Application: MPhil/PhD Art & Curating for 2016–17

Application: MPhil/PhD Art & Curating for 2016–17

Goldsmiths, University of London

Mike Cooter, Set Theory, 2013. From New Young American Primitive (R_O_P_E). Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Galerie Georges-Phillipe & Nathalie Vallois and the artist. © the artist.
October 29, 2015
Application: MPhil/PhD Art & Curating for 2016–17

CHASE application deadline: 23 November 2015
All other applicants: 15 February 2016

PhD in Art/PhD in Curating
Our research programmes are designed for artists, curators and art writers who would like to explore and develop their understanding of practice and contribute to its wider public context through original critical work.

We develop Art and Curating PhDs through practice-based and non-practice-based routes. We offer an interdisciplinary environment for research in which ideas are tested and challenged, and in which artists, curators and writers work alongside each other in an atmosphere of rigorous formal and conceptual experimentation. With a dedicated team of core faculty made up of international experts and within the broader context of Goldsmiths as a leading research university, our PhD programmes provide an opportunity to place your artistic or curatorial work in dialogue with the work of other practitioners, be they cultural workers or philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, or political scientists. The PhD invites you to develop your project in both a contemporary and historical perspective.

We provide all full-time Art Research students with an individual studio or workspace. All students have access to the Department of Art’s 11 specialist research laboratories, ranging from metalwork, casting, print and fabric to physical computing and state-of-the-art AV processing.

In addition to close supervisory support for individual projects, the programme also provides regular seminars and annual exhibition series. We also hold annual research groups and symposia, led by staff in collaboration with research students. These are often organized in partnership with other disciplines at Goldsmiths and elsewhere. Recent symposia have included:

“Feminist Duration,” led by Helena Reckitt and Andrea Phillips, guests including Claire Fontaine, Rehana Zaman, Nina Power, Catherine Grant, Lisa Busby and Nella Aarne

“Planetarities,” led by Edgar Schmitz and Ros Gray, guests including Kodwo Eshun, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Fernando Garcia-Dory and Nicola Triscott

“Intimacies,” led by John Chilver and Michael Newman, guests including Jesse Darling, Ed Atkins, Nancy Baym, Alphonso Lingis and Mirca Madianou

For further details click here.


We offer a range of funding options, including Department of Art Research Bursaries, Graduate Trainee Tutorships and Goldsmiths postgraduate bursaries and scholarships. Applicants from the EU are eligible to apply for the CHASE Scholarship Competition.

Staff team
Dr. John Chilver (Acting Director)
Professor Michael Newman
Dr. Edgar Schmitz

Supervisors are drawn from Department of Art staff and associates.

Contact us to discuss your idea for a PhD: [email protected]


For more information on the Department of Art, click here.

If you are an international student and would like to study a “tailor-made” programme (for up to a year), you may be interested in applying as a guest research student. Please click here to find out more.



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