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Doctoral Studies Programme of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

Call for Applications

The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts has an internationally acclaimed Doctoral Studies Programme, with pioneering work in artistic research. The degree of a Doctorate in Fine Arts was established in 1997. Doctoral studies at 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 and reflective and theoretical knowledge presented publicly.

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).

Application deadline is 28 February 2013. The admission results will be announced on 5 June 2013. The studies will commence in September 2013.

An application form and instructions for applying can be obtained from www.kuva.fi/en/studies/applying/admission-for-doctoral-studies/ or from the Academy's information desk at Kaikukatu 4, 00530 Helsinki. Further information on doctoral studies at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts can be obtained from www.kuva.fi/en/research/doctoral-studies/. At the beginning of 2013 The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, the Sibelius Academy and the Theatre Academy are merging to form a university of free arts that will be named University of Arts Helsinki.

For further information, please contact Professor Jan Kaila, Head of Doctoral Studies Programme, e-mail: firstname.lastname@kuva.fi; or Henri Wegelius, Amanuensis, e-mail: firstname.lastname@kuva.fi