Doctorate Degrees in Art Studies

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Art Studies

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is one of the highest degrees a student can obtain. In order to begin a doctoral program, students must have first received a bachelor and usually a master’s degree in a related field. Most PhD programs last about two years and can be earned in most disciplines except medicine.

So what is a PhD in Arts? This degree is usually offered in the field of humanities. After earning a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in a related field, students may study history, theory, or teaching methods regarding the arts. Students graduate with the information, coursework, and experience they need for a rewarding career in this field. An original dissertation concerning groundbreaking research, teaching methods, or products is often required before the degree is awarded.

Receiving a Doctorate in Arts can be very beneficial for graduates as they are able to study, learn, and gain hands-on experience within their area of concentration. It can mean greater career opportunities, the chance for a better salary, and the ability to be employed while doing something you enjoy.

The cost of a doctoral degree depends on a variety of factors such as the student’s country of origin, the location of the school, the amount of time a student is able to devote to their schooling, and the length of the program. Students are encouraged to investigate their potential school thoroughly in order to fully understand the cost of earning a degree.

Students who graduate with a PhD in Arts can find employment in a variety of career fields. Many graduates who earn their doctorate choose to return to academia and join the faculty at a university or college. Other individuals may choose to pursue a career in the visual arts, as artists themselves or as curators for museums. Graduates with a Doctorate in Arts may also become art historians and work with scholarly publications and institutions.


If you are interested in furthering your education and pursuing a doctoral degree, you can get started right away. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Interinstitutional Doctorate In Art And Culture

Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Campus Full time 4 years July 2018 Mexico Aguascalientes

The Interinstitutional Doctorate in Art and Culture (DIAC) is the result of the conjunction of academic efforts of the Public Universities of the Western Center Region of ANUIES in which universities participate: Autónoma de Aguascalientes; from Guadalajara; of Guanajuato and the Michoacana of San Nicolás de Hidalgo. It has been created for the training of duly trained specialists in the analysis, research and diffusion of culture and art, from the local and regional spheres of Mexico to the adequate and necessary reflection on these issues in a global dimension. Although Latin American culture and art are proposed as a fundamental object of study, the nexuses that this geographical area has with other cultural systems are not excluded in any way. [+]

The Interinstitutional Doctorate in Art and Culture (DIAC) is the result of the conjunction of academic efforts of the Public Universities of the Western Center Region of ANUIES in which universities participate: Autónoma de Aguascalientes; from Guadalajara; of Guanajuato and the Michoacana of San Nicolás de Hidalgo. It has been created for the training of duly trained specialists in the analysis, research and diffusion of culture and art, from the local and regional spheres of Mexico to the adequate and necessary reflection on these issues in a global dimension. Although Latin American culture and art are proposed as a fundamental object of study, the nexuses that this geographical area has with other cultural systems are not excluded in any way.... [-]


Doctorate in Arts and Science

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2018 Dominica Portsmouth

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) may be undertaken in any discipline within the Arts or Sciences. The degree offers ABDs or those who have earned sixty-six graduate credits from an accredited institution the opportunity to complete their doctoral studies. [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) may be undertaken in any discipline within the Arts or Sciences. The degree offers ABDs or those who have earned sixty-six graduate credits from an accredited institution the opportunity to complete their doctoral studies.

Sixty-six graduate credits are needed for transfer. These credits may be taken prior to or after admission. An additional twenty-seven credits are to be earned at International University for Graduate Studies. Candidates are required to undertake six credits of non-classroom research and design, which is the foundation for the eighteen credit doctoral dissertation and oral defense. In addition, a three-credit eight-day doctoral seminar is required. The sixty-six transferred credits and the additional twenty-seven credits which are earned at IUGS will total ninety-three credits and will meet the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy.... [-]


PhD in Arts

Asia e University
Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 2 more

The Ph.D. Arts programme offers interdisciplinary courses in History, Philosophy, Law, Economics, Gender Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Media Studies and Environmental Studies with a focus on major aspects of the Asian and other humanistic and social traditions. [+]

Ph.D. Arts

The AeU Ph.D. (Arts) is a full research programme that provides you with the methodological and analytical tools required for executing research and creating knowledge. This 3-4 year programme can be done on a part-time or full-time basis - both modes are ideal for working adults. Intake is open all year round.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Fastest growing Graduate School [6] in the region with 300 research students within 3 years.

