falmouth 3d3 nov 2014
Photo Credit: 3D3 Residential Training Weekend (Falmouth University, November 2014)

Research Training & Career Development

The 3D3 research training and career development programme for PhD candidates focuses on trans- and inter-disciplinary practice-led research, design challenges and developing entrepreneurial capacities and impact in the creative and cultural industries. This programme draws upon both established and emergent research methodologies, approaches and bodies of knowledge in the arts, humanities, science and technology.


The bespoke 3D3 doctoral training and development programme includes:

  • frequent residential workshops over three days (2 in the first year, one of which is likely to take place outside the UK). 3D3 residentials took place in Falmouth in November 2014, Berlin in August 2015, Bristol in November 2015, Vienna and Linz in September 2016 and Falmouth in November 2016.
  • access to a digital platform that encourages and supports ongoing dialogues between students and staff.
  • discretionary support for internships, work placements, international visits, archival visits, exhibitions and so on, through a formal bidding process.

Students also engage with the generic training provision for arts & humanities students at the institution in which they are registered. This is managed through a combination of Graduate School and local centres. All students have opportunities to gain the knowledge and training that will equip them to move into teaching careers in higher education.


3D3 students may attend research training sessions free of charge at any of the three partner institutions, as well as the workshops being run by the CogNovo doctoral training programme in cognitive innovation at Plymouth University, which is funded by the EU Marie Curie initiative.