Doctoral School for Artistic Research

Artistic research within the Dr. artium programme

Artistic research encompasses a spectrum of knowledge-oriented artistic practices. In the context of the Dr.artium programme, this always means a close systematic connection between artistic explorations and scholarly reflections and methods: for example, interpretation with historical musicology, organology, performance research or acoustics; improvisation with philosophical aesthetics; or composition with robotics and artistic intelligence, cognitive science or media studies. This dialectical connection is the special epistemic strength of our approach to artistic-scholarly research. The results of excellent artistic-scientific doctoral theses are original contributions to deepened and expanded understanding, knowledge and skills in the field of artistic practice as well as scholarship or theory.