PhD & Research Masters

Doctoral Research within the TU Dublin School of Creative Arts is delivered by The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM), which is based in TU Dublin's new campus at Grangegorman. GradCAM provides a unique programme of staged development for creative arts and media Doctoral research. This innovative programme comprises:

i) research seminars (constructed around interdisciplinary research themes and questions shared by various researchers attached to the School);
ii) research training (including specific skills workshops and a unique approach to the study of research methods through a lecture and practical workshop series on ‘epistemic practices‘);
iii) master-class sessions with local and international visiting art and design practicioners, scholars and researchers;
iv)collaborative projects, placements and internships;
v) seminars, symposia and major conferences;
vi) international exchange seminars with PhD programmes across Europe.

Current Doctoral Students in GradCAM (TUDublin)

Sinead Rice A tale of two cities: Representations and Recollections of Dublin City Centre in the Mid-20th Century

Conor Maguire Developing Artistic Intuition: A Neural and Cognitive Approach

Tommy Sorro Reputational Economies in Contemporary Art Worlds

Jeanette Doyle Practice Led, Research Informed, Analysis of Two Strands of Visual Arts Practices and their Relationship to the 'Immaterial' and 'deamaterial'

Michael O’Hara Digital Studies and New Aesthetic Regimes: An investigation into digital making, the philosophy of the body and aesthetic practice

Michael Glennon Write Movement: The Utilisation and Annotation of Gesture, Physicality and Motion Tracking in Contemporary Music Composition and Performance

Catherine Kelly (O’Carroll) A Practice led, research informed interrogation of the interactive and inter relational potential of site based performance, through an exploration of the ‘amateur’ and a re-positioning of the spectator within the networks of the event

Irina GheorgheDeviant Realism of Performance, Performative Deviations of the Real

Orla Keane The Sustainable Design Curriculum: An International Comparative Analysis of Best Practice and Development of a Pedagogical Methodology to Teaching Sustainable Design at Undergraduate Level

Donal Lally

Martijn Tellinga

David Carpener

Barbara Knezevic

Karl Burke

John Beattie

Tom Spalding A Sense of Place’; Quotidian Design in Modern Ireland

Siobhan Doyle The Visual Culture of State Commerations

Grainne Coughlan Investigation into the History of Participatory Systems

Sven Anderson Acoustic Territories in the Data City

Jye O'Sullivan The philosophy of cybernetics with a specific focus on peripheral networks, biological applications of second-order cybernetics and adaptive homeostatic systems within the cultural sphere.

TU Dublin staff working with GradCAM include:

Dr Noel Fitzpatrick (Dean of GradCAM)
Dr Mary Ann Bolger
Martin McCabe
Dr Naomi Sex
Dr Conor McGarrigle
Dr Brian Fay
Dr Niamh Ann Kelly
Dr Glenn Loughran
Dr Ronan McCrea

Current Doctoral Seminars In GradCAM

In the Graduate School the Seminar series is a pedagogical mechanism used to develop Seminars emerging from the PhD research projects, these seminars, therefore, reflect emerging areas of interest of the Staff supervising and the students undertaking their Doctoral Research at GradCAM.

The subheadings below are the determined focus for the current semester 2016. These seminars are open public platforms and can have invited international speakers depending on the group organising the seminar. When necessary expertise is brought in from our partner organisations, i.e as there is no Neuro-Science in TU Dublin the Neuro-Science department in Trinity College Dublin are co-convening the Neuro-Aesthetics Seminar. The Digital Studies Seminar is part of our involvement with the Digital Studies Network of which Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick is a founder member, this network is organised through IRI at the Centre Pompidou, Paris with the French Philosopher Bernard Stiegler. (www.digital-studies.org)

International Research Partnerships and Initiatives

We are currently involved in a number of international networks and Initiatives, Society for Artistic Research, European Artistic Research Network, Northern Artistic Research Consortium and Digital Studies Network. However, we are actively seeking partnerships in Horizon 20:2O in particular in relation to Societal Challenge 6 Calls for 2017 and COST Action initiatives. We are also keen to develop Marie-Curie ITN funding application to share expertise in Doctoral Education in the Creative and Performing Arts.