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September 2, 2014

Admission to Doctorate Studies in Visual Arts

Malmö Art Academy
Photo: Kristian Nordström Kimbré.

Malmö Art Academy represents with Malmö Academy of Music, Malmö Theatre Academy, Inter Arts Center and Choral Centre South a part of the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University. 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 spring term 2015 or as agreed. At the same time two Doctorate positions are advertised.

Job assignments
The holder of the position has a primary obligation to successfully fulfill 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.

Doctorate Studies in Visual Arts
Studies are based on artistic knowledge and work, focusing on the individual artistic work and research. The artistic work is both object and method. Reflection or the study of theoretical content are not self-fulfilling goals 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 given.

Requirements for Doctorate Studies in Visual Arts
Eligible applicants must have:
– 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 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 employment 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 (five to ten pages) including aims of an artistic development, work and time plans, methods, 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 (four years at full-time and a maximum of eight years at part-time).

Appointment procedure
Please use Lund University job application portal when applying.

Complementary documents, such as publications/books, should be sent to:
Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts
P.O. Box 8084
SE-200 41 Malmö
Sweden

The official record number KPA 2014/29 should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents. Your application should contain a CV and other documents that you wish to submit.

For further information, please contact:
Gertrud Sandqvist, T +46 40325706 / T +46 708363492 / [email protected]

 

Malmö Art Academy: admission to Doctorate Studies in Visual Arts

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