Inviting scholarship applications: MPhil and PhD in Art

Inviting scholarship applications: MPhil and PhD in Art

University of Edinburgh College of Art

Sarah Tripp, Studies of Practice, 2013–ongoing. Video with live voiceover. Photo: Morwenna Kearsley.
January 16, 2016
Inviting scholarship applications: MPhil and PhD in Art

Edinburgh College of Art
School of Art
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH3 9DF

Research in the School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is internationally renowned, interdisciplinary and publically engaged. Our research creates, embodies and responds to new developments in contemporary art and culture, rearticulating processes and practices in relation to an ever-expanding corpus of artistic forms and fields.

We invite applications for our generous University of Edinburgh and ECA PhD Scholarships as well as for AHRC Doctoral Scholarships provided by the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts & Humanities consortium (SGSAH). For 2016–17, the School of Art will prioritise PhD scholarship applications relating to Post Media, the Educational Turn and Art Criticism. We continue to welcome applications focussing on our specialist areas of Contemporary Art Practice (Intermedia, Painting, Sculpture, Print, Drawing, Film & Video, Performance, Sound Art, Art Writing, Curating), Extradisciplinary Arts, Contemporary Visual, Material & Sensual Cultures, Contemporary Cultural Theory & Criticism, Artist-led Cultures and Histories of Contemporary Art (1975–present).

The School of Art is an intellectually vibrant and supportive research community wherein artistic practice is nurtured and valued. Collaboration, experimentation, impact and knowledge exchange are central to our intellectually ambitious vision for contemporary art. We lead scholarly inquiry into artistic practice and through artistic research in relation to the full range of academic disciplines and professional contexts available within one of the world’s leading research universities. Our PhD candidates are supported by bespoke supervisory arrangements made across The University of Edinburgh’s internationally renowned departments, learning and teaching centres, research centres and with our global partners. PhD candidates have access to the world-class resources of our non-academic partners, including: Book Works, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, National Galleries of Scotland, TATE and National Museums Scotland. Additionally, the School of Art runs a visiting researcher programme. Recent masterclasses, workshops and tutorials have been led by Duncan Campbell, Beatriz Colomina, Martin Creed, James Elkins, Susan Hiller, Patrick Keiller, Carol Mavor, Mark McGowan, Plastique Fantastique, Lindsay Seers, John Smith, Bob and Roberta Smith, Luc Tuymans and Lynne Tillman.

Through the SGSAH—the world’s first national graduate school for the arts—we have arranged cross-institutional supervision with our consortium partners. Our doctoral researchers have funded and organised innovative SGSAH doctoral training events across Scotland in collaboration with non-academic partners. Additionally, ECA offer generous project funding for postgraduate researchers to support events, training and travel undertaken as part of their research, as well as opportunities to undertake paid Teaching Fellowships and Graduate Teaching Assistant positions within the School of Art.

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