Preparation for doctoral studies

Britta Benno "Of Becoming a Land(Scape)", exhibition view. Photo: Jürgen Vainola

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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 20.02–17.03. Practice based and artistic research are based on the professional activity of the artist, designer and/or architect and result in new knowledge in the form of creative practice (ouvre, creative process, product, service, etc.) and written dissertation. The course introduces doctoral studies in EKA, its ongoing research and provides tips and guidelines for writing a doctoral project.

The course consists of seven meetings: four seminars, two thematic days and a final seminar where it is possible to get individual feedback on your project. The course will be led by Dr. Liina Unt, Head of the PhD Programme in Art and Design, Dr. Jaana Päeva, other lecturers include PhD students Ulvi Haagensen, Nesli Oktay and the guest lecturers on the thematic days.

The first thematic day, 21 February, focuses on design. The presenters include Dr. Oscar Tomico (ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology), Dr. Verena Fuchsberger (University of Salzburg), Dr. Claudia Núñez-Pacheco (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Dr. Nithikul Nimkulrat (OCAD University).

The traditional PhD Vitamin, on 10 March, will bring together experts from artistic and practice-based research and prospective doctoral candidates.

20.02 17.30-19.00
21.02 10.30-17.00 thematic day “Sensorial Design: Feel, Move, Interact!”
28.02 17.30-19.00
02.03 17.30-19.00
06.03 17.30-19.00
10.03 thematic day “PhD Vitamin” (info coming soon)
17.03 17.30-19.00

To participate, please send a short introduction (max 1.5 pages) to by 13.02. 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 15.02. The course will be held in English.

Meetings will take place in EKA at room A501 (except thematic days).

Additional info:

Info session on 8 February: doctoral studies at EKA

Conditions for admission to doctoral studies

Estonian Artistic Research Framework Agreement

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Posted by Irene Hütsi

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