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In choosing to study with us you would be joining a select group of researchers working within the intellectual context of an established research centre. The distinctive interdisciplinary make-up of our PhD programme encourages a freedom to pursue new and innovative directions, whilst being guided by experienced and leading academics.

  • We are an intellectually exciting College organised into Media, Performing Arts, Art, and Design. Staff and students come from a wide range of backgrounds and our primary areas of interest are interdisciplinary practices related to digital and material arts.  This encompasses film, photography, theatre, music and dance, fashion and textiles, visual communication, creative work and creative and cultural markets.

  • As a result of this mix, we have a unique interdisciplinary blend of research events and activities. We have the FORMAT International Film & Photography Festival biannually, the Learning Theatre ACE funded project Derby Theatre, the Heritage Lottery Funded DerwentWISE project, and multidisciplinary Nature Connections Festival.  All of these are in addition to the city’s cultural houses’ exhibitions, screenings and performances. 

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework the College of Arts achieved 82% of research at International level and World Class. Apply for a Postgraduate Research Degree

College of Arts - PhD studentships 2016

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