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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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Oslo National Academy of Arts, Oslo, Norway

Research Policy & Strategy

Artistic research is not identified in the strategic aims of the Oslo National Academy of Arts, however 3rd cycle provision is practice-based. The institution has Research Days where a few of the staff exchange updates and engage in discussions. Research is conducted on a largely individual basis. Initiatives such as Erasmus +, ELIA, Diku (Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation & Quality Enhancement in Higher Education) support efforts to develop the institutional research culture.

Key research themes

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Awards Offered

PhD in artistic research

Degrees are validated by the institution itself.

Assessment

Public Presentation of Work

Viva

At least two external examiners (preferably one international) are involved in an assessment committee of 3.

Forms of Output

Exhibitions; lectures; books; images; webpages; film; performances; texts; concerts; shows; presentations

Programme Structure

Full-time 3 years

Students undertake annual reviews and make a midway seminar/presentation. Exhibitions, public presentations and peer group meetings form part of the programme. There is a national ‘Research School’ which organises 2 day seminars 2-3 times per semester. Students are required to take 30 ECTS in training components – research methodologies and ethics are introduced to students in this way. 150 ECTS relate to independent artistic research.

Undergraduate & Masters Research

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Qualification Framework

National

Quality Assurance & Enhancement

NTNU regulations

Supervision

Students work with 2-3 supervisors.

60 hours/year are allocated to the main supervision: this includes participation in bi-annual Artistic Research Seminars (ARS) accounting for approx. 50% (30 hours) of the annual allocation. 40 hours/year is allocated to 2 supervisors, that includes time to participate in ARS.  There are currently approx. 25 3rd Cycle students. Approx. 15 3rd cycle students have graduated in the last 5 years.

Staffing

Staff do not receive formal training in supervision. Annual seminars run by the National programme provide a limited forum to discuss ethics. Staff higher than 0.5FTE have 30% of their time allocated to research and staff engaged in supervision must have Professorial rank. Most staff teaching in the institution are not involved in supervision, but some of those supervising will not have allocated research time. By application, some internal funding is available to support staff research. There are no sabbaticals, and no time allocated to supervisors for meet and discuss.

Student Admissions

Prospective students apply to the institution, discuss research potential research with staff in the departments, before an institutional committee for the whole school who then makes a final selection.

Student Funding

Institutional funding

Student Support

Students have access to galleries and stages, as well as technical workshops. Students can apply for project funding. Students have limited workspaces for own projects.

Student Experience

Research culture in the School is new and developing informally through the efforts of individual staff.

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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.