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3rd Cycle in the Arts

This is an international database of 3rd cycle awards in the European Higher Arts Education Area, developed within the Creator Doctus project, to identify possible examples of practice in developing and supporting artistic research.

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Estonian Academy of Arts (ARTUN), Tallinn, Estonia

Awards

Research Policy & Strategy

In terms of research, the Estonian Academy of Arts is collaborating actively with corporate and governmental bodies. The institution offers research degrees in Art History as well as Arts and sees the development of 3rdcycle awards as a priority.

Awards Offered

PhD

Degrees are validated by the institution itself.

Assessment

Creative work + explanatory statement (80,000 characters) or Thesis (320,000 – 400,000 characters) or Portfolio (peer-reviewed scholarly articles) + explanatory statement (60,000 – 80,000 characters) or Architecture & Urban Planning – analysis of creative practice (200,000 characters) or Previously published monograph.

Defence

The evaluation committee is comprised of 5 members, including 2 external examiners.

Forms of Output

Exhibitions, artworks.

Programme Structure

4 years full-time (can be extended without funding)

There are annual attestations which include common milestones for each stage of the PhD programme. These include the preparation of articles for publication. Research methodologies and ethics are introduced in the context of specific classes and seminars.

Undergraduate & Masters Research

Not formally.

Qualification Framework

National

Quality Assurance & Enhancement

There are regular internal evaluation meetings.

Supervision

The number of supervisors is not defined. 

Staff engaged in supervision are allocated 40 hours/year.

Internal funding is available for staff engaged in research on an annual basis.

Staffing

Staff engaged in supervision are expected to hold a PhD. Training for supervisors is informal.

Student Admissions

Interview.

There are approx. 40 3rdcycle students.

There have been 10 completions in the last 5 years.

Student Funding

State scholarship.

Links

3rd Cycle in the Arts

This is an international database of 3rd cycle awards in the European Higher Arts Education Area, developed within the Creator Doctus project, to identify possible examples of practice in developing and supporting artistic research.