Director of Studies: Professor Tanya Krzywinska
Other members of the proposed supervisory team: Dr Douglas Brown, Dr Danielle Barros O’Neill and Dr Ed Powley
Professional partner: Salix Games, providing software expertise and training opportunities.
  
Project details:
 
The Centre for Digital Games Research within the Games Academy at Falmouth University, Cornwall, invites applications for a three-year full-time Doctoral studentship, fully funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to undertake research into the development and application of new approaches to branching narrative in games and/or interactive fiction. This research aims to support developers of in the creative use of new AI and other technologies.
The Games Academy, which is also home to the Metamaker’s Institute, has a wealth of expertise in games technologies, computational creativity procedural generation, design, game writing and art. Staff have a strong track record of successful PhD completions. Alongside Falmouth’s doctoral support programme, the Games Academy is a stimulating and resourceful place to conduct research. We have PhD students from around the world researching AI, games, game writing and the relation to games to other art forms. We expect research students to take a full and active role in the Research Centre including taking part in regular workshops, conferences and seminars. The studentship commences October 2017.
 
Located in the Games Academy at Falmouth University, the successful candidate will have access to a range of contemporary game-based software as well as AI and programming skills. The successful candidate can expect to develop their own dissertation topic within the wider remit of the project.
 
Applicants can be expected to attend and interview and demonstrate:
 
• imaginative and viable preliminary ideas for research into this subject area
• an appreciation of the nature of PhD study and of both independent and collaborative research
• clear motivation for undertaking PhD study in Falmouth in this subject area
• evidence that you have, or can develop, the skills required to start the proposed research
 
Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant area and relevant post-graduate degree or industry experience in a cognate area.
 
For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email douglas.brown@falmouth.ac.uk