Research course

Higher Doctorate in Art and Design

Nottingham Trent University · School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

The application process for these awards involves the initial submission of a portfolio detailing your career to date. This portfolio should include a full resumé of exhibitions, design projects, commissions, performances or other relevant work, and a proposal for a further project that can be completed within 12 months and presented for consideration by the examiners in the UK. Prior to submitting a formal application, prospective applicants for the DArts or DDes awards are advised to consult directly with the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, to discuss the exact nature of the initial portfolio submission.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Our Higher Doctorates: Doctor of Arts (DArts) and Doctor of Design (DDes) provide excellent opportunities for established art and design professionals to confirm their position as leading authorities in their field, through the presentation of a major project. These awards recognise significant prior achievement in art and design, support review and reflection on previous work, and enable presentation of a new body of work that consolidates achievements to date.

Information for international students

These degrees are open to practitioners internationally on condition that the final exhibition, project, performance, installation or commission will be conducted in the UK.

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Course contact details

Research and Graduate Studies Co-ordinator
+44 (0) 115 848 2177