Media Art PhD scholarships at the University of Westminster, London, UK – deadline 3 March 2009

Applications are now being invited for two full-time studentships – each worth £15,000 a year – in the University’s Centre for Research in Education, Art and Media (CREAM), in School of Media Art and Design. The scholarships will start in October 2009 and run for three years.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, 3rd March 2009 (UK, GMT).

The scholarships encourage both practice-led and theoretical applications that formulate approaches to art making through new and emerging media.

Scholarship subject areas are outlined below. However we encourage a broad interpretation of these and would be interested in receiving quality applications covering a range of related topics including Art and Science relationships, Interactive Arts, Software Art or any topic that scrutinises the intersections of art, society, technology and science and/or are interdisciplinary in nature.

Visual design applications will also be considered if they develop critical and innovatory approaches that fit the profile of research at CREAM.

1. Art and Computation: the Aesthetics of Information
Areas include critical and aesthetic approaches to data-mapping, visualisation, interactive and behavioural arts, robotics, emergence etc.

2. Art on the Web
Areas of art practice include critical and aesthetic explorations of the net as a site for art, and broad approaches to the idea of the network as a metaphoric and heterogeneous site that encompasses inter and cross disciplinary approaches to art making, i.e. practices that weave across subject domains to create new areas of critical practice and aesthetic object.

Further information about these topics can be found here:
www.wmin.ac.uk/page-17662

Applicants would hold, or expect to be awarded, a 2.1 honours degree or above and preferably a Masters degree and should, where relevant, demonstrate English Language competence of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

For more information:

How to apply:
www.wmin.ac.uk/page-17527

Eligibility criteria:
www.wmin.ac.uk/page-17525

Information on CREAM:
www.wmin.ac.uk/mad/page-569

If you need any further information or need to discuss this further please email:
Dr. Tom Corby, Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Education, Art, Media.
corbyt [at] wmin.ac.uk