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Cooperation: PhD Programme Art Education

Barbara Putz-Plecko

Institute for Art Sciences and Art Education
Department: Art and Communication Practices
The Department for Art and Communication Practices at the Institute for Art Sciences and Art Education of the University of Applied Arts Vienna cooperates with the Institute for Art Education (IAE) at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the Art, Art History and Art Pedagogy Seminar at the Institute of Art and Visual Culture at the Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg in the development of the research field of art education both within and outside of schools. The PhD programme Art Education was initiated within the framework of this cooperation towards the promotion of young academics.
PhD research topics developed within this framework focus on the intersection between art and education, both in formal and informal settings. In this, the topics encompass and combine a broad spectrum of methods, from more empirical to arts-based processes and the purely theoretical. The working principles as formulated by the Institute for Art Education form the foundation.
The doctoral degree projects are discussed in biannual colloquia. Questions concerning general methods and content are discussed in work groups, providing peer-to-peer support in the research processes.