Apply for the New Media Art Phd Programme

From 16th to 20th January 2017 Liepaja University calls for applications to doctoral study programme “New Media Art". This is the only doctoral programme in Latvia designed for artists – researchers. The programme therefore not only includes acquirement of the base of theoretical and academic knowledge, but also the process of art creation.

The aim of the programme is to contribute to the development of new, advanced theories and critical analysis in the area of new media and interdisciplinary art, as well as the creation of new art forms and art works. Creative projects of the study programme focus on innovation technologies, interdisciplinary art practices, sound, audiovisual media, interactivity, etc. The programme is based on individual, independent research. Face-to-face meetings are held three times a year in the form of seminar week, which take place in Liepaja and partner institutions elsewhere in Latvia – RISEBA premises in Riga and SERDE residential centre in Aizpute.

Individual studies and independent work can be carried out in the Art Research Laboratory premises located in Liepaja University building (Kūrmājas prospekts 13). Laboratory premises are equipped with the necessary technical base and media library. Students also have the opportunity to use the resources available to New Media and Cultural Center RIXC in Riga, Lenču iela 2. The programme has budget and paid places, as well as the opportunity to apply for an Erasmus exchange in Aalto University, Finland.

Doctoral study programme “New Media Art” is a licensed academic programme in the University of Liepaja, open since 2013. In the near future doctoral study programme intends to unite with the University of Latvia and RISEBA. The cooperation with Aalto University in Finland will also continue, as well as with the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Nida Art Colony, creating a common doctoral programme in order to offer dynamic and interesting studies.

Acceptance of documents: from 16th to 20th January, 2017 (working days) inLiepaja University (Liepāja, Lielā iela 14) office nr.214., 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Admission requires application of promotion thesis in New Media Art (available here) – filled application form in Latvian with a summary in English that has to be sent electronically to the director of the programme Rasa Šmite, e-mail:, by the 20th of January, 2017.

More information about the programme –

Additional information: the director of the programme Rasa Šmite -, 26546776

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