PhDArts offers an international, high-level doctorate in art and design. The PhDArts research trajectory consists of two elements: individual research and participation in the doctoral study programme. An appropriate team of supervisors is sought for each doctoral student. The doctoral study programme, which consists of lectures, seminars, trainings, and workshops, is an essential part of the research environment in which the student undertakes their research.


    • Public Defense Word and whetstone: Perspectives on writing at the intersection of art and academia

      Novelist Maya Rasker publicly defends the research project entitled 'Word and whetstone: Perspectives on writing at the intersection of art and academia' on…

    • ACPA Appoints New Professor and PhDArts Director

      The Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) recently appointed a new Professor. The institute is bidding farewell to Professor Janneke Wesseling and…




    This semester, the PhDArts doctoral study programme will consist of lectures and workshops by PhDArts staff and invited guests, as well as presentations by doctoral…

    documenta 15, Kassel (DE). Kunsthochschule Kassel, Kassel (DE). Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, Leiden (NL)


An archive of dissertations and artistic outcomes of PhD projects and interviews with PhDArts doctors.

Individual Projects

    • LAWKI—Passages 2

      Digital Art Festival Taiwan commissioned collective ARK / Roosje Klap to develop a new installation for Taipei's National Digital Art Center.

      Digital Art Festival, Taipei (TW)


The yearly application deadlines for PhDArts are 1 April and 1 October. Accepted applicants can join the programme in September or January of each year.


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