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Call for the MAKE/SENSE PhD Programme

1.3.2022 | Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel, Institut Experimentelles Design und Medienkulturen

We welcome applications to the PhD study programme from candidates from all fields of art, design and related fields with an MA or an equivalent degree. Our next application deadline is 31st of March 2022 for the study programme starting in September 2022

We will open up to six non-funded PhD positions. We offer support in the search for funding, e.g., through placements in SNSF-funded research projects or through supporting you in writing Doc.CH grant proposals. We maintain a flexible programme structure to allow students to keep up with current work commitments.

We offer a 3-year structured curriculum attuned to practice-based research skills and takes place at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel. The FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel provides media production, library facilities, and campus workshop facilities. PhD candidates will have supervisors from FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel (supervisors list) and University of Art and Design Linz (supervisors list). We encourage candidates to consider future supervisors and contact them in advance.

Following the admission to MAKE/SENSE PhD Programme, PhD candidates will be enrolled at the University of Art and Design in Linz, according to the admission procedure and study fees regulations in Linz. There are no further fees in Basel.

Applications may be submitted in English or German at the following link, and should include the following:

1. Project outline (3-5 A4 pages) including:

• Research question
• State of the art
• Relevance and topicality regarding areas of concern: planetarity, materiality, response-ability
• Proposed methods
• Proposed outcomes
• Timeline

2. Portfolio of artistic and design work
3. Curriculum Vitae, incl. research record
4. Copies of relevant diplomas, incl. Diploma Supplement

Applications will be evaluated jointly by the jury in Basel and Linz. The jury reserves the right to not consider applications that are incomplete or late.

Admission procedure:
1st round: Candidates to be notified of results by April 28th, 2022 2nd round: Interviews are scheduled in the first two weeks of July, 2022 Final decision: July 18th, 2022 Inscription in Linz: September 12th, 2022

For further information please contact: Dr Selena Savic, c2VsZW5hLnNhdmljQGZobncuY2g= or visit

Institute Experimental Design und Media Cultures (IXDM)

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel Institute Experimental Design und Media Cultures (IXDM) Hochhaus: D 3.01 Freilager-Platz 1 4142 Münchenstein b. Basel
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