IDSVA offers a world-class non-studio PhD in Visual Arts, Visual Culture, and Aesthetic Consciousness

The pioneering curriculum fuses distance learning with intensive residencies in
Rome, Spannocchia Castle (Tuscany), Siena, Florence, Venice, Berlin, Paris,
Athens, Madrid, Marrakech, Mexico City, NYC, and Colby College.

The IDSVA Visiting Faculty brings together the world's leading
philosophers, artists, and scholars.


"Through the rigorous course of study and the meticulous process of unearthing layers of knowledge, I have come to realize that 'trusting the process' is but one mode of self discovery initiated by IDSVA. There were tears and fears, but cheers were never too far behind."

yon Tande
PhD Candidate and David Driskell Fellow;
Assistant Professor of Dance at Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance



IDSVA: The World-Class Low-Residency PhD in Visual Arts