Research and Innovation play a prominent role at Luca School of Arts. LUCA Faculty of Arts leads on inspiring and facilitating research across a wide variety of disciplines- visual arts, audiovisual arts, performing arts, music and design. The researchers of LUCA Pro support industry and small and medium-sized organisations to develop innovative solutions to their real-world problems.

Drawing from practice and theory, our research cultivates the rich creative environments of our 5 campuses  (Brussels, Genk, Ghent and Leuven), enriching our students' practice and overall knowledge. Luca also collaborates with KU Leuven on its PhD  programme in the arts, further demonstrating our leading status as a centre for excellence in the fields of artistic research. 

Doctorate in the arts

Interested in doing a doctorate in the arts at LUCA Faculty of the Arts? The first step is that you need to find a supervisor who is willing to support your research project. 

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News & Calendar

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We would look closer to the different aspects of the doctoral program, the activities and research focuses of the research units, doctoral financing, archiving research output, doctoral mobility as well as the libraries and workshops of LUCA.

Research projects

Nele Möller: The Forest Echoes Back

Doctoral Project in the Arts by Nele Möller

Merging Minds. Enriching a multidisciplinary design process with soft skills.

PWO-project

Research projects (ongoing) LABOpro

Research projects (ongoing) Music & Drama

Research projects (completed) Music & Drama

Doctoral projects (completed) Music & Drama

Doctoral projects (ongoing) Music & Drama

Research projects (completed) Inter-Actions

Research projects (ongoing) Inter-Actions

Doctoral projects (completed) Inter-Actions

Doctoral projects (ongoing) Inter-Actions

Research projects (ongoing) Intermedia

Doctoral projects (ongoing) Intermedia

Doctoral projects (completed) Intermedia

Research projects (completed) Intermedia

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Mostafa Youssef: The Idol Shop: Toppled Stillness. The Performance of Iconoclasm in Contemporary Middle East and North Africa

Konstantina Kapsali: Towards Vera, the Girl Next Door. A study on the essay film as a personal journey into a neighborhood’s archaeology.

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Vincent Thornhill:A search for alternative conceptions of the ideal through computational photography.

Nairy Eivazy: The Objects We Carry, the Memories We Share

Yana Dimitrova: Towards a Shared Autonomy. Painting as an Emancipatory Practice.

Doctoral project in the Arts by Yana Dimitrova

Wim Buts: Design 4.0: a research into strategies for designers in the 4th industrial revolution

Doctoral project in the Arts by Wim Buts

Vitor Candeias: EyeScape: Automation of Cinematic Narratives

Doctoral project in the Arts by Vitor Candeias

VirtuLApp

Vinicius Marquet: Remediating the collaborative storytelling workshop into digital mediated spaces

Doctoral project in the Arts by Vinicius Marquet

Vincent Caers: Living Scores Live - towards an extended and interdisciplinary contemporary percussion performance

Doctoral project in the Arts by Vincent Caers

Victor Somma: The composer as a co-creator of bridges between society and contemporary music: a matter of dialogue?

Doctoral project in the Arts by Victor Somma

Vicente Parrilla: On the Art of Counterpoint

Doctoral project in the Arts by Vicente Parrilla

Varun Sasindran: Film, Memory, Archive. An artistic inquiry into the mnemonic capacity of documentary film making

Doctoral project in the Arts by Varun Sasindran

Ula Sickle: Into the Gray Zone: A Research on the Inter-mediality of Choreographic Exhibitions

Doctoral Project in the Arts by Ula Sickle.

Toolbox as an awareness-raising tool to promote functional spatial quality in the tourism business sector

PWO-project

Tom Goossens: Singing while speaking and speaking while singing in contemporary opera performance

Doctoral project by Tom Goossens

Tiziano Manca: Writing the Flow: Time, Rhythm, and Western Music Notation

Doctoral project in the Arts by Tiziano Manca

Tine Guns: The photobook as a visual page turner: a pre- and post-cinema montage story

Doctoral project in the Arts by Tine Guns

Tine Castelein: Constructive Frictions

Doctoral project in the Arts by Tine Castelein

Thomas Laureyssens: Tackling Urban Issues with Ludic Engagement

Doctoral project in the Arts by Thomas Laureyssens

Thomas Geudens: The Young Person's Guide to Orchestration

Doctoral project in the Arts bij Thomas Geudens

Thomas De Baets: “On-the-Spot Music Teaching”. The Music Teacher in Direct Musical Interactions

Doctoral Project in the Arts by Thomas De Baets

Teis de Greve: Hack your neighbourhood: Hacking as a critical practice in the smart city

Doctoral project in the Arts by Teis de Greve

Sylvie Vandenhoucke: THE ERRANT SYSTEM AS STRATEGY

Doctoral project in the Arts by Sylvie Vandenhoucke

Stijn Van Dorpe: Dissensus and Connection as Artistic Tactics.

Doctoral project in the Arts by Stijn Van Dorpe

Steve Michiels: Self-censorship - corrected thoughts of an artist "Which visual censorship is necessary today?"

Doctoral project in the Arts by Steve Michiels

STEM & VORK

STARTS4Water

Sofie Gagelmans: Beneath the surface of cognitive diversity: creating simulation-developments that convey the visual symptoms of dyslexia

Doctoral project in the Arts by Sofie Gagelmans

Sofie Benoot: The Essayfilm as an ecological detective.

Doctoral Project by Sofie Benoot

Sofia Caesar: To move conditions

Doctoral Project in the Arts by Sofia Caesar