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Doctorate at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

The internationally acclaimed Department of Postgraduate Studies of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, pioneering work in artistic research and postgraduate studies, admits new students to postgraduate studies leading to a Doctorate in Fine Arts. The degree was established in 1997.

Postgraduate studies in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts are based on artistic research where high-quality artistic work intertwines with theoretical research. Postgraduate students are experts in their own field, internationally renowned visual artists who apply research methods to their work. The aim of the postgraduate studies is to give the students a profound understanding of their own field and the ability to produce high-quality artistic work that demonstrates their artistic maturity as well as to engage the students in independent, innovative artistic research in the field of their choice.

The primary results of artistic research are artistic productions presented publicly. As another important result of their research, postgraduate students produce reflective and theoretical information about their own art works, the process of making and presenting them. The students admitted to this programme, leading to a Doctorate in Fine Arts, are required to complete the postgraduate studies and successfully defend their dissertation in public. The extent of the degree is 240 credits (ECTS).

Deadline for submissions is 27 February 2009.

Further information can be found at www.kuva.fi/