Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students get experience of presenting their own ongoing doctoral research. Students learn to give feedback to peers and learn from other doctoral students' working processes.
Students learn to take part of discussion on academic and artistic work.
Students take part of conversation based on academic texts.
Students understand the form and process of making doctoral dissertation.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 07.12.2022 - 07.06.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Laura Beloff

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This seminar is meant for all doctoral students of the Department of Art. Students from other departments are also welcome. The seminar consists of seminar conversations, visitors and workshops. The seminar is an important place to maintain dialogue, and develop ongoing dissertation work with peers, with instructor, and with visitors. The Departmental doctoral seminar is meant for all doctoral students of the Department of Art, especially those who are not yet part of a research group or a theme seminar, and especially for the new students. it is recommended to take part of the departmental doctoral seminar through the whole study time, until leaving the work for pre-examination.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Monthly seminar and readings


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - Spring V
    2023-2024 Autumn I - Spring V

    Enrollment :

    Minimum number of participants: 8
    Maximum number of participants: 20

    Registration for courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,