University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Art, Design and Media

This course provides an educational ethos that emphasises a distinctive relationship between practice and research in a cultural context.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

uilding upon the rich tradition of art and design education which has existed in Portsmouth since 1870, the School of Art and Design emphasises the relationship between practice and research in a cultural context. Any issue of wider concern in society and culture can be taken as a starting point for research. Art and Design researchers deal with image making, visual communication, and design problem solving whether that is through actively experimenting (practice-led research) or analysing and articulating these images or visual processes.

Art and Design research transcends disciplines, and can apply a wide range of research skills and methods to a variety of issues. What research projects tend to have in common at Portsmouth, is social awareness, and the paradigm of positioning practice based work critically in a social, cultural and historical context.

Supervisors come from both practice and theory backgrounds. We are therefore well positioned to support a variety of research programmes and we offer PhD by practice as an option. We encourage qualitative or practice-led research, utilising appropriate research skills such as: historical research, semiotic analysis, user research, action research, iterative process and reflective practice.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 6 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time February 2017 - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Student Recruitment Centre - Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2990