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Design for Performance on the Metaverse

  • School: School of Art & Design
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Part-time
  • Starting: 2023
  • Funding: UK student / EU student (non-UK) / International student (non-EU) / Fully-funded


NTU's Fully-funded PhD Studentship Scheme 2023

Project ID: A&D2

The PhD will investigate the performativity of the Metaverse, which includes the digital built environment, the digital body in space, and the latest technologies involved. It will explore how the development of a shared, digital space has transformed the way that live performances are designed, and then performed by individuals (avatars) in this new social, digital space.

Through its multidisciplinary approach encompassing art, design and psychology, the project welcomes candidates from different disciplines, addressing the need of a rigorous multidisciplinary research for the development of the Metaverse and its performative aspects, including, but not limited to, the gaming experience. Covering both the practice and theories of design for performance, the project will provide an environment for research and development of the screen industry, while applying new creative digital technologies to live performance. It will also create opportunities for the integration of theatre, gaming, film, television, and psychology, through hybrid collaborative artistic research methods, in both real and virtual worlds.

Supervisory Team:

Dr Andrea Moneta

Professor Daria J. Kuss

Professor Duncan Higgins

Entry qualifications

For the eligibility criteria, visit our studentship application page.

How to apply

To make an application, please visit our studentship application page.

Fees and funding

This is part of NTU's 2023 fully-funded PhD Studentship Scheme.

Guidance and support

Application guidance can be found on our studentship application page.

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