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Looking at SIA dissertations and coursework: Dissertations

How to search for and access dissertations in the SIA London library.



SIA London dissertations

We keep the following SIA London dissertations:

  • up to 2007: dissertations awarded pass, merit or distinction
  • 2008 onwards: dissertations awarded merit or distinction


These links will take you to a list of all the dissertations we have for each course:


Previous MA courses:

  • MACD (MA in Contemporary Design, 2010-2016)
  • MAEAA (MA in East Asian Art, 2002-2016)
  • MAP (MA in Photography, 2007-2016)

SIA New York dissertations 

All New York dissertations from 2011 onwards are available online via ProQuest. This includes dissertations that received pass, merit or distinction. To find out if a dissertation received a distinction, you will need to check if there is a physical copy kept in New York, by searching the book catalogue. (In contrast to London, New York only keeps physical copies of distinction-level dissertations.)

To find out which MA course a dissertation was submitted for, open the Citation/Abstract link in the ProQuest record.

At present only New York dissertations appear on ProQuest.  

A small number of New York dissertations are also kept in hard copy in London. As of 2016, these are all from MAAB and MACA, and will be found via the links at the top of this page. You can also see the full list via this link:

See the ordering dissertations from store tab for New York dissertations not yet available in London.

Note: New York uses the term "thesis" instead of "dissertation". These are not PhD theses but Master's level dissertations.


SIA Singapore dissertations

We keep a small number of MAAB and MACA dissertations from the SIA Singapore campus from 2008-11.  These wil be found by following the appropriate links at the top of this page, or you can see the full list here: 

Many were written about topics in Asian art or the Asian art world, so may be relevant to MAMCAA students as well.