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Brand new PhD programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts opens for applicants

The PhD announcements for the new doctoral programme in Artistic Research at the University of Agder were recently approved by the appointment committee.

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The Faculty of Fine Arts consequently proceeds with announcing the positions externally, opening from applications from interested candidates. The doctoral programme in Artistic Research is a joint degree between the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Agder (UiA) and the Faculty of Performing Arts at the University of Stavanger (UiS).

There is currently no doctoral education in Artistic Research in the region of Southern Norway. The four existing programmes in Norway are located in Oslo (NMH and KHiO), Bergen (UiB) and Trondheim (NTNU). The PhD programme in Artistic Research will be the second doctoral programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts.

– The faculty makes substantial contributions to the field of popular music studies and performance practice in Norway. Hence, it is important that we offer education of the highest standards. Considering the staff’s extensive competence, the new PhD students will be offered first-class assistance and guidance, said dean Marit Wergeland in connection with the university board’s approval of the plans for the new PhD programme in April 2021.

The preliminary study plan has been adopted by the faculty boards at the two collaborating universities. The institutions await the final approval decision from the Ministry of Education.

The application deadline for the doctoral programme in Artistic Research is January 15 2022. Any questions about the programme can be directed to Associate Professor and Programme Coordinator Per Elias Drabløs.