About the Research-Creation stream
The Humanities PhD program offers an exceptionally productive and supportive milieu for students entering with an MFA who wish to pursue research-creation projects that combine creative practice in a variety of media with scholarly investigation. Students in the Research-Creation stream declare Studio as one of their three fields, do a Studio exam as one of their three comprehensive exams, and their thesis may include non-paper components – such as digital medial, and audio and visual production – accompanied by a written scholarly text of 150 - 200 pages. An excellent outline of different modes of research-creation can be found in this article by two Concordia professors with a long-standing involvement in the Humanities program: Chapman, Owen and Kim Sawchuk. "Research-Creation: Intervention, Analysis and 'Family Resemblances'." Canadian Journal of Communication Vo 37 (2012) 5-26.
Connected to cutting-edge labs
Humanities students in the Research-Creation stream and their supervisors are a vital part of Concordia’s cutting-edge and internationally renowned Research-Creation centres and labs, such as Techno culture Art and Games, Hexagram, SenseLab, Centre for Sensory Studies, Centre for Expanded Poetics, Centre for Curating & Public Scholarship.