Francis Kenna, 'Feeling spaces' 2020 installation view
Higher Degrees by Research students at the School of Art & Design work under close supervision of academic staff in their discipline area. PhD candidates at the School are able to present their work as a Thesis in Standard Format (as a dissertation up to 100,000 words) or as Thesis by Creative Works. A Thesis by Creative Works comprises studio research outcomes and a written exegesis (30,000 words or more) that are presented together as a coherent contribution to knowledge. Subject to the nature of the research project, the School of Art and Design supports hybrid options where a combination of studio research and a dissertation of up to 60,000 words constitutes the thesis. Curatorial research and outcomes that culminate in original contributions to knowledge are also supported. MPhil candidates for Thesis by Standard Format submit a shorter dissertation (up to 60,000 words), and commensurately smaller bodies of studio research and exegesis for Thesis by Creative Works. More.