Key research themes
- PhD – equivalent (3rd Cycle Diploma in Artistic Research)
- 3 or 4 years full-time (4 years includes 25% teaching)
Part-time can be negotiated but PhDs must complete within 6 years to maintain their right to study.
Public defence (Viva)
Public presentation of completed art works, attended (if possible) by external examiner. After feedback on the work and the critical reflection, the Viva Voce is planned.
The assessment panel consists of 1 internal examiner and 2 external examiners.
Forms of Output
Exposition/Exhibition (including performance)
Critical reflection on process and practice
There is no dissertation requirement.
The programme structure includes methods training and ethics training is provided by the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme: 6 courses (2-4 days), 6 artistic research forums (conferences, 3 where they have to present their project). Research methodologies and ethics integrated in basic courses.
The programme and peer learning are also supported by group research seminars, teaching, symposia and workshops. It also includes public engagement activity and collaborative/live projects. There is an annual progress review.
Undergraduate & Masters Research
- Research training (including ethics training) is embedded at Masters level study.
- Research training (including ethics training) is embedded at BA level study.
- National Framework
- Florence Principles
Quality Assurance & Enhancement
The QAE policy and strategy and metrics are in development —in the process of establishing an institutional specific PhD in Artistic Research degree with a view to having it in place in 2021.
The supervisory team is identified in consultation with the PhD candidate.
The PhD candidate identifies his/her supervisor(s), or s/he is helped by staff to identify suitable supervisors who will support his/her PhD.
The usual and optimum number of supervisors is 2-3. 100hrs are allocated (60hrs primary supervisor/ 40hrs second supervisor.
There are annual seminars for supervisors.
No staff currently hold 3rd Cycle Awards.
1 out of 50 (0.5%) members of staff are currently undertaking a 3rd Cycle Award.
The institution recognises research and allocate research time by mutual negotiation with the Dean. 100% of staff are active artists and filmmakers and part-time academic staff. Their professional activity counts as artistic research.
Overall responsibility for managing your 3rd cycle programme resides with:
- Vice Dean
- Head of Artistic Research
The doctoral programme is advertised nationally and internationally.
Applications consist of:
- Research proposal (An articulated artistic project).
- Institutional Application Form
One to two students join the programme annually.
Currently there are 7 registered students in the PhD programme in artistic research.
To date 4 students have graduated from the programme.
NO fees. Students are on a full salary and modest budget for production.
Doctoral students have access to facilities in the institution, including:
- Specialist technical facilities
- Studio space
- Desk Space
- Digital resources
Students are supported via peer learning, group seminars, symposia, group supervision, masterclasses and research and ethics training. Relevant production and post-production equipment for filmmakers and those working in related art forms.
Additional financial support is provided to:
- Travel in support of research, conference attendance/presentation
- Students gain experience of teaching at BA and MA level study