A PhD is also known as a Doctor of Philosophy or doctorate. It is the highest level of academic degree that a student can obtain from a university or college. Once program studies are complete, the student is expected to produce a scholarly thesis called a dissertation. What is a PhD in Art Studies? A doctoral degree in art studies typically focuses on and specializes in either fine arts such as m… Read more

A PhD is also known as a Doctor of Philosophy or doctorate. It is the highest level of academic degree that a student can obtain from a university or college. Once program studies are complete, the student is expected to produce a scholarly thesis called a dissertation.

What is a PhD in Art Studies? A doctoral degree in art studies typically focuses on and specializes in either fine arts such as music and painting or visual arts such as ceramics, tapestry, and mosaics. Students may choose from classes such as performing arts, sculpture, or animation. They may also study subjects such as jewelry design, printmaking, and political art.

Doctorate students specializing in art studies are often creative individuals who dream large and love color. For this reason, many develop skills in design, fashion, and marketing that can help launch successful careers. They may also learn patience, focus, and determination as they create art pieces.

Program costs for doctorate degrees in art studies vary greatly between universities. This is because programs differ in length and the classes required for course completion. Potential students typically contact the school of their choice and request information on enrollment costs.

Graduates with a Doctor of Philosophy in Art Studies may have studied painting, photography, animation, sculpture, film, printmaking, or illustration. Therefore, the careers they seek may be varied and are often very personal. For graduates with a love of research and history, museum or gallery curators, special collection librarians, and historical book illustrators may be their career choices. For those interested in the business world, becoming managers or department heads over photographers, graphic designers, or printmakers may be the type of career they seek.

A PhD in Art Studies may be found at numerous universities around the globe. To find a course of study that fits your busy lifestyle, 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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Burren College of Art
Galway, Ireland

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 an inqui ... Read 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 an inquiry conducted through studio research and, where relevant, other research methods. Read less
PhD
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
01 February 2020
English
Campus
 
Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

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 inte ... Read more

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 Read less
PhD
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
31 May 2020
English
Campus
 
Yasar University
Izmir, Turkey

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 succes ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
24 September 2020
Full-time
4 years
01 September 2018
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom + 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 ... Read 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). 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. Read less
PhD
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
30 June 2020
English
Campus
 
Asia e University
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The PhD Arts programme offers interdisciplinary courses in History, Philosophy, Law, Economics, Gender Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Media Studies and Environmental S ... Read 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. Read less
PhD
01 January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
Online
 
International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
Portsmouth, Dominica

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 fr ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
01 February 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes, Mexico

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 ANUI ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
01 July 2020
Full-time
4 years
Spanish
Campus
 
Universidad de La Laguna
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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 depar ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
01 September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
English, Spanish
Campus