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.


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    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…

    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

    • Summer Academy 2020 'Network Imaginaries'

      As a member of collective Hackers & Designers (H&D), Anja Groten co-organizes the Hackers & Designers Summer Academy 2020. In light of the…

      The Internet and a distributed network of local hosts
    • What a Genderful World

      Judith van IJken participates in the exhibition 'What a Genderful World' with a selection of works from the series 'Anamorphosis'.

      Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (NL)


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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