docARTES is an international inter-university doctoral programme for practice-based research in musical arts, designed for musician-researchers, e.g. performers, composers. It provides a four-year doctoral curriculum, consisting of research and training allowing doctoral students to develop their artistic qualities, broaden their academic knowledge and expand their methodological skills. This curriculum is supplemented by individual research supervision.
The docARTES curriculum is run at Orpheus Institute in Ghent, together with Flemish and Dutch partner institutes since January 2004.