Area P: Professional Practices
The International Doctoral Program MIMESIS will set up a network of partnerships with institutions in the cultural sector. The idea is that all doctoral students shall graduate with optimal qualifications as preparation for a deliberately broad spectrum of professional careers. One path will certainly lead to academia, research and/or higher education, other career options include publishing, theatres, festivals, museums, galleries, libraries or archives, the film or music industries and related sectors. First-hand experience and some initial training in at least one of these professional fields will therefore be an integral part of the curricular program and a key component of the research profile, giving graduate students not just the opportunity, but the obligation, to extend their sphere of interests as well as to reflect on their existing interests by putting them to the test in a professional environment.