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PhD in Art and Design

PhD position
Birmingham City University
United Kingdom

A PhD in Art and Design will help you create opportunities to develop research skills that support professional practice, research and/or academic careers within the fields of art, design and the creative industries. You will study in a world-class research environment which enables both practice-led and/or entirely text based PhD research to be developed to the highest level.
Research in Art and Design takes place within and across five schools (Art, Architecture and Design, Fashion and Textiles, Jewellery, and Visual Communication), as well as through faculty-wide clusters.

Real-world relevance is key to the work, and this is reflected both in the types of research that are undertaken and the external funding that is generated by the researchers. The researchers are frequently invited to organise and curate major global events and to speak to international audiences (including policy-makers and funding bodies) as well as disseminating their work through publications, exhibitions and performances. Postgraduate Researchers are recruited to study for PhDs aligned with the research clusters:

  • Art Activisms
  • Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA)
  • Centre for Printing History and Culture (CPHC)
  • Craft Cultures
  • Dress in Context
  • Material Encounters
  • Urban Cultures
  • Performance Research Hub

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