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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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Gerrit Rietveld Academie (GRA), Amsterdam, Netherlands

Awards

Established

2017

Research Policy & Strategy

The Gerrit Rietveld Academie does not currently define research or operate a research policy, but it is a member of ARIAS (Amsterdam Research Institute of Arts & Sciences) and has received Erasmus + strategic partnership funding for the Creator Doctus project. Research is developed by offering staff members, students and alumni the possibility  to do short-term projects and it is the institution’s aim to embed research more deeply in the curriculum and contracted activities of staff. The Academie has piloted a new 3rd cycle award, the Creator Doctus (CrD). 3rd cycle students work on collaborative projects hosted with partner institutions.

Awards Offered

CrD (Creator Doctus)

Degrees are validated by the institution itself.

Assessment

Artwork (exhibited or performed)

Short description of research process

There is no formal arrangement to engage external examiners.

Forms of Output

Exhibition, Portfolio, Publication, Lecture or Performance and Symposium.

A dissertation is not required but a short description of the research process is.

Programme Structure

There is no structured programme.

Undergraduate & Masters Research

Research methodologies are introduced at undergraduate level and developed through postgraduate (masters) study.

Qualification Framework

Being set up with Erasmus + project Creator Doctus

Quality Assurance & Enhancement

A qualification framework is being developed with Erasmus+ partners in the Creator Doctus project

Supervision

Students are supervised by 1 academic. Students meet in groups with other 3rd cycle candidates.

Staffing

In total, approximately 10% of staff are engaged in research: 20 staff members at the Academie  and a further 5 staff at the Sandberg Instituut. There are 6 staff members at the Academie with a 3rd cycle award. There is one full-time research Professor but research time is allocated to other staff on the basis of individual project requirements.

The Academie expects that new staff recruited to engage in research and supervision will have 3rd cycle awards in relevant discipline.

Student Admissions

Prospective candidates submit a research proposal. A selection of candidates is interviewed. There are currently 4 students studying at, or affiliated to, the Academie.

Student Funding

The (pilot) Creator Doctus scheme is funded by the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, the Mondriaan Foundation and a private partner.

Students have received funding from NWO, Mondriaan and non-Dutch state funding from countries of permanent residence.

Student Support

3rd cycle students at the Academie receive funding to pay for visiting artists, attendance at conferences, exhibition and publication expenses.

Additional Information

In the CrD trajectory a dissertation is not required: the final result is an artwork accompanied by a short description of the research process.

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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.