Nida Doctoral School



In Nida, we explore unorthodox approaches to research. Through making, performing, writing and discussing, we test the possibilities for generating knowledge outside the conventional venues and models of academic research. Nida Doctoral School (NDS) participants are offered a possibility to position their own research and practice within a broader field of research approaches. NDS aims to open up the horizons for experimental development by intersecting with a diversity of disciplines and experiences. The goal of NDS is to provide time, space and a conceptual framework for participants to gain an insight into their field of research, as well as to broaden and diversify their outlook and methodological tools.

Nida Doctoral School is an international programme initiated by Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The University of the Arts Helsinki and the University of the Arts London joined the platform in 2017. In 2018 NDS is designed and organized by all four partner schools. Upon successful completion of the NDS course participants gain 5 ECTS credits.

NDS is tailored for doctoral students in visual and performing arts, design and architecture. However, there are also limited places for students within the humanities and social sciences if their research is related to arts, design and architecture. The programme comprises seven day-long intensive courses organised once a year, and one to two month-long doctoral residencies which are part of the international Nida Artist-in-Residence program. Please check Nida Art Colony actual call for residency applications to find out more about the doctoral residencies. 

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