My new research project: “(critical) practice-based,” or theory/practice, media studies PhD programs. What follows is just an unprocessed collection of resources. I’ll add to it as I find more stuff.
- Fiona Candlin, “A Proper Anxiety? Practice-based PhDs and Academic Unease” Working Papers in Art and Design 1:1 (2000).
- Fiona Candlin, “Practice-based Doctorates and Questions of Academic Legitimacy” Journal of Art and Design Education 19:1 (February 2000): 96-101.
- James Elkins’ forthcoming edited collection, Artists with PhDs
- Owain Pedgley & Paul Wormald, “Integration of Design Projects within a Ph.D.” Design Issues 23:3 (Summer 2007): 70-85.
- Praxis-based PhD discussion on iDC list (2007)
Critical Practice Media Studies/Design PhD Programs
- Centre for Media, Culture, and Creative Practice at Birkbeck, University of London
- Consortium on Creative and Critical Practice @ Dublin Institute of Technology
- Digital Media PhD @ Georgia Tech
- Practice-based PhD in Design @ Goldsmiths
- University of East London SmartLab PhD Program
- UCSC’s Film and Digital Media PhD program: “The Ph.D. program in Film and Digital Media challenges the traditionally conceived borders between creative and critical practice. The program enables potential dialogue between creative practice and theoretical knowledge as related forms of intellectual work and provides the conditions for students to realize a wide range of possible projects, including those that exist across the traditional divides of critical studies and production….We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated experience in some form of artistic production, and an interest in combining creative work with critical and theoretical study.”
- USC’s Integrated Media Arts &Practice: “New to the School of Cinematic Arts in 2007, the interdivisional program in Media Arts and Practice (iMAP) situates technology and creative production alongside the historical and theoretical contexts of critical media studies. This practice-oriented Ph.D. program provides students with both practical experience and theoretical knowledge as they work to define new modes of research and production in the 21st century.”