Digital Arts and Humanities Programme
A four-year structured doctoral research-training programme designed to enable students to carry out research in the arts and humanities at the highest level using new media and computer technologies.
Candidates will choose to enter the programme within either the ARTS or the HUMANITIES strands. In both strands they are required to complete core, training and career development modules, including main modules shared across the consortium and others institutionally-based. The overall aim of the taught modules are threefold:
1) to introduce students to the history and theoretical issues in digital arts/humanities;
2) to provide the skills needed to apply advanced computational and information management paradigms to humanities/arts research;
3) to provide an enabling framework for students to develop generic and transferable skills to carry out their final research projects/dissertations. The aim of the research is to enable students to develop and synthesise a PhD dissertation.
DAH students at Trinity College Dublin will be supported by two of the University's flagship research units, the Trinity Long Room Hub (http://www.tcd.ie/longroomhub/) and the Arts Technology Research Lab(http://www.tcd.ie/drama-film-music/atrl), each with its own bespoke facilities on Trinity's city-centre campus. Studentships are available for the Schools of Drama, Film and Music, English, Histories and Humanities, Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, Linguistic, Speech and Communications Sciences, Religions, Theology and Ecumenics, and the Department of Philosophy.
High-calibre candidates holding, or expecting to receive, a first-class or upper second-class honours degree in an appropriate discipline are encouraged to apply.
Dear Applicant to the Arts Strand of the Digital Arts and Humanities PhD:
The Arts Strand of the Trinity College Dublin Structured PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities is designed to facilitate researchers in the area of digital arts practice and theory. We are interested in interviewing digital filmmakers, musicians, performance makers, installation artists, information artists, virtual world designers, bio-artists, web-based artists, among others, whose work is directly engaged in emerging technologies and whose work is in dialogue with the conditions and politics of digital culture. We are interested in interviewing historians, critics and philosophers of digital culture and its art practices. Thus, we are looking for researchers whose interests are both practice-based as well as analytical, historical, and philosopical.
In consultation with their advisor students pursuing the TCD Arts Strand of the Digital Arts and Humanities Structured PhD will design a dissertation/project as the capstone of their degree. Although there is a high value placed upon practice-based research in this degree each researcher will be required to write a thesis to accompany their final project. The length of the thesis will be decided on a case-by-case basis, however, theses word-counts of 30,000 for practice-based researchers would be a minimum, while 80,000 words for historians and theorists would be standard.
Additional details and application to the structured PhD are here https://www.tcd.ie/Graduate_Studies/PRTLI/ArtsHum.php
The Graduate Studies Office website will give you the details of the TCD application. However, your application should include a link to a digital dossier (such as a website, blog, etc. ) of your current work in digital arts pratice and theory.
If you have other questions don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Arts Technology Research Lab (ATRL)
Dr. Emma Meehan (email)
School of Drama, Film, and Music
+353 1 896 4921