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Doctor - fine arts

Key features

  • Qualification: Konstnärlig doktorsexamen
  • Qualification in English: Degree of Doctor
  • EQF level: 8
  • Cycle: Third cycle
  • Thesis required: Artistic research project (doctoral thesis) 120 credits min.
  • Nominal length: 4 years / 240 ECTS
  • Access requirement: Second cycle degree + proof of artistic skills
  • Access to further study: n.a.

Programmes

A Degree of Doctor in the area of fine, applied and performing arts is awarded after a third-cycle student has completed a study programme of 240 credits in a subject in which third-cycle teaching is offered.

Thesis

For a Degree of Doctor the third-cycle student shall have been awarded a pass grade for a documented artistic research project (doctoral thesis) of at least 120 credits.   

Degree titles

  • Swedish: Konstnärlig doktorsexamen
  • English: Degree of Doctor

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Doctor the third-cycle student shall:

  • demonstrate broad knowledge and systematic understanding of the research field as well as advanced and up-to-date specialised knowledge in his or her artistic field
  • demonstrate familiarity with artistic research methodology in general and the methods of the specific field of research in particular.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Doctor the third-cycle student shall:

  • demonstrate creative capacity in his or her artistic field
  • demonstrate the capacity for artistic analysis and synthesis as well to review and assess new and complex phenomena, issues and situations autonomously and critically
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate artistic issues with scholarly precision critically, autonomously and creatively, and to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake research and other qualified artistic tasks within predetermined time frames and to review and evaluate such work
  • demonstrate through a documented artistic research project the ability to make a significant contribution to the formation of knowledge through his or her own research
  • demonstrate the ability in both national and international contexts to present and discuss research and research findings authoritatively in speech and writing and in dialogue with the academic community and society in general
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge,
  • demonstrate the capacity to contribute to social development and support the learning of others both through research and education and in some other qualified professional capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Doctor the third-cycle student shall:

  • demonstrate intellectual autonomy, artistic integrity and disciplinary rectitude as well as the ability to make assessments of research ethics, and
  • demonstrate specialised insight into the possibilities and limitations of art, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used.