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Art, Design, Media and Performing Arts Research

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Profile Description

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

The application process involves completing an informal Expression of Interest form to receive feedback, followed by a research proposal. We are able to offer starts dates for all months of the year.

The Expression of Interest form, with guidance notes, and a list of supervisors and their areas of expertise, is available here.

The Faculty of Arts is comprised of four Schools – Art & Design, Media, Humanities and Performing Arts. Although we are not currently offering any bursaries for PhD study, we are looking to supervise students in both theory and practice-led research:

The Centre for Creativity, History and Identity in Performance, based in the School of Performing Arts, is a thriving centre of research activity, and welcomes applications from potential PhD candidates across a wide range of subject areas within the Performing Arts. With supervisors working across the two school departments of Music, and Dance and Drama, we are able to offer a stimulating, challenging experience to researchers - both those based in practice and theoretical research approaches – with proposals in the creation and performance of contemporary and experimental music, contemporary theatre performance, music theatre and dance. For more information contact Dr Richard Glover.

Art & Design research at the Wolverhampton School of Art takes place in the CADRE research centre (Centre for Art, Design, Research and Experimentation) where we have supervisory capacity in the following areas: Art, Society and Social Practice (Social and Political Theory, Cultural Theory, Philosophy, Art theory and practice - for more information contact Professor John Roberts: Material and Theoretical Practice (Cross-disciplinary hybrid practices, The politics of ornament and erosion - for more information contact Professor Kristina Niedderer and Communication and Design (Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising for more information contact Dr Rina Arya.

The Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture (FMDC) is the main research forum in the School of Media. We welcome proposals in the areas of media violence, a range of national cinemas but especially British, American, Iranian and European cinemas, and critical theory which examine screen and new media from a broad range of perspectives including aesthetics, mental health, culture, representation, industry and audience. For more information contact Dr Fran Pheasant-Kelly. Affiliated to FMDC, the research of the Digital Theory, Technology and Practice group (DTTP) focuses on moving image and digital technology in a cross-disciplinary environment. For more information contact Dr Adam Kossoff.

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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