Call for Applications: ECAM Graduate School

Deadline: 30 August 2017
FHNW Academy of Art and Design &
University of Art and Design Linz

The programme focuses on practice-based PhD research guided by artistic, design-based and media-specific research methods. Proposals will be accepted from graduate students holding an MA or an equivalent degree from all fields of art and design. By equivalent qualification is meant, for instance, a diploma from the time before achieving a MA degree, or a degree equivalent to a Master’s obtained in a country that does not have the BA/MA system. Each case is assessed individually on the basis of the submitted documents.

The programme runs for three years and is coined by the artistic, design-based and media-specific methods and discourses related to the Graduate School’s three research clusters. The PhD candidates are supervised and guided in their research by professors of the FHNW Academy of Art and Design and the University of Art and Design Linz, and engage in a close exchange with the ECAM Research Centre and its activities (see PhD degrees are awarded according to the statutory provisions of the University of Art and Design Linz and the ECAM Graduate School curriculum.

The outline should include the following points:
1. Description of the planned artistic, designed-based or media-specific research including information as regards basic research question, its relevance and topicality, project targets and methodology.

2. Context and current state of research and its relevance for research topics addressed by ECAM.

3. Status of the candidate’s own artistic, design and scientific work.

Applications (one PDF) to be submitted here:

Admission procedure:
1st round: 15 September 2017; candidates to be notified of result by 17 September 2017.

2nd round: Interviews at FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel scheduled for 21 – 22 September 2017.

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