Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London


Our research programmes are designed for curators seeking to pursue research through creative practice and, in so doing, to contribute to the wider cultural context through original critical work. In all Art research subjects, whether you specialise as an artist, a curator or a writer, you may either register for practice-based research or register to undertake research leading to a thesis submitted in accordance with the normal provisions of the University. At research level the Department of Art's aim is to support the development of original arts research in the form of artworks, curatorial production and writing. As an artist registered for either practice-based research or by written thesis only, you will work alongside curators and writers and participate in our rich critical research environment. You will normally work with two supervisors, one of whom may be outside of the discipline of Art. You will meet regularly with your supervisory team to discuss the development of your research project. You will also have the opportunity to organise and participate in training workshops, seminars, screenings, displays and research symposia. You will apply with a well-developed idea for an individual research project that you have begun to plan artistically as well as to contextualise with reference to contemporary and historical examples of artworks, exhibitions, designs, social, political and philosophical ideas, etc. We consider all elements of the PhD - the written element and the artistic or curatorial production for practice-based research - to be sites of rigorous formal experimentation. Throughout your period of study you will be expected to articulate the shape and form of your research and the relation between its elements and to discuss them in research fora on a regular basis.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 - 4 years
PhD Part-time day September 2017 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 - 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 - 4 years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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