The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training
Details of our 2016-17 studentship competition (i.e. for 3D3 studentships beginning in October 2016) will be announced on this website at the start of December 2015.
The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training is a partnership between Falmouth University, Plymouth University and the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol). Its aim is to train a new generation of interdisciplinary practitioner-researchers.
These three universities, all located in South West England, are committed to fostering innovation through practice-led research in the creative and performing arts, especially the interrelated fields of digital design, digital media and digital arts (including music and performance).
Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), 3D3 trains researchers to meet the creative and design opportunities of the future, exploring the possibilities and challenges presented by rapidly evolving technologies, including the interface between digital processes and traditional methods. It offers a unique opportunity for creative scholar-practitioners working at the forefront of a rapidly expanding research landscape.
3D3 doctoral students are based in one of the three partnership universities with a dedicated supervisory team but work collaboratively across all three institutions following a bespoke research training and career development programme. Some research preparation masters programmes and studentships are also available within the consortium to prepare for PhD study.
3D3 students benefit from the combined expertise of staff in all three institutions, many of whom are world-leading experts in their field. They are situated in an extensive network of local, national and international partnerships that have been forged by each university, enabling interactions across a range of creative communities and facilitating numerous possibilities for work placements and internships.
3D3 has a formal partnership with REACT (Research and Enterprise in the Arts and Creative Technologies), one of the AHRC’s four knowledge exchange hubs connecting arts and humanities research with a wide range of creative and cultural organisations, thus opening up further possibilities for 3D3 students. REACT is hosted by UWE Bristol, which is also the lead institution in the 3D3 consortium.
To find out more about the research possibilities, partnerships and expertise offered by each university, please go to the Institutions and Research Units tab. Full details about funding opportunities can be found by visiting either the Masters Studentships or the PhD Studentships page.