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Joint Doctoral Programme in Arts and Education

Joint Doctoral Programme in Arts and Education

Academic year 2023-2024

General information

General information

Joint Doctoral Programme in Arts and Education
Polytechnic School
, Faculty of Science , Faculty of Education and Psychology
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This doctoral programme is the only one in Spain in the field of Didactics of plastic expression, and it enables a quality training programme to be delivered which, by responding to an existing social demand, will enable the development of research projects investigating the varied links between the arts and education in visual culture, heritage, museums and art centres, community projects, and social inclusion in educational and psycho-social fields. Also explore the arts-based teaching methodologies and arts-based research methodologies. At the same time, this allows us to investigate ethical and critical perspectives of feminism, ecology and the multiculturalism in the intersection between the arts and education. In Girona, this doctoral degree views the arts from an intermediate and holistic perspective, and include music, dance, literature and illustration, movement and the visual and spatial arts, as well as aesthetic practice, professions and craftsmanships.

This doctoral programme is linked to the Joint master in “Arts and Education: a constructionist approach” and the joint doctoral degree in “Arts and Education”:

Master's degree website:

This Doctoral programme in “Arts and Education” is a joint doctoral degree. It is offered with the University of Granada and the University of Barcelona:

Joint doctoral degree in Arts and Education at the University of Granada:

Joint doctoral degree in Arts and Education at the University of Barcelona:

Learning objectives

  • Explore the narratives, the disciplinary speeches, the policies and the institutional practices as regards stories on education and arts education.
  • Investigate the relationships between education and arts education and the contemporary perspectives about innovation and creativity.
  • Investigate the relationships between education and learning with the arts and the ethical and critical perspectives of ecology, feminism, anti-racism, pacifism and social, cultural, physical and mental diversity.
  • Investigate art, artistic works and processes and aesthetic practices and theories as tools for teaching and education, as learning methods and resources.
  • Provide a context for the contributions and alternatives deriving from the relationships between the arts, education and the community to respond to emerging social problems.
  • Assess the contributions and possibilities of information technologies and communication linked to education and arts education.
  • Develop strategies for the analysis and transformation of education from a critical understanding of the narratives, works and artistic discourse.
  • Obtain the capacity to undertake intervention and research projects in education and arts education in different social and cultural environments.

Lines of research

This doctoral programme is associated with the Intermediate Research Group for Education, Heritage and Arts (GREPAI) at the University of Girona

GREPAI website:

Group coordinators: Dr Dolors Cañabate Ortiz, Dr Mariona Masgrau Juanola

Line and sublines:

1. Educació de les Arts, Museus i Cultura Visual: Polítiques Culturals 

Educación de las Artes, Museos y Cultura Visual: Políticas Culturales.

Arts Education, Museums and Visual Culture: Cultural Policies

  1. Hybrid spaces and artistic, visual, ecological, active and participative methodologies in education and in research (art-communication and Art-Thinking, cooperative learning, service learning, arts-based research (IBA), A/R/Tography, etc.).
  2. Aesthetics and ethics in artistic education and creation/reception: Ecological, social, multicultural, feminist, inclusive, democratic and critical perspectives.
  3. Creativity, communication and reception of the visual, bodily, literary, musical, intermediary, movement, heritage and cultural arts.

Directors in this line and sublines:

Dr Miquel Alsina Tarrés, Dr Muntsa Calbó i AngrillDr Dolors Cañabate Ortiz, Dr Joan de la Creu Godoy Tomàs, Dr Mariona MasgrauDr Judit Onsés Segarra, Dr Débora da Rocha Gaspar


The Doctoral Programme in Arts and Education is governed by Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which establishes the organisation of official doctoral studies programmes. The access requirements are those set out in this Royal Decree and which can be consulted at the following web address

Admission criteria

Priority will be given to students on the master’s degree in “Arts and education: a constructionist approach”, or other education masters in the arts, music, performing arts, etc; in addition to holder of a undergraduate degree or holder of a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Artistic Education, Music, Musicology, Performing Arts, Language and Literature, Communication, Architecture, Education, Aesthetics, Art History, etc.

Training courses

Regarding educational activities, the School of Doctoral Studies organises courses, seminars and other cross-disciplinary educational activities (soft skills) directed at research training and assisting with the writing and presentation of the doctoral thesis. We ask that the courses be given in English as our language of choice, although Catalan is the language most frequently used. They are generally 10-hour courses or seminars. There are a series of activities that are transferable and are of interest to all doctoral programmes, and others that are specific to a particular doctoral programme 

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