• Any discipline in Humanities and Arts is accepted

• There’s no proposal at the point of entry. Why? We want to assist you in coming up with research proposal together

• AeU will outsource to local or international supervisor – to suit your needs... [-]


PhD in Museology

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Lisbon

To create of group of teachers-researchers able to develop museological actions with a high-quality level [+]

PhD in Museology

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme:

a) People who hold a master's degree or legal equivalent degree;

b) People who hold a B.A., people who have an especially relevant school or scientific curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programme's Scientific Committee;

c) People who have a school, scientific and professional curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programmes Scientific Committee.

Objectives

To create of group of teachers-researchers able to develop museological actions with a high quality level; to form specialists in museology; to promote the development of post-graduate studies, promoting the development of research in Museology and Sociomuseology; to encourage and continue the process of the affirmation of Museology as an applied disciple area, elevating the patterns of quality while expanding on the research studies in the field. To deepen the legal and operational knowledge related to the implementation of cultural policies that value the museological action. To better the articulation between national policies in the area of Museology and Heritage with a more vast context of European policies To train human resources for the investigation and practices required by museums, and to Crete knowledge and its transmission, thus contributing for the up-keeping and valorization of the heritage. ... [-]

Doctor of Creative Arts

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

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.

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PhD In Arts And Humanities

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The ULL PhD Program in Arts and Humanities is an interdisciplinary postgraduate program aimed at training researchers in linguistic and cultural studies. It involves the departments of Fine Arts, Classical, French, Arabic and Romance Philology, Spanish Philology, English and German Philology and History of Art and Philosophy; and it covers the areas of knowledge related to linguistics and the Arabic, Spanish, French, Greek, English, Latin and Romanesque philologies, their cultures and literatures, and music, art and design, their production, theory and history. [+]

Presentation

The Doctorate Program in Arts and Humanities of the ULL is a graduate post-graduate program aimed at training researchers in linguistic and cultural studies. It involves the departments of Fine Arts, Classical, French, Arabic and Romance Philology, Spanish Philology, English and German Philology and History of Art and Philosophy; and it covers the areas of knowledge related to linguistics and the Arabic, Spanish, French, Greek, English, Latin and Romance philologies, their cultures and literatures, and music, art and design, their production, theory and history.

This broad field of knowledge is structured in two broad lines: linguistic studies (Line 1) and philological, literary and cultural studies (line 2), but it is specified in an annual offer of supervised research lines that can be consulted on the program page.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The Aalto University School of Arts, Design, and Architecture offers an international doctoral programme for those seeking careers in art, design, film, media or architecture. Studies leading to a doctoral degree can be taken in all research fields represented at the School. The normative time to take the degree for full-time doctoral students is four years. [+]

Doctoral studies in Arts, Design, and Architecture have been offered since the 1910's. From 1981 onwards the main degree has been the Doctor of Arts degree.

The Aalto University School of Arts, Design, and Architecture offers an international doctoral programme for those seeking careers in art, design, film, media or architecture. Studies leading to a doctoral degree can be taken in all research fields represented at the School. The normative time to take the degree for full-time doctoral students is four years.The special feature of the programme is that the dissertation can also include art or design productions. Department of Art, Department of Design, Department of Film, Television, and Scenography and Department of Media offer doctoral studies for Doctor of Arts degree.The Department of Architecture is the oldest and largest of the three departments of architecture in Finland. The first publication of a doctoral dissertation took place in 1921, and since then over fifty candidates have been awarded their doctoral degrees. Postgraduate degree studies are offered for Doctor of Science (Architecture) degrees.Doctoral education at the School of Arts, Design, and Architecture is internationally interactive, and the School encourages researcher mobility to foster the exchange of ideas, research collaboration, and career development. Annually approx. 15 Doctors of Arts and one or two Doctors of Science (Architecture) are graduating. The employment situation of the graduates is very good.The research database, ReseDa gives information about doctoral students and their research projects. You may browse the information by the individual researcher, unit or field... [-]


