Preparatory Courses at the School of Design, Film and Art
- PhD Preparation Course
This two-semester preparatory course is offered in collaboration with Campus Luzern. The course starts in September. It is for people interested in pursuing a practice-based doctorate and wishing to prepare for the submission of their PhD proposal. Participants develop an exposé from an initial draft which they can use to apply for grants, doctoral programmes or doctoral supervision. The course provides an overview of doctoral opportunities at Swiss universities of applied sciences and arts in the disciplines of Design, Fine Arts or Film.
- Preparing for a PhD in Art, Design and Film (Massive Open Online Course MOOC)
This free online course prepares designers, artists and filmmakers for a practice-based doctorate. It can be started any time and completed at one's own pace. Over the course of six weeks, Prof Dr Rachel Mader and Prof Dr Axel Vogelsang take participants through the various stages of a doctorate with videos, texts and discussions. Six recent dissertation projects will be presented to illustrate the process.
Courses for Doctoral Candidates at the School of Design, Film and Art
- Research Colloquium
The two-day research colloquium takes place once per semester and is delivered by Prof Dr Gesa Ziemer (Hafen-City University Hamburg) and Pablo Müller (School of Design, Film and Art). The event is designed to foster academic exchange between doctoral candidates, who present their PhD dissertations in progress. They also discuss methods and content and practical questions around pursuing a doctorate.
Prof Dr Gesa Ziemer
- Methodology Seminar
In this peer-to-peer exchange, doctoral candidates, post-docs and researchers from the School of Design, Film and Art discuss methods, findings, cases in point and theoretical questions from their research practice. The seminar is held four times per semester.
Prof Dr Rachel Mader
- Explorations in Eco-Social Innovation by Design
In this biweekly informal online meet-up session, doctoral candidates in the PhD programme in ‘Eco-Social Innovation by Design’ gather to talk about their fields of research, their theoretical and practical approaches, the conceptual frameworks of their dissertations, and to answer questions together. Through this “community of practice”, they support each other, learn from one another and engage in academic discourse.
The meeting takes place online in English and is open to doctoral candidates from the School of Design, Film and Art and from the National Institute of Design (NID), and to other interested parties.
Dr. Chris Doering
Courses offered by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU)
In the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Research (ZLLF) doctoral students can deepen their research and methodological skills in a mentoring programme, in the annual writing retreat and attend further courses.
Courses Offered by Campus Luzern
In the framework of Campus Luzern, a cooperation project between the HSLU, the University of Lucerne and the University of Teacher Education Lucerne, doctoral candidates have the opportunity to consolidate their research and methodological skills and knowledge. In addition, doctoral candidates employed by the HSLU have access to the courses offered by the Centre for Empirical Methods and the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Research (ZLLF).