Doctorate Degrees in Art Studies

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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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KHM Doctoral Programme

Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
Campus Full time October 2018 Germany North Rhine Westphalia

The Academy of Media Arts Cologne offers students, through doctoral regulations adopted in 2004, the possibility to complete philosophical dissertations. [+]

PhDs in Art Studies. Academic PhD (Dr. phil.) in Art and Media Studies Art theory, media theory, experimental IT, film theory, design theory, communications theory. Supervision by/in research collaboration with academically qualified teaching staff. Irregular calls for proposals on diverse and changing interdisciplinary topics with subsequent determination of the responsible supervisors in allocated doctoral subjects. Through the doctoral regulations adopted in 2004, the Academy of Media Arts Cologne offers the possibility to complete a philosophical dissertation in an intensely art-related context. The connection between artistic questioning and scientific methods in the KHM’s doctoral programme should lead to relevant new findings. In accordance with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia’s art college legislation, the degree awarded is the same as a university degree, i.e. an academic PhD. The linking of research methods to artistic and media practices in the doctoral project is a prerequisite for admission, a closeness to artistic, media experimentation is desired and encouraged. However, the assessment of the dissertation, in all of its elements, remains an academic one. By allocating the doctoral projects to specific working areas, supervision by the appropriate qualified doctoral teaching staff at the KHM is assured. The dissertation is to be written in German. No scholarships can be awarded. Support in the writing of funding applications is offered. Please submit your application documents by sending them as a printout to: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln / Academy of Media Arts colgne (KHM) Promotionsausschuss Peter-Welter-Platz 2 D - 50676 Köln or: studoffice@khm.de [-]

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 enquiry 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 enquiry 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 enquiry through scholarship Collaborate with others, as appropriate, to extend the range of the enquiry 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 We welcome proposals for studio based PhDs in the following aspects of studio art: Drawing as a process of enquiry Art and Ecology Creative methods and methodology Digital narrative (in collaboration with the Huston Film School, NUI Galway) Interdisciplinary research that promotes collaboration across academic boundaries (with potentially any department of NUI, Galway) Students may also propose research projects outside these criteria for consideration by the Burren College of Art. A proposal for a research project should outline a key research question; the field of enquiry and planned research methods; a statement... [-]

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 museologic 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 Programme’s Scientific Committee.

 

Objectives

 

To create of group of teachers-researchers able to develop museologic 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 museologic 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 valorisation of the heritage. ... [-]

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 judgements 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. Admission is all year round. Application, Skype interview and English testing is free of charge. Entry requirements •first or second class, upper division degree or significant work experience. A Master’s degree is preferred, •sufficient English skills and academic knowledge that the IBS Research Officer checks with an Orientation Interview via Skype after the online application. The interview is followed by the IBS English language test (you can be exempt from the test with a sufficient score of IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge or Pearson), •after a successful Skype interview and English testing student must submit his/her plan by email. If the plan is accepted, student... [-]

PhD Research Degrees in History of Art and/or Archaeology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 4 years August 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.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University
Campus Full time August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 2 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. [-]

Doctorate In Art 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. [+]

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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.

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 found on the Program.... [-]


Doctor of Creative Arts

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years January 2018 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 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... [-]


PhD in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Campus Full time Part time October 2018 Italy Lucca

The curriculum proposes courses in Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Institutions, European and International Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape, Art History, Museology, Technologies applied to the valorization of Cultural Heritage. [+]

2017/18 PhD program at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca Deadline for applications – July 18th 2017, 12 pm (midday) Italian time Applications are now being accepted for the 2017/18 PhD program at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca), one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent E-Multirank survey. Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 36 fully-funded scholarships within a doctoral program that integrates scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage. One of the four field-specific curricula is the Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage curriculum. The curriculum proposes courses in Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Institutions, European and International Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape, Art History, Museology, Technologies applied to the valorization of Cultural Heritage. Both research oriented and practice oriented courses constitute the program, which aims at educating qualified professionals operating in the concrete field of cultural management and academics. It promotes research offering the students a lively contact with different research approaches and methodologies, through case studies belonging to research fields such as Art History, Classical Archaeology and Museology. During their doctoral studies, students are encouraged to carry out their research with the School’s Research Units. Courses are led by world-renowned researchers and provide students with all the theoretical skills and advanced tools required for rigorously... [-]

PhD Film

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

One of the largest European centres for the study of film, it has an established reputation going back 35 years. Approaching film as a dynamic part of our cultural experience, we encourage thinking about film as it emerges at the intersections of art, document and entertainment... [+]

PhDs in Art Studies. PhD Film The Film Department at the University of Kent is known for its excellence in research and teaching. It was ranked second in the UK for research power in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). One of the largest European centres for the study of film, it has an established reputation going back 35 years. Approaching film as a dynamic part of our cultural experience, we encourage thinking about film as it emerges at the intersections of art, document and entertainment. Through theory and practice, individual research, student-led seminars and visiting speakers, we promote an environment in which postgraduate students are able to engage with the continuing vibrancy of cinema. Studying film as a postgraduate at the University of Kent will give you the opportunity to experience our rich resources of academic expertise, library facilities and a campus based film culture. We currently offer expertise in North American, European and Latin American cinemas. Our research and teaching will engage you in a dialogue with aesthetic, conceptual and historical perspectives, as well as with digital media and practice by research. In 2014, the University opened a new 62-seat cinema named after the pioneering female film director Ida Lupino, which students can enjoy as part of their experience during their studies. The Lupino has state-of-the-art digital projection and sound, and has been created to provide an intimate atmosphere for film viewing. Course structure Postgraduate students are supervised via a research team through regular meetings. Research supervision... [-]

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.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities: Literatures, Arts and Cultures

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Portugal Braga

The Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities at the University of Minho is a degree firmly anchored in an interdisciplinary structure and taught on a modular basis, which provides advanced training at post-graduation level for students and professionals with former studies and curricular interests in the Humanities. [+]

PhDs in Art Studies. The Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities at the University of Minho is a degree firmly anchored in an interdisciplinary structure and taught on a modular basis, which provides advanced training at post-graduation level for students and professionals with former studies and curricular interests in the Humanities. The Programme meets the increasing demand from diversified sectors of society in research and advanced studies in the areas of Interarts, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Digital Humanities, as well as Gender, Translation and Postcolonial Studies. The Programme comprises 8 hours of seminars plus 2,8 tutorial hours per week during the first year. The Thesis Project is to be presented at the end of the first year and it has to be approved by a scientific committee at the School of Arts. Once the Thesis is completed it will be defended in a public session before a committee integrating internal and external professors. Programme coordinator: Prof. Ana Gabriela Macedo [-]

Doctorate in Arts and Science

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

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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 (PhD) 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. Before writing the dissertation, all candidates must select a mentor with a doctorate in a related field of study so that he or she may guide the doctoral candidate in completion of the dissertation. The doctoral candidate may select a mentor known to her or him, or have an appropriate mentor assigned by the Dean of Arts and Science. The academic environment at International University for Graduate Studies respects the doctoral candidate's professional experience, academic background and maturity. Doctoral candidates bond with mentors, faculty and fellow students during the learning process, while accomplishing their professional goals. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) A relevant master's degree. Documented pertinent professional experience. 93 credits*, which include the following: Doctor of... [-]

PhD in Arts

Asia e University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

The PhD 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. [+]

PhD Arts

 

The AeU PhD (Arts) is a fully 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 for local or international supervisor – to suit your needs... [-]