Doctorate in Fine and Applied Arts. Department of Fine and Applied Arts.Faculty of Fine Arts. University of Western Macedonia


Knowledge: Delving into issues of critical practice for Artistic thinking, as well as holistic knowledge of the relation between Theory and Practice.

Further Information

The specification of the subject of the Doctoral Dissertation is performed by the Supervising Professor and by the Consulting Board (if any) in collaboration with the Candidate Doctor, following submission by him/her of a complete proposal, which shall include at least the following:
1. Brief review of the recent literature, proving the need for additional research on the suggested thematic subject.
2. The narrower scientific field aimed by the dissertation, and specifically the subject in question.
3. The methodology for the analysis and research, which shall be considered, initially, as suitable and sufficient, in combination with an early diagram for the structure of the material.
4. A first, non-restrictive, time schedule for work.
The Candidate Doctor must submit to the Supervising Professor or to the Consulting Board Progress Reports, which aim to inform its members and coordinate the progress of his/her research. The Progress Reports are submitted within the first 10 days of January and June.
The submission of a Progress Report is compulsory also in the event where the Candidate Doctor is only attending courses.
The Supervising Professor or the Consulting Committee must submit a Progress Evaluation Report for the Candidate Doctor to the General Assembly of the Department, communicated also to the competent Sector, on an annual basis.
The Supervising Professor or the Consulting Committee reserve the right to terminate their operations if the Candidate Doctor: fails to submit the semi-annual progress report for more than two months, or fails to submit the details required, or if insufficient progress is observed. Such termination is announced in writing to President of the Department. The candidate doctors are obliged - if necessary - to attend a cycle of courses or seminars, suggested by the supervisor and approved by the President of the Department. They must participate in colloquium held with members of the Department's Faculty. Prior defending their doctoral dissertation, the candidates must present to a least one colloquium of candidate doctors of the Department of Fine Arts and Applied Arts and to one colloquium of the PSP the observations made during the presentation, which have been integrated in their doctoral dissertation.

Relation To Employment

Having high qualifications of this type, they may either be self-employed or they may work in key positions for state or private businesses and organisations.


Access to this type is possible only for those who have obtained at least a level 7 qualification (unless it is provided for otherwise).
Holders of such type qualifications have access to programs of study of the same level.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.

Awarding Body

University of Western Macedonia

Qualification Type



Higher education




Minimum 3 years

Thematic Areas

Fine arts