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Art, Design, Media and Performing Arts Research

  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Profile Description

If you are interested in Doctoral Study in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Wolverhampton we would love to hear from you.

To apply you must complete an PhD enquiry Form. 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 include all months of the year.

Although we are not currently offering bursaries for PhD study, we can supervise students in both theory and practice-led research.

Art and Design
Research at the Wolverhampton School of Art takes place in the Centre for Art, Design, Research and Experimentation (CADRE) where we offer supervision in the following areas:
• Art, Society and Social Practice (Social and Political Theory, Cultural Theory, Philosophy, Art theory and practice) - contact Professor John Roberts
• Material and Theoretical Practice (Cross-disciplinary hybrid practices, studio practice in painting, glass, ceramics and fashion) - contact Professor Fiona Hackney
• Communication and Design (Graphic Design, Illustration, Branding and Advertising) - contact Dr Jane Webb.

For general questions concerning Art & Design research, contact the CADRE Director: Professor Dew Harrison.

The Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture (FMDC) is the main research forum in the School of Media. Scholarship centres on men's and fathers' experiences of mental illness, issues of organ and tissue transplantation and psychosis, film adaptation, and film and television representations of trauma and memory. We also welcome proposals in the areas of media violence, a range of national cinemas and critical theory.

Supervisory capacity is extensive, with specialisms in: Discourse and Culture; Film and Television; Critical Theory; Religion and Culture; Media, Politics and Communications; Gaming; Multiplatform Journalism, Television Studies, Internet Studies, Media Sociology, Digital Sociology Digital Culture, Broadcast Journalism, Health Communication, Media and Democracy, Social Media; Digital Media and Narrative, Discourse and Society.

The Digital Theory, Technology and Practice Group (DTTP) focuses on moving image and digital technology, investigating the complexities of the move from analogue to digital technology. DTTP brings together practitioners and theorists who experiment with the technological and performative potential of the moving image. The group's research includes Animated-Documentary, Experimental Filmmaking and Performance, Fine-Art Video Installation, Digital Art, and The Virtual.

Performing Arts
Based in the School of Performing Arts,The Centre for Creativity, History and Identity in Performance, welcomes PhD applications across a wide range of subject areas within the Performing Arts. With supervisors in Music, Music Technology, Musical Theatre, Drama and Dance, we offer a stimulating, challenging experience to researchers from both practice and theoretical backgrounds.

Supervisory specialisms include new musical theatre studies, documentary and applied theatre practices, computer modelling and auralisation, human-computer interfaces for performance, European modern dance, dance science and contemporary music. For further details please contact the Centre's Director – Dr Richard Glover: .

CCHIP has links with academic and creative organisations in the UK and beyond which can help develop and publicise your research.

Funding Notes

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.

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