PhD in Arts and Creative Industries

London South Bank University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 2 more

The School of Arts and Creative Industries has a major commitment to scholarship and research. We recognize its significance in underpinning course provision, particularly at postgraduate level, and in developing enterprise and knowledge transfer with the media, arts and creative sectors. [+]

The School of Arts and Creative Industries has a major commitment to scholarship and research. We recognize its significance in underpinning course provision, particularly at postgraduate level, and in developing enterprise and knowledge transfer with the media, arts and creative sectors.

All research students are enrolled in the LSBU’s postgraduate Key Skills programme. In addition, they can undertake research methods training from relevant MA and MSc courses, as well as taking part in special events and activities, which ensure an inclusive and thriving research culture.

Our applied research tackles real-world issues and encompasses a wide variety of methodologies and approaches, including practice-based research, empirical work on audiences and texts, and theory-driven analysis. Read the Arts and Creative Industries Research blog for up-to-date information about research activities.... [-]


PhD Proficieny in Art

Yasar University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Turkey İzmir

The first year of the Ph.D. program consists of coursework, followed by one year of preparation for the Doctorate Proficiency Examination. After passing the examination successfully, students will begin to write their dissertations, for a total research period of two years. [+]

The first year of the Ph.D. program consists of coursework, followed by one year of preparation for the Doctorate Proficiency Examination. After passing the examination successfully, students will begin to write their dissertations, for a total research period of two years.

Entry qualification

Postgraduate diploma (or higher) masters degree in art, music or a related area, with a thesis.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English/Turkish.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Language requirements

English... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in History of Art and/or Archaeology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

While a research degree should be very rewarding personally, it is also a serious and sometimes intense undertaking. Under the current system, a full-time doctoral student has three years to complete a full draft of her or his thesis and then a further one year for writing up (known as a 3+1 degree). There are always solitary moments when carrying out individual research, even if a department has a strong collegiate atmosphere, as ours does. Research degrees are generally undertaken by individuals who aim to become professionals in the field of art history and/or archaeology, whether as academics who carry out research and teach in universities or as curators or educators in museums, libraries or archives, or in any number of other related areas such as academic publishing or even the commercial art world. It is generally a good idea to have some experience of work outside university before applying to a doctoral programme, for example, in some role in a museum or gallery. Embarking on a research degree is not just about the qualification but also about developing as a person and a professional so as to be able to contribute to national and international discourses in, and perhaps also far beyond, the history of art and archaeology. [+]

Research Degrees in History of Art and/or Archaeology

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Why embark on a Research Degree?

While a research degree should be very rewarding personally, it is also a serious and sometimes intense undertaking. Under the current system, a full-time doctoral student has three years to complete a full draft of her or his thesis and then a further one year for writing up (known as a 3+1 degree). There are always solitary moments when carrying out individual research, even if a department has a strong collegiate atmosphere, as ours does. Research degrees are generally undertaken by individuals who aim to become professionals in the field of art history and/or archaeology, whether as academics who carry out research and teach in universities or as curators or educators in museums, libraries or archives, or in any number of other related areas such as academic publishing or even the commercial art world. It is generally a good idea to have some experience of work outside university before applying to a doctoral programme, for example, in some role in a museum or gallery. Embarking on a research degree is not just about the qualification but also about developing as a person and a professional so as to be able to contribute to national and international discourses in, and perhaps also far beyond, the history of art and archaeology.... [-]


PhD in Archaeology and History of Arts

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Turkey İstanbul

The Ph.D. program in Archaeology offers the opportunity for advanced study in the archaeology of Turkey (ancient Anatolia) and the surrounding regions. Students should be interested in [+]

