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Doctorate in Fine Arts

The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts has an internationally acclaimed Doctoral Studies Programme, with pioneering work in artistic research and postgraduate studies. The degree of a Doctorate in Fine Arts was established in 1997. Doctoral studies in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts are based on artistic research where high-quality artistic work intertwines with theoretical research. Doctoral students are experts in their own field, internationally renowned visual artists who apply research methods to their work.

The aim of the doctoral 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, doctoral students produce reflective and theoretical knowledge about their own art works, the process of making and presenting them.

There are no tuition fees but the students must be prepared to cover their expenses during the study period.

An application form can be obtained from www.kuva.fi/portal/english/applying/doctoral_studies_2011/

For further information, please contact: Professor Jan Kaila, Head of Programme, or Henri Wegelius, Amanuensis; tel. +358 9 680 33 234; e-mail: firstname.lastname@kuva.fi