Reflect the industry; challenge the industry: the transformation of film education in the face of technical, structural and ethical change.
With a history spanning over 50 years, Bournemouth Film School sits at the heart of AUB. It is currently inviting applications for one full-time fully-funded studentship and/or part-time fees only bursary for the above PhD project.
This opportunity will be awarded to outstanding applicants seeking to begin a programme of research with AUB in September 2018.
The Film ‘industry’ has multi-varied connotations and is changing. The guiding principles of the research is to critically interrogate both academic and industry perspectives of these changes. It is intended that the research will develop creative, analytical, and conceptual understanding of the changing industry/academic landscapes, which will inform the Film School’s continued course development.
Although the successful applicant will have scope to frame their own specific questions, indicative overarching questions are:
- How is film (including practice, history and theory) taught?
- How has the teaching of film changed due to changes within the ‘industry’, new technologies and excess of on-line sources and courses?
- What is the student’s ability to take in information and learn?
It is envisaged that the research would investigate contemporary and historic film school models and potentially also re-visit ‘alternative’ educational models such as the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, ‘Blueprint for Counter Education’, etc . It may consider gender depiction; the need for more female filmmaking participation; cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Supervision will be led by Dr. Mary Oliver, Dean of Faculty of Media and Performance.
AUB can offer the following funding for this PhD opportunity:
(1) One fully funded studentship, offered on a full-time basis only. The successful applicant will have their fees paid and be awarded a University stipend (£14,533) for up to three years. They will be expected to contribute up to six hours of academic duties a week.
Please refer to the studentship terms and conditions for further details.
(2) One fees-only bursary for part-time study for up to five years.
Please refer to the bursary terms and conditions for further details.
Applicants are also invited from those who wish to self-fund their studies.
Person Specification and Eligibility Criteria
- Candidates for a PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in three years (full-time) and five years (part-time).
- Applicants should hold a first or upper-second-class Honours degree and/or a Master’s degree in film or other relevant discipline.
- Applicants with alternative qualifications/experience will be considered if they can demonstrate relevant achievement. Applicants whose first language is not English will be expected to have an IELTS score of at least 7.0 with 7.0 minimum in writing.
- In addition to satisfying basic entry criteria, AUB will look closely at the research potential and academic qualities of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful and timely completion.
- Please note that this award is only available to nationals from the UK and EU and is not open to applicants who are liable to pay academic fees at the international fee rate and/or require a Tier 4 visa.
HOW TO APPLY
- All applicants should apply via the University’s online application portal
- As part of the application, you will be required to submit a 1500 word proposal that follows the guidelines available on the website, and two academic references. You should also upload a copy of your CV.
- You should clearly state in your proposal that you wish to be considered for either the film studentship or the film bursary.
- Closing date for applications is 30 May 2018. Successful candidates will be invited for interview at AUB w/c 25 June 2018.
Our Research Degrees are awarded in partnership with University of the Arts London. In your first year of registration, there will be three separate weeks attendance in London at the University of the Arts London Research Network (RNUAL) commencing late September 2018.
If you are interested in studying with us and would like to arrange an informal discussion about the opportunities and application process, please contact the AUB Research Office: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +441202 363334.