CSAD has a long history of postgraduate study and in the generation and art and design research. It has an active and supportive postgraduate environment and its tutors and supervisors have significant expertise in the various ways in which art, design and engineering theory and practice can contribute to knowledge.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the Art & Design panel rated 95% of the research submission as international standard, with 70% rated as either Internationally Excellent or World Leading. Postgraduate study opportunities exist both at Masters and PhD level. Masters courses offered include: Master of Fine Art, MA Art & Design, Master of Design, MA Ceramics and MSc Advanced Product Design. The school also offers specialist routes for the MA Art & Design course in Communication, Fine Art, Art & Science, Ecologies, Philosophy and Textiles.
Research degrees supervision is available for a wide range of topics and the School has a very good record of successful completions. This reflects the close supervision and the support its research students receive. This is particularly the case with international students, who receive very significant additional support from the university’s International Office. In addition to the university’s training programme in generic research methods, the School provides specialist training in methods specific to the discipline e.g. art and design practice, reinforced during students’ regular supervisory tutorials.
The School welcomes research degree applications in the following fields:
• Advanced Prototype Research
• Art History
• Creative Digital Technology
• Creative Teaching
• Ecological Building Practices
• Embodied Interaction
• Fine Art
• Sensory Design
• Theory and Philosophy
Full-time research students are allocated a dedicated and suitably equipped workspace, with access to specialist facilities in one of the School’s research centres. Many students have successfully secured grants or awards covering tuition fees and maintenance for their research degree studies, most notably from Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), where the School has worked very closely with candidates, on their application.
For further details of the research undertaken by Cardiff School of Art and Design’s and the range of research degrees and financial support that may be available, visit: www.cardiff-school-of-art-and-design.org or contact Debbie Savage, Research Co-ordinator at CSADResDegrees@cardiffmet.ac.uk.
For further details on the Masters courses, contact CSADPostgradStudies@cardiffmet.ac.uk.