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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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Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste Hamburg (HFBK), Hamburg, Germany

Research Policy & Strategy

There is no official research strategy and no definition of research awards. 3rdcycle students can pursue a programme of study which is 51% theory / 49 % practice, or wholly devoted to theory.

Awards Offered

Dr.Phil. in Artibus (for 3rdCycle study involving practice)

Degrees are validated by the institution itself.

Assessment

Practice

Thesis (130 – 250 pages)

Defence

Together with supervisors, 1 external examiner is involved in assessment.

Forms of Output

Exhibitions, artworks.

Programme Structure

Flexible – up to 7 years attached to the School.

There are no annual reviews, common courses or fixed training methods; students work on research individually. Research methodologies and ethics do not form part of 3rd cycle training.

Undergraduate & Masters Research

Everybody can do research at anytime.

Qualification Framework

None.

Quality Assurance & Enhancement

None.

Supervision

Students work with a main supervisor in theory, and a second supervisor in practice.

Other staff may provide comment on an individual basis.

Staffing

There is no recruitment policy.

Approx. 25% of teaching staff have 3rdcycle awards.

There are approx. 6 research professors. Staff do not receive particular support for research.

Student Admissions

Students submit a research proposal, which is discussed by those involved with 3rdcycle supervision, who decide on admission.

There are currently approx.. 50 students enrolled on the 3rdcycle programme.

Approx. 10 students have completed their doctoral studies in the last 5 years.

Student Funding

No funding.

There are no fees.

Student Support

Students are given a workspace; access to 2-4 master classes; IT facilities; access to supervised labs; assisted in administration of their funding; visibility on the institutional website and in the press. Students may also arrange to exhibit or publish in negotiation with the institution’s exhibition space and publishers (it is not guaranteed).

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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.