PhD Programme in Fine Arts
Programme and specialisation: Third cycle studies in Visual Arts
Credits: 240 Cycle: Third Degree
Title in English: Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts in Visual Arts Degree
Title in Swedish: Konstnärlig doktorsexamen i fri konst
Malmö Art Academy offers a four-year doctoral program (240 credits) for professional artists and curators that gives a Degree of Doctor. The education is the first of its kind in Sweden and the country's first Doctors in fine arts graduated from Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, in 2006.
The study programme is experimental and highly individualised, focusing on identifying, understanding and developing artistic thinking as a specialised field of knowledge production. The studies are based on the artistic knowledge and the artistic work and the focus is on the individual artistic work and research.
The artistic work is both object and method. The studies of reflecting or theoretical contents are not a self-fulfilling goal but serve the purpose of being a means for developing artistic competence. The 240 credits are subdivided into various seminars or courses (60 credits) and a documented artistic research project (180 credits).
Gertrud Sandqvist is supervising the program. Professor Sarat Maharaj is tutoring and meet with the students at least twice per semester for seminars. Note that there are no tuition fees for PhD studies at Lund University.