PHD CURRICULUM

Summer 1: MPhil entry proposal > example 1 > example 2 > blog
Winter 1: PhD proposal > example > blog > form
Winter 1: PhD proposal reader report > example > form
Winter 2: Confirmation of Route > example > blog
Winter 2: Confirmation of Route reader report> example > form
Fall 3: Public presentation/dissemination proposal > blog
Summer 4: Thesis/presentation reviewer reports > example > form
Summer 4: Thesis/documentation > example > blog

 

CURRICULUM Overview

YEAR 1 (MPhil)
Summer Residency: provisional acceptance, meet with potential advisors, PhD research training, elected workshops and seminars, cultural excursions, exhibitions and special events.
October 1st: formal acceptance and registration with Plymouth University.
Offsite: develop proposal, self-organized critique group meetings and individual advisory meetings. Work on Project Approval milestone.
Winter Residency: Project Approval milestone presentation. 

YEAR 2 (MPhil/PhD)
Summer Residency: PhD research training, elected workshops and seminars, individual advisory meetings, cultural excursions, exhibitions and special events. 
Offsite: ongoing development of practice-based research project, self-organized critique group meetings and individual advisory meetings. Work on Confirmation of Route milestone.
Winter Residency: Confirmation of Route presentation.

YEAR 3 (PhD)
Summer Residency: PhD research training, elected workshops and seminars, individual advisory meetings, independent study projects (alternative residency requests), cultural excursions, exhibitions and special events. 
Offsite: ongoing development/completion of practice-based research project, self-organized critique group meetings and individual advisory meetings. 
Winter Residency: research presentations. 

Note:
During the final Summer Residency: design and plan a public dissemination of your practice (exhibition, performance, reading, documentation, screening etc) which presents your PhD creative research.

OPTIONAL COMPLETION YEAR
Candidates optionally work during a fourth year with their chosen level of advisory support to complete their research.

VIVA VOCE:
The viva voce is a formal and integral part of the assessment process. Although there is an established, traditional form that the viva often takes, Transart actively encourages each student—in consultation with her advisory team—to research and devise a form and forum that will be best suited and integral to their own voice and especially to the spirit, context and subject(s) of their own doctoral research. Workshops that discuss and explore the potential role of the viva voce and the dissemination of practice in a candidate’s research programme will be regularly conducted during residencies.

Following the submission of the final research exegesis each candidate (in consultation with her advisory team) will design and plan a public dissemination of her practice (exhibition, performance, reading, documentation, screening etc) to take place at the final summer residency.

Submission of the final research project for your viva voce must take place within 48 months from registration (including optional completion year if requested).

Director of Studies organizes date, location and time of PhD examination.