A Doctor of Philosophy degree, short Ph.D is an advanced academic degree earned in various fields, signifying major interests and accomplishments in research.
Australia has a subsidized higher education for students pursuing the undergraduate degrees. They also give loan and grants for the post graduate students. Higher learning starts at undergraduate degree level to a doctoral degree offered in any field of study.
Top Doctoral Programs in Arts in Australia 2016/2017
The School of Architecture and Design at RMIT is widely recognised for innovative leadership and contribution to excellence in design research... [+]
Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture & Design)
The School of Architecture and Design at RMIT is widely recognised for innovative leadership and contribution to excellence in design research. At RMIT we contend that research is conducted through designing and that the process of designing, as a means of increasing knowledge, parallels research in other areas in fascinating ways.The province of the PhD is the exploration of new territories of design research, contributions to the knowledge base of the discipline, and steps toward the redefinition of aspects of design. The program also develops advanced technical research skills to prepare you for a career in industry, academia and other settings in which systematic and critical analytical skills are required.Research is conducted through designing and the process of designing as a means of increasing knowledge. Candidates are supported and engaged in communities of practice where learning is fundamentally a social phenomenon; where knowledge is integrated in the life of these communities that share interests, ideas, discourses, ways of doing things and exploring the boundaries of design thinking.The Doctor of Philosophy may be undertaken in a project, thesis by publication or thesis mode.... [-]
This Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is designed for industry technologists, designers, merchandisers and marketers wanting to undertake original research in... [+]
PhD in Fashion and Textiles
This Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is designed for industry technologists, designers, merchandisers and marketers wanting to undertake original research in the disciplines offered by RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textiles.You will work within specific research fields, namely:design practice, process and presentation textile futures: advanced materials and performance textiles entrepreneurial and cultural studies.
These research fields reflect the research supervisors’ expertise along with the available resources and collaborative relationships with industry and other research organisations.The program may be undertaken by project, thesis by publication or thesis mode. You should discuss these modes of submission with your potential supervisor/s prior to application.As a graduate of the PhD you will be able to pursue an academic career in a university or be employed in the fashion and textiles industry as a textile Designer, textile technologist, fashion technologist or fashion designer.... [-]
This project-based Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research degree will provide the framework, the focus and the discipline necessary to conduct speculative... [+]
PhD in Art
This project-based Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research degree will provide the framework, the focus and the discipline necessary to conduct speculative inquiry in the field of art.The PhD offers a rigorous, supportive and dynamic environment where the investigation of ideas and material practice pertinent to artistic research informs the production of art. Central to the program is a balance between studio practice and the conceptual and theoretical concerns that underpin artistic research.You may work with installation, sculpture, ceramics, hybrid and spatial practices, sound, performance, media arts, video, painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, gold-and silversmithing and object based practice.You will consider the artistic, cultural and social position of your research and draw upon trans-disciplinary practices and enquiries.You will undertake a major project that culminates in an exhibition, performance or presentation of work for assessment, accompanied by an exegesis that includes visual and sonic documentation of the creative research.... [-]
This creative media PhD allows you to carry out expert research disciplines like animation and interactive media, photography, creative writing, multimedia, screenwriting... [+]
PhD in Creative Media
This creative media PhD allows you to carry out expert research disciplines like animation and interactive media, photography, creative writing, multimedia, screenwriting and film and television production.To be eligible for entry you must demonstrate the capacity for independent intellectual research in your proposed field of study.
Learning and teaching
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.You will undertake the approved research program under the supervision of an appointed research supervisor. Successful completion involves submitting a thesis or project.... [-]
RMIT's architecture and design programs are widely recognised for innovative leadership and contribution to excellence in design research. We contend that... [+]
PhD in Architecture and Design
RMIT's architecture and design programs are widely recognised for innovative leadership and contribution to excellence in design research. We contend that design is inherently a way to research and increase knowledge.Knowledge is inseparable from practice. It's not possible to know without doing. In this program, you'll be immersed in disciplines like architecture, fashion, interior design, industrial design and landscape architecture.We consider that reflective practice and forming communities of practice are integral to design research.You will be supported within, and engaged by, communities of practice asserting that learning is fundamentally a social phenomenon.Knowledge-sharing is integrated to the life of these communities - through the exchange of interests, ideas, discourses and ways of doing things.... [-]
The Doctor of Creative Arts (DCA) is for graduates who have a significant record of achievement in the media and/or creative arts, and who want to undertake substantial research in the areas of media and creative production. The degree is awarded to candidates who, through original investigation, make a distinct and significant contribution to knowledge in the creative arts. It provides an opportunity for those seeking advanced knowledge, research and creative practice relevant to emerging creative industries locally and internationally. [+]
The research degrees offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are especially valuable for those wishing to pursue an academic career, a career in research or an advanced level of professional practice.[-]