Doctorate Degrees in Arts

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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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PhD in Archaeology and History of Arts

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 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 Urban Studies

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus Full time 3 years November 2017 Italy L'Aquila

The aim of the PhD in Urban Studies and Regional Science is to address issues related to local and regional development. The methodological perspective of research and teaching is multidisciplinary, combining regional and urban economics, economic and human geography, spatial planning and sociology. [+]

The aim of the PhD in Urban Studies and Regional Science is to address issues related to local and regional development. The methodological perspective of research and teaching is multidisciplinary, combining regional and urban economics, economic and human geography, spatial planning and sociology. Places / Scholarships : 10 Scholarships GSSI awards scholarships for 3 years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is of €16.159,91 gross(an additional 50% on monthly basis may be awarded for research period aboard if approved by the GSSI). Facilities and benefits All PhD students will have tuition fees waived; All PhD students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities or a financial substitute of 350,00 Euros gross/month (to obtain the contribution, the students would have to present a rental agreement); All PhD students will have free luncheon vouchers(1 per day, working days,except school closures, missions, other situations contemplated by the GSSI rules); All PhD students will be covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their PhD activities. Requirements English knowledge is compulsory. Applications are opened to candidates who meet the below requirements without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion: Italian Degree Foreign Degree Graduating Applicants “Laurea Magistrale” (or “Specialistica”) or Four or five years degree according to the previous rules of the Italian higher education system (vecchio ordinamento) Foreign degrees are considered and their eligibility is assessed by the Selection Committee. For admissions, the minimum duration of university studies is equivalent to four years(full time). If admitted,foreign... [-]

PhD in Musicology

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The individually designed attestation system of the doctoral programme provides graduates with an insight into the current state of research and methodology of the subject, especially in the field of the selected topic and closely related disciplines. [+]

PhDs in Arts. The language of instruction is English. Musicology is a fee-paying programme; the annual study fee is 70 000 CZK. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria entrance examination: one-round examination, interview discussion on the dissertation proposal (discussion on the dissertation topic and assessment of the applicant’s aptitude): 0–30 points; assessment of the previous studies and professional activities of the applicant: 0–15 points, examination of subject-related literature (based on the applicant’s reading list): 0–15 points. Doctoral study program of musicology is open to master graduates in the field of musicology from foreign universities. Candidates are required to make the members of the examining body acquainted with their prior professional career, subject(s) of previous study, practical field experience and publishing activities to date, if applicable. Candidates are obliged to submit a written proposal of their future dissertation project. The proposal will serve as the basis for an academic discussion aimed at examining both the candidates’ familiarity with the essential theoretical foundations of the discipline and their knowledge of topics related to the proposed dissertation project. Candidates should demonstrate elementary passive knowledge of the Czech language. In order to read academic literature and to study sources written in Czech they will be encouraged to improve their Czech language proficiency in the course of their studies. Suggested PhD topics must be consulted beforehand with the Chair of the Programme Board. Conditions for admission The applicant is admitted if he/she obtains a minimum of 30 points in the entrance examination and,... [-]

PhD in Architecture

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

Academic Path: - PHDF-100 Doctoral Course - Fall semester [+]

Academic Path: Section: A - Courses Min. Credits: 90 Max. Credits: 90 Min. ECTS Credits: 180 Max. ECTS Credits: 180 Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours PHDF-100 Doctoral Course - Fall semester 0 30 0 PHDS-100 Doctoral Course - Spring semester 0 30 0 [-]

PhD in Textile Science & Engineering

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 China Dalian

PhD in Textile Science & Engineering [+]

PhDs in Arts. PhD in Textile Science & Engineering Admission Requirements Holding a master’s degree Two Recommendation Letters from Professors Passing DPU Admission Examination Being aged at 18 to 45 Minimum Requirement of HSK 6 Level Application Procedures "“Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Copy of Bachelor degree certificate Transcripts Recommendations of two professors or associate professors 6 photos (3cmX4cm) 1 copy of passport" Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

PhD in Architecture

University of Minho - School of Arquitecture
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The Doctoral Program offered by the School of Architecture of the University of Minho at Guimarães (EAUM) confers the degree of Doctor in Architecture in three subject areas: [+]

The Doctoral Program offered by the School of Architecture of the University of Minho at Guimarães (EAUM) confers the degree of Doctor in Architecture in three subject areas: City and Territory; Construction and Technology; Architectural Culture. With several years of experience, its main objectives are to develop different research skills and methods through the use of conceptual and methodological frameworks that contribute to the expansion of the broad disciplinary field of Architecture. This Doctoral Program profile, equivalent to 180 ECTS, lasts 6 semesters. The program is subdivided into two alternative plans, A and B: - Plan A: Includes two semestres, with obligatory frequency in curricular course units, followed by four months fot the thesis development. For de academic year 2016/2017 the course opens in Constructions and Tecnology under the theme "Innovative Systems for Construction and Rehabilitation". The 1st call on applications opens from the 1st to the 20th of July 2016; the 2nd call from August 15 to September 16, 2016. The Seminar "Innovative Systems for Construction and Rhabilitation" will count with the support of renowned national and international experts and it should provide a scientific and critical reflection on emerging and fundamental issues on contemporary thinking in construction and technology on architecture. - Plan B: Lasts 6 semesters that are entirely dedicated to the PhD thesis, without a curricular component, except for the offering of "Methodologies and Research Practices" unit (30 ECTS in the first semester). It is based on a tutorial system closely supervised by a scientific advisor... [-]

