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ARC PhD Scholarship in Design at UNSW in Australia 2021

The University of New South Wales is presently taking applications for the ARC PhD Scholarship in Design in Australia for the 2021/2022 school session.

This ARC PhD Scholarship in Design is obtainable for excellent students supervised by Scientia Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow Dennis Del Favero (UNSW, School of Art & Design) and Professor Maurice Pagnucco (UNSW, School of Computer Science & Engineering). It starts in 2021 and is a practice-focused design research PhD, which will concentrate on a range of areas comprising interaction and visual design.

In addition, the project undertaken by the successful PhD applicant will be closely associated with a national ARC-funded project ‘Transforming rehearsal design using a digital aesthetic’. The national project is presently part of lead research in the UNSW iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research. Parenthetically, it aims to essentially enable creatives to immersively design with the use of a networked visualisation channel at one-to-one scale.

But that is not all, the project will change how design can be leveraged to optimize interaction design in creative industry frameworks. This is because it is carried out in collaboration with a variety of creative industry partners like Opera Australia. This ARC PhD Scholarship in Design, therefore, offers industry engagement with the successful candidate inserted within a partner establishment for a minimum of one year of their candidature.

To this end, the applicant will be part of an art, design and technology research team and will add to the hands-on research process collaborating directly with creative industry experts.

About UNSW

The University of New South Wales is an Australian state-owned school with its largest campus in the Sydney suburb of Kensington.

Created in 1949, UNSW is a research institution, ranked 67th in the world in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 44th in the world in the 2021 QS World University Rankings. UNSW is one of the establishment members of the Group of Eight, a partnership of Australian research-intensive universities, and of Universitas 21, an international network of research universities. It has global exchange and research partnerships with more than 200 universities all over the world.

The university has seven faculties, through which it provides bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. The primary campus is in the Sydney district of Kensington, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from the Sydney Central Business District. The creative arts faculty, UNSW Art & Design, is situated in Paddington, and sub-campuses are situated in the Sydney CBD and also several other suburbs, comprising Randwick and Coogee. Research stations are situated all through the state of New South Wales.

Worth of ARC PhD Scholarship in Design at UNSW

Successful applicants for the ARC PhD Scholarship in Design will obtain $33,281 yearly living stipend for up to 3 years, start in 2021.

Eligibility for ARC PhD Scholarship in Design at UNSW

To be qualified for this scholarship award, it is crucial to

  • Fulfil the UNSW PhD entry criteria.
  • Possess a four-year Bachelor’s degree program with Honours Class I from an Australian institution or equal research qualification experience. This qualification has to be in a field applicable to the proposed area of research.
  • Be able to enlist as a full-time PhD candidate.
  • Have a portfolio of design work that displays awareness of methods used in experience design like interaction, graphic and interface design.
  • Have hands-on knowledge of graphic design software (e.g. Adobe creative suite).

Desirable:

Furthermore, applicants who possess the following greaty increase their chances of selection:

  • Possess experience in creating interfaces for AR, VR and mixed reality.
  • Possesses awareness and comprehension of creative industry practices.
  • Possess an interest in and knowledge of digital interaction.

How to Apply for ARC PhD Scholarship in Design at UNSW

  • To submit application for this scholarship award or for additional information about the project, eligibility or selection conditions, send an email to Professor Dennis Del Favero ([email protected]).
  • Please add your CV, academic transcripts, and a comprehensive description of research interests (at most 500 words).

Application Deadline

The application is ongoing.

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