Professional Doctorate Fine Art (DFA) / Professional Doctorate of Fashion Industry (DFI) / Professional Doctorate of Digital Media (DDM) (Doctorate)

Nottingham Trent University the United Kingdom

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The award
Doctorate

How long you will study
4 - 8 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
January

International course fees
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About Professional Doctorate Fine Art (DFA) / Professional Doctorate of Fashion Industry (DFI) / Professional Doctorate of Digital Media (DDM) at Nottingham Trent University

This part-time course takes a practical approach, linking work-based problems to personal and professional development.  It is research-based and equal to a PhD, but has been designed to meet the needs of those working in the creative professions.

The Professional Doctorate Programme (PDP) offers three degrees in the School of Art & Design. They are:

  • Doctor of Digital Media
  • Doctor of Fashion Industry
  • Doctor of Fine Art.

How you're taught

This course is delivered through a series of key workshops associated with each module.

You will be assigned two supervisors to support your research, and benefit from a specific number of hours of supervisory meetings. Study circles, formed at the start of the course, will also provide a mechanism for mutual support.

You will benefit from stimulating teaching and tailored support based on your personal, pastoral and academic needs.

Assessment

You'll be assessed on the completion of six pieces of work.

Where appropriate, some of these pieces may be submitted as a combination of writing and creative practice.

Careers and employability

This course will give you the opportunity to:

  • advance your career
  • develop your academic and research abilities.

Although this course does not offer a formal placement, all our courses are vocationally focused and benefit from strong links with industry.

Facilities

Find out more about our facilities at NTU

  • Boots Library, City Campus
  • Byron, City Campus Student's Union
  • City IT facilities
  • Students in City Campus NTSU gym

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDoctorateHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 - 8 years
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Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A good honours degree (First or 2.1) awarded by a recognised university in an appropriate subject (or equivalent); and
  • A MPhil, MA or other Masters level qualification*, awarded by a recognised university in an appropriate subject (or equivalent).

Other requirements

  • Typically, you should have a minimum of seven years industry professional experience in a field relevant to the area of study.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. You can check our language requirements and list of accepted English language tests

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

As you're applying for a Research degree, you will need to submit a statement about the subject you wish to research. Please see our Graduate School pages for more information about this.

As you're applying for a Research degree (MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorates), you will need to submit a statement about the subject you wish to research. The NTU Doctoral School has more information about this.

Accreditation of Prior Certified / Experiential Learning AP(E)L

Applications from candidates without standard entry qualifications (or equivalents), but who have a strong industry / practice experience are encouraged to apply. Applications will be taken on a case-by-case basis. Applications without a formal qualification will be required to evidence their expertise which can be mapped against learning outcome achievement for a current relevant master's award within the School portfolio, and which indicates the potential to work at doctoral level in a professional context.

* Holding a Masters degree (even in a relevant subject area) does not mean automatic entry to a doctoral route without thorough consideration regarding the currency of the Masters award. You may be required, where a need is identified to supplement knowledge or experience, or to fill knowledge gaps, to undertake specified Masters level modules (to a maximum of 60 Masters level credit points) which must be passed in order to demonstrate full achievement of the 180 Masters level entry requirement. These will be undertaken under NTU's continuing professional development framework on a module by module basis. You will need to successfully clear the Masters level modules as stipulated before enrolling on a Professional Doctorate.

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