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Doctoral education

Since 2000 it has been possible to study on doctoral level at HDK in the fields of Design, Crafts and Arts Education.

The education covers 240 higher education credits, corresponding to four years of full-time study. Together with a supervisor each student makes up an individual study plan. Part of the plan consists of taught courses and seminars but the main focus is on the individually defined research topic. A final thesis is submitted at the end of the four years.

Three doctoral subjects at HDK

Design

Design as a subject establishes a dialogue between practice- based, theoretical and societal questions pertaining to design and design practice. The subject focuses on design as practice through expression and form with the help of relevant methods and theories. Design competency is characterised by the ability to fuse, in a meaningful expression and form, a diversity of knowledge perspectives.

The aim of doctoral education in Design is to educate with the help of methods relevant to the subject field both in practice and in theory, with a focus on developing the ability to autonomously and critically expand the base of knowledge with regard to breadth as well as depth.

General syllabus for Design - Doctor of PhilosophyGeneral syllabus for Design - Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts

Crafts

The doctoral subject of Crafts supports investigations into the role of Crafts in society today. At the doctorial level this involves artistic
research developed in dialogue with societal issues. The doctoral
student’s reflection on one’s own practice is an important tool for knowledge development and renewal and is situated alongside
knowledge of the profession’s discursive context.

The aim of doctoral education in Crafts is to educate with the support of methods relevant to the subject field both in practice
and in theory, with a focus on developing the ability to autonomously and critically expand the base of knowledge in the subject with regard
to breadth as well as depth.

General syllabus for Crafts - Doctor of PhilosophyGeneral syllabus for Crafts - Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts

Research on Arts Education

Doctoral education in Research on Arts Education aims at providing all-roud scholarly training, whilst also sufficiently preparing students for tasks and assignments in society where knowledge of Arts Education as a scholarly field is of value.

This programme shall enable its research students to obtain high-level knowledge of Arts Education as a scholarly research field, broad training in theory and research methodology, and the ability to pursue independent research work. The purpose of the dissertation project, which is the most extensive and most important part of the research student's education, is to provide students with the skills required to be able to critically analyse a problem that is relevant to research in Arts Education, and also to be able to independently plan, carry out and document this scholarly project in writing.

Syllabus for Research on Arts Education - Doctor of Philosophy

Research School at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts

Doctoral students at HDK are part of the Research School at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts together with doctoral students from Valand Academy and the Academy of Music and Drama. The Research School arranges common courses and activities for the doctoral students.
The combination of a common Research School on faculty level and subject specific studies create a research environment where the research questions and processes of each subject contribute to new insights. This way we create a new platform for reflections within the artistic research.

Information on the Research School at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts

Page Manager: Carina Krantz|Last update: 12/5/2017
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