Visual Arts and Design PhD Unit Set
Visual Arts research at ECU concentrates on practice–led research as a methodology for gaining knowledge through art practice.
We encourage multidisciplinary projects. Specific postgraduate research topics are developed in conjunction with the postgraduate coordinator or potential supervisor, however applications are particularly encouraged from those with an interest in: Place; Embodiment; Materiality; Impermanence; Identity; Third Space; Digital Culture; Migration; Aboriginality; Hyper-Real; Virtual Reality; The Iconoclastic Image; The Potential Image; Alternative Slow Technologies; Process; Gender; The Event; Sensation; Art and History. Researchers in the school are currently involved in projects investigating ; Landscape and Environment; Place and Identity, Art and Science; Impermanence and Painting; the Third Space; Materiality and Embodiment; Art as Knowledge; Walking as Art; Virtual and Digital Culture; Post-Structuralist and New Materialist Feminist Thinking. The School also has contemporary studio spaces for students undertaking a practical project as part of their research.
Availability & Campus
Candidates enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (J42) may be required to attend classes on more than one campus to complete the research training component of the course.
Candidates are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors as part of the supervised independent research component of the course.
professional artist, arts manager, curator, teacher or academic, art technician
Possible future job titles
art, art industry, art manager, art technician, art teacher