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Hi Adam, Thanks for the reply. I am British currently living in New York and regularly come back to the UK. I am interested in running a performance workshop here that would form the practice-based inquiry into devising/improvising for the screen. I was wondering if the practice was accessible as video, if this might be possible to use? Also, I see that nobody in the department has film/media performance under their interests- could it be possible in this case to have extra supervision in another department, i.e. film studies. Sorry for the long questions!
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I think the messages may have crossed here Michael – Adam is responding to your last question now (I have removed your email address 🙂
How many students choose to study for the PhD via distance learning?
Hi Phillip – sorry for the delay with this one. We offer distance learning across all subject areas, but I dont have the figures to hand – if you email me so I have your email, I can let you know after the chat as the session is finishing soon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Is it possible to do the practice-as-research option via distance learning
Yes and no! Technically, yes, it would be possible to do the practice based PhD via distance learning (DL). However, the reality is that examiners would need to see the practice and are UK based, since it is part of the total thesis submission, and the supervisor also would need to see and assist with the practice. In once case, the student is bringing her final practice to the UK but there are still issue to resolve around how the supervisor can see it. The other way is to do practice that is solo or concerns pedagogy, etc and that might be done when you are over for the annual trip. So, the issue to solve is how the practice could actually be done locally.
Also, where are you based? DL is really for overseas students (we have several) and not needed for UK based students as you can travel to UoB to see your supervisor monthly and we can do some of that via Skype, etc