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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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Institute for Artistic Research Berlin (!KF), Berlin, Germany

Research Policy & Strategy

The Institute for Artistic Research in Berlin aims to embed the education of its research students within the framework of professional practice. It prioritizes ‘artistic research’ and emphasizes interdisciplinarity through collaborations with various partners in Higher Education, including Universities, the Max Planck and Leibniz Institutes who validate their 3rd cycle degrees. PhD students and post-doctoral researchers are attached to specific research projects and work within the project team. The Institute is engaged in discussions with local and national research funding bodies with a view to securing funding for artistic research projects.

Awards Offered

Dr.Rer.Nat

Dr.Phil

Dr.Med.

3rdcycle awards are validated by collaborating external partner institutions.

Assessment

Dissertation and/or Presentation (Performed/Exhibited)

Viva

Depending on the contract, external examiners may be involved in assessing awards.

Forms of Output

Theatre productions; Exhibitions, Films, peer-reviewed publications & papers; Performances; Public engagement; Dissertations; Symposia; Books, Editions

Programme Structure

The project-based nature of the opportunity means that the type of research students undertake is prescribed by the terms of the contract. The length of student engagement on a 3rd cycle project varies, typically extending over 12 – 36 months.

There is no structured programme.

Undergraduate & Masters Research

No

Qualification Framework

Florence Principles

Quality Assurance & Enhancement

No

Supervision

Students are normally supervised by 2 academics.

The project-based nature of the research means that students do not follow a structured programme but the Institute adheres to the Florence Principles.

Staffing

The Institute is wholly dedicated to research and does not provide teaching.

Student Admissions

PhD possible in individual cases by negotiation or recruitment. The Institute does not actively recruit students except to specific projects, and as a result the student population is small, with approximately 3 students in a given year, and 7 students graduating in the last 5 years.

Student Funding

Research and private project funding.

Additional Information

The Institute is concerned to address the professional utility of postgraduate education.

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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.