunities. The Graduate School Development Programme offers a series of dedicated workshops on career planning, specifically for research degree students. You will also have access to consultations with careers advisers or online support. This service is available for five years after graduation.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Module Details

Creative and Media WritingOur staff have a wide range of practise-based skills and professional experience from screenwriting to magazine and web journalism. Research areas include:The contemporary novelChildren’s writingMicro-fictionsPoetry and prose for page and screenFilm, Theatre and PerformanceOur researchers are working and supervising in subjects such as:Adaptation studiesAmerican cinemaArchivingBritish cinema historyCrime and filmEuropean cinemasFashion and filmFilm performanceFilm industriesFilm policyGender, sexuality and cinemaLatin American cinemasPopular film genresRace, ethnicity and cinemaReception studiesStars and stardomThird and transnational cinemaCensorshipMusical theatre and performanceMedia StudiesOur researchers are working and supervising in subjects such as:Popular culture and the HolocaustMedia and conflict in UlsterAdaptation studiesAudiences and fandomCelebrity and stardomCrime televisionCultures of consumptionCybercultureGender, sexuality and televisionMedia and mental distressMedia and narratologyMedia historyMedia theoryModernismReception studiesDigital StorytellingOur researchers are working and supervising in subjects such as:Academic papersFilmmaking and festivalsArt installation, exhibition and curationNew technologies/new media and pedagogy

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4121 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4121 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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