February 8, 2014

Call for applications: ten Ph.D. positions

Stockholm University of the Arts
Photo by Desmond Boylan.

Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts) announces ten practice-based Ph.D. positions where the focus is put on the artistic process:

– Two in Choreography
– Two in Media
– Two in Opera
– Two in Performing arts
– Two in Visual Art – in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Art

In addition to formulating an artistic research project in one of the above fields, the applicant should motivate how the project relates to one (or several) of Uniarts’ four profile areas:

– Concepts and composition
– Bodily and vocal practices
– Public engagements
– Technology/materiality/performance (gestaltung)

The admission process will be carried out in collaboration with Konstnärliga Forskarskolan (the Swedish national research school in the field of the arts) and the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts at Lund University.

For more information about the Ph.D. positions, the studies and the employment, and how to apply, please use the links below.

For Choreography, Media, Opera, Performing arts:

For Visual Art:

The application process is open until February 28, 2014 (11.59.59pm local time).

About Stockholm University of the Arts
Stockholm University of the Arts is establishing a research environment that promotes the development of education and research with a focus on high artistic quality, originality, innovation and critical potential.

Investment in artistic research contributes to the strengthening and further development of first- and second-cycle programmes’ specialisations and topicality. Research becomes a dynamic driving force for artistic knowledge development and provides excellent opportunities for collaboration and exchanges with art and cultural life, exerting influence on critical dialogue. The new research environment should be steeped in the overall concepts of transdisciplinarity, performance (gestaltung*) processes and critical encounters.

Uniarts has four fields of research education: Choreography, Media, Opera and Performing Arts. Uniarts’ research strategy identifies four new profile areas: concept and composition, bodily and vocal practices, public engagements, technology/materiality/performance (gestaltung). Stockholm University of the Arts is comprised of the University of Dance and Circus, the University College of Opera, and the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and was established on January 1, 2014.

Stockholm University of the Arts and the Royal Institute of Art have entered an agreement on a research collaboration, including two Ph.D. positions. Hereby visual art is added as a field of research education.

For more information, see

About the Royal Institute of Art
With a history dating back to 1735, the Royal Institute of Art is one of the oldest and most influential higher education art institutes in Europe, offering BA and MA courses in Fine Art, and one-year professional development programmes for professional artists and architects. Since a few years the institute is developing its activities around artistic research including PhD candidates, Mejan Residents, and senior researchers.

For more information, see

If you have questions about:

– Ph.D. positions in Choreography, Media, Opera, Performing arts, please contact Camilla Damkjaer, Ph.D. Coordinator: [email protected]
– Concerning the Ph.D. positions in Visual Art, please contact Åsa Andersson, Research Coordinator: [email protected]

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