The PhD studies comprise the third stage of higher education and applicants must have a master’s degree or corresponding qualification in a PhD programme speciality, or a closely related speciality. The standard period of study is four years and the curriculum calls for the completion of 240 ECTS (including PhD thesis 180 ECTS).

At the start of the PhD studies, the emphasis is placed on general and elective subjects including scientific-methodological, philosophical and general subjects; the PhD students can also choose subjects from outside the Academy’s Doctoral School. The specialised studies intensify the doctoral candidate’s knowledge in the theory, history and methods of the speciality and support research.

The PhD thesis is an independent research, developmental or creative work which presents an original approach to an important problem in the specific field of research.

In Art and Design the focus is on practice-based and practice-led research. A practice-oriented doctoral thesis includes three independent creative projects that support, open and/or explicate the academic research.

The defense of the PhD thesis completes the doctoral studies. Those who have completed the PhD curriculum and defended their doctoral thesis acquire doctorates, are issued diplomas and academic records, along with English-language supplements to their diplomas.

More information about the rules and organisation of PhD studies in EAA you can find HERE.

Art and design phd curriculum table

Art and Design PhD Curriculum Table

Art and design PhD curriculum

Art and Design PhD curriculum