Fine art research degrees cross a range of areas including painting, sculpture and drawing.
Examples of completed research degree projects in fine art can be found from the link below, with student names, Colleges, thesis titles and supervisors.
Digital versions of theses are available to view where possible.
Strategies of resistance in female performance practice and activism in the context of cognitive capitalism and new social media
Language and place in the life of Brazilian women in London: writing life narratives through art practice
Sketchbooks – a qualitative analysis of the creative strategies used in sketchbooks.
Out of sight: investigating perverse desire through photographic practice
An exploration into the ongoing influence of computer technology on the production and documentation of sculpture.
Read Jessica Carden's doctoral research on The Black Body in Arctic Space: Revisioning Racialised Landscapes in the Films of John Akomfrah and Isaac Julien
Site-specific Arts as Exploration of Special and Temporal Limitations
Turing-completeness as medium: computers, art and intentionality.
The unreliable narrator as a critical technique within artists’ film and video
Privileged, Unique and Temporary: Interpreting Aesthetic Experiences of the Painter-painting Relationship through an Address to and from Practice
Double Exposure: Memory, Post Memory and Autobiography as Practice.
Examining the Battle Jacket as a multi-layered symbol, and locate its roots in heraldic and military image traditions and plot its subcultural development.
The Memory of the Crowd: New Media representations of Kenyan Identities
Out of context - reinterpretation of experience in interactive environment.
13th Room: The General Economy in Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art.
Interconnected In-between – On the dynamics of abjections, animism, temporality and location in art practice.
Storeys/stories of Ernö Goldfinger's Balfron Tower: archival investigations from a contested site.
Drawing a ‘New Map’ within Critical Cartography.
The feral, the art object and agonistic struggle
Agnes Martin: Painting as making and its relation to contemporary practice.
Why do Artists Associate?: Assembling the Social through Group Practices.
Psychologies and Spaces of Accumulation: The hoard as collagist methodology (and other stories).
The relationship between visual arts, performing arts and curatorial areas: implications for collaboration and co-authorship.
The State of Being a Woman: A Phenomenological Identity
The world is getting smaller: how spatial and temporal resources influence the production of contemporary art.
Towards an extra-subjective agency in web-based art practice.
Extending the field of drawing the body: fine art anatomical drawing and its relationship to developing medical technologies and procedures.
Decolonising Aesthetics: Socially Engaged Art in East Asia after 2000 from a Perspective of Postcolonialism
The discarded body – Concealing, art historical borrowing and the redundant gesture as strategies in contemporary painting.
Practice-based research on slowing down the experience of art in galleries, and slowing down curatorial work in general.