Research degrees 

Study with the Institute of Art and Technology

The Institute of Art and Technology offers contemporary and innovative approaches to professional research, art practice and advanced study.

With rich resources and a supportive research environment, the Institute of Art and Technology attracts talented international PhD students from a variety of creative disciplines.

As an Institute of Art and Technology PhD student, not only will you benefit from our longstanding relationships with leading galleries, museums and the creative industries in the region, you’ll also receive training and development support as part of your postgraduate research supervision.

You’ll also be welcomed into our vibrant interdisciplinary research environment, have the opportunity to collaborate with creative organisations and undertake research projects with nationally and internationally recognised researchers, historians, theorists and professional practitioners.

Our PhD students enjoy access to a number of conferences and symposiums, including Excessive Research – an international symposium organised by the Exhibition Research Lab. In 2015, the symposium was attended by 20 international research students and resulted in the publication of a peer-reviewed newspaper.

Similarly, architecture students organise the Architecture Society Group, which attracts acclaimed architects such as: Faustino, Space Cavier, Filip Dujardin, David Adjaye, Pernilla Orhstedt, Rachel Armstrong and Liam Young.

About the Institute of Art and Technology

The Institute of Art and Technology focuses on contemporary issues and ideas in international art and design practice. The Institute is engaged in a variety of research activity, from curatorial practice and conferences to events and fellowships. The Institute of Art and Technology supports researchers to develop work that has direct relevance to our lives and the broader community.

The Institute has a strong collaborative culture and Institute of Art and Technology staff continually work with internationally renowned researchers.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) assessment, 19% of our art and design unit of assessment was considered world class, while 78% was ranked internationally excellent.