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Inquiry Form

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If you would like more information about IDSVA, please take a moment to fill out the form below. I will be in touch as soon as possible to help answer any immediate questions and facilitate the next steps in the admissions process.

I'm looking forward to working with you.


Molly Davis

Director of Administration & Director of Admissions

IDSVA Inquiry Form

IDSVA cannot accept applications from international students at this time, as the Institution is not able to issue I-20s appropriate for participation in this program. Prospective international students who have established other means of US Residency are welcome to apply.

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"IDSVA is one of the single most important developments in the recent history of art education."

David Driskell
Leading American artist and preeminent historian of African American Art. The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora is located at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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