PhD in Studio Art

Burren College of Art
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6  September 2017 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. [+]

PhDs in Arts. 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... [-]

FdV New Frontiers PhD Program

Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 France Paris

New Frontiers PhD projects aim to expand collective intelligence and contribute to the solutions to global challenges through original research investigations. These projects often sit at the interface of art & design, digital technology, education, and science, however this is not strictly mandatory. For example, past projects have involved learning with games, teaching through research, communication technologies, participatory science, art/design as a means to communicate science, etc. [+]

New Frontiers PhD projects aim to expand collective intelligence and contribute to the solutions to global challenges through original research investigations. These projects often sit at the interface of art & design, digital technology, education, and science, however this is not strictly mandatory. For example, past projects have involved learning with games, teaching through research, communication technologies, participatory science, art/design as a means to communicate science, etc. New Frontiers PhD projects aim to contribute to the solutions to global challenges through novel research investigations. They contribute to mobilizing the collective intelligence towards solutions to societal goals, such as those set forth by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The original contribution of the work addresses questions that are relevant in a research context. The PhD supervisor, Thesis Advisory Commitee, dissertation reviewers, and defense jury provide the guidance and details on acceptable content and format of the dissertation. Featured New Frontiers projects: art and science open science games to learn future of research learning and teaching Definition of research projects The research project can be described by addressing the following sets of questions. Students are expected to address these questions at the beginning of their studies and to constantly reformulate the answers as their projects develop over the three years. On the subject matter What problem or challenge will this research address? Does the subject matter itself differ from that of traditional scientific research? If so, how? On the knowledge sought What kinds of knowledge and understanding will this... [-]

PhD in Civil Engineering

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

Abbreviation: PST; Length of Study: 4 years; Programme: Civil Engineering; Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering; etc. [+]

PhDs in Arts. Civil Engineering Abbreviation: PST Length of Study: 4 years Programme: Civil Engineering Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering Academic year: 2017/2018 Accredited from: 25.7.2007 Accredited until: 31.12.2020 Branch supervisor: doc. Ing. Jiří Hirš, CSc. Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program: Building physical aspects of tubular light guides Tubular light guides are used in buildings for several decades already. They are continuously improved to meet the latest requirements, which however comes with some side effects. Like the depreciation of their characteristics, or higher price. Therefore it is advantageous to create a comprehensive overview about the building physical (economical might be possible as well) aspects of tubular light guides, which can be based on long-term monitoring and computer simulations of physical parameters. Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Description of the long-term behavior of thermal insulation block made from recycled composite during long term load With the possibility of the use of composites from recycled polymers, such as thermal insulation block, there is a need to describe their long-term behaviour. Description is also by contingent on the type of loading. Especially the compressive load is for this material specific. Description will be implemented using rheological models that will be derived based on the monitoring of experimental prototypes and will be verified by FEM mathematical modeling. Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Development of composite structures applicable in reconstruction of civil buildings As a part of the reconstruction of civil buildings is in some cases necessary to perform redevelopment in combination... [-]

PhD In Architecture

Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Porto

The PhD in Architecture, University of Porto Lusophone has as main objective the training of researchers and teachers in the area of ​​Architecture. This proposal seeks to meet the need for an innovative and creative training in the country and in the Lusophone space in their area of ​​expertise, architecture. [+]

Conditions of Entry a) Holders of master's degree or equivalent in architecture or related fields b) Bachelor's degree holders, holders of a relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this EC by C. C .from SCAIT -ULHT and the DC-FCATI ULP; c) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this EC by DC and the DC SCAIT the FCATI. It is intended to capture a student profile: 1) interested in research on the integration of architecture in society, considering the areas that interact with it, particularly from the social point of view, cultural, technical and economic; 2) open to interdisciplinary knowledge; 3) committed to promote, in academic and or professional contexts, technological, social or cultural progress. Applicants will be subject to a rigorous selection process. Goals The PhD in Architecture Lusophone University of Porto has as main objective the training of researchers and teachers in the area of ​​Architecture. This proposal seeks to meet the need for an innovative and creative training in the country and in the Lusophone space in their area of ​​expertise, architecture. The central object of the PhD in Architecture is to research the integration of architecture in society, considering the areas that interact with it, particularly from the social point of view, cultural, technical and economic. In this sense the thesis to be made by enrolled in the doctorate may be theoretical or theoretical nature / practice, particularly aiming up... [-]

