PhD Programme



The School of Art, Design and Media's doctoral programme provides creative research opportunities in a wide spectrum of academic areas. Students are expected and encouraged to develop innovative ways of thinking, and to experiment and create in a range of media. This programme also acts as an incubator for the development and realization of original artistic and professional productions, including design, interactive media, film, animation and new art forms. 

Through exploration of new ideas, creative practices and theories, the expectation is that students will transform the field. A collaboration of internationally recognized faculty members, visiting artists and scholars, offers a unique educational environment that is world-renowned. Creative and production cooperation between faculty and students is encouraged and the development of worldwide co-production opportunities is fostered.

Proposed Research Interests of Faculty

Please click this ​​​link to browse the proposed research interests of ADM faculty for the AY2019 August intake. Please note that this list is non-exhaustive.

Please note that contacting a potential supervisor based on the alignment of your proposed research with his/her interests is optional. Even if you have done so, submitting an online application to the programme which you are applying for is still compulsory.

Graduate Class Schedule for Semester 1, AY 2018/2019

Course Code/ Title

Course Classification

Group/ Section

Days/ Times

Instructors/ Lecturer (s)


Graduate Seminar 1: Academic Research Skills
Core G1 TUES
1600 - 1900
Michael Walsh ART-B1-14
Design: An Asian Perspective
Elective G1 WED
0900 - 1200
Peer Sathikh & Nanci Takeyama ART-B1-14
Seminar in Media Production
Elective G1 WED
0900 - 1200
Chul Heo LHN-TR+25
(Learning Hub North – The Arc)
Dancing Over Ideas: Inceptive Knowledge Mapping for Research in Art, Design and Media
Elective G1 THURS
1500 - 1800
Andrea Nanetti ADM Library