June 17 - June 17 2020

2nd Call ECAM Graduate School

Call for the ECAM Graduate School
at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design
in Basel in Cooperation with the University
of Art and Design Linz

This year’s PhD programme at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design, starts in September
2020. The programme, conducted in cooperation with the University of Art and Design Linz,
centres on three core research clusters: (1) Poetry of the Real, (2) Impact of Culture, (3) Art, Design
and Media-Based Research (see www.ecam.ch). The focus is on practice-based PhD research
guided by artistic and design-led research methods. Proposals will be accepted from
graduate students with an MA or an equivalent degree in the fields of art or design.* The PhD
programme does not include salaries and can therefore be combined with other positions.

Candidates need to fulfil all formal criteria for enrolment at the University of Art and Design
Linz. Please check the relevant requirements prior to application at www.ufg.at/phd. The programme
is scheduled to run for three years and is marked by the artistic, design-based, and
media-specific discourses common to the Graduate School’s three research clusters. The
PhD candidates will be supervised and guided in their research by professors of the FHNW
Academy of Art and Design and the University of Art and Design Linz (for list of supervisors see
www.ecam.ch). PhD degrees are awarded according to the statutory provisions of the University
of Art and Design Linz and the ECAM Graduate School curriculum.

Up to six positions in the PhD programme will be assigned in Fallsemester 2020. Eligible candidates
are asked to apply by 14 June 2020. Applications in English or German should include
a CV, a project outline of at least five and at most seven A4 pages and relevant diplomas (including
the diploma supplement of the MA degree). The outline should include the following

a) Description of the planned artistic or designed-based research, including information
as regards basic research question, its relevance and topicality, project targets and

b) Context of research, current state of research and its bearing on research topics
addressed by ECAM

c) Status of the candidate’s own artistic, design, and scientific work.
Applications to be submitted via ecam.hgk@fhnw.ch

Admission procedure, 1 st round: candidates to be notified of result by
22 June 2020.

Admission procedure, 2 nd round: Interviews are scheduled after 29 June 2020

Final decision candidates: 10 July 2020
Start of the semester: 14 September 2020

For further information please contact: Dr Linda Ludwig, linda.ludwig@fhnw.ch

* By equivalent qualification we mean, for instance, a diploma from the time prior to attaining an
MA degree, or a degree equivalent to a Master’s obtained in a country that does not have the
BA/MA system. Each case will be assessed individually on the basis of the submitted documents.