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Research Doctorate (Ph.D.)
The International Research Doctorate in Historical, Artistic and Audiovisual Studies is the third level of an educational path, starting from the Bachelor Degree in DAMS (3 years) and the Master Degree in Audiovisual Heritage and New Media Sciences (2 years); this Ph.D. represents a point of departure towards academic research. The specialistic research in the field of Audiovisuals (cinema, TV, photography, new media) is a specific curriculum that runs parallel to the one which educates Art History experts (from the Middle Age to contemporary times). The Ph.D. improves the competences in the use of traditional educational methods, its program is meant to support the acquisition of new competencies, such as the study of the conservation and restoration of works of art, film and audiovisual and musical materials; the study of art, film, musical and audiovisual institutions; the theory and practice of production and post-production; the organization and the management of art, film, music and audiovisual archives; the management of film, music and audiovisual events; the theory, methodology and critical analysis of artworks and of film, music and audiovisual works. Ph.D. students can rely on research contents and methodologies of international level, thanks to the several occasions of exchange and seminar formation throughout the 3 years of course, as well as to an intense editorial activity; in fact, volumes, series and scientific magazines concerning the wide field of audiovisual analysis and media studies are published under the scientific supervision of DAMS professors and researchers, which investigate the field from multiple disciplinary perspectives. The activities of research training guarantee, through an intense seminar program, allow Ph.D. candidates to accomplish innovative scientific competences that can be integrated with the academic field, research centers, private or public institutions of the sector, as well as in the context of the profiles requested by the cultural industry and the museum and archiving system.
Administrative headquarter of the course: Università degli Studi di Udine