ARIA organises and supervises research and PhDs in, with and for the arts. The institute safeguards the special character of research in the arts and fosters collaboration and knowledge exchange with other artistic and scientific disciplines. It achieves this through unique partnerships among the Antwerp Schools of Arts and the University of Antwerp, in which the partners’ autonomy and integrity come first.
The PhD candidate is an artist or a designer and holds a relevant Master’s degree (or equally) in the study areas of Music, Performing Arts or Fine Arts. Applicants are expected to conduct research that explores issues or methodologies situated in or proceeding from their own artistic or design practice, with due sense of discursivity.
The PhD proposal should correspond to ARIA’s vision. An artistic entrance exam may be organised during the application procedure
For practical information about how PhD programmes are organised at ARIA, please consult the roadmap.