Malmö Art Academy: Admission to Doctorate Studies in Visual Arts

Malmö Art Academy: Admission to Doctorate Studies in Visual Arts

Malmö Art Academy

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February 3, 2012
Malmö Art Academy: Admission to Doctorate Studies in Visual Arts

Malmö Art Academy is a part of the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University, together with Malmö Academy of Music, Malmö Theatre Academy and Inter Arts Center. The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts offers Bachelor and Master programmes in visual art, music and drama, and various courses of different extent. The Faculty also runs third cycle (postgraduate) studies and research in the artistic field and music pedagogy.


Admission to Doctorate Studies in Visual Arts at the Malmö Art Academy is hereby announced. Studies will begin during the autumn term 2012 or as agreed. At the same time one Doctorate position is advertised.


Job assignments
The holder of the position has a primary obligation to successfully fulfil the postgraduate (third cycle) education ending with a doctoral degree (PhD) in Visual Arts. The position is for a PhD degree, which implies that the total time of employment may not exceed four years of full time study at the postgraduate level. 


The Doctorate Studies in Visual Arts
The studies are based on the artistic knowledge and the artistic work with focus on the individual artistic work and research. The artistic work is both object and method. The studies of reflecting or theoretical contents are not a self-fulfilling goal but serve the purpose of being a means for developing artistic competence. The studies should as a norm be completed within four years when done on a full-time basis and when the student follows the education and supervision that are given.


Eligibility requirements for Doctorate Studies in Visual Arts
Eligible to be admitted is the applicant who has:
– completed graduate studies in Visual Arts comparable to 240 credits in the Swedish system in a study programme for visual artists or equivalent competence,
– relevant artistic skills or who has a relevant connection to artistic activity,
– presented a plan and aims for an artistic development work or research which was approved by an admission committee.
– carried out such independent work that the applicant’s suitability for this part of the studies can be estimated,
– been found to have the capability in general to manage the studies.


Basis of Assessment
Regulations for employments as a postgraduate student can be found in the Swedish Statute Book (SFS 1998:80). Only those admitted to postgraduate studies can be appointed to such a position. When appointing applicants to such a position, first and foremost their ability to benefit from postgraduate studies must be taken into consideration. In addition to pursuing postgraduate studies, the doctoral student may also perform other duties, including research, teaching and administration, according to the specific regulations. 


Qualifications: please note the study plan for third cycle artistic studies in Visual Arts


Applications should contain:
– submitted application via Lund University online job application portal
– attested curriculum vitae and attested documents
– project plan (5–10 pages) including aims of an artistic development work and time plan, method and manner of documentation
– portfolio


Please note: Applicants who only apply to be admitted to the Postgraduate studies must also attach an attested financial plan for living costs during the whole period of study (4 years at full-time and a maximum of 8 years at part-time).


Appointment Procedure
Please use Lund University job application portal when applying


Both admission to the Doctorate Studies in Visual Arts and to the Doctorate position should be applied for in the same application. Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent to: Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, P.O. Box 8203, SE-200 41 MALMÖ, SWEDEN. The official record number KPA 2012/3 should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents. 


For further information please contact:
For information on admission requirements, facts concerning the Doctorate position and the form and contents of the application contact:


Gertrud Sandqvist +4640325706, +46 708363492, [email protected]


Håkan Lundström +4640325451, +46 705507531, [email protected]


Official Records Number: KPA 2012/3
Last Day of Applying March 26, 2012


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