Graduates of the graduate school of the Arts will be able to think and act within interdisciplinary and international networks. They will be capable of undertaking independent research. They will be able to reflect upon the kinds of artistic phenomena that may arise from their own work within an academic context. Their doctoral thesis, which will generally be closely related to their own artistic activity and area of research, will give them an opportunity to demonstrate their academic competence.
Graduates of the graduate school of the Arts will pick up specialist (disciplinary and interdisciplinary), methodical and transversal expertise and competences. The latter also include soft skills such as project management, presentation techniques, and the ability to communicate. Graduates from an academic background will acquire experience of artistic practice and cultural mediation.
The doctoral program prepares for research-oriented work either within universities or outside (culture, wider society, finance, administration, etc.) and equips the doctoral students to take on a wide variety of demanding professional duties and roles.
Approaches to learning and work
The doctoral program contains both theoretical and practical modules. Considerable emphasis is placed on the independent work undertaken by doctoral students, who also benefit from intensive supervision. A core element of the GSA is the mutual sharing of experiences across disciplines. As part of the collaboration with Bern University of Applied Sciences, those attending the GSA receive a second supervision from qualified lecturers at Bern University of the Arts (BUA). The services of qualified external lecturers may also be enlisted, or a group of lecturers may come together to form a doctoral committee, particularly when specific areas need to be covered and the staff at neither the Faculty of Humanities nor Bern University of the Arts have the requisite competences.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Admission to the doctoral program is open to those who meet the formal requirements and would like to undertake a research project which links the research fields and clusters associated with the BUA or the University of Bern.
Further requirements: http://www.gsa.unibe.ch/application/requirements/index_eng.html
The fee for doctoral students is 200 CHF per semester. Additionally, a registration fee of 100 CHF is charged for the first or re-admission.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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