Doutoramento em Arquitetura

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

O doutoramento em Arquitetura abre um espaço de formação e investigação avançada de alto nível, destinado não só a quem está na academia, mas também aos que exercem prática profissional, para quem este curso apresenta a possibilidade de aprofundar conhecimentos e desenvolver competências na área da Arquitetura. [+]

PhDs in Arts. APRESENTAÇÃO O doutoramento em Arquitetura abre um espaço de formação e investigação avançada de alto nível, destinado não só a quem está na academia, mas também aos que exercem prática profissional, para quem este curso apresenta a possibilidade de aprofundar conhecimentos e desenvolver competências na área da Arquitetura. Integra o trabalho prático do projeto em arquitetura como forma de investigação avançada, posicionando-o no contexto da investigação cientifica. Pretende desenvolver-se o curso em ambiente internacional, de forma a assegurar o posicionamento dos alunos em meios competitivos globais e dotá-los de competências equiparáveis ao nível académico internacional; proporcionar conhecimentos transdisciplinares sobre questões conceptuais, formais e práticas com aplicação na investigação, no pensamento crítico, no planeamento e na realização de obras tendo como âmbitos de enquadramento a paisagem, de um modo abrangente, bem como as questões da natureza do património edificado (monumental, industrial, civil), de um modo mais específico. SAÍDAS PROFISSIONAIS Considerando-se o valor da abordagem culturalista, com fundações no domínio técnico, da Arquitetura reconhece-se a sua abrangência e pertinência num amplo espectro de áreas. Não obstante tal abrangência identificam-se domínios mais específicos das valências de uma formação avançada em arquitectura, sobretudo numa abordagem "by design", tais como: ateliers de prática profissional da arquitectura; ensino universitário (1º, 2º e 3º Ciclos); integração em equipas de investigação avançada (pós-doutoramento); integração em equipas de trabalho de âmbito do planeamento e intervenção sobre o território e sobre o património edificado, nomeadamente em estruturas municipais, regionais e nacionais. [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Music

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Staff have special interests in the music of China and Central Asia (Harris), Korea (Howard), Japan, Indonesia and Thailand (Gray), India and Nepal (Widdess), the Islamic Middle East (Wright), the Jewish world (Wood), West Africa and Cuba (Durán) and South and East Africa (Impey). But research is not limited to these areas: projects have been undertaken on American jazz, and on Caribbean, Mediterranean and Eastern European music, for example. [+]

Research Degrees in Music Subjects of research Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Staff have special interests in the music of China and Central Asia (Harris), Korea (Howard), Japan, Indonesia and Thailand (Gray), India and Nepal (Widdess), the Islamic Middle East (Wright), the Jewish world (Wood), West Africa and Cuba (Durán) and South and East Africa (Impey). But research is not limited to these areas: projects have been undertaken on American jazz, and on Caribbean, Mediterranean and Eastern European music, for example. Staff often have research interests in issues that cross regional boundaries; see the Department Staff page for a summary of their interests, and select the name of a lecturer for further details of their individual research specialisms and activities. Whatever its regional origin, music is studied as a cultural phenomenon, and also from analytical and historical perspectives. Instrumental and vocal, sacred and secular, art and popular, traditional and modern musical forms are all of equal interest. Research methods employed include fieldwork, interview, archive research, recording and filming, performance, transcription and analysis, and composition. Entry requirements Postgraduate students of the Department come from a wide variety of backgrounds in the UK and from overseas. Most are performers of music as well as researchers; applicants are evaluated individually on the basis of their background and academic achievements. Applicants should normally possess a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Music,... [-]

PhD Music (Research, Composition or Performance)

University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Art
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Chatham + 1 more

Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, ethnomusicologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff within the School of Music and Fine Art. [+]

PhDs in Arts. Kent is a top 20 research-intensive university. All of our academic schools produce world-class research, and Kent is rated as internationally excellent, leading the way in many fields of study. The School of Music and Fine Art is home to the Sound-Image-Space Research Centre which promotes practice-led research underpinned by theory and scholarship within the broad domain of image, sound and the spatial arts. The focus is on new collaborative relationships that generate research outputs through multiple modalities; these include the production of new creative work, performance, publication, and exhibition and curation. Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, ethnomusicologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff within the School of Music and Fine Art. Individual staff research interests cover a wide range of aspects of music composition, performance, ethnomusicology and music technology, and supervision is available in all of these areas. For these programmes, you have regular meetings with your supervisor as well as tuition in research methodologies in the early stages of your research. Additionally, we regularly invite academic and professional specialists for guest lectures, workshops and special events relevant to students’ research. [-]

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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KHM Doctoral Programme

Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
Campus Full time October 2017 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 Arts. 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 [-]