We are pleased to announce that 2014-15 has been an extremely successful year for the research degree (Mphil/PhD) students at University of the Arts London. 25 graduated, 23 passed their confirmation and 31 students registered. Congratulations to you all!
Registration usually happens in the 1st year of PhD study, students have to complete an Application for Registration Form, which consists of:
- an outline of your proposed project (not more than 1000 words in length) plus an indicative bibliography and a work plan
This includes: Title, Subject area, aims and objectives, Historical context, Contemporary context, Theoretical context, Methodology, List of the main reference works.
Students completing their Registration in 2014-15 were:
Emmeline Child, Denise Clarke, Alice Evans, James Lander, Fang-yu Cheng, Robert Gadie, Jennifer Murray, Mohammad Namazi, Stephanie Spindler, Maria Theodoraki at CCW.
Gillian Addison, Sara Buoso, Adriana Cobo Corey, Michael Charles Connerty, Nathalie Khan, Giorgio Salani at CSM.
Veronika Hlinicanova, Christopher James May, Mario Abou Hamad, Rebecca Binns, Jonathan Gilmurray, Carl Ernest Grinter, Asa Johannesson, Julia Colleen Johnson, John Kannenberg, Louise Marshall, Sarah McAdam, Julia Schaeper at LCC.
Rhian Solomon, Reiner Rockel at LCF.
The Confirmation meeting usually takes place in year 3 or 4, it is a clear outline of the role and purpose of the practice within the overall research project, it:
- identifies how the creative/practical work will be presented (event/exhibition) for final examination;
- identifies which research methods have informed the work and presents the contexts (both historical and/or theoretical);
- offers reflection on the development of the practice.
Students also present their ongoing work at the RNUAL Block 2 presentation.
Students that passed their Confirmation in 2014-15 were:
- Manoela dos Anjos Afonso, Sofia Gotti, Thomas Helyar-Cardwell, Sam Hopkins, Anne Lydiat, Andrew Megaw, Hiroki Yamamoto at CCW.
- Fagner Bibiano Alves, Marina Hadjilouca, Ahmed Mauroof Jameel, John Miers, Colin Richard Perry, Alaistair Steele at CSM.
- Artur Matamoro Vidal, Kwok Kei (Sandra) Peach at LCC.
- hirui (Kiwy) Huang, Jennifer Millspaugh, Lara Torres, Elizabeth (Lezley) George, Siri Lindholm, Johannes Reponen, Benjamin David Whyman, Paul Yuille at LCF.
The 25 graduating students this year all completed either a:
- Practice based thesis of 30, 000 words or a
- Text based thesis of 60, 000 words
Along with a Viva Voce and a presentation of any practice-based work.
Students that graduated in 2014-15 were (in date order):
Image credit: UAL Graduation 2015, Royal Festival Hall, photography by Peter Smith
Dr Wasma Al Saud: Single Saudi Women in the Diaspora: A Photographic Study from LCC, completed 2 October 2014
Umar Hassan Jan Mphil: Evolution of Khadi – Handwoven Fabric in Pakistan from 1947 to 2011 from LCF, completed 30 October 2014
Dr Bridget Tan: Gestures and Acclamations: Some Assembly Required Contextualising Curating and Exhibition Practices in Southeast Asia for Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale from CCW, completed 18 November 2014
Dr Mark Jackson, Nothing Short of Complete Liberation: the Burroughsian Ideal of Space as Curatorial Strategy in Audial Art from LCC, completed 21 November 2014
Dr Sam Vale, Collecting Rooms: Objects, Identities and Domestic Spaces from LCC, completed 27 November 2014
Dr Jen Ballie, e-Co-Textile Design: How can textile design and making, combined with social media tools, achieve a more sustainable fast fashion future? from CCW completed 22 December 2014
Dr Angie Brew, Learning to draw: an active perceptual approach to observational drawing synchronising the eye and hand in time and space from CCW, completed 5 February 2015
Dr Sara Andersdotter, Choking on the Madeleine: Encounters and Alternative Approaches to Memory in Contemporary Art Practice from CCW, completed 27 March 2015
Dr Catherine Clancy, Poiesis and Obstruction in Art Practice from Wimbledon College of Arts/Surrey, completed 02 April 2015
Dr Sarah Rhodes, The True Nature of Collaboration: what role does practice play in collaboration between designers and African craft producers? from CSM, completed 14 April 2015
Dr Marcela Montoya, Resituating the Cultural Meanings of Lucha Libre Mexicana: A Practice-Based Exploration of Diasporic Mexicanness from CCW completed 23/04/2015
Dr Mike Ricketts, Encounters & Spatial Controversies from CCW, completed 23 April 2015
Dr Pat Naldi, The view: a historicised and contemporary socio-political mediation from CSM, completed 15 May 2015
Dr Hena Ali, Graphic Communication Design Practice for Sustainable Social Advocacy in Pakistan: Co-developing Contextually Responsive Communication Design (CCD) methodologies in Culturally Diverse Contexts from CSM, completed 22 May 2015
Sarah Tremlett Mphil, Re:Turning – From Graphic Verse to Digital Poetics from CCW, completed 29 May 2015
Dr Mark Wright, Contact Zones and Elsewhere Fields: The Poetics and Politics of Environmental Sound Arts from LCC, completed 29 May 2015
Dr Iris Garrelfs, From inputs to outputs: an Investigation of Process in Sound Art Practice from LCC, completed 3 June 2015
Image credit: Dr Iris Garrelfs and other CRiSAP PhD graduates at UAL Graduation 2015, Royal Festival Hall, photography by Peter Smith
Dr Paul Lowe, Testimonies of Light: Bearing Witness, Photography and Genocide from LCC, completed 3 June 2015
Dr Olivier Desvoignes, Blackboards Were Turned into Tables…. Questioning ‘horizontality’ in collaborative pedagogical art projects from CCW, completed 8 June 2015
Natasha Mrdalj Mphil, In Search of Home: A Serbian Identity, the Art of Exile and the Representation of Otherness from CCW, completed 10 June 2015
Image credit: Dr Magz Hall and other CRiSAP graduates at UAL Graduation 2015, Royal Festival Hall, photography by Peter Smith
Dr Magz Hall, Radio after Radio: Redefining radio art in the light of new media technology through expanded practice from LCC, completed 12 June 2015
Dr Pui Yin Tong, An Account of Development of Performance Art in China from 1979-2010 from CSM, completed 17 June 2015
Dr Tansy Spinks, Associating Places: Strategies for Live, Site Specific, Sound Art Performance from LCC, completed 22 June 2015
Dr Kiran Deshpande, N-colour separation methods for accurate reproduction of spot colours from LCC, completed 24 June 2015
Dr Alberto Campagnolo, Transforming structured descriptions to visual representations. An automated visualization of historical bookbinding structures from CCW, completed 3 July 2015
Dr Maria Arango Velasquez, Acts of Endurance: A Creative Transformation in Times of Struggle in Contemporary Colombian Memory from CCW, completed 4 September 2015