Research studentships in Media & Performing Arts

Research studentships in Media & Performing Arts

Research studentships in Media & Performing Arts at Middlesex University in London

The new School of Media and Performing Arts, led by the Dean, Professor Carole-Anne Upton, has recently benefited from major investment in its research areas, increasing the number of senior and research-active staff in Media, Dance, Music and Theatre Arts, and expanding the range of areas/topics for doctoral supervision. Performing Arts celebrated considerable success in RAE2008, and includes the internationally-renowned research centre, ResCen. Research in Media focuses on Cultural Theory and Communication Studies, with particular interest in Gender, Sex and Sexualities. Alongside traditional approaches, we have particular expertise in practice-based research methodologies and we welcome innovative and interdisciplinary proposals.


Proposals for doctoral research in Media are welcome in areas that broadly fit with the wide-ranging research interests of Middlesex Media staff (please consult the Middlesex website). Research subjects of particular interest include the following: Mobile media and social change; Sexually explicit media (production, texts or audiences); Screen Acting/Performance; Media industries and cultural policy; Media discourse/mediated identities; Creative Writing; Language and Media; New media and digital cultures.


Proposals for doctoral research in many areas of Dance, Music and Theatre Arts are welcome.  Applicants should ensure that their proposals are congruent with the research interests of Middlesex Performing Arts staff, and are also advised to consult the department's Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts (ResCen). Well-experienced doctoral candidates might target the Doctorate of the Arts (80% expert arts practices), as well as the “mixed-mode” PhD. Research areas of particular interest include: Applied Theatre; Dance Histories; Music (Composition/Performance);  Theories and Philosophies of Performance; Media Performance; Performativity in Contemporary Practice; Electronic Music; Dramaturgy and translation for performance.


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