(PROVISIONAL)

2016/2017

PhD (DIGITAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES)

NFQ Level 10, Major Award

The PhD (Digital Arts and Humanities) (DAH) is a full-time inter-institutional inter-disciplinary thematic structured PhD programme running over 48 months from the date of first registration for the programme. This programme is also available on a part-time basis. Full-time and part-time students will complete the taught modules over the same time-frame.


In the case of the PhD (Digital Arts and Humanities) (DAH), a candidate must have attained a 2H1 BA (Hons) Degree (or equivalent) in an Arts or Humanities subject. In addition, candidates must submit a 1,000 word research proposal demonstrating their writing skills and interest in the area for the approval by the primary supervisor and the relevant University Digital Arts and Humanities Board.

Students will choose to enter the programme within either the ARTS or the HUMANITIES strands. Students registered at UCC are required to complete 75 credits of taught core, training and career development modules over the course of the programme.

In Year 1, UCC students will complete 25 credits of coursework, and must have made good progress on developing their thesis topic, and have had their research proposal and preliminary thesis work approved by the DAH board.

In Year 2, UCC students will complete 20 credits of coursework, and must have made good progress on developing their thesis topic, and have had their research proposal and preliminary thesis work approved by the DAH board

In Year 3, UCC students will complete 25 credits of coursework, including a job placement and career development module, and must have made good progress on developing their thesis topic, and have had their research proposal and preliminary thesis work approved by the DAH board.

In Year 4, UCC students will complete 5 credits of coursework, and finish and submit the 80,000 word thesis.

Year 1
Students take 25 credits as follows:

DH6103 Digital Humanities Institute (5 credits)
Intensive seminar on various theoretical, methodological and research practices.

DH6104 Conceptual Introduction to Digital Arts and Humanities (5 credits)
Theoretical grounding in the study and practice of Digital Arts and Humanities.

Generic Training Module
Students select 5 credits from the following:
PG6004 Getting Started with Graduate Research and Generic Skills (5 credits)
PG6010 Editing Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences (5 credits)
PG7004 Master Class: Contemporary Theoretical Paradigms in the Humanities and Social Sciences (5 credits)
PG7005 Narratives (5 credits)
PG7037 Text and Method: Critical Thinking (5 credits)

plus 10 credits from either the Arts strand or the Humanities Strand

ARTS Strand

Core module:
DH6105 History and Theory of Digital Arts (5 credits)
Team taught, blended delivery seminar focusing on the history and theory of the practice of digital and technologised art and the political and ideological issues of digital culture.

Digital Art Practicum modules
Students select 5 credits from the following:
DH6106 Teaching and Learning in Digital Humanities (5 credits)
DH6107 Models, Simulations and Games (5 credits)
CS6102 Graphics and Graphic Design (5 credits)
CS6103 Audio and Sound Engineering (5 credits)
CS6104 Digital Video Capture and Packaging (5 credits)
CS6117 Audio Processing (5 credits)
HI6018 Digital History (10 Credits)
MU7002 Digital Project (Music) (5 credits)
MU7003 Composing with Computers (5 credits)
MU7004 Theorising Digital Arts (5 credits)

HUMANITIES Strand

Core module:
DH6110
Humanities and New Technologies: Tools and Methodologies (5 credits)
Team-taught virtual seminar focusing on innovation in Digital Humanities, driven by theoretical reflection and technical skilling

Digital Humanities Practicum modules
Students select 5 credits from the following:
DH6106 Teaching and Learning in Digital Humanities (5 credits)
DH6107 Models, Simulations and Games (5 credits)
CS6102 Graphics and Graphic Design (5 credits)
CS6103 Audio and Sound Engineering (5 credits)
CS6104 Digital Video Capture and Packaging (5 credits)
CS6117 Audio Processing (5 credits)
MU7002 Digital Project (Music) (5 credits)
MU7004 Theorising Digital Arts (5 credits)
PG6011 Digital Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

YEAR 2
Students take 20 credits as follows:

DH7009 Digital Humanities Institute (5 credits)
Intensive seminar on various theoretical, methodological and research practices.

