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Funded studentships in Music & Drama

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Profile Description

Guildhall School invites applications to its doctoral programme, which has a distinct focus on research in, through and for the performing arts. Ranked as the UK's top conservatoire in the Guardian University Guide 2019 for Music and rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice which promotes innovation, experiment and research. We support research across a range of subjects relating to music and theatre, including music composition, music performance, opera-making, theatre-making, socially-engaged arts practices and performing arts policy, institutional cultures, pedagogies, practices and impacts.

For 2019, we are delighted to offer three opportunities for fully-funded doctoral studentships as well as partial scholarships.

Guildhall-Barbican Studentship

The Barbican and Guildhall School of Music & Drama have used their physical proximity and shared cultural and social goals to forge a long history of collaboration, one outcome of which is this doctoral studentship. We welcome proposals for projects that align with our shared commitment to art-making and art-makers that redefine audience experience. We especially welcome research relating to practices represented by our joint programme, Creative Learning, which supports people of all ages and backgrounds to discover their creative voice and access world-class arts.

The successful candidate will benefit from:

  • A stipend of over £13,000 per annum for three years of study
  • Fee waiver for three-years full time study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Supervision and guidance from Guildhall School's academic staff and from the Barbican
  • Research training provided by the Guildhall School's doctoral programme

Further details available here.

Royal Opera House Doctoral Composer-in-Residence

The pioneering doctoral studentship in association with the Royal Opera House is for innovative and inquisitive composers who are looking to extend current knowledge about this vibrant art-form. During the three-year study period the successful candidate will complete a new chamber opera for production by the Royal Opera House. Through this practical investigation they pursue a research enquiry that is relevant to both practice and scholarship in contemporary opera composition.

The successful candidate will benefit from:

  • A stipend of over £16,500 per annum for three years of study
  • Fee waiver for three-years full time study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • A production supported by the Royal Opera House
  • Supervision and guidance from staff from Guildhall's Composition department and the Royal Opera House
  • Research training provided by the Guildhall School's doctoral programme

Click here to find out more.

Wellcome Trust doctoral studentship

Guildhall School offers to support and host outstanding researchers wishing to apply to this four-year Wellcome Trust scheme for humanities research into issues of health. The scheme offers full fee waiver, an annual stipend starting at £19,919 and generous research and travel expenses. We can offer supervisory expertise in contemporary theatre and health; performance and the medical humanities; aesthetic approaches to the healthcare environment and music therapy. 

 

Funding Notes

Maintenance stipends, fee scholarships and partial fee scholarships available

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