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Doctoral Courses

Here you will find information about the doctoral courses within the Artistic Research School run by the institutions at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.

Each semester is given one Basic Course (either Basic Course 1, 2 or 3) but ongoing during all semesters you find Basic Course 4, participation in the research school symposiums and workshops (Working and communicating in a cross-disciplinary research milieu).

Dates and venues for each course are listed in the University of Gothenburg's learning platform Canvas about three months before each course. You apply to the courses via the course database Fubas.

Time planning

  • Spring 2020: Basic Course 1: Writing Research | Research Writing
  • Spring 2020: Basic Course 2: On Research Methods and Research Design
  • Autumn 2020: Basic Course 3: Theoretical Constructs in Artistic Research
  • Spring 2021: Basic Course 1: Writing Research | Research Writing
  • Autumn 2021: Basic Course 2: On Research Methods and Research Design
  • Spring 2022: Basic Course 3: TTheoretical Constructs in Artistic Research
  • Autumn 2022: Basic Course 1: Writing Research | Research Writing
  • etc

 

Below you find listed a description on the Basic Courses including the course plans.

BASIC COURSES

Basic course 1: Writing Research | Research Writing (7, 5 hp)
The course consists of lectures designed to highlight and discuss a range of research writing practices. Possible topics for discussion: What function does writing have in artistic research and in research on education within the artistic field? What can an research text look like? How can one think on the relationship between artistic and scientific writing in an artistic or edacation research practice?

The course links writing to issues of method, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, ontology and artistic and scientific processes and visions. The course consists of lectures, writing tutoring groups, workshops and examining writing assignments.

In the writing tutoring groups, the participants meet in small groups, in which we train to give and receive constructive criticism on texts. The course is thus foucsing both on writing and reading.

The teaching will be held in English but the participants can write their texts either in English or Swedish.

A starting point for the course is to enable participants to work with ongoing writing projects.

The course is given by HDK-Valand for the Research School, a collaboration between the three departments Academy of Music and Drama, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, and Valand Academy.

Course leader is Kristina Hagström-Ståhl, PARSE-professor at Academy of Music and Drama.

Course Syllabus


Basic course 2: On Research Methods and Research Design

The course – delivered through English – is a primer in core research competencies at doctoral level that addresses research constructs; the organization of knowledge; and different ways of constructing questions of method, methodology and research design across the creative arts. The course introduces and historicises the contested constructs of research within the art field and within the university more generally. It examines the description of the researcher role with reference to research ethics and the rhetorical construct of ‘ethos’. It introduces soem of the different ways in which knowledge practices and the interpretation of knowledge formations have been described, critiqued and re-interpreted in current debates in the arts. It introduces key concepts such as “discipline” and "research" in a critical-historical framework. It introduces the question of research method and methodology including practical strategies of method disclosure and the “anti”-method positions of some authors.

There are three themes that run through the course:
research constructs – different ways in which research is described, defined and contested
the organization of knowledge – a historical / critical analysis of knowledge organisation
madness in the method – a survey of issues that arise in the attempt to disclose method as part of a research process

The course is given by Valand Academy for the Research School, a collaboration between the three departments Academy of Music and Drama, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, and Valand Academy.

Course leader: Professor Mick Wilson, researcher at Valand Academy.

Course Syllabus


Basic course 3: Theoretical Constructs in Artistic Research h, 7,5 higher education credits

The course presents the historical context of artistic research and, from different perspectives, problematizes research methods and theoretical constructions that are relevant within the research field.

The course, above all, will focus on questions concerning how, and under what conditions, knowledge is constructed and articulated in artistic research.

The course will also contain practical work with different forms of presentation concerning artistic research.

The course is given by the Academy of Music and Drama for the Research School, a collaboration between the three departments Academy of Music and Drama, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, and Valand Academy.
Course syllabus
Basic course 4: Operating and communicating in a cross-disciplinary research milieu", 7,5 higher education credits

This course you take through participating in the research school’s activities lin the form of workshops and symposia in your first three years of doctoral level studies.

Examiner is the research school leader Niclas Östlind who also gives individual feedback.

Retrospective the doctoral students get credits for the meetings they have participated in before 2016.

Course responsoble is Dr Niclas Östlind, senior lecturer at Valand Academy.

Course syllabus

Doctoral courses at GU

There are some courses that are offered to all doctoral students at the University of Gothenburg. For more information read here.

Contact

Anna Frisk, Administrator of Doctoral Education
Box 132, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address:
Vasagatan 50
Telefon:
031-7864042

Niclas Östlind, Head of Research School
Box 132, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address:
Vasagatan 50, 41137 Göteborg

Page Manager: Anna Frisk|Last update: 12/16/2019
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