Nida Doctoral School

The Doctoral Platform at CSM is  delighted to be announcing this new initiative by UAL for its PhD students.

We are now participating with  Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts in the Nida Doctoral School (NDS).

What is Nida Doctoral School?
In Nida we explore unorthodox approaches to research. Through making, performing, writing, exposing and discussing we test the possibilities for generating knowledge outside of the conventional venues and models of academic research.
NDS participants are offered a possibility to position their own research and practice within a broader field of research approaches.
NDS aims to open up the horizons for experimental development through intersecting with a diversity of disciplines and experiences.
The goal of NDS is to provide time, space and a conceptual framework for participants to gain insight into their research field as well as to broaden and diversify their outlook and methodological tools.
 Interested, learn more about NDS at UAL open forum:
There will be an event held during this academic year where students who attended NDS in 2018 will speak about their experiences. More details to follow.
Details about NDS:
Nida Doctoral School was initiated by Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The University of the Arts Helsinki and the University of the Arts London joined the platform in 2016-2017.
NDS is tailored for doctoral students in visual and performing arts, design and architecture. However, there are also limited places for students within the humanities and social sciences if their research is related to arts, design and architecture. The programme comprises intensive courses organised once a year at VAA Nida Art Colony, and doctoral residencies.
Tuition, funding, costs & application:
There is no tuition fee. Free accommodation and catering is provided for selected applicants from Aalto, UniArts Helsinki, UAL, and VAA. In addition, Aalto, UniArts Helsinki and UAL students are provided with a travel grant.
UK applicants should refer to VAA Nida Art Colony website for further information on financial assistance by Chase and Techne.
Other participants are expected to cover their accommodation and catering costs, which make 400 EUR/person, and travel costs.
Please follow the application guidelines.
Please check the Colony’s call for residency applications to find out more about the doctoral residencies. Upon successful completion of the NDS course participants gain 5 ECTS credits.

The Doctoral Platform at CSM offers PhD candidates the space in which to meet, share research, as well as co-ordinate, curate and participate in a variety of events.

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