Process

Creative Practice PhD Process

Year 1

Summer residency: Topical and doctoral workshops, seminars, research training, presentations, critiques, lectures, supervisory meetings, cultural excursions, self and group-directed projects, exhibition/performance opportunities and events, exchange with guest PhD students from other programs.

Offsite: Creative work, development of proposal, critique group meetings, individual and team advisement meetings. Registration with PU in October.

Winter residency: Presentations, critique, supervisory meetings, artist talks, cultural excursions. Students complete RDC.1 form (project approval) within 6 months from registration including documentation of creative work, research question, methodology, project outline, bibliography and research schedule (2000 words in total).

Year 2

Summer residency: Topical and doctoral workshops, seminars, research training, presentations, critiques, lectures, supervisory meetings, cultural excursions, self and group-directed projects, exhibition/performance opportunities and events, exchange with guest PhD students from other programs.

Offsite: Creative work, finalising of proposal, critique group meetings, individual and team advisement meetings.

Winter residency: Presentations of research, critique, supervisory meetings, artist talks, cultural excursions. Submission and presentation of RDC.2 within 18 months from registration. The RDC2 presentation is attended by other Transart students and Faculty as well as an Expert Commentator.

Year 3

Summer residency: Topical and doctoral workshops, seminars, research training, presentations, critiques, lectures, supervisory meetings, cultural excursions, self and group-directed projects, exhibition/performance opportunities and events, exchange with guest PhD students from other programs.

Winter residency: Presentations of research, critique, supervisory meetings, artist talks, cultural excursions.

Optional Completion Year
Students have the option of a fourth completion year. Option 1: Continue to work with your DoS to a total of 16 hours during the year: $1880 (invoiced Fall semester of completion year) or  Option 2: Work independently without DoS: no fee.

Viva voce: Director of Studies to arrange date, location and time of examination. Submission of final research project for viva voce examination within 48 months from registration (including an additional independent completion year if requested). The viva voce is attended by a Program Leader, the External Examiner and the PU liaison.  The final research submission is examined through a viva voce by one internal examiner from TI/PU, and one external examiner. The Director of studies or the second supervisor can attend if requested by the PhD candidate, but only as an observer.

Research Training

MPhil research will include PU offered seminars in the first year: Introduction to Research Degrees; Information Skills; and Research Ethics. In addition, Transart seminars draw from other essential topics in an organic and responsive way through the Summer PhD seminar i.e. Methodologies, Artistic Research,  Project Design, Modes of Analysis, Academic Writing, The Artefact, Inter-Trans-disciplinarity, Peer Review, The Viva Voce Examination, Investigative Contexts, Literature and practice surveys, The Research Proposal, Conceptualising Research Problem and others.