The Humanities PhD program offers an exceptionally productive and supportive community for students who wish to pursue projects that combine creative practice in a variety of media with scholarly investigation. Students may elect to do a studio-based exam as one of their three comprehensive exams, and their thesis may include non-written elements – such as exhibited artworks, design projects, audio productions, non-scholarly writing, or live or mediated performances – accompanied by a scholarly text of 150 - 200 pages, contextualizing the work within the framework of their larger research investigation. The program is aware that students arrive at creative work through a variety of forms of training and using many different tools and media. Students are welcome to propose new creative work as part of their doctoral research, in close collaboration with members of their supervisory committee, to ensure balance between components of their final project.
Connecting to centres of research
Humanities students and their supervisors are a vital part of Concordia’s diverse Research Centres and Labs, such as: