PhD Programme

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Programme Overview

Research Areas

As Singapore is where the East meets the West, our program is an interwoven site where diverse disciplines engage with each other to interrogate the meaning of the creative community being transformed, particularly in the context of digitized culture and globalization. Our M.A. and Ph.D. programs situate our research in historical, aesthetic, industrial, global, and sociocultural contexts so that students can build a solid theoretical foundation leading to further scholarly explorations of specific research topics both as significant art and as social communication. Our diverse faculty members support each student’s journey within the individualized study in exploring and developing their own theoretical framework through writing, research, practical works, and interdisciplinary participation with other programs at NTU.​​

Please click here to view our research areas​


Length of Candidature

The PhD can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. The minimum and maximum length of candidature are as shown:

Current students (Students admitted in AY2019 and before)

Full-Time Part-Time
Programmes Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
PhD
2 Years
5 Years
3 Years
7 Years


Prospective students (Students admitted from AY2020 and onwards)

The maximum course duration for Part-time Research programmes has been revised to be standardised with the equivalent Full-time Research programme.

  Full-Time Part-Time
Programmes Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
PhD
2 Years
5 Years
2 Years
5 Years


Maximum Course Duration refers to the maximum candidature period of study, beyond which, students pay fees at unsubsidised rates.

Part-time Students to be admitted from AY2020 will pay fees at unsubsidised rates if they exceed the candidature period of 5 years for PhD as shown above.


Academic Calendar and Intake

Nanyang Technological University's academic year commences in August and ends in July the following year. ADM currently has two intakes in January and August per academic year. The application deadline is shown below:


Intake Application Period
August 2021 Reviews of application have begun but the School will
continue to consider applications submitted before 31 January 2021​

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Fees and Funding

The fees for PhD programme (full-time and part-time) for students admitted in AY2020 and AY2021 are as shown below. All fees listed below are in Singapore dollars (S$) and are applicable for one academic year. Fees are reviewed and subject to revision ​annually:


http://www.adm.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/PhD%20Programme/Pages/Fees-and-Funding.aspx​