University of Kent: History and Philosophy of Art

InstitutionUniversity of Kent View institution profile
Department School of Arts
Web www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate
Study type Research

Summary

We welcome students wishing to undertake research under staff with interests in photography, art theory from the Renaissance to recent times and contemporary art.

The History & Philosophy of Art Department within the School of Arts, provides opportunities for graduate study with well-established researchers in the fields of art history, philosophy of art and aesthetics. Staff research covers contemporary art and aesthetics, modernism, theories of art, the historiography of art and the Cold War; biographical monographs, the photograph (in its historical, contemporary and critical contexts), and the historical interplay of image, theory and institutions from the Renaissance to the present (especially European and North American).

Developing areas of interest include the cultural and historical significance of the print, and the role of performance and new media in contemporary art practices, which draw upon our links with other subjects within the School of Arts and the Faculty of Humanities. In particular, postgraduates have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the multidisciplinary Aesthetics Research Centre and the Art History and Visual Cultures Research Centre. There is also a full programme of visiting speakers from across the constituent subject areas within the School of Arts, which includes Film and Drama.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

University of Kent

 

The University of Kent is the UK’s European university.  As a top 20 research institution we have a dynamic and challenging academic environment underpinned by an international perspective and a global community.

Postgraduate programmes

Kent is known for the interdisciplinary nature of its programmes and research.  We offer a range of taught and research degrees and short courses, across the arts and humanities, social sciences, health, science and technology.  We are the only university to have specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Rome and Athens as well as the UK.

£12m postgraduate scholarship fund
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