NCAD Annual Postgraduate Symposium

Tuesday 11 February 2014 9.00am - 5.00pm in the Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, 100 Thomas St, Dublin 8

This symposium provides a forum for current postgraduate research in the College at both MA and PhD level offering an opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research activity and engage in debate with their peers on questions of methods, ethics and contribution to the field.  An invitation to attend is also extended to students envisaging pursuing graduate study/research at NCAD.   There will be a number of panel sessions at which invited research students will present snapshots of their work at various points in its gestation, development, field, studio and library research, and writing up/presentation/exhibition.  The work presented will cover the full range of scholarly and creative research currently undertaken by NCAD postgraduate students.


9.30am   Welcome and Introduction to the Symposium:  Professor Des Bell, Head of Academic Affairs and Research

Guest speaker:  Dr. Daniel  Jewesbury  (University of Ulster)  'New constellations of research in the visual  arts:  theory, practice and social engagement'

10.00am - 11.00am   Session 1.  Developing a research idea and an appropriate methodology for a Masters or PhD project

Chair:Prof. Desmond Bell, Head of Academic Affairs and Research
Aoife Dorney,  Year 2, MA Design History and Material Culture
Alison Fornell, Year 1, MA Art in the Contemporary World
Angela Keane, Year 2, PhD in Education
Rory O'Callaghan, 2014 Graduand, MA Design (Medical Devices)

11.00 - 11.30am  Tea/Coffee

11.30am - 1.00pm   Session 2.      Pursuing and refining a research question in field, studio and library

Chair:   Dr. Declan Long, MA Coordinator, Faculty of Visual Culture
Jane Locke, Year 2, MFA Sculpture
Ulla Juske Caldwell, Year 2, MA Art in the Digital World
Emma Mahony, Year 3, PhD in Visual Culture

1.00 - 2.00pm   Lunch break   (poster display available for visit in foyer of Gallery)

2.00 - 3.00pm   Session 3.      Recording and reporting on research:  field and studio logs, analysis and the writing up process

Chair:  Prof. Alex Milton, Head of Faculty of Design
Noilin O’Kelly, Year 2, PhD student, Fine Art Media
Deirdre Maguire, Year 2, MA Visual Arts Education
Art Mooney, Year 2, MA Art in the Contemporary World
Emma O’Toole, Year 3, PhD in Visual Culture

3.00 - 3.30pm    Tea/Coffee

3.30 - 4.30pm   Session 4.       Panel Session:  The supervisory and examination process and beyond  (exhibition, publication and life after a PhD)

Chair: Prof. Philip Napier, Head of Faculty of Fine Art
Dr. Naomi Sex, PhD graduate 2012 , Fine Art Media
Dr. Kevin Atherton, MA Coordinator, Faculty of Fine Art
Dr. Daniel Jewesbury, University of Ulster

5.00pm  Reception and launch of the NCAD 2013 Yearbook - IN SITU :  Research and Public Engagement