PhD Fine Art

University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Art

Program Description

PhD Fine Art

University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Art


Postgraduate studies in Fine Art at Kent offer you an energetic, challenging and open framework in which to explore your artistic practice. The programme welcomes independent thinkers who seek to develop their practice in a discursive environment that brings together a diverse set of attitudes to making and producing art work in contemporary culture.

As a student, you are encouraged to realise your creative and intellectual potential within your discipline informed by specialists within your field.

The Fine Art PhD programme enables you to develop your work through an intensive period of study in an ambitious and challenging research environment. Alongside supervisory support, you are offered workshops, seminars and exhibition opportunities throughout your research period.

Course structure

You have your own studio space in which to explore and test your studio work, with full access to workshops and high quality resources at our multimillion pound development on the Chatham Historic Dockyard, just 45 minutes from London.

The programme welcomes students who wish to pursue any form of artistic practice in an interdisciplinary studio-based research environment. Research students are supported through their studies by a supervisory team and regular supervisory meetings.

You are provided with research methodology training sessions to ground and support your research in its early stages, as well as offered a breadth of research seminars, workshops and symposia. Research students are encouraged to enrol on the Researcher Development Programme provided by the University’s Graduate School, and to attend regular Research Centre and Research Group led events. You have access to a national and international cross-disciplinary visiting lecture series enabling you to access specialists in your territory and beyond.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. A portfolio of creative work is required for admission.

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Location: Medway

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
3 - 6 years
Part time
Full time
4,121 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Chatham, England
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Duration 3 - 6 years
Price 4,121 GBP
full time UK/EU