Generic Training Module (5 credits)
Students select 5 credits from the following:
PG7002 Professional Training of Research Postgraduates in the Humanities & Social Sciences (5 credits)
PG7003 The PhD II: From Development to Completion (5 credits)
PG7004 Master Class: Contemporary Theoretical Paradigms in the Humanities and Social Sciences (5 credits)
PG7005 Narratives (5 credits)
PG6010 Editing Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences (5 credits)
PG7037 Text and Method: Critical Thinking (5 credits)

plus 10 credits from either the Arts strand or the Humanities Strand continued from Year 1

ARTS strand

Core module
DH7010 Research Colloquium (5 credits)

Digital Art Practicum modules
Students select 5 credits from the following:
DH6106 Teaching and Learning in Digital Humanities (5 credits)
DH6107 Models, Simulations and Games (5 credits)
CS6102 Graphics and Graphic Design (5 credits)
CS6103 Audio and Sound Engineering (5 credits)
CS6104 Digital Video Capture and Packaging (5 credits)
CS6117 Audio Processing (5 credits)
HI6018 Digital History (10 Credits)
MU7002 Digital Project (Music) (5 credits)
MU7003 Composing with Computers (5 credits)
MU7004 Theorising Digital Arts (5 credits)

Note: Modules selected in Year 1 cannot be selected in Year 2 or Year 3.

HUMANITIES Strand

Core module
DH7010
Research Colloquium (5 credits)

Digital Humanities Practicum modules
Students select 5 credits from the following:
DH6106 Teaching and Learning in Digital Humanities (5 credits)
DH6107 Models, Simulations and Games (5 credits)
CS6102 Graphics and Graphic Design (5 credits)
CS6103 Audio and Sound Engineering (5 credits)
CS6104 Digital Video Capture and Packaging (5 credits)
CS6117 Audio Processing (5 credits)
MU7002 Digital Project (Music) (5 credits)
MU7004 Theorising Digital Arts (5 credits)
PG6011 Digital Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences (5 credits)

Note: Modules selected in Year 1 cannot be selected in Year 2 or Year 3.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

YEAR 3
Students take 25 credits as follows:

DH7011 Digital Humanities Institute (5 credits)
Intensive seminar on various theoretical, methodological and research practices.

DH7012 Industrial/Research Institute Placement (10 credits)
Student placement with national and international academic partners, cultural institutions, and industrial and commercial businesses.

plus 10 credits from either the Arts strand or the Humanities Strand continued from Year 2

ARTS strand

Core module
DH7014
Research Colloquium (5 credits)

Digital Art Practicum modules
Students select 5 credits from the following:
DH6106 Teaching and Learning in Digital Humanities (5 credits)
DH6107 Models, Simulations and Games (5 credits)
CS6102 Graphics and Graphic Design (5 credits)
CS6103 Audio and Sound Engineering (5 credits)
CS6104 Digital Video Capture and Packaging (5 credits)
CS6117 Audio Processing (5 credits)
HI6018 Digital History (10 Credits)
MU7002 Digital Project (Music) (5 credits)
MU7003 Composing with Computers (5 credits)
MU7004 Theorising Digital Arts (5 credits)
PG7037 Text and Method: Critical Thinking (5 credits)

Note: Modules selected in Years1 and 2 cannot be selected in Year 3.

HUMANITIES Strand

Core module
DH7014
Research Colloquium (5 credits)

Digital Humanities Practicum modules
Students select 5 credits from the following:
DH6106 Teaching and Learning in Digital Humanities (5 credits)
DH6107 Models, Simulations and Games (5 credits)
CS6102 Graphics and Graphic Design (5 credits)
CS6103 Audio and Sound Engineering (5 credits)
CS6104 Digital Video Capture and Packaging (5 credits)
CS6117 Audio Processing (5 credits)
MU7002 Digital Project (Music) (5 credits)
MU7004 Theorising Digital Arts (5 credits)
PG6011 Digital Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences (5 credits)
PG7037 Text and Method: Critical Thinking (5 credits)

Note: Modules selected in Year 1 and Year 2 cannot be selected in Year 3.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

YEAR 4

DH7013 Issues in Dissertation Writing (5 credits) Digital Humanities Institute

Students complete research leading to the completion and submission of the thesis (normally around 80,000 words or equivalent).
Apart from the possibility of having co-supervisors (being inter-disciplinary) and the possibility of having doctoral advisors off campus (being an inter-university programme with partner institutions), UCC students undertaking DAH will in all other respects operate under the normal requirements governing the PhD degree at UCC.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme are contained in the Marks and Standards 2012 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules 2016/2017

Programme Learning Outcomes for PhD (Digital Arts and Humanities) (NFQ Level 10, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme students should be able to:


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