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MPhil/PhD Fine Art

The School of Arts & Humanities specialises in practice-based MPhils and PhDs in Fine Art. Research students are registered at School level and follow their own course of study, which is developed in a proposal under the guidance of a research supervisor. 

Fine Art Research supervisors include Margarita Gluzberg, Ian Kiaer, Yve Lomax, Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Tim O’Riley, Francette Pacteau, Aura Satz, Jane Wilson and Professor Johnny Golding. Researchers are expected to produce a coherent and original body of work that combines reflexive art practice with conceptual rigour. Your research will be self-motivated and independent, enhanced by the following support:

  • regular tutorials with your supervisor, who will be a practicing artist or theorist from our faculty
  • participation in a full range of cross school activities including cross school thematic groups, Fine Art lectures, Visual Cultures lectures and tutorials from visiting lecturers    
  • financial assistance to support the attendance of conferences and for student-run research initiatives
  • a weekly cross-College Research Methods Course throughout the first year of study, supporting students in the development of their methodology
  • access to all specialist academic libraries and museum archives in London
  • opportunities to contribute to teaching

Follow these links for more information and guidance about Applying for a Research Degree at the RCA, the College's MPhil/PhD Application Process including details of  research proposal requirements and portfolio requirements (if applicable), and for full details of cross-college MPhil/PhD Entrance Requirements.