Artistic Doctoral Programme

The objective of an artistic doctoral programme is the realisation of a research project, in which artistic and research methods refer to each other, and in which the results of the research are comprehensible and communicable on both levels. Fundamental to this is that the research project employs its own artistic praxis as a central focus. Research questions arise from the art, knowledge, and experience of artists, and feed back into them. Artistic research is often interdisciplinary but is fundamentally research for the arts, through the arts, and using the means of the arts.

In the artistic doctoral programme, areas of research may be chosen from the following fields of research:

  • Applied music psychology
  • Historical performance practice
  • Interpretation research (performance studies)
  • Composition
  • Contemporary dance

Partnering universities for co-supervision: 
the Paris Lodron University, Salzburg; the University of Art and Design, Linz; and the University for Music und the Performing Arts, Vienna

Normal period of study: 6 semesters

Award: Doctor of Arts

Application deadline for entry in the Winter semester of 2020: 17.02.2020