PhD studentship Edinburgh College of Art – deadline 16 February 2009

PhD studentship

Edinburgh College of Art (eca) invites applications for a PhD Studentship to be taken up from October 2009. Applications are welcome that address one or more of the following themes:

Digital Arts
Edinburgh College of Art undertakes research in augmented environments and performance, interactive systems, digital poetics, animation and geo-locative media. Extensive collaborative work is taking place in these areas with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh College of Art hosts one of the UK’s leading jewellery departments. Practice based research focuses on the investigation of novel materials and new technologies. Researched materials are as diverse as silicon, steel and enamel. Technologies include haptic systems, rapid prototyping and digital print.

Edinburgh College of Art has recently initiated a new undergraduate and postgraduate program in Intermedia. Such work critically engages diverse creative media and seeks to challenge artistic conventions.

Landscape Architecture
Edinburgh College of Art hosts OPENspace, an internationally leading centre researching inclusive access to the outdoor environment. There is a focus on engaging with diverse groups and their needs in the design of public space.

Art and Nature
Edinburgh College of Art researchers explore discourses concerning people’s relation with nature, the delineation between organic and inorganic, human and animal and the social issues that arise from this.

Edinburgh College of Art is one of the UK’s premiere institutions for the study of and research into art, design, architecture and landscape architecture. Students on programmes at the College graduate with an award from the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh College of Art hosts a thriving community of approximately 50 research students who work within and are supported by eca’s Graduate Research School. Go to for information on graduate research provision.

Studentship awards will cover fees (UK rate) and provide a 36 month stipend at the AHRC rate (currently £12,940pa). For an informal discussion applicants may contact Dr. Sophia Lycouris, Director of the Graduate Research School:
Email: grs [at] Telephone: +44(0)131 221 6291

Guidelines and application forms for applicants can be downloaded at . All applications should be sent to the Academic Registry (http://www.eca.acuk/registry-and-admissions/) by Monday 16 February 2009. Edinburgh College of Art is an accredited institution of the University of Edinburgh and a charity registered in Scotland No: SC009021.