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Postgraduate research

Art, design, media and fashion

Textile project work

Winchester School of Art is recognised as an international centre for research in global art, design and media. Our researchers are engaged in creative and critical practices across a wide range of interests. We're proud to be a hub for creative projects and events, offering a venue for artists to collaborate, investigate, and bring their ideas to life.


We're proud to offer a supportive and creative environment in which to carry out your work, and we encourage interdisciplinary engagement with other areas of research. Many of our PhD students have collaborated with colleagues in fields as diverse as archaeology, nanoscience, sound engineering, and the social and political sciences.

Winchester School of Art hosts PhD programmes for both practice and non-practice Fine Art and Design research. You'll be supervised by at least 2 academic specialists, who will work with you to identify the research skills training you need, oversee your studies, and support your career development. You'll also have access to workshops, dedicated study areas and media facilities.

Our postgraduate research community enjoys a wide range of social activities, guest lectures, seminars and research events. These provide opportunities to deepen the understanding of your research area, learn about your colleagues’ work and practice your professional skills.

Winchester has good transport links to London, providing easy access to a wide range of galleries and exhibitions, as well as professional and cultural events.


Main areas of research

  • fine art
  • graphic arts
  • media
  • fashion
  • textiles
  • art and design management
  • games design
  • human computer interaction
  • creative computing
  • creative technology

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