Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA)

The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA) provides doctoral studies in philosophy, aesthetics, and art theory to visual artists, and to architects, curators, and scholars who approach their work as a creative practice. Our residency and fieldwork sites include Rome, Spannocchia Castle in Tuscany, Siena, Florence, Venice, Berlin, Paris, Istanbul, NYC, and Brown University. Established in 2007, IDSVA is the first program of its kind to offer a philosophy degree to visual artists in the United States. The program’s pioneering curriculum combines rigorous philosophical study with on-site intensives, which we believe may be a new model for the future of education. Freed from the bricks-and-mortar campus model, the distance-learning approach allows us to transform the entire world into our classroom. This fusion of distance learning with intensive residencies also allows working art professionals to pursue rigorous advanced scholarship without having to interrupt or abandon their teaching careers, art practice, or other professional responsibilities.

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