Final call for PhD applications

Final call for PhD applications

Transart Institute

Gina Dominique, 2024. Photo: Baird Hersey.

May 10, 2024
Final call for PhD applications

Final PhD admissions 2024
Due to last-minute deferrals, three new places in our 2024 PhD Creative Research course have opened up with the option to start July 22 or September 1. Applications will be reviewed as received until May 31. 

Our Creative Research PhD is for everyone with a specific project or question whose practice embodies or essentially drives their research. Your tenure in the program will transform your practice and your awareness of what it can do, significantly contributing to knowledge and practice in your field and augmenting your credentials for academic positions, grants and inclusion in research projects.

Your practice will entwine making, writing and reflection to become rigorous and original creative research—in short, your practice IS the research. Your research will culminate in submitting an integrated thesis, which may include a presentation, exhibition, publication, performance, screening, workshop and other forms of dissemination. 

Our praxis-centered programs revolve around local and virtual residencies including symposia, fora, topical workshops, research seminars, exhibitions, screenings, cultural excursions, listening sessions and other events to enrich your praxis. Past residencies have included Mexico City, Liverpool and New York, Berlin and Nairobi. Upcoming residencies at Figure 8 studio in Brooklyn and with Weaving Water in Queensland, Australia. 

Contact PhD Programme Leaders by email or sign up for a one-to-one meeting here. Apply here

Transart academy pilot PhD Explorer course
Six places are available for our pilot PhD Explorer course starting in September. Early admissions deadline with scholarships is May 15. 

If you’ve been wondering about pursuing a practice-based PhD and whether your creative praxis would be a good fit in this field, then this course is the perfect first step for you. You’ll spend time seeing and hearing how creatives just like yourself have embraced the turn towards practice-based research. We’ll also show you how the key to unlocking this transformational shift in your praxis already lies within the work that you’re making. You’ll work with experienced practice-based researchers to gain a deeper understanding of this exciting field, attend presentations by leading practitioners and develop and share your own unique approach to working in this field with a group of like-minded peers. This intensive course includes two workshops, two seminars, a proposal clinic, and three talks.

Contact by email or sign up for a one-to-one meeting here. Apply here.

Upcoming info sessions
May 12: 2–3pm UTC / May 25: 2–3pm UTC. Join us for a group info session to learn more about our programs, ask questions, discuss your practice and get actionable feedback so that you can fine-tune your proposal, and take your creativity to the next level. Sign up here.

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