We supervise students in both theory and practice-led research.
Art & Design research at the Wolverhampton School of Art, which was founded in 1851, takes place in the CADRE research centre (Centre for Art, Design, Research and Experimentation). Established in 2006, CADRE's overarching concern lies in the effect of art and design upon society. We have supervisory capacity in the following areas:
Art, Philosophy and Social Practice - led by Professor John Roberts
Material and Theoretical Practice - led by Professor Fiona Hackney
For more details of CADRE members' particular areas of research expertise and interest, please contact the Centre's Director, Professor Dew Harrison.
To enquire about a possible PhD project, please complete a PhD Initial Enquiry Form. Alternatively, you can submit a full Expression of Interest directly via our Making Your Application page. If accepted, you will receive a conditional offer with a request to submit a research proposal and attend an interview to expand on your proposal. Start dates are available on the first of each month.
Should your area of interest involve any aspect of learning and teaching in the arts, you may wish to locate your study within the Arts Learning and Teaching Research (ALTR) Group. Topic areas include: arts education, art as research in learning and teaching, pedagogy and andragogy, applied arts and health/community learning, drama and theatre education, music education and applied arts research. Please contact Professor Ross Prior for more information.
If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application will be considered.
The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme or taught postgraduate programme to a postgraduate research course.