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PhD Programme in Visual Art and Design-Research 2017

PhDArts offers an international, high-level doctorate in art and design at Leiden University and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands. The PhDArts research trajectory consists of two elements: individual research and participation in the doctoral study programme. An appropriate team of supervisors is sought for each doctoral student. The doctoral study programme, which consists of lectures, seminars, trainings, and workshops, is an essential part of the research environment in which the student undertakes his or her research.

Research in and through art is an inseparable part of the artistic or design practice of the researcher. Consequently, research in art (as opposed to research about art, such as art history) does not have a set goal or expected result, nor are there predetermined general procedures. The outcome of the research is open. This openness is a condition for conducting research in art and design. There is a unique relationship between the artist/designer, the research method and the outcome of the research. This research is only possible thanks to the artist's artistry and, the other way round, the artist develops his artistry through the research. The outcome is therefore an artistic product, combined with a discursive product, the dissertation, which does justice to the artistic one.

Application deadline is 1 October 2017.

For more information on admission requirements, the admission procedure and application form, please contact: PhDArts, c/o Judith Westerveld, Prinsessengracht 4, 2514 AN The Hague, The Netherlands; e-mail: info@phdarts.eu; www.phdarts.eu