Goldsmiths' operating principles for 2022-23 have not yet been finalised but should changes be required to teaching in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will publish these as early as possible for prospective students wishing to start their programme in September 2022.
We support innovative art research in Fine Art, Curating, Art Writing and across disciplines.
The MPhil/PhD Art is a 3-4 year (full-time) or 6-8 year (part-time) research project, the pursuit of which may involve your already-established practice or may require the development of new modes of practice specific to the project.
Applications are advised before 13 May 2022. We will be interviewing suitable applicants in late May and early June. There is no further funding available for entry in 2022. You should only apply for entry if you can self-fund or have a reasonable chance of obtaining funding from another source. Please read the 'How to Apply' section carefully for our application process.
Research degrees in this department have two elements:
- the research work that you carry out individually under supervision
- a programme of seminars and installations which bring you into dialogue with other research students and a wider community inside and outside Goldsmiths
We welcome proposals for research in any area of fine art, curating and art writing. We give priority to those with proposals for research within the areas of interest of our staff.
The Department of Art has nine specialist Art Practice Areas providing support for a wide variety of processes that complement and extend traditional disciplines, such as metalwork, casting, woodwork, ceramics, textiles, print, photography, 3D printing, graphics, video editing, animation and 3D modelling.
Full time students currently have access to studio space in either Lewisham Way or Deptford Creek buildings. All MPhil/PhD students may make use of bookable spaces subject to availability, and regularly exhibiting practice-based work is encouraged. A programme of installations functions as a means of public engagement with research projects.
Research degrees are supported by further courses and professional development provided by the Graduate School.
There are three different pathways:
- Pathway 1 - Thesis by Practice (accompanied by a critical account)
- Pathway 2 - Thesis by Practice and Written Dissertation
- Pathway 3 - Thesis by Written Dissertation
To find out more about each of these pathways, please see the Structure section below.
You can get an idea of the kinds of research projects we have supported, here:
Image credit: Erica Scourti, 8 Things to be Scared of Instead of Death (2021) - video stills