During the first component of the research phase, you will put your research proposal into practice through self-initiated projects. We stimulate you to break open your artistic practice and allow new avenues to emerge. This is a time to feel the freedom to take risks and even to fail—to discover things you didn’t even know you were looking for.
During the second component of the Research Phase, you will begin to focus your experimentation through reflection and analysis. Your work will gain more direction and you will develop a firmer grasp on the working method that enables you to thrive. Photography is protean field, and therefore your articulation of a process-based approach to the medium is an essential goal of the programme. At this point you will also determine the research topic of your thesis.