Tampere University Student's Handbook
Doctoral Programme in Media, Communication and Performing Arts (DPMCP)
The name of the Doctoral Programme in Communication, Media and Theatre changed from 1 August 2021 on in connection with the reorganization of the doctoral programmes in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences to the Doctoral Programme in Media, Communication and Performing Arts (DPMCP)
The research areas of the Doctoral Programme in Media, Communication Studies and Performing Arts (DPMCP) are:
Journalism: research on journalistic work, journalistic professionalism, the role of journalism in society, visual journalism, public participation, digitalisation
Media studies: the social role of the media, critical technology research, affective economics of media, sound research, visual culture research, media theory, media literacy
Game studies: critical and societal research on players, game experiences, game cultures and game production, as well as game analysis methods
Communication studies: working life communication, health and well-being communication, digital interaction and political communication
Performing Arts: artistic and scientific research in the performing arts
FI-33014 Tampere University
Head of the Doctoral Programme: University Lecturer Sanna Kivimäki
Study Coordinator: Sari Raudasoja
Education Assistant: Heli Jokiaho
Planning group for the Doctoral Programme in Media, Communication and Performing Arts (DPMCP)
Sanna Kivimäki, Chair
Doctoral student representative: Laura Paatelainen, vice representative Anumita Goswami.
Steering Group for Doctoral Education
Chair: Vice Dean Kati Iltanen
The Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences
The Dean for example appoints pre-examiners, grants permissions for public defence, appoints staff for the defence (Custos, Opponent, Evaluation board), evaluates Licentiate Theses, approves the changes of supervisors, admits new students, signs degree certificates.
Faculty Council of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Science
The Faculty Council meetings are on Wednesdays at 13 o’clock. Material for the meeting must be submitted to the presenting official at least one week before the date of the meeting.
Tasks of the Faculty Council are for example grading of doctoral dissertations, the approval of curriculum and course offerings of the doctoral programme, the approval of selection criteria for new doctoral students, the handling of appeals.
Presenting official at the Faculty Council: Study Coordinator Sari Raudasoja