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December 20, 2021

PhD and MPhil in Computational Media and Arts

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Courtesy The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou).

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites applications for PhD and MPhil positions in Computational Media and Arts (CMA) for its new, state-of-the-art campus in Guangzhou (GZ), China. Currently offering MPhil and PhD degrees, the CMA focuses on computational media and arts using emerging technologies. It promotes the interplay of media arts, technology, and research and exploits the most advanced technologies for creativity with a social impact.

Composed of faculty members and students from diverse backgrounds, such as media arts, computing, engineering, CMA is currently recruiting energetic, open-minded, creative, and hands-on students who would like to thrive pursuing high impact computational media and art-related research in an interdisciplinary academic environment. At HKUST, English is the language of formal instruction, including lectures, tutorials and laboratories.

Financial support
HKUST provides generous scholarships for you to join our research postgraduate community, which fully cover your tuition, accommodation fees and other living costs.

Highly ranked
34th in World’s Top Universities in 2022 (QS World University Rankings). Second in World’s Top 50 Young Universities Under 50 (QS Top 50 Under 50).

Faculty
CMA is comprised by a group of faculty members that are world-leading in computational media and arts. Recruitment of top international staff to join us is ongoing. Our professors are accomplished creative practitioners, artists and scientists and have exhibited in venues such as Ars Electronica, ZKM, Barbican, V&A Museum, ISEA, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and more.

Our staff are Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, IEEE, IEEE Visualization Academy and are members of the Academia Europaea. Their work has been recognised with top awards and jury prizes in international festivals (Ann Arbor Film Festival, Hong Kong Animation Support Program, etc) and their papers received best papers awards at top venues such as CHI, VIS, UbiComp, and ASSETS. Many of them come with extensive industry experience, having founded creative technology companies, art collectives, or having worked in production studios.

Areas of research
By joining us, you will be able to study a wide range of practices and fields, such as:

–Media Arts (interactive art, robotic art, generative art, AI art etc.)
–Critical media studies, media art history and theory
–Immersive media, cinematic, narrative and performative practices
–Augmented/virtual/mixed reality (VR, AR, XR)
–Games and Interactive media
–Data visualisation, computer graphics, 3D animation
–Human-computer interaction (UX design, human-AI, human-robotics, accessibility)
–Computational design and generative fabrication
–Art/science research practices

Facilities
All CMA students will have access to the state-of-the-art 2,000sq meter creative facilities and labs, including a VR/AR/XR lab, virtual production studio, motion capture studio, immersive performance space, sound lab, robotics & prototyping workshop and more. Students will also have access to the latest equipment and tools to conduct research and develop their practice.

Degree
During your studies, all central research facilities, research institutes and academic programs on each campus will be made available to members of the other campus. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be conferred an HKUST degree for the program of study. The degree diploma will be identical to that of other programs at the Clear Water Bay Campus. PhD students have the possibility to do dual PhD degrees both at CMA and other collaborating universities.

If you believe that you can contribute to any of the above areas and would like to make the world a little bit better, apply for entry to our PhD or MPhil program. We are recruiting from a wide range of nationalities, cultures, interests, perspectives, abilities and academic backgrounds. Application deadline: We are recruiting on a rolling basis until March 1, 2022. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

CMA website / Introduction to CMA / Application link / Scholarship information / Introduction to CMA (HKUST-GZ official website).

Questions: Email us at cmat [​at​] ust.hk.

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