PhD in Archaeology and History of Art

Ph.D. program in Archaeology and History of Art has two different subject concentrations:

Archaeology History of Art

The Ph.D. program in Archaeology offers the opportunity for advanced study in the archaeology of Turkey (ancient Anatolia) and the surrounding regions. Students should be interested in specializations that reflect the expertise of the faculty including the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman or Byzantine periods. Students are encouraged to participate in faculty on-site research at Alalakh, Barcın Höyük, Gordion, Küçükyalı, and Sagalassos among others. Field studies either at an excavation or an internship are required. The program emphasizes archaeological theory and methodology and students are given instruction in ceramic analysis, metallurgy and instrumental analysis. Partnerships with other departments at the university make available specialized instrumentation for analysis. Instruction is offered in scanning electron microscopy (SEM), petrography, micro-soil analysis, trace element analysis, metallurgy (polarizing light microscopy), GIS applications and organic residue analysis. The program also stresses the importance of cultural heritage management and public archaeology education through museums.The Ph.D. program in the History of Art combines the study of the cultural, formal and theoretical aspects of visual culture with academic and practical training in museum studies and heritage site management. Doctoral students in the program are expected to develop an academic specialization in a particular subject or era of art history in which there is faculty expertise (Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk or Ottoman). Additionally, students are expected to acquire a solid theoretical background along with the practical... [-]


PhD in Creative Technologies

University of Portsmouth
Campus Full time October 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth

The School of Creative Technologies is centered around the application of new technologies to support creative areas. This includes games design and development, animation, video, and sound, as well as other application areas, such as healthcare or security. [+]

Ph.D. in Creative Technologies Research overview

The School of Creative Technologies is centered around the application of new technologies to support creative areas. This includes games design and development, animation, video, and sound, as well as other application areas, such as healthcare or security. We work closely with cultural heritage organizations worldwide to develop better methods of safeguarding digital assets. Our research is organized around five themes: Virtual Reality and Advanced Interactive Technologies, Digital Preservation, Computer Games Design and Technology, High-Performance Visualisation, Computer Animation.

Research areas

The School welcomes applications from candidates wishing to pursue a higher degree by research. We can provide supervision across a range of areas, including Virtual Reality and Advanced Interactive Technologies, Future Proof Computing, Computer Games Design and Technology, High-Performance Visualisation, Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Computer Animation and Digital Storytelling.... [-]


DPhil (PhD) in Art History

International Business School – Budapest
Campus Full time 3 - 3 years Open Enrollment Hungary Budapest

We offer the DPhil Art History programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme requires an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline. [+]

Course outline

DPhil students undertake supervised but independent research, at the end of which they submit a thesis of not more than 100,000 words embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgments of others. A DPhil thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of art history either by the discovery of new knowledge or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach.

Application

If you wish to apply, please fill in our online electronic application form and upload your Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with official English translation, your passport copy and English language certificate (if you have one). Please email us your planned research topic to info@ibs-b.hu soon after the online application.... [-]


PhD in Studio Art

Burren College of Art
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6 years September 2018 Ireland Galway + 1 more

The aim of this four-year full-time (six-year part-time) research programme is the generation of a contribution to knowledge and understanding in Fine Art by means of inquiry conducted through studio research and, where relevant, other research methods. [+]

The aim of this four-year full-time (six-year part-time) research programme is the generation of a contribution to knowledge and understanding in Fine Art by means of inquiry conducted through studio research and, where relevant, other research methods.

During the programme, students receive training in research methods and complete a research project based on a key research question. Students are also expected to:

Pursue a defined key research question through studio research Investigate cognate studio research undertaken by others internationally Explore the theoretical and historical dimensions of the inquiry through scholarship Collaborate with others, as appropriate, to extend the range of the inquiry Produce a body of work that embodies new knowledge in answer to the key research question Write a brief summary of the contribution to knowledge and understanding together with a reflective analysis of the theoretical and historical context of the research and a critical review of the process of the research. Programmes of Enquiry ... [-]