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Artistic Research, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Vienna, Austria
The Artistic Research PhD Programme (PhD in Art) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna represent a postgraduate study programme in the field of art, in which independent artistic research is generated to contribute to the development and appreciation of the arts. 
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 These studies focus on artistic work that is regarded as the basis of knowledge production.

The Artistic Research PhD Programme (PhD in Art) is governed by topics and practices of artistic research. Contesting and reflecting upon the specific methods and production processes on use of the own artistic project represent a significant part to be incorporated in the research work. As a matter of principle, research in the sense of comprehensive knowledge production is defined as open to any outcome.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The doctoral programme consists of course and colloquia attendances and a dissertation in the form of an artistic research thesis.

  • The thesis in form of an artistic research project is to be produced, respectively a thesis in form of a number of artistic projects connected to each other as far as the research issue is concerned (artistic complex of work, groups of work).
  • The research outcome is to be documented in a suitable manner; it is to be contextualized and reflected upon. The conclusions of the artistic research are to be communicated in comprehensible form.
  • The thesis consists of an artistic work, as well as a presentation – in the meaning of a reflexive documentation – of the insights gained.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission requires the successful completion of the selection process. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    745 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 745 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    382 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 382 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Vienna

  • 861 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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