Practice-based research course & pre-flight scholarships

Practice-based research course & pre-flight scholarships

Transart Institute

Photo: Aleks Slota.

October 12, 2022
Practice-based research course & pre-flight scholarships

Transart Institute is pleased to announce three weekly online sessions designed to explore what creative research is, does, and can be. Clarify your creative direction, and get ready for your practice-based PhD or MFA by coming to our online discussion and getting the bigger picture from our team of experienced practice-based research faculty. Then attend our tried and trusted proposal development workshop to hone your ideas, and finally come back and get one-to-one feedback on your draft proposal.

Give yourself the luxury of allowing your ideas the time to unfold and emerge through reflection on your practice, and start to prepare for your doctoral or masters project now. More information here. These sessions are free. 

Session one: Friday, October 28, 2–3:30pm UTC
"What is Creative Research?"—An online roundtable and primer. Join Transart's Head of Doctoral Studies, Dr Michael Bowdidge and guests for a round table discussion and Q&A session that unpacks and unfolds the unique Transart approach to creative research. Learn the key principles that underpin and inform practice-based research in almost every discipline and hear how your creative practice can contribute to this timely and urgent global project.

Session two: Friday, November 4, 2–4:30pm UTC
"Entwining the Threads"—an online research proposal development workshop (eight places maximum). Every successful practice-based doctoral research project springs from the questions that lie at the very heart of our individual creative practices. This sounds obvious, but it's the key to ensuring that your project is intellectually rigorous and also remains creatively vital. This workshop will help you write the research proposal that will really capture the heart of what you do, and unlock and kickstart your creative research project. So join us for this event and open up to the research potential of your creative practice.

Session three: Friday, November 18, 8am–4:30pm UTC
One-to-one feedback on your proposal ​(choose a 30-minute slot). Sign up for dedicated one-to-one feedback on your draft proposal with Transart's Head of Doctoral Studies, Dr Michael Bowdidge. Get real-time, actionable and relevant feedback that will help you to find your project's voice, hone your creative research proposal and prepare you to embark on graduate research in creative practice.

Read more here. Sign up for the session/s you wish to attend here

About Transart
In Transart's two innovative courses (MFA and PhD), your creative practice entwines with writing and reflection to become rigorous and original research—in short; your practice is the research. Our intuitive, responsive courses provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come to grips with and explore the deep questions that drive your creative work. Your time in the program will also transform your practice and awareness of what it can do and result in a significant contribution to knowledge in your field while also strengthening your standing in the academic jobs market. Your research will culminate in the submission of an integrated thesis, including either a presentation, exhibition, publication, reading, performance, screening, or other forms of dissemination. We offer degrees in partnership with the esteemed Liverpool John Moores University, our accrediting institution in the UK.

Connect with us to discuss your goals, the admissions process, course structure or any other questions.
MFA: Susie Quillinan, Head of Masters Studies, mfa [​at​] or book a zoom conversation with her here.
PhD: Dr Michael Bowdidge, Head of Doctoral Studies, bowdidge [​at​] or book a zoom conversation with him here

November 15
: Early application (with pre-flight scholarships) deadline.
Submit an MFA Expression of Interest (EOI) here.
Submit a PhD Expression of Interest (EOI) here.

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