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Visual Studies Ph.D. at University of California at Santa Cruz

The University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) announced a call for applications to the Ph.D. programme in Visual Studies. This interdisciplinary programme is designed for students with diverse academic backgrounds from across the arts and humanities, who wish to pursue a graduate degree focused on the social and cultural production of human vision and on the distinctive roles played by art and artifacts in societies from around the globe. Faculty research areas include cultural production in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific Islands. The programme employs a wide range of visual evidence for examination, without being constrained by traditional hierarchies of art. Fine arts, architecture, photography, film, performances, utilitarian objects, and popular entertainments all are primary source material for scholars in the field. The flexibility of the programme allows students to work closely with their advisor and the director of graduate studies to craft a personalized course of study that advances their intellectual and professional goals.

Application deadline is 15 December 2013. For more information on the programme, faculty and application requirements, please visit the website at havc.ucsc.edu

For additional information, please contact Graduate Programme Coordinator, Ruby Lipsenthal, at visualstudies@ucsc.edu