Preparation for doctoral studies 2024

Taavet Jansen, Liis Vares " Held in Human". Photo: Xenia Kvitko

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A preparatory course for those interested in pursuing doctoral studies in practice-based and/or artistic research in EKA will take place 19.02–18.03.
The course will take place on-site at the EKA, there is no possibility to participate online.

The course focuses on planning and composing a creative research proposal, introduces doctoral studies at EKA, completed and ongoing doctoral theses, and helps clarify how to interconnect research problems, methods, and creative practice.

The course consists of four seminars and a consultation where you can get individual feedback on your project. The course will be led by Dr. Jaana Päeva, Head of the PhD Programme in Art and Design, and Dr. Liina Unt. Dr. Kristi Kuusk will join them for consultations.

The course is supported by Fine Arts faculty’s “PhD Vitamin”, which will bring together experts from artistic and practice-based research and prospective doctoral candidates.



19.02 17:30-19:00 Introduction to artistic and practice-based research (EKA, room A501)
20.02 17:30-19:00 Research problem and framework. Example of practice-based research (art) – Britta Benno (EKA, room A302)
26.02 17:30-19:00 Integrating theory and practice. Example of practice-based research (design) – Arife Dila Demir (EKA, room A501)
27.02 17:30-19:00 Research question and methods. Example of practice-based research (architecture) – Karin Bachmann (EKA, room A-501)
04.03 10:00-14:45 “PhD Vitamin” lectures, room A501
05.03 11:00-13:00 “PhD Vitamin” consultations (with pre-registration), room A501
18.03 17:30-19:00 Individual consultations (EKA, room A202 and A401)

To participate, please send a short introduction (max 1.5 pages) to by 12.02. The text should address your motivation, previous experience and the potential topic of your research. The number of places is limited, the acceptance will be confirmed by 14.02. The course will be held in English.

Additional info:

Online info session: doctoral studies at EKA

Conditions for admission to doctoral studies

Estonian Artistic Research Framework Agreement

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