December 1, 2012

PhD in Visual Arts: Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory Information Session

Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA)
IDSVA students visiting Franz Ackermann’s studio in Berlin, summer residency 2012.

Thinking about a PhD? The Institute For Doctoral Studies In The Visual Arts (IDSVA) invites you to joinus for our first live Informational Session online. IDSVA Director, Dr. Simonetta Moro and select IDSVA students will be available to discuss the program and answer questions.

With residencies in Tuscany, Venice, Berlin, Paris, New York, and at Brown University, IDSVA offers the first and only low-residency PhD in philosophy and art theory designed for visual artist and creative thinkers.

The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts provides doctoral studies in philosophyaesthetics, and art theory to visual artists and scholars who approach their work as a creative practice. The IDSVA course of study is made up of three interrelated academic programs: Topological StudiesSeminars, and Independent Studies. Each of these programs focuses on the historical relation between art and ideas. Over the three-year course of study, the programs overlap and intersect, illuminating from three blended perspectives the ever shifting, ever volatile relations between art and ideas.

The coursework blends distance learning with intensive residencies at Spannocchia Castle in Tuscany, the Venice Biennale, Paris, New York City, Berlin and Providence, Rhode Island. With completion of the course of study, students take qualifying exams. The dissertation takes on average an additional two years to complete. Total time to complete the degree is about five years.

IDSVA students work directly with internationally renowned artists and thinkers. One self-designed independent study and one seminar course per semester comprise the three-year curriculum. Seminar courses commence in residency and continue online. Online coursework and independent studies are pursued through fall and spring semester and include regular one-on-one faculty/student conferences, study group discussion and collaboration, and project research conducted through IDSVA’s virtual library

IDSVA seeks candidates engaged in an established studio practice or similar creative practice (e.g., architecture, curatorial studies, criticism of art and/or visual culture, art history) who wish to develop their critical and scholarly interests through the rigorous study of philosophy, aesthetics, and theory. It is expected that IDSVA candidates anticipate the further development of their creative endeavors through advanced academic study.

Contact and RSVP: Brittany Olsen, [email protected]


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